Updated October 2017. Dr. Bobby Corrigan, Urban Rodentologist, and Entomologist indicated recently at our fall training seminar that if a #2 pencil can fit into a hole or crack, so can a mouse. That’s because they have collapsible skeletons, right? Wrong, but that is a common misnomer. And it’s easy to believe when you consider… Read more »
By: Matthew Campbell There’s a spider in the corner of the ceiling, staring you down with its conspiring eyes. You’ve seen one here and there throughout the summer, mostly around the porch lights. You may have even shuttered and thought, “As long as it doesn’t come near me.” Now that autumn is here, these eight-legged… Read more »
As a business owner, you are probably well aware of the importance of maintaining a positive public image. One thing that can really threaten your hard earned image and reputation are insects, rodents and nuisance wildlife. Bed bugs, rodents, flies and pest birds are just a few of the many pests that can really take a toll on the success of your business. The image of a filthy workplace, the risk for injury as well as illness, disease, potential litigation matters, even the high remediation costs are all side effects that accompany a pest infestation. So, to help avoid any of the above situations, here are 10 tips to prevent a hostile takeover.
Homeownership is a big responsibility. On top of things such as home improvement projects, home repairs and the endless cleaning tasks, homeowners in New England need to be aware of potential pest infestations. While some pest are simply a nuisance like many small ants, other pests like rodents and roaches are a bigger threat when they are able to access our home for food and shelter. Pests can spread illness, carry harmful diseases, and even cause structural damage to the home. So to avoid the threat of pests, we must avoid their favored conditions.
Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to organize your home including the slightly intimidating attic. This particular storage area catches all those odds and ends that don’t necessarily have a place in other rooms and though not often visited, the attic deserves your attention especially as this is where pests often make their home, uninvited of course.
Who doesn’t want to be inside a nice warm home with the holidays and winter season arriving? Squirrels are no exception, these pests are finding sneaky ways to get into New England homes so they can have a warm nest and plenty of food to survive the cold winter. Red squirrels, grey squirrels, and flying squirrels are all species that you may encounter on your property or even up in the attic of your home.
his is the time of year when people are breaking out their favorite recipes, unearthing the decorations out of the dusty attic, and even boarding a plane to go visit family and friends out of state. As exciting as this all is, there are unfortunately some concerns in regards to pest issues during the cold and wintry holiday season in the northern states.
As the temperatures continue to climb in the Northeast and the summer season draws near, many are mapping out their summer activities. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, or just relaxing on the deck or in your backyard, you’re probably aware of how mosquitoes can quickly ruin your outdoor fun. With thousands of mosquitoes developing from… Read more »
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has provided prevention tips to help “pest-proof” your business and keep it safe from unwanted pests, such as flies, rodents and cockroaches:
Education and early detection are critical steps in preventing flea infestations. A flea-infested dog or cat can introduce hundreds of new flea eggs into a home each day, leading to enormous flea populations. Once a home becomes infested, control can be challenging, time-consuming and expensive.