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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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August 22, 2017

What To Do When You Find A Bat In Your House

Finding a bat in your house can be a frightening experience, but in reality the bat is likely more scared than you are in that particular situation. But while the bat is highly unlikely to cause the occupants in your home any direct trouble, the presence of a bat in your home can bring on a host of other potentially serious issues - and that’s why it’s critical to remove and prevent bats before the problem gets out of hand.

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July 26, 2017

Honeybee Swarms: What To Do When You See One

It’s a warm spring or summer day and you’re walking outside when you see it, maybe hanging off a tree branch or gathered on a fencepost: a huge swarm of honeybees.

For those unfamiliar with the ways of bees, swarms can seem frightening and unpredictable. It’s not uncommon for a single swarm to contain anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred individual bees, and the size can often frighten homeowners into taking drastic action - often to the detriment of the hive itself.

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July 19, 2017

How To Handle Hornets

When it comes to cousins of the otherwise-harmless honeybee, few make more enemies each year than hornets.

These large pests are some of the biggest vespines in North America and although they tend to avoid conflict if possible, hornets are generally not afraid to sting when threatened. Plus, since hornets tend to be more aggressive when there’s food around, stumbling on a nest unexpectedly always brings a bit more danger to dealing with hornets on your property.

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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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