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This is a fruit fly trap. Photo by Downtowngal/Wikimedia Commons.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in the Kitchen

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 15, 2013

Fruit flies are one of the less pleasant parts of summer. By now, a lot of you are probably noticing an influx of the little guys. While common fruit flies, also known as "vinegar flies",...


Photo of a 2013 Brood II Magicicada by Dave Govoni/Flickr Creative Commons.

Fun Facts About Brood II Cicadas

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 22, 2013

Fun fact #1: Cicadas have emerged and swarmed Staten Island, NY. Exterminators have perhaps their biggest project ever. Will the cicada infestation of 2013 be worse for Staten Island...


Pavement ants. Photo by mehampson/istockphoto.com.

How to Prevent Pavement Ants

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 13, 2013

Pavement ants are common house infesting ants found on the East coast, the Midwest, the South, and parts of the West coast. They are black-brown ants that love to feed on morsels of...


Photo of a beach house with a screened in porch by lightbulbf/sxc.hu.

Four Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Mosquitoes

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 12, 2013

Did you know that mosquito larvae actually hatch in late-February? At least in Massachusetts, they do, according to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project. Now is the time...


Photo of a beautiful house in spring by onepony/istockphoto.com

Spring Home Maintenance Check List

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 25, 2013

Winter weather can damage a house in big ways and in small ways. From animals nesting in vents, to leaves that have accumulated in the gutter, to moisture that can accumulate around...


This is the lovely and vivacious velvet ant. (Photo: Jeffery Turner/Flickr)

The Funky Bugs of San Francisco

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Nov 06, 2012

To begin, cue a little musical accompaniment. Much like the people who have historically populated the city of San...


Attorney Carl D. Goodman specializes in landlord-tenant law. He advised on this article.

Ten Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

Posted by Leah Batkin | Aug 20, 2012

Everyone has heard horror stories of apartment rentals gone bad. Whether it’s from a barking pit bull next door or a termite invasion that won’t go away, finding the right...


New York City exterminators have their work cut out for them. (Photo: Gary Tamin/sxc.hu)

NYC in the Summer: Pest Control Tips

Posted by Noah Garfinkel | Jul 11, 2012

In the summer there’s an explosion of bugs everywhere. And, in winter, there’s an explosion of mice trying to head indoors. Basically, no matter what season it is, there’s...