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Stink Bugs Come Looking for a Nice Warm Home

As the weather starts to cool down, stink bugs are looking for warm places to hibernate — and they just might move in with you. While they haven’t invoked fear they way bedbugs have, they do live up to their name.

To those who aren’t farmers, stink bugs pose no threat. Stink bugs do not feed on humans. They don’t damage houses and are not known to transmit diseases to people or pets. But stink bugs feed on — and damage — a wide variety of crops. They get their name from the foul-smelling fluids released from pores on the sides of them.  While there are thousands of stink bug species worldwide, the most common types in the United States are the green stink bug and the brown stink bug.

Stink bugs hibernate in your homes in the fall, in large masses. They sneak in through small cracks and openings in chimneys, door and window frames, air conditioning units, attic vents and holes in a home’s foundation. They hide out in toasty, dark spots during the winter, and emerge from hibernation in May or June. However, the arrival of warm, springtime weather is not a guarantee that stink bugs will move back out.

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Herbs in Your Garden that Help Repel Bugs

Herbs, You Have Them In Your Garden To Eat, Why Not To Repel Bugs!!! Basil, Bay Leaves, Mint, Rosemary and Lavender.

Posted in Bed Bugs, Ticks & Fleas, Bees, Hornets & Wasps, Boston, Cape Cod, disease, disease carrying insects, environment, fleas, Flies, fly, fly trap, Flying Pests, garden, Greenhead, Home, Home Pest Control, Horse Fly, Massachusetts, Mosquitoes, Residential Pest Control
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We're Hot, Sticky And Getting Bit More???

We’re Hot, Sticky And Getting Bit More??? Record summer heat brings out the bugs. By LiveScience

Posted in Ant & Termite, Article, Bees, Blog, Bugs, disease, disease carrying insects, Flying Pests, Home, Hornets, insects, Massachusetts, mosquito bites, New England, News, News, Promos & What's Up, pests, Residential Pest Control, Summer, Termites, Wasps, yellowjackets
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Make Your Own Mosquito Trap

Make Your Own Mosquito Trap. We use everything we can to protect ourselves from mosquitoes, why not try this?? http://ow.ly/cnusn

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Customized Mosquito Treatment Plan For You

A1 Exterminators Will Customize A Mosquito Treatment Plan For You! Call A1 at 1-800-525-4825 for problems in MA & NH

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Keep uninvited guests out of your kitchen.

A1 Exterminators offers a pest prevention plan to help combat Indian Meal Moths and Rodents that have moved in to your kitchen
“Pantry pests can contaminate food products. Mice can spread Salmonella and Hantavirus. They can also carry fleas and lice into our homes. With our plan,  …. less pests means less risks of diseases.”

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Bed Bugs in School Dorms

Have you noticed some bites on you since you returned to living at your college dorm?  Bed bugs thrive in universities because there are many people in a confined space. For instance, college dorm rooms can provide a perfect environment for an infestation. In fact, the 2015 Bugs Without Borders survey conducted by NPMA found that 46% of pest control professionals…

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Fleas Can Be Linked To Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bartonella, a bacterium historically associated with cat scratch fever and transmitted predominately by fleas, may playflea a role in human rheumatoid illnesses such as arthritis, according to a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Researchers from North Carolina State University tested blood samples from 296 patients for evidence of Bartonella infection. The patients…

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Valentine’s Muddy Buddy Snack

Need a quick and last minute Valentine’s Day snack the kids will love?  Here is a very simple recipe for Muddy Buddies.

Ingredients:easy-recipes-for-muddy-buddys

Chex Cereal
Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chips
Butter
Vanilla Extract
Powdered Sugar
M & M’s

Directions:

  • Get a large mixing bowl, and place your Chex cereal in it.
  • In a medium-sized pan you will place your chocolate chips, peanut…
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Mosquitoes in Winter

Concerns over Zika virus in the U.S. were at the forefront of public health conversations this year. But what happens when the temperature drops? Do mosquitoes and the diseases they carry such as Zika virus just simply go away? Well, not exactly, says the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).mosquito-outside

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Bedbug Tips for Assisted Living Homes

If you decide to spend your golden years in an independent living, assisted living or nursing home facility, bed bugs are a reality you need to prepare for.

  • The smaller and closer the living quarters, the more likely you’ll face bed bugs. If you do get bed bugs, it can be very costly both financially and emotionally.
  • Before moving…
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Cockroach Prevention Tips

The best advice for German cockroach prevention is to practice good sanitation. Roaches, like most common household pests, are attracted to food, water and shelter.

  • Removing sources of food and water will help deter these pests. german-cockroach
  • Be sure to keep food in sealed containers and clean up after each meal…
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