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How To Stop Ticks From Getting Into Your Home

How To Stop Ticks From Getting Into Your Home

This is the time of year that it seems as though wherever we go, we have folks asking us about ticks.   And understandably so – the news appears to be plagued with scary stories of increased tick populations, and new scary tick-borne illnesses every day. This heightened awareness of ticks and the dangerous diseases they… Read more »

Ticks & Powassan Virus: What You Need To Know

Ticks & Powassan Virus: What You Need To Know

If you’ve been enjoying the outdoors, like many New Englanders do, during our short summer months, then you may have noticed that tick populations have been on the rise in recent years.  And to everyone’s dismay, that means cases of tick-transmitted disease have also been increasing. Most folks seem to be aware of or even… Read more »

Why Is Lyme Disease So Dangerous?

Why Is Lyme Disease So Dangerous?

In the medical community, a relatively new disease is earning itself the title of “The Great Imitator” due to its difficulty to diagnose and treat. This illness commonly causes symptoms that mimic other conditions such as the flu, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic fatigue, and Fibromyalgia. If left untreated it can lead to long-term symptoms that could… Read more »

How Often Should I Treat My Yard For Mosquitoes?

How Often Should I Treat My Yard For Mosquitoes?

Buzzing, whining, stinging, itchy, annoying mosquitoes.  Besides the itchy welts and endless whining in your ears, mosquitoes are even more than just a nuisance at your outdoor BBQ. Mosquitoes can also be carriers of infectious disease. Which is a real concern and threat to New Englanders.   RELATED: Mosquito Viruses: Beyond Zika – (other Mosquito… Read more »

3 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Getting Lyme Disease

3 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Getting Lyme Disease

  With the snow finally melting and the expectations of warm spring weather finally arriving (or nearly) here in New England; we are beginning to see more wildlife and insects moving about again.  New growth. New life. While this is actually pretty exciting to see, there are certain insects, like ticks, we are less than… Read more »

Get Rid of Bed Bugs: What you need to know

Get Rid of Bed Bugs: What you need to know

Hopefully, you have never had to deal with a bed bug infestation in your home or business. While bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, like mosquitoes and rodents – the mental anguish, stress, and frustration in dealing with the difficult to eradicate bed bug, can create a tremendous emotional and physical toll. Not only are… Read more »

How the Pro’s Handle Fleas

How the Pro’s Handle Fleas

Recently, I found myself cuddled on the sofa with my dog and cat nearby, when I slapped at my arm and started itching.  Was that a flea?  So, I of course, checked my pets over to see if my suspicions were correct  and there they were.  Those tiny little brown specks.  There one second and… Read more »

Is that a Flea Bite? Identifying & Treating Flea Bites

Is that a Flea Bite? Identifying & Treating Flea Bites

Fleas.  You know – those very tiny blood feeding insects, usually about the size of a sesame seed? Fleas. Once they have set up residence in your house, they are tough to get rid of. And no wonder,  fleas are hard and flat, making them tough to squish, they can survive months without feeding, and… Read more »

Plague in the 21st Century

Plague in the 21st Century

Quick, what do you think of when you hear the word plague?  If you are like most, you’re thinking of medieval times when tens of millions died of the Bubonic plague in the 14th Century. I would also wager that you think that the plague was something that the modern age of enlightenment and medicine… Read more »

Are there Health Risks to Bed Bugs?

Are there Health Risks to Bed Bugs?

Just the word “Bed Bugs” often causes individuals to cringe and get the heebie-jeebies. With a rising increase in bed bug infestations, there is no wonder why.  Known as the “hitchhiker” of the bug world, bed bugs can easily climb aboard and be transported to any public location, such as theaters, hotels, airports and more.… Read more »