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September 30, 2017

5 Easy Ways To Bug-Proof Your Home For Fall and Winter

Leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and the sun is setting just a little earlier each day. Yup, it’s fall, and that means everybody is settling in for cold nights and a long winter ahead - insects included.

But the change of seasons doesn’t necessarily mean you need to brace your home for insect invasion, and keeping pests at bay can actually be simple. By following just a few key strategies, you can get your home bug-proofed and ready to take on any potential invaders the fall might throw at you.

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September 22, 2017

Kitchens, Beware: Fall Is Still Insect Season in New England

Autumn means many things to New England natives - the changing colors, pumpkin spice everything, and the crisp feeling of winter on the way. But for all the gleeful leaf-peeping and roaring end-of-summer bonfires, it’s easy to think that insects have made their exit - only for an unwanted fall invader to make a move that’s sure to ruin your fall.

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September 18, 2017

5 Simple Ways New Englanders Keep Insects Out Of Firewood

For tried-and-true New Englanders, memories of fall and early winter are often deeply tied to just-starting-to-get-chilly evenings sitting around a nice fire. Whether it’s a sunset around a blazing fire pit or winter nights spent gathered with cocoa around the hearth, fire (and firewood ) have always been there - and so have the bugs it can bring with it.

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September 11, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About Cluster Flies

There’s an old bit of wisdom that says there is strength in numbers - and for flies of all sizes, the numbers game plays a huge role in their continued success. But for one particularly troublesome fall invader, this strategy carries exceptionally well right out of summer and into the colder autumn and winter months: the cluster fly.

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August 31, 2017

Why Stinging Insects Are Much More Active During Late Summer

You may have noticed wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets buzzing around all summer long, generally keeping to themselves and not causing much trouble. The truth is, even these fearsome flyers are relatively laid back through the early spring and summer, focused mostly on nest-building and colony-raising and not all that interested in humans. Late summer, however, is a different story - and it only takes one off encounter with an especially-active hive to know the difference.

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