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December 27, 2018

Holiday Horrors: Common Pests to Watch Out for During the Holidays

‘Tis the season, and for most of us, that means enjoying the holidays with family, friends, and neighbors. However, if you’re not careful, you might also get some unwanted guests. Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, firewood, and even holiday decorations can all bring insects, bugs, and other pests into your home—and if you’re not careful, you could soon have a major infestation on your hands.

Common Winter Pests in Lynn, MA

  • Spiders: Whether you’re afraid of them or not, you don’t want ... Read More
December 17, 2018

Preventing Bed Bugs This Holiday Season

The holiday season is well known as a busy traveling time of year. Planes, trains, taxis -  all are methods of transportation for friends and relatives who are traveling throughout the country to spend time with loved ones. As they come in and out of your home to visit, it's possible that they bring unwelcomed guests with them...bed bugs. Whether they transported them from home or picked them up along the way in their travels, bedbugs are very easily spread ... Read More
November 27, 2018

Where Do North Shore Bugs Go in the Winter?

As the weather gets even chillier here in Lynn, MA, and the surrounding areas, you may find yourself wondering where the bugs go. It may seem like just yesterday that you were swatting mosquitoes and dodging wasps, but now you hardly see any insects in a given day. Do they die? Do they hibernate? Do they migrate? The answer depends on the bug! Heres what happens to the local insects when the temperature drops:

Cockroaches

Despite their durability and resilience, cockroaches don't ... Read More
June 4, 2018

Know Your Bees-How Carpenter Bees Can Harm Your Home

How Did I Get Carpenter Bees?

It's a common misconception that carpenter bees eat wood. While they don't actually feed on it, they do burrow tunnels and use it to house their nests. In nature, these bees hollow out their homes in softwood trees, like pine, cedar, and redwood. These types of wood are commonly used to construct our homes, sheds, fences, and outdoor furniture. This makes your property a prime target - and carpenter bees move in quickly! As they ... Read More
May 15, 2018

Signs You Have a Carpenter Ant Infestation

 

What Causes a Carpenter Ant Infestation?

Carpenter ants like to base their nests in and around wet, rotting wood. Typically they live in the woods where damp wood (AKA housing) is plentiful. That doesn't mean they don't live on your property, as most homes have some variation of trees, shrubs, or decaying wood stored around their yard. In their search for nourishment, they can easily find their way into your home. Meats, starches, sweets, any any other tasty morsel or crumb ... Read More
April 15, 2018

The Destruction that Termites Can Bring

Termites are the competitive eaters of the insect world. Typical termite colonies eat about a pound of wood a year. If the colony is a particularly large one, they can ingest even more! The condition of the wood is also a major factor. Because they literally feast on your home, termites can cause significant damage to your property. Colonies can quickly grow out of control, and the resulting damages can be quite costly. At the first sign of a problem, you ... Read More
April 2, 2018

Preventing a Cockroach Infestation in Your Home

Spring has finally sprung! As the temperature rises outside, you may find yourself daydreaming about days at the beach, weekends by the pool, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. Keep in mind that you aren't the only one daydreaming about warmth! As the weather gets more hot and humid, cockroaches begin to thrive. Early detection is key when it comes to pest infestation, so it's important that you know the signs before it grows out of control. To keep ... Read More
March 19, 2018

How to Beat Flea Infestation This Spring

Spring is almost here! Soon, the sun will be shining, the days will get longer, the weather will get warmer, and the flowers will bloom. You may be looking forward to this season switch - but you're not the only one. Fleas love spring just as much as we do! Increased warmth and humidity allows them to breed at a rapid rate, which can quickly lead to an infestation in your home. Not only will a flea infestation negatively affect ... Read More
February 28, 2018

How to Keep Rodents Out During the Rainy Season

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also bring a mouse or rat infestation! These rodents can be a year-long pest problem, but they tend to seek refuge indoors during the rainy months. During wet weather, they will certainly be looking for shelter. Their search may lead them to directly to your home. There are several reasons and ways that rats and mice may enter your home, so as a homeowner, it's important for you to know how you can ... Read More
February 14, 2018

Insects You May Encounter This Spring

Springtime is a lovely season. Leaves appear on the trees, crocuses and daffodils start to bloom, and the birds start to sing and build nests again. Everything that’s been dormant throughout the long, cold winter comes back to life again. Unfortunately, the same goes for critters: common insects that we’d rather not encounter, no matter what season it is. Even though they’re small, they can wreak havoc on your home — and some can even pose a threat to your ... Read More