Tag: Massachusetts coastal areas

New Method to Control Disease-Carrying Insects

Purdue researchers are discovering the next generation of insecticides directed at disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies, which could help professionals in the human health and veterinary sectors. Catherine A. Hill, associate professor of entomology in the College of... more
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Spring in February

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So the weather was beautiful yesterday and looks to be about the same today so don’t be surprised if you happen to see signs of spring insects soon. No, it’s not spring yet, and yes we still have about 6 more weeks or so of winter according to Punxsutawney Phil, but 6 weeks can fly by. So start... more
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Possible Mental Effects of Bedbugs

Bedbugs can cause all sorts of problems, a really big one that can affect anyone in the house are psychological effects. Mothers, fathers and even children can suffer from anxiety and embarrassment due to bedbugs. The Psychological Effects of Bedbugs Arguably one of the worst things about having a... more
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Insects Found In Valentine's Day Flowers

Many people probably don’t know but the U.S. Homeland Security have specialized agents with Customs and Border Protection going through every shipment of flowers sent to the Port of Atlanta, looking for invasive bugs and plant diseases. Agents say some of the bugs could wipe out entire fields,... more
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Bedbugs Have Been Around For Thousands Of Years And Aren’t Going Anywhere!

Haven’t heard too much on the bedbug front lately have we… but let’s not forget, those disgusting little bugs chomping away are still out there. They have been around for thousands of years and I imagine they will be for thousands more. Bedbugs are a parasitic insect that prefer to feed on... more
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Do You Have House Crickets??

Everyone remembers Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket, the friendly house cricket who sat by the fire keeping toasty warm. But what is a house cricket? Do we have them in our homes? Crickets will accidentally invade homes, but only rarely will they reproduce there. The usual point of entry is through... more
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Where Do Mosquitoes Go in Winter?

Question: Where do Mosquitoes go in the Winter? Most of us New Englanders already saw snow this October and almost 75 degrees in November, we all thought we were free from Mosquitoes at least a month ago. But think again, I have seen them all over the place. Is it the warm weather? Did they come... more
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Raccoons in Massachusetts

Description The raccoon is one of the most easily recognizable furbearers; well known for its black face mask outlined in white and a bushy tail with alternating black and gray rings. The front and hind paws of raccoons each have 5 digits. The very dexterous front paws are used to grasp and... more
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Jack O’Lantern

Where did the Jack O'Lantern start? Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world. Gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of... more
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The Cluster Fly

The cluster fly is a pest in homes, schools, and commercial buildings. Cluster flies derive their common name from their habit of entering a home or building in the fall and gathering together in clusters, usually in the attic or upper regions of buildings. The behavior of the flies is a good... more
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