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Is Your Landscaping Attracting Pests to Your Home?

Is Your Landscaping Attracting Pests to Your Home?

During the spring and summer, many of us spend long hours toiling outside in the interest of home beautification. Weeds are pulled, flowers are planted, and front yards are meticulously landscaped. But what if we told you there are several common mistakes that could attract unwanted pests to your home? Thankfully, a few simple changes… Read more »

Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Flying Ants, OH MY!

Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Flying Ants, OH MY!

Have you been outside recently?  I know the calendar still says “Spring,” but 95° and humid is as summer as you can get here in New England. With the arrival of these high temperatures, several other life forms tend to follow soon after. ANTS As movie studios would have you believe, ants can either be… Read more »

Powderpost Beetles:  What are they and why should I care?

Powderpost Beetles: What are they and why should I care?

The name “powderpost” doesn’t sound so intimidating, but what if you heard “wood-boring” or “termite“? The reaction would be much different, and that is the response that the powderpost beetle should receive as well.  Powderpost beetles are the second most destructive insect for wood in buildings and furniture –  second only behind termites. What are… Read more »

Why the Fuss over Fire Ants?

Why the Fuss over Fire Ants?

Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day in New England- the sun is bright and warm, and perhaps there’s even a faint coastal breeze. You’re playing with your children outside when suddenly you feel sharp, painful stings all over your leg. You look down, expecting a hornet or wasp, and see your leg covered with tiny… 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 »

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

It’s a beautiful spring day, and you are totally ready to get outside, enjoy some fresh spring air and even start tackling the springtime yard cleanup. Amongst all the raking, mulching and paint touch ups, you come across what looks like an old dormant wasp nest hanging from the eaves of the house.  What to… Read more »

Prevent Carpenter Ants Naturally

Prevent Carpenter Ants Naturally

Carpenter ants.  Believe it or not, you have probably seen them before, whether in your home or out foraging in nature.  They are commonly referred to as those “big black ants.”  And as long as they choose to stay out there in nature and not move into your home; you will probably not think too… Read more »

The Top Three Questions We Get Asked In An Interview

The Top Three Questions We Get Asked In An Interview

Pest Control may not be considered a glamorous industry, but it is an industry full of committed folks, who truly understand that they are making a positive difference in many people’s lives. For instance, business owners depend on pest management professionals (PMP)to protect their reputations and livelihood by preventing pest issues from ever popping up.… Read more »

Three Steps to Stopping Mice From Getting Into Your Shed

Three Steps to Stopping Mice From Getting Into Your Shed

If you have a shed or other “outbuilding” on your property, you have probably come to realize that these structures often become public housing to all kinds of nature’s little critters. Especially, mice! And who can blame them? Most of the time these structures are quiet and undisturbed. They are also mostly warm and dry.… 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 »