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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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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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September 20, 2016

Keep Pests Out & Heat In For A Win-Win This Fall

When it comes to multi-family residences, the name of the game is retention. Tenant retention is the predominant way to build a strong reputation within your community. The longer tenants stay, the longer their list of kudos grows. A history of lease renewals handles one of the most important facets of your building’s marketing: extending the wait list. As more and more people anxiously await the opportunity to move in this fall, so do two things that could prove to be costly issues: the cold, and the pests seeking refuge from it.

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