Pest Control

Date: July 26, 2017
Pest Control Bug in House
The short answer… yes, pest control services are worth the cost. Time Equals Money Having a pest problem in your home can be frustrating, as well as scary (depending on the pest in question). Homeowners spend a lot of time scouring the internet and visiting their local hardware or big box stores trying to figure out how to get rid of pests. This includes researching which product to use, how effective the product will be, how long it will take to work, and the cost. This can consume a lot of…
Date: April 20, 2017
Chich Bug
Insect pests play a big role in the overall health of our lawns. If we want to gaze into the future to see what kind of insect activity we will be seeing this coming summer, we should actually look backwards to see what happened last year. Past is prologue, after all. I spent some time at our Boston North branch this past week and while driving around I could not help but notice that last summer’s drought took a heavy toll. One lawn after another was dead, not enjoying winter dormancy but dead…
Date: March 15, 2017
Preemergent crabgrass next to grass seed
Personally, I don’t like to shop. It must be a guy thing but I would rather stay home and do the dishes than spend time in a big box store that gives me a case of claustrophobia. But recently I did find myself in exactly the kind of place that I hate and couldn’t help but notice that (a foot and a half of snow notwithstanding) the lawn and garden section is filled to the brim with lawn fertilizer, grass seed and pesticides already. I’m sure that they have their logistical challenges getting all…
Date: March 10, 2017
Tick on leaf
Increased Tick Population in the Northeast If you have been paying attention to social media so far this year, you’ve seen all the posts regarding how bad the ticks are going to be this season. This is mainly due to the increased population of mice in the Northeast. Where there are mice, you will definitely find ticks. We will go over some ways to protect your family and yourself from the threat of ticks and the diseases they carry. The most obvious way to protect yourself and family from…
Date: February 20, 2017
Choosing between hiring a professional pest control company and trying to remove or prevent pests yourself is a big decision. There are many factors to consider when making this decision. Here are some of the most important reasons to hire a professional. Pest Control Professionals Know What to Look for & Where to Look Professionals are trained to know what to look for as far as pest habitat, food sources and hiding spots. Usually a dead insect is an indicator of what’s lurking in your…
Date: November 28, 2016
Winter Moths
I remember the first time I saw them. As my wife and I pulled away from my brother’s house along the South Shore of Massachusetts, the headlights of my car peered into the woods. It appeared as though it was snowing, even though it clearly wasn’t. Small, white insects in incredible numbers were swarming through the underbrush. This is a crazy time of year to be seeing moths flying about. After all, the season’s over, the crickets died with the first frost, there are no more mosquitoes or…
Date: June 7, 2016
Grubs in soil
Lawn grubs are a destructive pest that can cause horrible damage to your lawn. It is important to work proactively to prevent grubs from infesting your lawn. What are lawn grubs? Lawn grubs, also known as white grubs, are the larval stage of the Scarab family of beetles, including Japanese Beetles, June Bugs, Oriental Beetles, and many others. Grubs are white and C-shaped, with legs near their head. Lawn grubs inhabit the soil just beneath the surface and feed upon the roots of many…
Date: May 31, 2016
Bug on carpet
Your lawn serves as a barrier between your home and the wilderness. There are all sorts of pests that can pose a serious threat to your family and pets such as mosquitoes, ticks and termites. There are also many creepy, crawlies that are a general nuisance to the enjoyment of the outdoor spaces around your home. And of course there are those beneficial ones like honeybees which aid in the pollination of plant material. Check out our 5 tips below to help keep the unwanted, invasive pest…
Date: May 17, 2016
Ticks on Finger
Ticks and fleas are not just a nuisance. They are external parasites that can cause serious illnesses, deadly diseases, and extreme discomfort in pets and their owners. Tick and flea treatment for pets is helpful, but if your lawn becomes infested it will not be enough. Follow these tips to help keep your yard protected from fleas and ticks. Consistently mow your lawn – Ticks and fleas are more likely to be found in long grass. You should mow your lawn to the recommended height.    Prune…
Date: May 10, 2016
It’s been plenty cloudy and cool so far this season but that will not last forever, and that forever is going to be filled with mosquitoes. What was once just an annoying bite or two on a summer evening has recently evolved into the risk of serious illnesses such as West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and the latest entry, Zika Virus. We won’t be returning to the days when all that was necessary to eliminate mosquitoes was to blast them with DDT, but the more we know about managing the risks…