DATE POSTED: July 22, 2016
Flies! That’s such a huge topic. Did you know that there are well over 120,000 species of fly worldwide? And some estimates say that number is probably much, much higher. Flies come in all shapes and sizes too. Some are large like the horse fly and some are tiny like the fruit fly. Some are so common that we hardly even notice when they are buzzing around, like the house fly; and some are…
DATE POSTED: June 15, 2016
It can be disturbing to find winged ants crawling around on the inside of your windows in spring, especially if they are big and black. Large black ants with wings look a lot like wasps. The good news is that they don't sting. But we have some bad news too, news that is directly connected to why you're seeing flying ants inside your home.
DATE POSTED: June 13, 2016
Most of us love wildlife. If we didn't, there wouldn't be zoos. But when wild animals come onto our property, they can cause real issues. Here in Rhode Island, these are four animals you're likely to see.
DATE POSTED: June 8, 2016
What? How could a warm winter be anything but good? Well, besides making things tough on the ski industry, it also has an adverse effect on illness throughout the Northeast. While low oil prices and a mild winter can do a lot to lower your energy bills, it also has a positive effect on the tick population. Here is how mild winters cause higher tick populations, and what you need to know to protect…
DATE POSTED: June 6, 2016
By now you have probably heard of the Zika virus. Response to the threat of a Zika outbreak in the U.S. has been debated aggressively in Congress, and it has prompted some states to issue a state of emergency.
DATE POSTED: May 28, 2016
We're not talking about the good kind of moles, the kind you might see on the upper lip of a beauty queen; we're talking about the not-so-good kind that likes to destroy Rhode Island lawns. Have you seen the signs of tunneling on your property? Does your lawn have a lightning-bolt-looking patch of dead grass running through it? Can you see the ground pushed up in what looks like multiple tunnels?…