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Winter Pest Forecast for New England

RodentNew England winters are brutal and cover the region in snow and ice. Before the season takes hold, pests seek shelter in homes where they can stay warm and survive until the coming spring. If you don't take preventative measures to keep out unwanted pests, you might have to deal with a difficult infestation over the winter. 3 Common Winter Pests in New England Overwintering Pests Numerous insects belong in this category. Stinkbugs, ladybugs, moths and flies all remain active during the winter and invade homes in the Northeast. Each nuisance pest causes its own problems for homeowners, such as when moth larvae eat clothing and stinkbugs emit foul odors in a room. Preventative maintenance, such as sealing gaps and cracks around your home, will keep these overwintering pests out of your living areas. Rodents You can catch rodents trying to find ways inside residences no matter the season. The arriving...
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Keep Pests Away from Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Ant 1You've tweaked your stuffing recipe, had the carpet cleaned and picked out the perfect centerpiece. So, what happens if pests threaten to ruin your holiday plans? Don't let bugs or rodents take over your gathering. Head off an infestation so you and your family can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without the threat of unwanted guests. Find out how from Tim's Pest Control. Home (Not so Sweet) Home Your home is cozy and inviting. Unfortunately, pests enjoy crashing the party for just that reason. From silverfish to spiders, bugs make themselves right at home if conditions are right. While many insects aren't dangerous to your family's health or safety, they can do a lot of damage to your home and its contents. And everyone is bound to be uncomfortable with the prospect of creepy crawlers running rampant. Pests: A Danger to Your Home Mice and rats can be found chewing on wiring, creating...
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Where Do Bees Go In the Winter?

BeeIn the summer months, gardens are filled with the buzz of honeybees. They are extremely active as they go in and out of their hives. However, when winter hits, where do these flying creatures go? As the outside temperatures plunge, bees naturally begin to gather so that they stay warm in the cold times ahead. Even though they are not visible, bees remain active throughout the entire winter season. They do not hibernate or die after they lay their eggs. Since bees are cold blooded, it is essential that they remain warm. How do Bees Stay Warm? Bees cluster. Their main job is to take care of the queen. She must remain safe and warm. Worker bees flutter their wings and shake their bodies. This movement keeps energy flowing so that the hive temperature stays comfortable and warm enough for them to survive. However, bees need a form of food to...
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Top 3 Things that Attract Ants to Your Home

Ant 10Ants are one of the most common pests that result in homeowners contacting a pest control company for help. Ants are especially common during the warm summer months. Because they come in such large numbers and can quickly infiltrate your pantry and food supply, an ant problem can be difficult to manage. Could you be attracting ants into your home without being aware of it? The following are the top three things that can attract ants to your home and what you should do if you have an ant infestation. Food Sources Almost any food that is good for you and your family will likely serve as an excellent source of nourishment to ants as well. Ants are attracted to most types of human food, but they are especially fond of sweet foods. Many types of ants are drawn to jelly, syrup, honey, candy, and other rich sources of sugar. Many...
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Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home This Summer

Bedbug 2Hiding in the smallest of cracks and crevices in your home during the day, bed bugs are some of the toughest pests to both spot and exterminate. If you wake up with itchy bites on your body, chances are you might have a bed bug infestation. With that said, here's what you need to know about bed bugs and how to get rid your home of this pest.  What Are Bed Bugs? Although they're visible to the naked human eye, bed bugs are small pests that measure three-quarters of an inch in length. They bite you while you're sleeping and feed on a few drops of your blood; the female bed bugs will lay up to 200 eggs at a time afterward. Even though their bites pierce your skin, they don't hurt enough to feel them. Bed bugs can live for as long as a year without food, and they fortunately...
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