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…
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 percent…
DATE POSTED: July 7, 2012
We often talk about ways to prevent pests from harming us or our homes, but what about our beloved pets? Cats and dogs can be just as affected by the bites of fleas and ticks and now, even bed bugs. In order to protect your furry family members from being taunted by pests this summer, here are a few tips from the RI pest control experts to keep your pets safe from the threat of pests.
DATE POSTED: June 12, 2012
Just as we get our homes opened for the spring and summer, in come the warm weather pests. Anyone who lives in the northern states of New England knows very well that our warm weather season is short lived and so it must be thoroughly enjoyed. But it’s hard to enjoy cookouts or outside activities if your home is being invaded by common summer pests such as mosquitoes, yellow jackets, ticks and…
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.