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Precautions to help prevent mosquito bites? | Bug Tip Tuesday

There are a number of precautions that people can take to protect their home and family from mosquitoes. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends the following tips:   Eliminate or reduce mosquito-breeding sites around the home. This includes birdbaths,... more
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Summer Mosquito Tips

Mosquitoes are quite a nuisance and seem to be everywhere you turn this time of year.  Luckily, there are ways that you can enjoy a mosquito free summer! Get rid of standing water. It’s a breeding ground for mosquitoes and you will want to dump pots, toys and garden equipment after a... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar

Don't let mosquitoes ruin your summer fun! This all-natural Mason Jar Mosquito Repellent will keep you bug-free at all your picnics, BBQs, parties and family get-togethers. The addition of the lemon eucalyptus oil is what will keep the bugs at bay...meaning you won't end up breathing in any weird... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Natural Mosquito Repellents

Here are some do-it-yourself mosquito repellents that you can make at home. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil Used since the 1940s, lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the more well-known natural repellents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved eucalyptus oil as an effective ingredient... more
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Why to Hire an Exterminator

Hiring an exterminator is a big decision.  Most people think they can rectify a pest problem themselves with some do-it-yourself remedy.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional exterminator. Specialized Plans Your home is your castle,... more
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Massachusetts Most Common Pests

Mosquitoes There are close to twenty documented mosquito species in eastern Massachusetts alone. These pests tend to live near standing water because that’s where they breed. Mosquito populations are constantly tested for diseases like West Nile, Triple E and most recently the Zika Virus.... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Mosquito Trap

No one likes when they are trying to have a nice quiet evening in the back yard and they keep getting bitten by mosquitoes.  Here is an easy mosquito trap to keep these buggers away. If you want these creatures not to make your day and night terrible you need to follow these steps: You will... more
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Mosquitoes in Your Yard

These pests are not only irritating, but harmful to you and your family. Besides the welts and itchiness that they bring, mosquitoes can transmit several potentially life-threatening diseases. While humans can obtain West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) from mosquitoes, pets can... more
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Mosquitoes can Ruin a Party

Don’t want your spring to bite? Protect yourself from insect bites during outdoor activities. Be sure to get a bug spray containing DEET. It can repel disease-carrying mosquitoes, and to a lesser degree, ticks. If you’re worried about DEET, don’t be—it is the safest repellent for the most... more
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Tips To Avoid Mosquito Bites

Here are some tips to avoid mosquito bites: Avoid mosquito hot spots One way you can avoid mosquito bites when traveling is to check to see if your vacation destination is a hot spot for mosquito activity, and if the areas where the mosquito-borne diseases are more prevalent. Luckily organizations... more
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