Love is in the air during the month of February as you celebrate your relationship with heart-shaped balloons, candies and flowers. Even during the ‘season of romance’ it’s fair to say that we’ll never have that type of relationship with the pests that enter our home.
Natasha is a board-certified entomologist and a member of the Entomological Society of America. She earned her bachelor’s degree in entomology at the University of Florida in 2009 and received her master’s degree in entomology at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Natasha says as long as there are humans, they will need pest control.
When it comes to car problems, the list of potential root causes is endless. However, motorists might be surprised to learn that a rodent infestation could be what’s plaguing their vehicle.
If you are like many people, it just isn’t the holiday season until your home has been adorned with twinkling lights, wreaths, trees and family-favorite items of décor.
The holiday season is nigh, which means families will be spending a lot of time cooking and baking in the kitchen. When digging through your cabinets and storage for baking necessities, like cookie cutters and containers of flour, make sure to leave unwanted “pantry pests” out of the mix.
Toy rats, mice, bats and spiders might be great as Halloween décor, but real infestations make for haunted houses that can become your worst nightmare.
Although flea season begins in early May, it reaches its peak in late summer and early fall. Long walks and hikes with your pet increases their risk of attracting fleas. But there are steps you can take to protect your pets––and your family.
Gone are the days when mosquitoes were associated only with the irksomely itchy welts that accompanied their bite. Today, we know there are far worse associations to make with these blood-sucking pests, such as the health threats they pose to us humans in our daily lives—even in our own backyards.
We humans, and our beloved pets, are excited to spend more time outdoors to mark the end of winter, but that means blood-sucking pests, like ticks, have more hosts to latch onto for feeding. In the Northeast, these pests can transmit harmful illnesses like Lyme disease, Powassan disease and others.
When planning what you want to bring with you on your summer vacation this year, don’t forget what you don’t want to bring back: bed bugs. The common bed bug had almost disappeared in the United States, but has made a strong comeback over the past decade.
The days and nights are beginning to warm, and with the help of April showers, the outdoors in New England are coming back to life. Unfortunately, this also means an increase in one of the most prevalent pests – ants.