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Keep an eye out for these winter wildlife pests!

Keep an eye out for these winter wildlife pests!

Most people might not expect to run into many wildlife issues in the dead of winter. And often you won’t. Especially, where much of the wildlife that we usually encounter are bunkered down for the winter, like skunks and bats. However, there are still several critters that go about their days in the winter, much… Read more »

The Top Three Mice Questions

The Top Three Mice Questions

(Drumroll, please). Not to be outdone by the Oscar nominations, we too have our tops list to roll out. These are the top three questions most often asked about mice. Number 3: How did they get into my home? Great question. It combines a couple of myths that we’ve talked about in earlier blogs. The… 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 »

Where do bugs go for the winter?

Where do bugs go for the winter?

New England winters can be rather harsh, with sub-zero temperatures, high winds and of course snow! Sometimes lot’s of it! It is also the only time of year that New Englanders can find some relief from pesky insects, like mosquitoes, ticks, and wasps! Miraculously, as soon as the temperatures start to rise again, the ground… Read more »

Real Tree? Real Pests!

Real Tree? Real Pests!

The holiday season brings with it a wealth of traditions, one of the most prominent being the Christmas tree. For many of us in New England, this means gathering the family together and driving out to a local tree farm to pick out the perfect, freshly-cut tree. Live evergreens bring the classically pleasant smell of… Read more »

SQUIRRELS: The Scourge of Holiday Lights?

SQUIRRELS: The Scourge of Holiday Lights?

I don’t know about you, but to me, one of the biggest frustrations of the holiday season is rigging up the lights outside my home.  After hauling the boxes out of the crawlspace in the garage, sifting through the mass of knotted, tangled wires – to then change all the bulbs that don’t seem to… Read more »

Will This Winter Freeze Out Frustrating Pests?

Will This Winter Freeze Out Frustrating Pests?

You always hear about how bugs can’t survive the winter and die in droves as the temperatures dip in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and the surrounding New England area. But what actually happens to pests when the weather outside is frightful? What does it take to lower the population during next year’s thaw? Exactly how does weather… Read more »

Getting Cozy with T•A•P™

Getting Cozy with T•A•P™

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 »

Rats are still on the Rise in the Northeast

Rats are still on the Rise in the Northeast

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 »

5 Pests That Also Love Your Warm Home

5 Pests That Also Love Your Warm Home

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 »