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Tips for First Time Homeowners to Spots Pests

There is nothing more exciting and stress inducing than the search for your first home!  The learning curve about finances, bidding and home inspections can be overwhelming.  The last thing that new homeowners want to think about is termites, ants or other pests in their first property.  Here are some tips to consider before you…

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Spotting Termite Damage

Believe it or not termites are ecologically beneficial because they break down wood detritus to add nutrients to soil.  Unfortunately, that is where the good news ends.  When most people hear the word termite they immediately think about the severe damage that termites cause to many homes.  In the worst instances termite damage can render…

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The Danger of Wasps

If you have ever been stung by a wasp you know how painful it can be.  Wasps are unique in that even if a victim is not allergic to the wasps venom can still be life threatening.  Social wasps which include yellow jackets, paper wasps and hornets are the most common type and tend to…

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Control Firewood Pests

Crisp air, early morning frost and the spectacular color show that trees put on are just a few of the wonderful aspects of Autumn. It is the season to start up the wood stove or burn a nice fire by the hearth each night.  Who doesn’t love the smell, warmth and coziness of a wood…

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Differences between Ants and Termites

If you have ever witnessed a group of winged insects, that you can not identify in your home, it can be extremely alarming. After you shriek, an initial thought might be TERMITES! However, don’t hit the panic button quite yet. Having the presence of flying insects in the home is never a good sign as…

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The Facts About Bedbugs!

Bed Bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years and had once been considered eradicated but have made a global comeback since the 1990’s.  Due to pesticide resistance, global travel and the growth of urban areas bed bugs have become an epidemic.  So let’s look at the facts about the bug –…

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Carpenter Ant Identification

Did you know that ants can carry three times their body weight?  Carpenter Ants are among the largest of the 10,000 species of ants.  One colony of carpenter ants can contain 50,000 ants.  Once they have infiltrated homes and other buildings, they nest in moist, rotting wood and can cause significant structural damage. Well, they…

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Preventing Carpenter Ants from Returning

Ben Franklin smartly said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This is absolutely the truth when it comes to carpenter ants.  In our last blog we discussed identifying carpenter ants before they get a chance to be destructive.  This week we are looking at things that you can do to help…

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The Dangers of Mice and Rats in your Home

While we all may love the Disney figures Mickey and Minnie Mouse and may even enjoy taking our kids to Chuck E. Cheese, we certainly do NOT want to encounter a mouse or a rat in our own homes.  If you are like most people you are squeamish about seeing one of these little critters…

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Spotting Termite Damage In Your New England Home

For most Americans their home is their biggest investment.  We safeguard this investment from obvious threats through security alarms, locks, outdoor lighting and smoke detectors.  However, what should you do about hidden threats like termites that can damage a home from the inside, sometimes with few external signs of damage? Every year termites cause over…

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