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How to Get a Bat out of an Apartment

A DIY article for landlords wanting to know how to get a bat out of an apartment. Discusses permanent exclusion as well. Of all the vermin, bats can be the most terrifying. They can also be the most difficult and costly. In this article, we’ll cover bat basics, tips and…

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Ford’s Pest of the Month: Mosquito

The mosquito goes through Complete Metamorphosis, which consist of four separate and distinct stages of its life cycle: Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult. Mosquito eggs are laid one at a time or attached together to form egg masses.  Some float like rafts on the surface of the water while other…

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Attorney General Pursues Local Exterminator, Bayer for Deceptive Marketing, Environmental Impact of Pesticides

Attorney General Pursues Local Exterminator, Bayer for Deceptive Marketing, Environmental Impact of Pesticides

By: Alexis Gee, Manager of Marketing and Events   Mass AG seeks to Protect Residents, Pollinator Bees, Environment from Harm In December, Attorney General Maura Healey announced that North Attleboro-based pesticide company Mosquito Shield LLC and its franchisees agreed to pay fines to the state and change their advertising. This…

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Ford’s Pest of the Month: Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are considered beneficial social wasps feeding on sweet secretions and other insects but can become a homeowner’s worst nightmare.  The fertilized queen from the prior fall is the only survivor of the winter.  In the spring, she seeks a nesting site in wall voids, stonewalls, in the ground,…

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Ford’s Pest of the Month: Cat Flea

This blood-feeding insect is responsible for being a notorious vector of disease such as murine typhus and bubonic plague called the “black death.” This bacterial disease resulted in more than 7 million deaths in Europe from 1896-1911. The reaction to the fleabite may vary depending on its victim, the specie…

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Ford’s Pest of the Month: Deer Tick

The life cycle of the deer tick lasts two years. The female deer tick lays approximately 3,000 eggs in the spring and then the larvae, practically invisible to the naked eye, emerge several weeks later and feed on white-footed deer mice, voles, chipmunks and other small animals.  They drop off…

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Ford’s Pest of the Month: Skunks

Skunks are the pest of the month. They are important to the balance of nature. Skunks are a member of the weasel family and have pointed noses and short legs, which make them waddle when they walk. Skunks eat all rodents; black widow spiders, rattlesnakes, scorpions; and garden pests such…

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