Recent Insect Prevention Articles

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Natural Fixes for Poor Garden Soil

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 28, 2014

If your garden plants are flopping instead of flourishing, the problem could well be your soil. Many enthusiastic amateur gardeners believe that any soil problems can be fixed by adding...

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Mosquito Bites: Natural Prevention and Treatment

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 30, 2014

Itchy, annoying mosquito bites can put a serious dent in your summer fun. What’s more, mosquitoes carry the threat of serious disease such as West...

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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",...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...