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All About Baldfaced Hornets

Beth Rimmels | Posted on July 4, 2019

Baldfaced hornet nestPeople frequently lump all stinging insects into the same category but Baldfaced Hornets present certain dangers. Warm summer weather is when they’re active so it’s important to be careful and know what to watch out…

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Are Honey Bees Endangered?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on June 27, 2019

Cartoon Bee hive motif Even though they’re very small, bees are very important to the food chain. Bees exist in climates all over the world from European forests to African deserts. They can even be found in…

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7 Interesting Facts About Carpenter Ants

Beth Rimmels | Posted on June 20, 2019

Cartoon Carpenter Ants building a homeWhile many people think of ants as more of an annoyance, carpenter ants can cause actual damage to your home, making them a far more serious threat. Despite the danger carpenter ants…

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What are odorous house ants?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on June 13, 2019

Odorous house antsAnts can be a problem year-round but in spring and early summer, they can be a bigger challenge. Of the many types of ants, one of the most common is odorous house ants.

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Can Pavement Ants Cause Structural Damage?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on June 6, 2019

Pavement Ants walking on concrete.Ants come in many varieties, none of which you want in your home. Pavement ants, also known as Tetramorium caespitum, are a very common form of ants. They take…

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Avoiding Lyme Disease

Beth Rimmels | Posted on May 23, 2019

Tick on a glass prescription bottle.Warm weather means time spent outside – which can put you at risk for Lyme disease. That’s why May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and it’s a key concern for Long Island…

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All About Carpenter Bees

Beth Rimmels | Posted on May 16, 2019

Wood with carpenter bee holes.Among the pests that emerge in the spring are carpenter bees. Knowing how to distinguish them from honeybees, wasps and yellow jackets is important, especially since carpenter bees can damage your home.

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What to Do If a Bird Nests Near Your Home

Beth Rimmels | Posted on May 9, 2019

Bird bringing food to hatchlings in their nest.Until you actually experience it, it’s hard to understand why bird nests near your home are a problem. It sounds charming and is frequently shown in greeting card artwork, but the reality is very…

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Why We See So Many Insects in Spring

Beth Rimmels | Posted on May 2, 2019

Swarm of insects.With the arrival of spring comes longer days, warmer temperatures – and insects. An increase in insect activity in the spring is just as inevitable as flowers blooming.

Insects surge in the spring time, which often…

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What Pests Come Out in Early Spring?

Ed Robinson | Posted on April 25, 2019

Red motif of ticks, spiders, rats, and more.Most of us look forward to the coming of spring. Warm weather means we can be more active outdoors, trips can be planned and the family can spend time relaxing in the yard. All…

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