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May 31, 2017

Roaches Don't Tip: How To Keep Roaches Out of Your Restaurant

It’s one of the many stresses that a restaurant owner fears, and it happens in kitchens around the country almost on the daily: a single cockroach scurries across the floor as soon as the lights flick on in the morning.

Although the old saying warns that if there’s one there’s probably a hundred, for a restaurant the amount of roaches can almost be a moot point - it only takes one to cause a significant negative impact. Roaches can spread filth and disease into food sources and onto cooking surfaces, and their droppings and decomposing bodies can spread allergens that can make guests sick and trigger asthma symptoms. Plus, a roach problem is a surefire way to catch the attention of the Health Inspector, or a bad online review that could very well be fatal for your establishment.

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May 23, 2017

Local Field Guide To Ants In New England: House, Carpenter, Fire, & More

If you’ve ever come home to a nice long line of ants marching around your kitchen, chances are you know just how frustrating these household invaders can be. Whether they’re stealing sugar and other snacks or making a nest in your wall, ants can be a seriously destructive - and disgusting - pest to have around.

But while many of the most common ant species may appear very similar or behave in similar ways at first glance, there are actually hundreds of types of ants out there waiting to get into your home and make themselves comfortable. By knowing some of the most common varieties you’re likely to encounter, you can target the problem with the proper solution from the very beginning - putting you one step closer to ant-free living all summer long.

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April 28, 2017

Moles, Voles, and Other Enemies to Your Outdoor Space

When it comes to keeping your landscaping lush and healthy for the summer ahead, the challenge lies in effective pest control - and not just for insects. Year after year, landowners and businesses deal with damage done by moles, voles, and other burrowers, and the path of destruction they leave in their wake can leave your lawn looking more scarred than the surface of the moon.

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April 14, 2017

7 Tips To Keep Ticks Away This Spring

Thanks to a warmer than average winter and a spring ahead that’s expected to be both cool and wet, it’s looking more and more like the upcoming spring season is going to feature some pretty large tick populations. This will likely have far-reaching effects, figuring into everything from outdoor sports schedules to animal protection all across the Northeast.

For homeowners living in these affected areas, dealing with a boom in the tick population can be tough, and even downright dangerous - especially considering just how many folks get sick from tick-borne diseases every year.

Luckily, we’ve been at this for a while, and we know a few tips to keep ticks at bay in the warm months ahead. Here’s a look at what you can do to keep ticks from feasting on you, your family, and your pets through the spring.

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March 20, 2017

Birds Don't Fly Solo: A Look At The Pests Birds Can Bring With Them

For business and commercial properties owners dealing with the damage done by birds, it can seem fairly contained at first. On first glance, it may seem as though they only damage is on the surface, from stealing food to leaving not-so-pleasant droppings under or around their nest. But what many may not realize is that birds can bring along a whole host of other pests, from insects to diseases - and that can do damage before you even realize the source.

Keeping birds away from your business does more than simply keep feathered flyers away from your customers; diseases and pests carried by birds can have more severe and far-reaching consequences. It’s in a business’s best interests to understand that birds are kept away to prevent these risks - otherwise, the problems can end up being much more dire than you may ever have predicted.

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