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 »
T•A•P™ — or thermal acoustical pest control insulation — is an insulation and pest control solution rolled into one. T•A•P™ is eco-friendly, made primarily from ground-up recycled newspaper treated with a borate solution that controls common household pests such as ants, centipedes, and termites. It also contains a fire retardant for safety. As a loose… Read more »
Since 2010, city officials and rodent control across the upper northeast have been flooded with calls about rats taking over homes and businesses. While some cities like nearby Somerville have managed to gain control of the issue, cities as far away as Berkshire, NY, and as near as Quincy have reported significant problems. Here in… Read more »
By: Matthew Campbell If you’ve heard chewing, scratching, rolling, or scampering from the attic then you know just how disconcerting it is. What’s up there? Is there more than one? How much damage are they causing? Raccoons are nocturnal, so you will probably hear them hiss, wrestle, scamper, and scratch at night. Early in the spring, pregnant females… Read more »
Imagine living in San Francisco, where news reports indicate a woman, known as “Rat girl,” has been breeding and releasing rats into the city streets for years! Fortunately, most of us aren’t directly affected by this woman’s unusual pastime. On the other hand, homeowners do need to be aware of the signs of a rodent… Read more »
By: Matthew Campbell Yep, it’s cold out there. Snow’s on the ground. Icicles hang from eaves. It’s officially winter. Around this time of year, a lot of people inquire about the usefulness of pest control. All the pests are dead, aren’t they? Well, not exactly. If they all died then we wouldn’t have an issue… Read more »
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 »
Okay, so that’s not really how the old adage goes but just the same it’s true. The clutter that we so skillfully pile up in our attic, garage, basement and other storage areas are likely to become home to opportunistic pests. And, with the holidays just behind us, we’re sure that there is even more clutter around these days.
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.
Well, it is officially fall for us Northerners and that means it is time to pay close attention to any pests that may be lurking near your property and trying to get inside your warm home. Mice and other rodents are among many of the common fall pests affecting homes in New England. And did you know that mice in the house could be not only a nuisance but also a danger to you and your family?