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The 7 Most Effective Ways to Protect Your Family From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

2020-06-25T08:50:44-04:00

We’ve all been there: Our family awaiting the summer barbeque with kids bounding outside and adults relaxing by the fire pit. Suddenly without warning, an army of mosquitoes rudely intrudes and pelts everyone with nasty welts! Just as much as you enjoy the pleasant climate, mosquitoes also thrive in the summer heat and plan to rapidly multiply. Mosquitoes are known as minor annoyances, but they also carry serious diseases right here in [...]

The 7 Most Effective Ways to Protect Your Family From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses2020-06-25T08:50:44-04:00

What does the warmer temperatures mean for our lawn and landscape?

2020-06-25T08:53:38-04:00

Can you believe it, spring is here and April is a week away! As we start to approach the warmer days of spring, let's take a look at what we can expect for our lawn and landscape. As we continue social distancing, due to the global pandemic, our yards and gardens are an outlet to reduce stress and enjoy nature. Not to mention, getting a jump start on spring cleanup [...]

What does the warmer temperatures mean for our lawn and landscape?2020-06-25T08:53:38-04:00

Winter is here… and ticks are still here.

2020-06-25T08:54:41-04:00

For the past several years, Lyme disease spread by ticks has become increasingly dangerous in the New England area. Ticks are a resilient species that are active for much of the year which often includes the cold weather months. Ticks thrive the most in warm weather, but according to the University of Connecticut Home and Garden Education Center, they can also be active at any temperature above 30℉ (Ticks, 2016). [...]

Winter is here… and ticks are still here.2020-06-25T08:54:41-04:00

Household Tips to Handle Pest Infestation

2019-03-14T14:55:53-04:00

In order to protect your lawn and garden from pests, try some of these household remedies to deal with your yard infestation. Massachusetts is home to numerous species of pests that can be detrimental to the health of your lawn and garden. Natural and organic solutions are the safest way to get rid of pests in your yard. You want to be sure that the solution you select is nontoxic [...]

Household Tips to Handle Pest Infestation2019-03-14T14:55:53-04:00

Helpful Habits for Summer Mosquito and Tick Control

2019-03-22T09:37:11-04:00

Mosquitoes and ticks are often a concern for Massachusetts residents. These tiny insects are difficult to find and grow in rapid numbers. They also can carry diseases such as Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. While these insects are part of normal outdoor life during the summer months, there are measures that homeowners can take to feel safer when enjoying their lawns, as well as protecting [...]

Helpful Habits for Summer Mosquito and Tick Control2019-03-22T09:37:11-04:00

Mosquitoes During Winter Months

2019-04-18T14:46:42-04:00

So the snow has arrived, and winter is upon us. No more mosquitoes right? Where have they gone? Did they migrate south for the winter? Maybe heading down to the beaches in Florida, while you are enjoying the outdoor activities like skiing, or sled riding. Understand where mosquitoes go! Mosquitoes are cold-blooded insects. This means their body temperatures are determined by the outside temps. So when temperatures reach a [...]

Mosquitoes During Winter Months2019-04-18T14:46:42-04:00

The Plight of Snow Mold

2020-06-25T09:15:48-04:00

Knowing if you have snow mold New England winters can be a friend or foe depending on who you are. For myself, I love the snow as it means skiing, building a snowman with my young ones, and cozying up by a nice warm fire with a good book. Snow to grasses can cause Grey Snow Mold (Typhula blight). The disease occurs when there is snow on lawns for [...]

The Plight of Snow Mold2020-06-25T09:15:48-04:00

Ticks

2020-06-25T09:19:19-04:00

We are all familiar with the Blacklegged Tick (Deer Ticks) and the Lyme disease that they carry. We have seen an increase in populations over the past several years and it doesn’t seem to slow down. Now there is a new tick emerging in our neck of the woods. Lone Star Tick In 2017 we saw a new tick in the area that is becoming more popular in these [...]

Ticks2020-06-25T09:19:19-04:00