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A Handy Guide to Ants

Beth Rimmels | Posted on September 26, 2019

A Handy Guide to Ants
Ants have a place in nature, but no one wants to see them in their home or on their property. While you want to keep all of them out, some are more dangerous than others. If you…

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Kissing Bugs: Everything You Need to Know

Beth Rimmels | Posted on September 19, 2019

Cartoon bugs kissing Despite the cute name, kissing bugs can be dangerous. While they’ve previously been detected in the western and southern United States, the latest reports indicate a northern migration so it’s important to learn more…

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Why are Wasps so Aggressive?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on September 12, 2019

Why are wasps so aggressive?
While bees have the cute and useful reputation in the insect kingdom their cousins, wasps, have a reputation for being very aggressive. In reality, for part of the year they’re just as useful…

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Are Yellow Jackets Good for Anything?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on September 5, 2019

Yellow jacket resting on a plant.Considering how painful yellow jacket stings are, and how often they disrupt cookouts, it’s easy to hate them and wonder if yellow jackets are good for anything. It turns out these yellow-and-black…

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Ways to Prevent Ants From Entering Your Home

Beth Rimmels | Posted on August 29, 2019

Ways to prevent ants from entering your home.
Ants are a guest you never want to have visit, so having ways to keep ants out of your home is important. If you saw an ant in your home or want to…

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Is Tick Prevention Necessary?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on August 22, 2019

Tick on a person's index finger The minute people start spending time outdoors on Long Island each year – especially in Suffolk County – you hear warnings about ticks, Lyme disease, etc. Is…

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Can Bed Bugs Live in a School or Dorm?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on August 15, 2019

Startled female student. Bed bugs like to travel so they can get into almost anywhere – but you don’t want them to go back to school with you. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), bed bugs…

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Can My BBQ Attract Raccoons?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on August 8, 2019

Raccoon stares at BBQ while people eat in the background.
Warm weather means spending time outdoors, cookouts, parties, etc. When you think of pests that can interfere with your festivities, flying bugs are the first thing that come to mind, but

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What You Need to Know About Tiger Mosquitoes

Beth Rimmels | Posted on July 25, 2019

Tiger mosquito motif
If normal mosquitoes aren’t bad enough, we now have a new species of blood-sucking insects to deal with. Asian tiger mosquitoes have invaded the United States and are increasing their territory.

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A Handy Guide to Stinging Insects

Beth Rimmels | Posted on July 18, 2019

Stinging insects
Bees, wasps, hornets – you want to know the difference to avoid getting stung. This handy guide to stinging insects can help you figure out which buzz is which.

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