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Cluster Flies: Why Managing Them NOW Is Critical.

Cluster Flies: Why Managing Them NOW Is Critical.

Have you ever come home to what seemed like a house full of dead flies all over the window sills – in the dead of winter!?  If that has happened to you, then you have experienced a cluster fly infestation. Fortunately, this is not your common icky house fly. You know, the gross ones that… Read more »

Is Pest Control Safe For My Family and Pets?

Is Pest Control Safe For My Family and Pets?

As parents to kids and furbabies, alike, we often go to great lengths to ensure their health and safety.  For the children, we buy the best absorbent diapers, car seats, safety gates and organic foods. We make sure the pets are groomed, walked and never left in hot cars.  Regular visits to the vets and… Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Wasp Control

The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Wasp Control

Dealing with a wasp nest is no joke. Not that you probably need convincing. These angry little buggers are well known to be fierce, territorial and frankly quite painful to encounter. Yet rather than leave it to a professional – many still opt to face these ill-tempered creatures head on. Let’s just say they like… Read more »

Pest-Proofing Your Summer BBQ

Pest-Proofing Your Summer BBQ

The biggest birthday bash in the country is coming up, and roughly ⅔ of the nation will attend — on July 4th, America is turning 241! This upcoming weekend has historically been the top in sales of 3 things: hot dogs, beer and fireworks; proving that no one throws a party like the good ole US of… 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 »

What Does A Pest Professional Do In My Home When I’m Gone?

What Does A Pest Professional Do In My Home When I’m Gone?

Great question and this is something we all truthfully think about when someone (a stranger, no less) is in our house, and we’re not there. Are they looking through my drawers?  Did I leave money on the counter?  Just the thought of a stranger in our home with access to all of our personal belongings… Read more »

Will Snow Stop Ant Activity?

Will Snow Stop Ant Activity?

In the summertime, it is not uncommon to see a trail of ants marching one by one toward a food source. Once the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall ants, like most insects, tend to disappear. But have they actually ceased working, and what does it mean if you find them inside your… Read more »

Ice Dams: Moisture, Mold, Mildew and PESTS!

Ice Dams: Moisture, Mold, Mildew and PESTS!

In New England, that clean white blanket of snow can be very picturesque, and even fun – if you enjoy getting out to play in it. However, it can also bring a whole host of concerns for homeowners, from snow removal, slippery paths, to damaging ice dams! According to the University of Minnesota Extension, ice dams… Read more »

How Pests Can Affect Your Health

How Pests Can Affect Your Health

Buying organic food, regular exercise and meditation are often considered some of the staples in healthy living and wellbeing.  Yet, not as many people associate their home as a place that could harbor tiny little health threats.   For instance, many connect the word “pest,” to thoughts of – gross, creepy, and annoying.  But in… Read more »

Prevent Pesky Pantry Pests

Prevent Pesky Pantry Pests

It’s that time of year again. As we celebrate the holidays, it often includes a flurry of activity in the kitchen, while we prepare our most coveted holiday recipes to present at the next holiday party. It’s also the time of year when we may discover some unwanted and unsavory pests in our pantry. If… Read more »