DATE POSTED: March 20, 2014
The one subject that is consistent in coffee shops throughout most of the United States is that this year has served us a very harsh winter with record snowfall and sub zero temperatures. Residents of MA and RI have certainly had their share of unusually cold temperatures. The most common explanation for the severity of this winter is summed up with the phrase “polar vortex”.
DATE POSTED: July 15, 2013
In Worcester, Providence and other New England communities we know summer has arrived when the mosquitoes start biting. In fact, we joke that there’s a fifth season in our region – mosquito season! Unfortunately when mosquitoes are dive-bombing at our heads and putting a damper on our outdoor fun, there’s nothing funny about it.
DATE POSTED: July 10, 2013
Did you get too much sun over the holiday weekend? Maybe you forgot to apply sunscreen as often as you should have and your skin is red and itchy. Or maybe you forgot the bug spray and your skin is itchy from too many bug bites. Or maybe none of these situations is true and maybe, possibly, you have flea bites?! Wait; what? You thought those were only something Fido and Fluffy got? Nope- not…
DATE POSTED: June 26, 2013
Have you seen these ENORMOUS wasps? The cicada killer should now start appearing in the next few weeks on the east coast of the US, as cicada populations have grown due to the 17-year cicada brood emerging in recent weeks. These insects are often called ‘gentle giants’, because although they are quite large, they aren’t known for aggressive behavior towards…
DATE POSTED: June 17, 2013
The weather here in New England is really shaping up and summer is definitely on its way. Picnics, barbeques and just running around the yard with the kids are all great summer activities, but all these things can be spoiled by pesky yellow jackets nesting along the side of your home or in your yard. Here are a few ways to help you determine what kind of stinging insect you have on your…
DATE POSTED: June 10, 2013
Ticks are active once again and that means it is time for residents in Worcester and Massachusetts as well as in Rhode Island to gear up for what many call tick season. Deer ticks in Worcester, also known as black-legged ticks are known carriers of Lyme disease. Last year there were high numbers of cases of Lyme disease infecting people throughout New England so this year, we want to encourage…