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What are the Signs of Lyme Disease?

Now that New Englanders are getting outside and are enjoying the nice weather after weeks of being confined in quarantine, they are encountering the same old pests from past years such as bees, mosquitoes, and the dreaded tick!  With more and more people in our region looking to escape into the quiet solitude of a…

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Can Mosquitoes Transmit Covid-19?

In the past few weeks we have heard from concerned clients who are worried about the prospect that mosquitoes could transmit the covid-19 virus via a bite. It’s a really great question, and one that makes sense since mosquitoes (and ticks) often carry pathogens that can make humans sick. For years we have warned against…

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Spotting Termites in Your Home 

Your home is your most valuable possession. Therefore, it is critical that you take good care of it and make sure that you are maintaining all of the main features such as your heating, electrical, and plumbing systems.  Another area that you will want to maintain is the foundation. An insidious pest, known as the…

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The Emergence of Skunks 

Every year, around this time, we begin to get an uptick in homeowners complaining about skunks that have become a nuisance around their property. This is not shocking as this is a time when many critters are beginning to emerge after a winter of hibernating, overwintering, or migrating.  Skunks, however, are unique in their behaviors,…

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What’s Hiding In My Gutter? 

Gutters serve a major purpose in keeping water away from a home. They are constructed in a way that allows for water or melting snow that falls on the roof to be deterred from entering the openings that can occur on the structure of a home.  Unfortunately, gutters are also constructed in a way that…

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Composting and Pests 

Composting is a natural process of recycling organic material such as the food and vegetable scraps from your kitchen and the leaves and organic debris in your yard into a rich soil that gardeners fondly nickname “Black Gold.” This process is becoming more popular as homes around the country begin to realize the benefits to…

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Flies and the Threat They Pose 

You may think that those flies you find buzzing around your kitchen this time of year are just another seasonal nuisance. Unfortunately, given the rate of reproduction and the diseases, pathogens, and bacteria they can transmit, you should consider eliminating them from the interior of your home.  Let’s examine the types of flies that can…

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Protecting Your Children From Mosquitoes and Ticks 

It’s a parents number one job to protect their children from all that can hurt and harm them. Most of the time a bandaid and some gentle words can do the trick. But every spring, parents struggle with ways to protect their children from the dangers of mosquito and tick bites. Here are a few…

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Landscaping for Pest Protection

When most of us think about preventing or mitigating pest issues, we envision chemical treatments, thermal remediation, or calling an exterminator. Our minds often rush to thoughts of removing and excluding whatever pest is infiltrating our space. Thankfully, there are some other methods that homeowners can try in order to make their property less attractive…

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How to Deter Pests in the Spring 

Spring can bring wonderfully warm weather, budding flowers, and the feeling of hope that only a new season can bring. Unfortunately, spring also means wet weather, growing humidity, and unwanted pests! Before we get too far into the season, now is the time to prep your home in order to deter pests this year.  Inspect …

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