Rodents Are Most Active in Winter in Massachusetts

Winter is a busy season for pests. Rodents are most active and insects come come in the house to find warmth for the cold months. Winter Pests

  • Rodents are still coming in and are active. Listen for noise in the walls and look out for droppings or chewed food wrappers found in rooms where you didn’t leave food.
  • Areas most likely to have mice are the kitchen, basement near the furnace or the garage, where they can stay warm.
  • A mouse only weighs about one ounce so it loses its body heat fast. Because the furnace and the kitchen are often only a few feet apart, it’s easy for a mouse, with it’s short range of about 10 feet, to grab food in the kitchen and go scurry back near the furnace.
  • Insects that were coming into your home will have already found their way in and wait out the winter season inside your home (over winter).
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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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