Another Reason to Be Spooked on Halloween

Great Article! “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky.” They’re…spiders, bats and bed bugs? During Halloween, forget the typical haunted house! For most homeowners, just the thought of a spider building a web in the kitchen, a bat flying around in the attic, or bed bugs nesting between the sheets… Continue reading Another Reason to Be Spooked on Halloween

Creepy, Crawly Pests Can be a Nightmare for Homeowners

The National Pest Management Association recommends tips to keep your home from turning into a haunted house this Halloween It’s no wonder that haunted houses are decorated with fake rats, rubber bats, plastic spiders and stringy spider webs. After all, having these pests in your home can be a true nightmare – and unlike the… Continue reading Creepy, Crawly Pests Can be a Nightmare for Homeowners

Bedbugs: Facts, Bites and Infestation

By Megan Gannon Bedbugs lurk in cracks and crevices and they’ve been living on human blood for centuries. Though they aren’t known to transmit disease or pose any serious medical risk, the stubborn parasites can leave itchy and unsightly bites. However, bedbugs don’t always leave marks. The best way to tell if you have a… Continue reading Bedbugs: Facts, Bites and Infestation

Planting Fall Vegetables

Make room for your fresh crop of fall vegetables by ripping out any varieties that are no longer performing well (such as tomatoes that have succumbed to disease or peas that have burned out from the heat) or you have already harvested (potatoes, onions, or sweet corn, for example). Pull any weeds so they don’t… Continue reading Planting Fall Vegetables

Vegetable Garden Pest Control

Even in the best-managed vegetable gardens–ones with soil rich in compost, and a diversity of plants to encourage natural predators–certain pests will occasionally get out of hand. There is a nugget of truth in the old maxim that insects are most likely to gang up on plants that are already unhealthy because of a soil… Continue reading Vegetable Garden Pest Control

5 Pest Prevention Tips for Fall

By Melissa Hamel As the weather gets cooler in New England, insects, rodents and other nuisance and damaging pests start to look for warm places to spend their winter. And as many homeowners can attest, sometimes these pests will find their way into homes or garages. Having carpenter ants, lady beetles, cluster flies and other… Continue reading 5 Pest Prevention Tips for Fall