You can’t drive around the New England suburbs now without passing lawn signs of mosquito and tick pest control companies everywhere. It’s one of the worst seasons we’ve witnessed. Swarms of biting and stinging bugs are irritating homeowners desperate to use their greenspaces. With all the companies that provide similar services, it’s hard to know…

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Common wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets can pose serious risk to New England residents in spring and summer months. Reveling in warmer weather can be quickly tapered by an influx of stinging insects that threaten the livelihood of outdoor enjoyment. Unlike bees that sting once and then meet their untimely demise, wasps can sting a…

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Ticks are out in full force already. The warmer weather and thawed soil in March and April has resulted in an uptick (no pun intended) of infestation from heavily wooded hiking trails to children’s soccer fields. Ticks are of particular concern for New England residents. They feed off the blood of people, pets, and animals….

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“SQUIRREL!” Thanks to an animated box office hit, this pop-culture expression is synonymous for distracted individuals, short attention spans, and a knack for redirecting to another topic. However, it also remains a desperate battle cry for property owners tormented by these crafty little critters. Wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, these seemingly cute creatures scurry about without a…

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….so maybe that spring blog was a little too premature. As we dig out from another late season storm, the ground will thaw quickly and then – watch out. There’s a surge of warm weather on the horizon and it’s likely to bring dormant insects back to the surface. While carpenter ants have been quiet for…

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Raise your hand if you’ve felt an early dose of Spring Fever! Recently, temps in New England have soared to over 70 degrees – melting snow, thawing the ground, and leaving residents to flee the indoors to soak up the sun in unseasonable warm weather. Will this pleasant spell continue? That’s anybody’s guess, it is…

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It’s that time of year again. When the temperatures dip, and residents start turning up the heat inside, rodents and pests take solace in the warmth of your home. As a homeowner, mice aren’t just a nuisance, they’re a hazard to your health. Mice can carry diseases and for your own safety and comfort, it’s…

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Ticks are very active this time of year. With the falling leaves piling up, and the damp weather making the brush a hospitable place for them to hide, New Englanders need to be extra cautious when venturing outdoors. The American Dog Tick, BlackLegged Deer Tick, and the Lone Star Tick are common in the Northeast….

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As summer vacations wind down, and your furry family members return from being boarded or staying elsewhere with other animals, you may find yourself scratching your head (and arms and legs) wondering why Fido and Fluffy are gnawing at themselves. Constant scratching in dogs and cats can be a sign of fleas. These pests in…

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