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  • Now that's a clean bed! September 29, 2017 Preparing your Apartment for Bedbug Treatment

    For apartment complexes and multi-families in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Eastern Connecticut Did you see a bedbug? Wake up with bite marks? You are not alone. There has been a tremendous surge in bedbug infestations…

  • State of Rhode Island and Tick Plantations April 08, 2017 Why 2017 may be a very bad year for Lyme disease in Rhode Island

    An unusually large amount of acorns falling from oak trees in the northeast two years ago fed a population boom of mice last year. And those tiny mice fed ticks their blood, and transmitted the bacteria that cause Lyme…

  • Termite swarmer. Rhode Island clamcake for scale. April 03, 2017 How do I know if I have termites in Rhode Island?

    Contrary to popular belief, termites do not live in homes. Termites live in underground colonies, tunneling undetected through the soil into a structure, sometimes through mud tubes. Because of their subterranean nature,…

  • Termite Inspector here, AMA! February 28, 2017 4 Things I Learned from Bill’s Termite Inspector AMA on Reddit

    Last week, Bill hosted an AMA on Reddit. I went into it thinking I knew pretty much all I ever need to know about termites. To me, termites are like the teenagers of the insect world: they will eat me out of house and home…

  • I can't guarantee we will always hear the phone ringing from the shower. September 15, 2015 When the 24 hour response line rings we answer

    Out of the shower, and into the fire! When the 24 hour emergency response line rings we answer. Well, we always try to answer and if we miss the call we are back in touch in 15 minutes or less for emergencies. So when the…

  • Photo Credit: ejbluefolds April 01, 2015 Some Animal & Wildlife Facts that Will Blow Your Mind

    Turtles can breathe out their butts. A shrimp’s heart is in its head. Gentoo penguins only have one mate their entire life and “propose” by giving their mate a pebble. Rats and mice are ticklish. Sea otters…

  • Photo Credit: ZOOPMON February 19, 2015 How to Keep Gray Squirrels Away in Rhode Island

    Did you know there are over 200 species of squirrel worldwide? The smallest is the African pygmy squirrel which is around 10 cm long, and the largest is the Indian giant squirrel at a massive 3' long! Thankfully here…

  • A green bee found in the Debug pollinator garden. December 02, 2014 What are the benefits of insects?

    Many. Hungry? You can eat bugs like they do on Bizarre Foods, or chomp on honey. Insects are a food source for many people and animals that eventually become our food. Bees not only create honey, but pollinate crops and wildflowers. Honeybees…

  • Debug Pest Control logo on paper background October 29, 2014 Cockroaches and Mice are Most Common Home Intruders

    According to the 2013 US Census, 1 in 10 American homeowners have evidence of mice and cockroach living in their homes. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) warns homeowners that these pests are likelier to…

  • Mosquitoes acquire EEE and WNV from birds, and transmit to humans. September 15, 2014 Early fall is still peak season for EEE and West Nile Virus

    After feeding on birds for 5 months, mosquitoes in our area are now most likely to carry Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) or West Nile Virus (WNV). EEE and WNV are the only two human diseases transmitted by mosquitoes…

  • Spot the bee! July 10, 2014 What to do if a wasp or bee stings your dog

    The dog days of summer are here. I love to go out and hike in the woods, visit parks, and generally stay out during these extra long days. I have my constant companions, my four dogs, with me on these treks. We enjoy nature…

  • Spearmint, thyme and eucalyptus. May 19, 2014 Plants that keep bees and wasps away

    We need bees. They pollenate our flowers and plants, and even give us sweet sweet honey. A healthy ecosystem has bees. There's no way around that. Wasps are also beneficial. They eat many pests that munch on our crops.…

  • Debug Pest Control logo on paper background April 26, 2014 Why are Cockroaches So Hard to Control?

    Cockroaches... the mere thought of them sends a shiver down most people’s spine. They get into food storage, reproduce at lightning speeds, and are really fast movers. It’s been said that cockroaches will survive…

  • Photo Credit: Compfight March 12, 2014 7 Rodent-Proofing Tips & Tricks for Your Home

    Many of us have been faced with some type of infestation problem in the home, either with insects or rodents. A survey that was taken in the United States for the National Pest Management Association in 2013 showed that 1/3…

  • The weather outside is frightful, but the warm mattress inside is so delightful. February 17, 2014 Have signs of bed bugs this winter?

    Bed bugs are not seasonal pests. They can be in your homes, rental properties, and hotels year round.  They are quick to seek shelters indoors, since they do not adapt to cold weather very well. They will scurry inside…

  • No, but we want to know! January 24, 2014 Strange and Interesting Facts About Bugs

    Things that make you go hmmmmm. Some of these might make your skin crawl. Bug facts: While gathering food, a bee may fly up to 60 miles in one day. Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music.…

  • Debug Pest Control logo on paper background December 19, 2013 Gift Ideas for Bug Lovers

    Some people just love those creepy crawly bugs. There's more insects than humans on this planet, so heck, we appreciate bugs, too. Whether it's their birthday or Christmas, here are some ideas that will surprise them!…

  • Just dump the mice in the woods! November 26, 2013 A Simple, No Kill, Mouse Trap

    I just saw my first mouse of the year making its way into my shed. I don't mind them in the shed, but they can never take my home!  If you do see or hear mice in your home this winter, try this simple mouse trap…

  • Battle at October 24, 2013 What if there was pest control in the 1800s?

    Right now, there could be a French States of Western America. In 1801, the French army occupied Haiti, a Caribbean territory on the western side of Hispaniola. Napoleon had designs for the small island and rather ambitious…

  • The brown marmorated stink bug is native to Korea and Taiwan, and was accidentally introduced into the United States in 1998. October 18, 2013 Watch out for stink bugs!

    For homeowners, fall means stink bug season in the northeast United States. You can now find these smelly Asian insects out and about looking for over wintering spots, particularly inside of people's homes. Originally native…

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