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October 25, 2016

It’s National Bat Week! Here’s 7 Common (But Old Timey) Bat Myths

Halloween is around the corner, and right now is the only time New Englanders like their homes to be decorated with these winged mammals. Ironically, having bats indoors is actually a lot more frightening of an idea for homeowners throughout the other 11 months of the year. Outdoors, however, they are one of the most beneficial animals on the planet! Nobody wants them in their attic, but as their numbers in North America dwindle, everybody should be concerned about this misunderstood pest’s ultimate survival.

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October 18, 2016

The 4 Levels of Mold Contamination In The Workplace

Are workers in your facility or office at risk? This is a question that, if asked, should be met with a definitive “no” in response. Visible mold contamination makes this a very difficult question to circumvent, and at the rate that mold proliferates throughout a building, it’s a problem that commercial property owners need to resolve immediately.

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October 11, 2016

Your Cool Weather Wardrobe: Scarves, Sweaters, and Moths

The jeans with rips, tears, and holes in them are being replaced by flannel-lined versions and corduroy pants, and the t-shirts that lead to farmer’s tans all summer are being covered by sweaters with ...rips, tears, and holes in them? As if having to layer up for the season-long cold front ahead isn’t bad enough, many New Englanders will find that their favorite fall and winter clothing has lost some warmth since being stowed away.

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October 7, 2016

Boston’s Bed Bugs: How To Deal With Night Terrors In Beantown’s Competitive Rental Market

When it comes to multi-family residences in Boston, your reputation can be a make-or-break factor for prospective tenants. The city and its surrounding neighborhoods are amongst the most desirable in the nation. At one time, even as recently as the Red Sox last World Series Championship, this meant that landlords had no shortage of tenants or leasing confidence. This sureness is waning as the rental market, now saturated by new construction projects, is becoming one of the most competitive in the country (let alone in New England).

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October 4, 2016

Autumn Arthropods: 3 Hunting Spiders That Follow Prey Into New England Homes When The Temperature Drops

Most of the invaders that overwinter inside of homes fall under the “nuisance by numbers” category, meaning that they aren’t particularly harmful pests, but rather infest homes in such large numbers that homeowners feel the need to eradicate. Even if these innocuous pests are coming in small numbers, however, it is what follows them inside that makes most New Englanders squeamish.

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