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Mosquito breeding grounds | Bug Tip Tuesday

It’s up to you to keep your home and business mosquito free. With that in mind, try to take these steps to eliminate sites where mosquitoes can deposit their eggs. Dispose of old tires, buckets, ceramic pots and other containers on your property that collect rain water or pool morning dew. ... more
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Silverfish facts

The Latin name for silverfish, Lepisma saccharina, translates to "sugar eater". It was chosen because silverfish tend to eat starchy foods high in carbohydrates and protein. The insect's common name comes from the insect's distinctive metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movement. They... more
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How To Get Rid Of Gray Squirrel In Your House

If you learn that you have squirrels in your house, you will certainly want them gone as quickly as possible. They can be dangerous by spreading disease through their droppings. They leave debris in your house and nasty smells. They also do a fair amount of damage by chewing through electrical... more
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Outdoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

Often, carpenter ant nests found indoors are satellite nests that can be traced back to a parent colony outdoors. Look for nests in: Trees Stumps Roots Fence posts Landscape timbers Other wood structures Try removing the wood with the parent colony. When that is not... more
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Wear Light Colors to prevent against mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are on the hunt look for things that stand in contrast to the horizon, so dark colors are a visual giveaway to your location. Dark clothing also traps heat, which also attracts mosquitoes, so wear your summer whites while you... more
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How Dangerous Are Bat Droppings?

Bat droppings are a bad thing to have around, because they are a source of diseases that will affect other animals, pets, and people. At the same time, because bat droppings have such mineral and vitamin content, it makes the perfect stuff to fertilize your garden with ... Except, you might not... more
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Mice Pest

Mice are usually classified as a pest species due to their habits of living in houses, getting into food and gnawing on wood and wires. The most common complaints include the following: Mice living in the attic Mice scratching in the walls Mice raiding the pantry Gnawing on electrical... more
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Keep Your Home Pest-Free in Winter Weather

Winter is here and in New England that brings all kinds of crazy weather. There’s snow, ice, wild winds and heavy rain. During any type of weather, homeowners should take steps to prevent any unwanted pests from moving into their home. Some new areas of concern can arise during this season and... more
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The Dangers of Fall Pests

The fall season brings with it warmer homes that will have pests seeking ways to move indoors and hunker down for the colder months ahead. Mice, rats, cockroaches and spiders are most likely to be lurking nearby in search of points of entry. A1 Exterminators explains that these fall pests can pose... more
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Rodent Control Facts | Rodent Awareness Week

To raise awareness during Rodent Awareness Week, we are sharing some rodent facts! Did you know mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime and rats can fit through holes the size of a quarter? Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of the home using caulk and steel wool to prevent... more
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