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

With Arrival of Fall, Pests Seek Shelter Indoors

Fall is a favorite season for many, as it signals the beginning of colorful leaves and crisp weather. But for many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find refuge from the cold winter ahead. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners of the importance that fall… Continue reading With Arrival of Fall, Pests Seek Shelter Indoors