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Are Cicada Killer Wasps Dangerous?

July 7, 2020

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You’re probably thinking giant wasps whose name includes the word “killer” are probably anything but harmless and you’d be right… Sort of.  While these killer wasps are lethal to cicadas in New Jersey, they are solitary wasps that are not considered dangerous to human health. Even so it’s getting hotter here in New Jersey and that means we’re going to start hearing cicadas more and more. And once... Read More

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How To Keep Bugs Away From Fourth of July Celebrations

July 2, 2020

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Many of the fireworks, parades and Fourth of July celebrations in Essex County and New Jersey that would normally be happening this weekend have been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus. Unfortunate news to be sure, it’s not surprising and it certainly doesn’t have to stop families from spending quality time together.  To keep mosquitoes, ants, wasps, and other pests away from your 4th of July festivit... Read More

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Off Structure Termite Swarms Over Father’s Day, Carpenter Ant Activity Blowing Up

June 24, 2020

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It seems to happen every year around Father’s Day, off structure termite swarming that is.  These wood-destroying insects spread their wings and set out on a course to find a mate and establish a new termite colony. What makes this particular swarming different from the other termite swarms we typically talk about is that they are off structure, meaning the swarm did not originate from a home or other structure.  Let’s ta... Read More

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