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Is that a Stink bug or a Western Conifer Seed Bug in my house?

Is that a Stink bug or a Western Conifer Seed Bug in my house?

Autumn – this is the time of year you can find everything flavored in pumpkin spice. Meanwhile, apples are being picked, foliage is peeped and weird bugs are sneaking into your house. That’s right, it is also the time when many pests start seeking shelter for the winter. You may have noticed infestations of ladybugs… Read more »

Fall Steps to Prevent Winter Pests

Fall Steps to Prevent Winter Pests

We all know what’s coming, but many of us are still in denial. The morning temperatures have steadily been dropping. Snowbirds are abandoning the region in droves, flocking to warmer climates like Florida and the Carolinas. Pumpkin spice is popping up on menus and store shelves everywhere. Folks across New England are beginning to don… Read more »

Asian Lady Beetle (Ladybug) Invasion!

Asian Lady Beetle (Ladybug) Invasion!

(They’re not so cute when there are hundreds in your window!) It’s a cool but sunny September afternoon. You are sitting by the sunny window, enjoying a cup of pumpkin spice coffee.  As you glance out the window to admire the foliage, you notice reddish orange movement at the window. Whoa, wait… There is a… Read more »

Why Do I Have Mice?

Why Do I Have Mice?

It is a dark and stormy night. You’ve popped the corn, iced the tea, and settled into your favorite chair for a relaxing night of Netflix. As you immerse yourself in the latest Hollywood zombie flick, you hear a faint scratching noise coming from the kitchen. With white knuckles and bated breath, you creep warily… Read more »

Five Back-To-School Pests To Watch For

Five Back-To-School Pests To Watch For

That’s right.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Back-To-School season is upon us, as the last dog days of summer are squeezed in amongst barbeques and school supply shopping. Cooler fall weather is right around the corner, with the expectation that with it, many summer pests that plagued our picnics and homes will… Read more »

Why are there dead flies in my house?

Why are there dead flies in my house?

Updated October 2017. It’s the dead of winter. Most days it is brutally cold outside, with the furnace or woodstove constantly burning to keep the thermostat somewhere in the warm range. Today, however, you are blessed with a day many New Englanders call a “January Thaw.” You know, one of those unseasonably warm winter days… Read more »

The Top Three Mice Questions

The Top Three Mice Questions

(Drumroll, please). Not to be outdone by the Oscar nominations, we too have our tops list to roll out. These are the top three questions most often asked about mice. Number 3: How did they get into my home? Great question. It combines a couple of myths that we’ve talked about in earlier blogs. The… Read more »

Mice Myths vs. Facts

Mice Myths vs. Facts

There are as many misguided myths about mice, as there are for Jimmy Hoffa or D.B. Cooper (look it up, I know I’m aging myself). So to clear up the confusion here is a list of some of the most common myths that we encounter as pest control professionals. Myth 1: Mice love cheese, and it’s the… Read more »

Attic Tenants: Flying Squirrels

Attic Tenants: Flying Squirrels

It’s late at night, your snuggled and warm under the covers dreaming of sandy beaches and umbrella drinks and all of a sudden…what the heck was that?  Are you dreaming or was that noise you just heard in the attic?  There it goes again; what is that scurrying and scratching? Is that noise in the… Read more »

Raking Leaves… For Pest Control?

Raking Leaves… For Pest Control?

Those of us who live in New England States like Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts all suffer the same burden every time the fall rolls around.  The leaves of our heavily wooded landscape transition through a glorious spectrum of yellow, orange and red hues.  Then all of those glorious leaves drift idyllically to the ground.… Read more »

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