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?…
DATE POSTED: May 20, 2016
It is the end of spring in Maine. Time to put away the snowshoes and skis, time to hang the sled up in the garage, and time to pack away the winter clothes. Things are warming up outside, and that means trips to the beach, cookouts, and pool parties. Yup. Mainers look forward to the end of spring and the beginning of summer. You know who else does? Carpenter ants.
DATE POSTED: May 18, 2016
Due in part to a warm winter, fleas are out in force this spring. Protect your home and family from their dangers.
DATE POSTED: May 11, 2016
Do you enjoy seeing cute, furry, little squirrels in your Rhode Island yard? Aren't they just the sweetest little things, with their twitchy tails, and quick movements? And they are fun to watch as they chase each other on trees and down your fence line. But could these cute little critters be bad to have around? Consider the following facts and decide for yourself: