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For the comfort and health of your home or business, knowing pest issues is critical. We always seek to stay current with pest trends and industry best practices. This expertise allows us to share DIY tips and perform the best service possible.

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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Right Way to Apply Insect Repellent

How to Properly Apply Insect Repellent Insect repellent is a necessity for many people in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut this summer, especially those of us who spend a lot of time ...

Reducing Mosquito Populations In Your Backyard with GPS

Nothing can ruin a backyard picnic like mosquitos harassing you and your guests. With summer weather in full swing, now is when mosquitos thrive—even with the current droughts in Western ...

7 Ways to Get Rid of Ants in the Garden

Get Rid of Ants in the Garden: Are Ants a Threat to Your Plants? Now that milder temperatures are finally here, many people across New England have starting tending to their outdoor gardens. Between ...

Pests to Watch for When It Rains

April Showers Bring May… Insects? Rain and Pest Problems

Why do I need pest control all year long?

As a pest control company, it makes sense that we would advocate for using our service all year—even when you’re not currently experiencing a pest-related problem. Truthfully, we do this because we ...

Why Are Stinging Insects More Aggressive In Late Summer?

The dog days of Summer are upon us. Especially in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut, in cities and towns like Springfield, Enfield, Windsor, and Somers, the days have been long and hot. ...

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