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Rabbits and Other Superstitious Stories

Superstition affects our daily lives, even if we don’t realise it. According to the Otis Elevator Company, more than 80% of the world’s skyscrapers are missing a 13th floor. Today #white rabbits was trending on Twitter. From a sailor’s terror of fleeing rats to lucky  ladybugs and money spiders, the animal and bug kingdom is [...]

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How Pests Communicate

We all know that humans are not the only animals that communicate with each other. Barking, chirping, howling – almost any noise an animal intentionally makes can be considered communication. But sometimes you need to know how pests communicate to understand how to effectively treat infestations, like breaking the code of an enemy army. So [...]

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Baby, It's Hot, Hot, Hot Outside

Here in the Northeast, the heat over the past few days has bordered on unbearable.  There are heat warnings and heat advisories on the radio.  The malls and pools are packed with folks looking for refuge.  As I drove home yesterday, my car thermometer hit 102 degrees F.  That’s hot! It got me to wondering [...]

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Pest Proof Your Picnic

Ok – You’ve got a picnic planned for the holiday weekend.  You know, the checkered tablecloth, the dogs and burgers cooking on the bbq and Aunt Mary’s homemade potato salad.   To prevent unwanted guests (other than the gazillion calories in Aunt Mary’s potato salad) like ants, wasps, flies and mosquitoes from showing up, here’s [...]

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The Ant Has More Than Just High Hopes

As I was sweeping my patio at home this past weekend, I noticed a number of pavement ant mounds between the bricks, which reminded me it was time to call my friendly pest control technician who protects my home from a (potential) annual ant invasion. But it also got me thinking though about how selfless pests are [...]

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