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Why Am I Seeing So Many Spiders Lately?

DATE POSTED: November 22, 2017

Do you feel like you are spotting more spiders lately? As the weather gets cooler we want to think they'll just go away, but spiders are resourceful and will seek conditions that allow them to survive throughout the winter. That means that when they sense the change in temperature, they could end up visiting your home to find the shelter and food they need. Your home has all that: warmth, dark…

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Are Cicada Killer Wasps Dangerous?

DATE POSTED: July 21, 2017

The cicada killer wasp is a bug with a name that excites fear when you hear it. Is the hype founded? Are cicada killer wasps as dangerous as their name suggests?

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Tick-Borne Dangers

DATE POSTED: June 28, 2017

If you live in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Maine, you know what Lyme disease is. This is a tick-borne disease that has earned its reputation. But Lyme is not the only disease spread by ticks. While we are focused on Lyme, we forget that these tiny bloodsuckers are also linked to Powassan disease, rickettsia parkeri, babesiosis, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, Southern tick-associated rash illness…

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Tips To Avoid Carpenter Bee Damage

DATE POSTED: June 20, 2017

Are you familiar with the carpenter bee? It's okay if you aren't. It is actually not a very well-known bee. In fact, the carpenter bee is often mistaken for a bumblebee. But it is definitely a bee you should get to know, if you've never heard of it. Carpenter bees can be destructive to a home. They are a particular danger to unfinished wood, and can do enough damage to your back porch, deck, and…

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Springtime Silverfish

DATE POSTED: April 19, 2017

You are in your bathroom, minding your own business, brushing your teeth, when all of a sudden you see something shiny and very fast scurry across the floor. Your first instinct may be to think aliens have invaded your bathroom, but we are happy to let you know that what you probably saw was actually a silverfish! Silverfish are humidity seeking pests and are common in homes throughout New…

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Scary Centipedes

DATE POSTED: April 10, 2017

Okay. Let's be honest. We're okay with anything that has two legs--for the most part. Four legs is fine too. In fact, some of us probably prefer things with four legs, especially if it is domesticated and sleeps at the foot of our bed. Six legs, yeah, not so much. Definitely not if those six legs allow the critter to climb the wall and run across the ceiling at full speed--that's right…

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