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Pests You Won’t Love for Valentine’s Day

ngarraffo | Posted on February 14, 2019

Squirrel and raccoon

Have you been bitten by the love bug? That’s pretty common around Valentine’s Day, and not to be confused with the lovebug, a black-bodied insect, with a reddish-orange thorax that’s known to copulate in midair. Those…

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Getting Rid of Possums and Squirrels

Ed Robinson | Posted on February 7, 2019

Opossum and squirrelSometimes furry creatures can be both lovable and problematic. We love squirrels when we see them in the park, but they’re a huge problem if they get inside your house. Possums tend to be gentle animals,…

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How to Get Rid of Spiders

Ed Robinson | Posted on January 31, 2019

Cartoon spidersLittle Miss Muffet had the wrong idea. We all know the nursery rhyme that ends with the lines, “Along came a spider, who sat down beside her, and frightened Miss Muffet away.”  We understand that spiders can be scary, but…

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Taking Care of That Mouse Infestation

Ed Robinson | Posted on January 24, 2019

Small brown mouse closeup

It’s a famous quote, often attributed to writer/philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.” And if you’ve ever had a mouse in your…

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Rodents, Raccoons, and Rats, Oh My!

Ed Robinson | Posted on January 17, 2019

Cartoon rat, raccoon, and mouse reading, eating, and drinking.

There are few films that are as unforgettable as the 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” and one of its many memorable scenes takes place in a particularly treacherous area…

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Does My Christmas Tree Have Pests?

Ed Robinson | Posted on December 13, 2018

Lit up Christmas tree with presents and a fireplace in the background.

The only things you should expect to find under your Christmas tree every year are presents. But if you bring a live Christmas tree into your home, you may have…

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What Insects Are Active During Winter?

Ed Robinson | Posted on December 6, 2018

An Asian lady beetle sits atop snow.

For many people, winter is their favorite time of year. The holiday season will be in full swing and you can go skiing, snowboarding or skating at an outdoor rink. There’s all sorts of winter…

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Stop Chirping, Get Rid of Crickets

Ed Robinson | Posted on November 27, 2018

Small cricket sits on a plant.

In the classic 1960 children’s novel, “The Cricket in Times Square,” a Connecticut cricket named Chester accidentally gets on a commuter train and ends up living in the “Crossroads of the World” where…

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Can My Firewood Bring in Pests?

Ed Robinson | Posted on November 15, 2018

Roaring stone fireplace with book and mug.

One of the things that can make the cold weather months special in New York is having a working fireplace or a wood burning stove. There’s nothing quite like reading and relaxing in front of…

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Pests in Boxes and Paper

Ed Robinson | Posted on November 8, 2018

Three silverfish on top of a book.

In order to get rid of pests, you have to know where to find them. When we think of the types of places insects hide, we tend to think first about underground or outdoor nests….

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