DATE POSTED: August 10, 2012
Like many homeowners in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New England, when there are ants in the home you may have a hard time identifying the species. Unfortunately if carpenter ants are not accurately detected, your home could be at risk. While most ants are harmless and merely nuisance pests, carpenter ants prove to be more than just a nuisance. In fact they are known for carving galleries into…
DATE POSTED: July 27, 2012
The weather in New England this summer has been a perfect storm for ticks to thrive. Deer ticks require humidity to stay alive and this summer has proved to be hot and humid. In a typical summer weather pattern, there are enough dry days to kill off a lot of the ticks but this year that is simply not the case. A URI entomologist warns us that “deer tick numbers in Rhode Island are up 80…
DATE POSTED: May 11, 2012
You’ve probably heard by now that this year is expected to be a bad one for ticks. Due to the mild winter and the early start to spring across much of New England many pests are out early and they are not showing signs of letting up anytime soon.