Good news: 4th of July is around the corner which means it’s backyard barbecue season! Bad news: It’s also mosquito season. These pesky, blood-sucking critters use exhaled carbon dioxide, body odors, body temperature, and movement to find their own backyard barbecue feast. Most mosquito bites are little more than an itchy, painful nuisance. But some…

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After a long, cold, and snowy winter, there’s nothing more satisfying than summer in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, some of the most common summer pests in Massachusetts – mosquitoes, ticks, andyellow jackets and wasps – love summer here, too. Common Summer Pests in Massachusetts: Mosquitoes Summer months spent outdoors often result in itchy bumps from mosquito bites. Unfortunately,…

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Cockroaches may bring to mind dirty, disgusting city dwellings, but in reality, they can live anywhere that offers food, water, and a warm shelter. They aren’t just nuisance pests, either; they are a real public health problem and can contaminate food and eating utensils with bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli. There are things to…

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