Summer Pest Control in Massachusetts

Protecting Your Massachusetts Home from Ants, Termites and other Summer Pests.

Summer

Here are the summer bugs in MA and NH areas that could be bugging you this season. Ants and termites are very active in the summer. Ants seen inside have been successful in finding moisture to sustain themselves. This moisture may have come from condensation from water pipes or from leaks around plumbing — leaks you may not even be aware of or have since repaired, such as leaky dishwashers, sinks or toilets.

  • Automatic lawn sprinklers are working overtime and are providing watering holes for ants.
  • With outdoor bird feeders in use, mice may have discovered a tasty food source.
  • Insects and rodents may be burrowing in your thick garden mulch, which also provides ground up tree food and moisture for termites and ants.
  • Mulch placed against the foundation provides an entrance way for ants and other insects to get into the house.
  • Damp mulch that isn’t treated and raked over twice per year develops white fungus underneath, where termites are often found.
  • Flying insects like yellow jackets, hornets and wasp look for and find nesting locations around the house and will often find their way inside your home.
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Just follow along below to get the instructions to make your own Mosquito Repellent Candles.

Supplies for making mosquito repellent candles:

  • Pint mason jars
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  • Lemons
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Instructions:

  •  Slice one lemon and one lime (this will be enough for two candles)
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Keep Carpenter Bees Away

If you have not had a problem with carpenter bees in the past, hopefully you can keep it that way by following these steps.

  1. Assess your exposed wood, look for any divots or areas that could be seen as potential nests.  Keep a special eye…
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Tips to Eliminate Indoor Allergy Triggers

The arrival of spring also means the start of sneezing, wheezing and itchy eyes for the more than 50 million people who suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Outdoor allergens like pollen and mold are much to blame during the warmer months, but indoor allergens can also cause symptoms to flare.

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