Fascinating Cockroach Facts

Most homeowners are aware of the health and safety risks associated with cockroach infestations, including the allergies and asthma triggered by cockroach allergens, and the germs and bacteria they have been known to spread. What may not be as widely known is the fact that cockroaches are a very... more
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Amazing Facts about the Pigeon

Pigeons are incredibly complex and intelligent animals. They are one of only a small number of species to pass the ‘mirror test’ – a test of self-recognition. They can also recognise each letter of the human alphabet, differentiate between photographs, and even distinguish different... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Vacuuming to prevent stink bugs

One effective method for stink bugs control is vacuuming. It may be a simple solution, but it’s one of the best ways to remove these pests from your home. Stink bugs won’t create a nest in your home. They don’t lay eggs indoors – they lay them on leaves. They won’t reproduce or eat... more
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Best Natural Repellents to Kill Rats in the House

We don’t always need poisons, i.e., rodenticides which might be detrimental to us as well as for our pets if inhaled. Therefore, we can follow straightforward and natural home remedies to get rid of rats. Home remedies are more preferred because they are effective as well as... more
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Orb Weaver Spiders

Orb weavers are best known for their elaborate webs and date back to the early cretaceous period. While certainly not common among orb spiders in New England, some extremely large species of orb weavers even eat bats. Species found in New England include the bridge orb weaver (Larinioides... more
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What Do Stink Bugs Eat?

Stink bugs feed on a variety of plants, including fruits. Some of their favorite fruits include mulberries, apples, figs, peaches, citrus and persimmons. In Pennsylvania, these bugs are becoming a serious agricultural pest. They produced some serious losses in peach and apple orchards in... more
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Squirrel diseases and what to look for

Leptospirosis a squirrel standing on a rockThis disease caused by the bacterium Leptospira is common in many wildlife species including squirrels. In humans, symptoms of Leptospirosis include headaches, fever, weakness, rash and an array of symptoms that are often mistaken for other... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday |Squirrel tips and hints

Never attempt to handle an adult squirrel as they are excitable creatures and handling causes intense stress. A stressed squirrel may bite or scratch. Be sure to seal up any openings that lead to your attic or underneath your house. Trim branches at least 10Ft away from your house .... more
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Nursery Web Spiders

These spiders are named for their reproductive habits. Mother spiders carry their egg sacs using their mouth parts and then attach the sac to a plant and build a nursery web around them to protect the emerging spider-lings. Common nursery web spiders in Massachusetts and other parts of New... more
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If you see one mouse, does that mean there’s more?

Sorry to break the news: If you see one mouse, you almost definitely have more than one. They're looking for the same things that humans are looking for in the winter — food, water, and shelter. They've gotten so good at living with humans. When you get one, others will find their way in.... more
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