Tag: summer

Indoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

The best way to control carpenter ants is to locate and destroy the nest, replace damaged or decayed wood and eliminate moisture problems, if they exist. Eliminating a carpenter ant nest can be difficult because of the hidden nature of the nest. Carpenter ant control is usually best done by an... more
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Common ticks in Massachusetts

Identification There are two species of ticks common in Massachusetts: the deer tick (I. scapularis) and the dog tick. An adult deer tick is substantially smaller than the more common dog tick, however size is not always a useful indicator since an engorged tick can be several times the size... more
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Mass Summer Vacation Ideas

It's the first weekend of June already.  Have you planned your summer yet?  Mass Vacations has some great tips and fun places to see in Massachusetts. Make this the summer of no regrets!... more
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Firefly Light-Up Bug Craft

Summer is on its way and it's a time of backyard BBQs and enjoying the outdoors and the night-time weather. One of the best parts of summer is hanging out in the backyard and watching the fireflies zip around and lite up the sky. Kids can spend hours outside trying to catch fireflies in a jar. You... more
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EEE and West Nile from Mosquitoes Pose Serious Health Risk In MA

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there is an early and consistent presence of EEE from mosquitoes in the area. In Easton, Raynham, Taunton, and West Bridgewater the risk level has been raised from "High" to "Critical," and in Bridgewater and Norton it was raised... more
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We're Hot, Sticky And Getting Bit More???

Record summer heat brings out the bugs Published July 25, 2012 / LiveScience If you're feeling extra mosquito-bit this summer, you're not alone. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), record hot summer temperatures are bringing out the bugs. Ants, fleas, ticks, earwigs and... more
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Summer Vacations, Beaches, Sleeping In And Bed Bugs?

Bed Bugs: the summer vacation souvenir no one wants Posted by Rona Fischman  June 14, 2012 02:06 PM Two weeks ago, I mentioned the opportunity to learn about bed bugs at a local conference. On June 15, you have the opportunity to learn all you need to know about bedbugs, and more. The event is... more
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A1 Exterminators throughout Massachusetts

It doesn’t matter if its winter, spring, summer or fall insects you are having a problem with, A1 Exterminators is always there for you. We proudly serve Massachusetts, Southern Maine and Southern New Hampshire since 1953! You may have a bedbug infestation in home in Winchester, or a wasp nest in... more
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Spiders in Massachusetts

I know that some people are afraid of spiders. Spiders are wonderful creatures! They catch bugs for us. They eat annoying flying gnats. We should all treasure and appreciate spiders. Many Native American cultures have wonderful stories about spiders and how they help nature. Massachusetts spiders... more
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Don't Let Bedbugs Keep You From Traveling This Summer

Does all this talk about bedbugs make you hesitant to travel? The constant news coverage of the spreading infestations of bedbugs in major cities could keep you at home this summer. But you could plan your vacation wisely and steer clear of the bugs! First, decide where you would like to take a... more
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