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House Flies

Is there anything more annoying than a fly or a family of flies that have  taken up residence in your home?  Not only are these little pests annoying, disease-spreaders, but they are hard to completely get rid of them with your typical fly swatter thus making their eradication difficult without help. Unfortunately, there are thousands…

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Damage of Carpenter Ants

Most people don’t think about ants until they spot one, then two, then a mob of the little black pests marching through their kitchen or bathroom.  You are not alone in your ant problem.  According to a recent entomology study from the University of Minnesota ants are ranked among top pest problems around the nation….

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Moles

Spring is here and it’s time to start enjoying your yard and being outdoors, finally!  It’s been a long winter and you are actually looking forward to mowing and tending to the garden.  Unfortunately, you may not be the only one enjoying the backyard. You may have a pest problem if you are asking,   “What…

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Nuisance Bugs – the Box Elder

For most of us living in the northeast this bug needs no introduction.  The Box Elder is about 1/2 inch long as an adult, black, with three red lines on the thorax, a red line along each side, and a diagonal red line on each wing. Box elder bugs feed on a variety of plants,…

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Silverfish

One of the creepiest and ugliest bugs you could find in your home would be the Silverfish.  These small, teardrop shaped insects are flat bodied, bluish-silver and have long antennae. They move in a wiggling motion that resembles the movement of a fish. They come out mostly at night and move extremely fast.  So basically…

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Raccoon

If you have ever watched a raccoon in the wild, you will realize quickly that they are highly intelligent animals who are fiercely protective of their young and uniquely outfitted in a “bandit mask.”  While these animals are interesting to observe in their natural environment, they could become a homeowner’s worst nightmare if they decide…

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Skunks – a Stinky Situation

Even before you can spot the unique black and white pattern of this critter,  you usually can smell the powerful, pungent odor alerting you to the presence of one of the most hated pests around – the dreaded skunk!  Believe it or not, skunks are not all bad. The skunk is important when it comes…

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The Eastern Gray Squirrel

The Eastern Gray Squirrel can be described by many as furry, gray and adorable to watch recklessly jumping from branch to branch in the woods. Most of us can watch their crazy antics collecting food for the winter from the comfort of our home.  In your observations of these critters, you may have also noted…

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Rat Mites

If rats aren’t enough to make your skin crawl, rat mites might just send you right over the edge.  Rat Mites!  What are they?  How do you know if you have them?  Most importantly, how do you get rid of these?  Let’s examine the findings of a fall 2014 New York City study on Rat…

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Common Winter Bugs

While there is no doubt that the spring and summer months are considered prime pest season,  the winter months can also have their share of bothersome bugs and rodents.  In the summer, homeowners worry about mosquitoes, flies, bees, ants as well as rodents such as mice and rats. . .  but what about the winter?…

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