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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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Metal Insect Sculptures Designed by Edouard Martinet

These metal sculptures are designed by French artist Edouard Martinet. Edouard creates these unique sculptures from recycled material he collects ranging from bike parts, to head lights and moped parts. He then transforms that seemingly useless junk it fantastic works of art.

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Environmentally Conscious Termite Control

Rather than saturating the soil with liquid chemical solution, the Sentricon System uses Recruit™ termite bait strategically, while cleverly manipulating termite biology and behavior to destroy the termite colony.

The Sentricon System has many environmental credentials.

  • The Sentricon System uses only a few grams of active ingredient on each property, compared to the hundreds of gallons of chemical solution used…
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After Winter Inspection of Your Home

Winter has come and gone and spring is here. April’s rain showers will soon bring May flowers. But the rains may also bring other things too, pest problems! Moisture is one of the main ingredients needed for many pest invasions, such as termites or carpenter ants around your home. Post-winter exterior home inspections (and subsequent repairs) become very important…

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Get Rid Of Ants With Borax And Sugar

Here are two recipes for a DIY ant remover. For both the liquid and solid ant baits, you want to mix the borax into the sugary bait in a 1 to 3 ratio.

Maple syrup or honey can work for the liquid bait. Microwave 3/4 cup of syrup or honey fec0544fcd8091ddb846fe0a115f0d1fbor a…

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Winter Bird Feeders Attract Mice Too

Bird feeders are great and ensure a steady food supply to birds in the cold weather. However, mice are also attracted to bird food, including the seeds and discarded hulls. index

Make sure you regularly clean up seeds and debris surrounding bird feeders to keep mice and rodents away.

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As Wasps Emerge

If you happen to see one or two lone wasps inside the house this spring, don’t be alarmed; it’s probably just an overwintering queen that has become trapped indoors. Cold temperatures kill paper wasp colonies each winter, but before they are eliminated, the colonies produce male wasps to mate with a few lucky females who will be next summer’s…

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