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How To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants
One of the most common pests to infest Massachusetts homes each spring is carpenter ants. These insects are capable of causing extensive wood damage, which is why people are always asking the question, “How do I get rid of carpenter ants?” Here’s how…
Skunks and a Recipe for that Smell!!
Did you know when they spray they can spray between 10 and 15 feet? If one does happen to get you, here’s an easy recipe to deal with the smell… Read More.
Termites vs Carpenter Ants
People know that both carpenter ants and termites are wood destroying insects. Most people don’t realize that the similarities between these two insects stop pretty much there… Read More
UT Austin Researchers Identify Crazy Ants’ Defense Against Fire Ant Venom
According to researchers at University of Texas at Austin, who published a new study last week on crazy ants in the journal Science Express, the secret weapon for crazy ants’ victories over their fire ant adversaries is involves secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom… Read More
Pest Of The Week: Pseudoscorpions
Our pest of the week is often confused for a spider or a baby scorpion. While pseudoscorpions are indeed arachnids, they are not spiders, nor are they scorpions. Pseudoscorpions do, however, look like a tiny scorpion as they have pinchers; but they do not have a tail or stinger. They range in color from yellow to black, are flat and pear shaped, and like I mentioned before; are very small (2-8mm).
Pseudoscorpions are sometimes called book scorpions, because they hide out in dusty books and libraries; feeding on mites, ants, small beetles, and book lice. While they can infest homes and libraries, they are not dangerous to humans as they pose no physical threats. They do not sting.