Ticks & Mosquitoes…All Types of Diseases

TICK & MOSQUITOE BORNE DISEASES….TOO MANY TO LIST With the warm weather comes pool parties, cookouts, back-yard games, camping, and unfortunately ticks and mosquitoes. We all see the news about Lyme disease, Zika Virus, Powassan and all the other countless diseases that ticks and mosquitoes can transmit, so what do we do about it? There […]

Termite Season

Termite Season It’s that time of year, when the ground thaws out and we get some warm days with some rain then in the morning the termite swarmers come up to find a mate and head back underground together to start a new colony. Often you don’t even know you have a termite issue on […]

Year-Round Pest Control

Why Year-Round Pest Control? Many insects can survive the coldness of winter. Other insects will migrate to escape the dropping temperatures, then return into northern areas in the Spring. Some insects will overwinter in the larval stage, hiding in leaf litter and other covered areas. Grubs can dig deeper in the soil to escape the […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside… The colder it gets the harder the mice are going to try and enter your home to escape the harsh weather. Mice cannot survive long in the winter, so they search your home for any way possible to enter your home and survive. Mice can enter via many different routes including […]

Fall Pests

Fall Pest Control Once the temperature starts to drop certain pests look for a warmer dryer place to dwell, thus moving into man-made structures. These pests are also known as “occasional invaders” and they typically will only enter structures to escape colder weather. Most of these pests are unable to survive inside a structure for […]

Cicada Killers

Cicada Killer Season Lots of recent calls about “wasps the size of a small bird!”, or “huge, I mean huge yellow-jacket!” has urged me to write about this somewhat beneficial solitary wasp. Beneficial in the sense that they help to control the cicada population. Adult cicada killers emerge in summer, typically beginning late June or […]

Night Night, Sleep Tight…..

Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite! It seems like we have a bedbug epidemic in the U.S. as well as a great increase of bedbugs in Connecticut. Although the exact reason eludes us at the moment I believe we can attribute much of it to a lack of widespread public knowledge and awareness. It is my […]

Ground Bees In Connecticut

GROUND NESTING BEES IN CONNECTICUT I got a call this week from a customer who was very concerned about the ground nesting bees on his property, after speaking with him I realized how uninformed most people are about these useful pollinators which prompted me to write. Similar to honey bees the various species of ground […]

Ticked-Off in Connecticut

Officials are saying Connecticut is experiencing an “extraordinary” season for ticks this year. Close to 40 percent of ticks tested so far were positive for the bacteria causing Lyme disease. There are many other tick-borne illnesses other than Lyme Disease such as the Powassan Virus, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Because of these […]

Mosquitoes in Your Backyard

Mosquitoes can carry many different diseases including Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Malaria and now the Zika virus, which makes it even more important to eliminate breeding areas around your home and property. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water; the better you are at eliminating these areas the smaller mosquito population […]