Tag: prevention

How To Prevent Fruit Flies

To keep fruit flies from coming into your home. Use these preventative measures. 1. Keep counters clean. Fruit flies don’t just like to eat fruit. They’ll feast on spilled food, crumbs, spilled juice — just about anything. Wipe your counters at least once a day with a microfiber cloth and... more
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Flea and Tick Prevention for Your Pets

As families tend to spend more time outdoors in the longer days of spring and summer, so too, will their pets venture outside more to accompany them in activities, exposing them to risky pests like ticks and fleas. Likewise, tick populations increase in warmer weather, which is why the National... more
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Winter Pest Control

Each season of the year brings a different set of pest challenges. In many areas of the country, the cooler winter temperature means fewer insect pests entering from the outdoors, but that doesn’t mean winter is time to let down your guard. Some pests can infest homes year round, and others... more
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Protecting Yourself from Bed Bugs

It is very unlikely, though not impossible, that a bed bug infestation will develop in an office, classroom, or other non-residential environment, such as a department store. However, these sites can serve as transfer hubs for bed bugs to hitchhike a ride into your home. All management, staff,... more
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Bed Bug Prevention

Traveling over the school vacation week? Here are a few tips on ensuring you do not bring bed bugs back to your home. Inspect any room where you will be staying for bed bugs. Check the mattress including under the mattress. In hotel rooms, use luggage racks to hold your luggage when packing... more
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Prevention is Key!

Put an end an infestation before it begins. Here are a few tips to keep pests out this winter. Keep counter tops wiped down and get rid of the odor of food by cleaning counter tops with a mixture of half vinegar and half water. Fix all leaky faucets as soon as they begin to drip. Insects are... more
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First Human Case of West Nile in Massachusetts

The state Department of Public Health announced last week that a man in his 70’s from Plymouth County was diagnosed with the first case of human West Nile. The man, was still in the hospital, but is recovering, according to DPH. Investigators are still trying to figure out where the man was... more
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