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Is Your Basement Buggy? 

Are you dreaming of turning your basement into a “Man Cave,” a movie hangout, or maybe just more usable space? Are your dreams being cut short because you feel like your basement is too buggy to make it a comfortable space? Let’s take a little look at your buggy basement, why it’s like that, and…

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Autumn Signals a Return of the Stink Bug 

In our last blog, we discussed the four pests that are most commonly found around and inside homes in the fall months of September, October, and November. Stink bugs are one such pest that may alarm homeowners.  Mid-September is when we normally start getting calls about an odd looking bug that seems to have made…

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4 Most Prevalent Pests of Fall 

When New Englanders think about the fall months they often are reminded of the cooler temperatures and the magnificent foliage display that occurs every year around this time. As pest exterminators, we think about the most prevalent critters that could begin to invade your home.  This week we are reviewing the 5 most common pests…

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Summer Chimney Inspections for Fall Pest Prevention 

We know not many of you want to think about the calendar turning from the warm months of the summer to the cooler falls days and even colder winter months, but now is the best time to get your chimney inspected for potential pest problems.  What Fall & Winter Mean to Wildlife For New Englanders,…

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What’s Getting Into My Trash? 

No one likes taking out the trash or recycling, but what they really don’t want is to pick up the trash after an animal has had an overnight party inside and around your barrels. If you are on clean up patrol and are wondering what is getting into your trash, read on to find out…

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Identifying High Risk Areas for Mosquitoes and Ticks 

The best way to protect yourself and your family against mosquito-borne and tick-borne diseases is to practice prevention techniques. Most humans have been bitten by a mosquito at some point and time in their lives and the same can be said for ticks. Sadly, these pests can cause diseases such as Lyme Disease, EEE (Eastern…

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Are Chipmunks on the Rise in Massachusetts? 

You are not going nuts, there are more chipmunks this year than in the past. You may have seen them scurrying across the road, digging in your garden and flower pots, or even attempting to infiltrate your bird feeders. Chipmunks may look adorable as compared to their cousin, the squirrel, but they can make just…

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EEE is Brewing in New England 

While Massachusetts and the rest of New England continues to grapple with the deadly coronavirus outbreak, there is yet another health risk to be aware of this summer – eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE for short. As if we don’t have enough on our plates in 2020, the threat of EEE is ever present in…

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Protect Your Family From Ticks 

Summer is in full swing here in New England and that means not only is it BBQ and pool time, but also tick season. According to the Centers for Disease Control approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported every year by state health departments. This number does not accurately reflect the number of cases…

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The 2020 Cicadas: Should You Worry? 

Just when you thought 2020 provided enough to worry about with the social unrest and global pandemic, the cicadas are due to emerge from the ground this year. Some species of cicadas emerge every 17 years, others every 13 years. This year’s particular brood was conceived in 1996 and will appear heavily in areas such…

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