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Summer Pest Prevention: A Guide for New England Homeowners

There are many types of pests we consider “Summer pests” but there are a few we really find to be a common problem for New England homeowners. The most notable of these pests are bees, wasps, ants, ...

Summer Mouse Infestations: Don't Let Them Sneak In!

Not just a cold-weather pest When people think of summertime pests, they think of ants, flies, mosquitoes, and other creepy-crawly nuisances. Mice, on the other hand, are usually associated with fall ...

Stop the Itching: The Best Remedies for Mosquito Bites

Get Some Relief for Those Itchy Mosquito Bites It’s happened to all of us: you’re having a nice evening outdoors in the summer or early fall, maybe relaxing at a barbecue or bonfire, when the itching ...

Home Remedies for Bee Stings: Soothe and Treat

How to Treat a Bee Sting at Home So you were outside minding your own business when suddenly—OUCH! You feel an intense pain somewhere on your body, and realize you just got stung by a bee or wasp! ...

Tips for Safely Removing Hornet Nests: DIY or Call a Pro?

It’s been one of the hottest, driest summers in Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, with residents in Enfield CT, Springfield, and Wilbraham MA finding that hornet populations are ...

The Hidden Dangers of Wasp Nests: Risks and Prevention

Wasp nests can be a significant source of annoyance and fear for many individuals. However, beyond the annoyance they cause, these buzzing insects pose several risks that should not be taken lightly. ...

Stink bugs, lady bugs, boxelder beetles, and cluster flies, oh my!

How Do I Prevent These ‘Occasional Invader’ Pests From Entering My House? What Are Occasional Invaders? When many people think of pest infestations they usually think of ants, bed bugs, termites or ...

4 Ways to Reduce Mosquito Populations in Your Backyard

With summer fast approaching, homeowners will want to spend time enjoying their property and warm weather. Nothing puts a damper on a sunny summer’s day of fun quite like the buzz and bite of ...

What Are The Hazards Of Mosquito Repellents? DEET FAQs

N,N-diethylbenzamide (DEET) is the most used mosquito repellant. Most off-the-shelf mosquito repellants contain at least 7% DEET. Given how commonly it is used, is there a concern in the ...

What's the difference between bees or wasps?

One of the most common questions we get at Graduate is “how to tell the difference between a bee and a wasp?” There are some obvious differences and some are more subtle but knowing the difference ...

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