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October 17, 2017

7 Surprising Places Mold Can Hide In Your Home

October is a spooky season. Between the bright colors on the trees and the cool, crisp air, there’s Halloween - a time for ghosts, ghouls, and scary stories. But for many homeowners the scariest thing October brings may just be the one you never see coming, and it might be hiding in your home unseen: mold.

While many of mold’s most conventional hiding spots (bathroom, attic, crawlspace) might not be so hard to guess, the real threat lies in those surprising places where mold can take hold without ever even arousing suspicion. As a result, these surprising hiding spots often end up being some of the most dangerous. But with a little knowledge of where to look and what to look for, you can stop mold from settling in long before the trick-or-treaters come looking for candy.

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October 3, 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 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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