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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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Stinging Insects: What to Worry About this Summer 

How can a sting from something so small hurt so much? It is amazing the power that the neurotoxins in bees, wasps, and hornets can have on the human body. For some people, a sting can be a cause for major health concerns, while others find that a sting is really just a minor inconvenience…

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Ridding Your Patio of Mosquitoes

There really are very few things that are more annoying than getting suddenly bombarded by mosquitoes when you are trying to enjoy the outdoors. It’s probably happened to all of us at some point. At one point or another we have all had a nice meal outside or visited with friends and neighbors on the…

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What Are Murder Hornets and Should We Be Afraid?

Late last year, reports surfaced that Asian Giant Hornets, dubbed “Murder Hornets” by the media, invaded North America. Some of the headlines included: “Murder Hornets Invade Washington State” and “Murder Hornets Land in the U.S..” The moniker of “Murder Hornets” alone is enough to get each of us to snap to attention, but is that…

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Be Aware of These Summer Pests 

With Memorial Day Weekend behind us, most people consider the summer in full swing. For many of us that means outdoor entertaining and activities. While we should be wary of pests all year, this season brings with it some of the more dangerous pests that could potentially ruin your treasured outdoor time. Read on to…

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