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Warm Weather Affecting Pests

arrowadmin | Posted on December 6, 2016

Warm Weather Affecting PestsThe planet is heating-up.  We can debate the reason(s) for this phenomenon but it remains a fact that yearly temperatures are increasing.  This fact may cause insect and rodent pests…

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How Far Can Bed Bugs Travel

arrowadmin | Posted on November 22, 2016

Before the late 1990’s, pest control professionals rarely performed bed bug abatement services except in homeless shelters and environments where people were forced to spend time in crowded environments where sanitation was lacking.

Since the sudden reappearance in the late 1990’s,…

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Bird Management

arrowadmin | Posted on October 25, 2016

Depending on your location, there are typically 3 species of pest birds which may need to be managed; pigeons, starlings and sparrows.  Common problems associated with nuisance birds are droppings, structural damage and noise.

The Problem

Droppings / Structural Damage / Noise

Pigeon, Starling…

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Termites

arrowadmin | Posted on October 18, 2016

TermiteThere are approximately 55 different types of termites in the US.  Here in the northeast, we have one species that causes considerable structural damage.  It is known as the Eastern Subterranean Termite (Reticulitermes flavipes).  It is the most common termite found…

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Carpenter Bees

arrowadmin | Posted on October 11, 2016

Carpenter BeeThe Eastern Carpenter Bees over-winter as adults usually inside nest galleries.  In the early spring, depending on weather, adult males and females emerge and mate.  The male is very territorial when looking for a mate.  Even though the male…

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Beware the “SEASONAL Invaders”!

arrowadmin | Posted on September 28, 2016

Insect behavior and ecology is inextricably connected to the environment.  If you have lived in a location with different seasons, you undoubtedly have noticed the changes in the insect population along with the changes in the seasons.

In the northeast we typically…

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Get to Know Mosquitos and How to Get Rid of Them

arrowadmin | Posted on September 25, 2016

Tray and pans in outdoors stores stagnant water and breeding ground for mosquito Mosquito season is in full swing this time of year. Where on people’s properties are mosquitos likely to breed? What can people do to reduce the amount of…

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How to Ruin Bed Bugs’ Travel Plans

arrowadmin | Posted on September 21, 2016

Macro image of an insect bed bugs, clear tube to withdraw bloodIf you think you have been exposed to bed bugs, don’t panic.

What you do after discovering you and your luggage may have been exposed can make a big difference as…

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What is Zika?

AWST | Posted on August 21, 2016

Zika is the name of a virus spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. Zika virus is related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses.

The rise…

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Why Rodents Are Such a Danger

arrowadmin | Posted on August 15, 2016

The most common rodents in the urban environment are the house mouse and Norway rat.  There are, however, other pest rodent species such as the Roof rat and Deer mouse that are often encountered in structures.  Here, we will limit our…

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