‘Splooting’ is the new planking but for Squirrels

Squirrel splooting on railing
'Splooting' is all the rage this heatwave season. Squirrels are leading the trend; this controversial way of lying down is leading to animal control hotlines ringing off the hook. But just with planking, there is an air of concern surrounding splooting. Are these squirrels okay? Why are they... more
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Rodent Control | Peabody Ahead of the ‘Rat’ Pack

Rodent Control | “Like many urban areas in the Northeast, Peabody is seeing an increase in complaints related to rodent activity,” – Salem News In fact, the recent rise in rats has become statistically significant. The rodent control industry is expected to grow 5% over the next 5 years.... more

The Spotted Lanternfly ‘spotted’ in Massachusetts! Wanted: Dead.

Wanted Dead or Alive: Spotted Lanternfly
Wanted: Dead or Alive – The Spotted Lanternfly is seen in MassachusettsDon’t be fooled by its peculiar beauty, this is one nasty pest! With no known natural predators in North America, the Spotted Lanternfly has free roam for destruction.How did the Spotted Lanternfly get to... more
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West Nile Virus: Risk Level “High” in Boston

Massachusetts West Nile Virus Heatmap 2022
Back-to-back cases of West Nile Virus in Greater Boston this Summer are raising caution over the virus. Massachusetts Health Departments are sounding the alarm after a man in his 70s contracted the virus last week.The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed a man in his 70s... more
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Our Top 5 Favorite Mouse Traps for DIY Mice Control

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Oh, the days of the classic mouse trap are behind us. Now there are snap traps, electric traps, sticky traps, live catch traps… How do you pick which ones best for your mouse infestation? 🐁🐁🐁Keep reading to find out our top 5 mouse traps for at-home mice control. Provided by Good... more
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Commercial Pest Control | FAQ for Businesses & Landlords

Commercial Pest Control People in Massachusetts expect a high standard of safety and sanitation in places of business, workplaces, and dwellings. The state legislature does, too.  The Massachusetts Authority of Health Boards Legal Handbook plainly states: According to... more

Infectious Diseases & Viruses | CDC: “rodents pose health risk”

RentokilInfectious Diseases & Viruses | Rodents: Rats, Mice Do mice/rats carry infectious diseases & viruses? The CDC says they pose a health risk to you and your family. According to the Center for Disease Control, rats and mice can spread over 35 diseases. Infectious diseases &... more

Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets | What’s all the buzz about?

How to tell the difference between Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets 🤔🐝🐝🐝⬇️Quick lesson: all hornets are wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. It’s difficult to distinguish the differences — especially when you're trying not to get stung — but there are three common... more
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Bed bugs | How do I know if I have bed bugs?

Symptoms Inflamed spots, often with a darker spot in the middle Itchy Arranged in a rough line or in a cluster Located on the face, neck, arms and handsFor many people, bed bug bites are similar to other bug bites. Although, some people can have serious allergic... more

Mosquitoes | Risk Map for EEE and West Nile Virus

How does your town rank on the mass.gov Arbovirus Risk Map? Over the summer, there were 9 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts. Additionally, there were 27 Mosquito-positive samples.Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Newtown, Watertown, Belmont, Arlington, and... more