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May 31, 2018

Prevent Pavement Ants With These Simple Tips

This spring, take a look outside at the sidewalks - there may just be a war going on.

The main belligerents: Tetramorium caespitum, also known as Pavement Ants. Although active all year long and with really no down period throughout the seasons, springtime is a particularly active period for Pavement Ants. When the weather warms, colonies head out in search of new areas to conquer, and that can range anywhere from a trip into your kitchen to an all-out assault on a neighboring colony for control of the territory.

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April 30, 2018

Spring Invaders: 15 Wildlife Pests You May Face In The Springtime

Ahh, springtime - the weather’s nice, the sun is shining, and it’s finally time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Unfortunately for us, however, that same feeling is shared by all of those pesky springtime pests, and that means there’s no season that calls for more vigilance against pests and wildlife than spring.

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April 17, 2018

5 Ways We're Celebrating National Pest Management Month

April is a big month for New England - it’s finally spring, those famous “April showers” are getting us all set up for lovely “May flowers,” and the weather is finally starting to warm up after a long winter. But according to the National Pest Management Association, April is also National Pest Management Month - and that calls for a little celebration.

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March 12, 2018

Spring Swarmers: Identifying Termites Before They Get Settled

Any homeowner knows the value in taking on problems early, rather than waiting for them to get worse. Whether it’s responding quickly to a weed problem in the front yard or taking on mold as soon as you first start to notice spots along the wall, early action can be much more effective - and easier - than scrambling when the issue has escalated.

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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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