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What Deer Eat & How To Prevent Deer Damage

Posted by Spencer Rowden on May 19, 2016 1:30:00 PM

White-tailed deer are found throughout Massachusetts including Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. They are herbivores and consume a wide variety of herbaceous and woody plants native to the area. An adult white-tailed deer requires approximately 5-7 lbs of food per day, but energy demands for white-tailed deer vary seasonally. Even further, what deer eat can favor particular plants depending on the season. Energy demands are the greatest in the autumn rut and during severe winter weather.

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Mosquito Control in Massachusetts

Posted by Graham Henningson on May 14, 2016 3:42:18 PM

The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project reports there are 51 mosquito species found in Massachusetts. So while you may feel that all mosquitoes are an equal nuisance, each species has unique behaviors, characteristics, and breeding patterns that make mosquito control in Massachusetts a challenge. Depending on the environment near your home, temperature and time of season- you may find species that are more common than others. Here are some common traits of mosquitoes in Massachusetts that will help you control them. 

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How to Minimize Mosquito Breeding on Your Lawn

Posted by Graham Henningson on May 9, 2016 11:31:00 AM

An adult female mosquito lays about 100-400 eggs in clusters called rafts, which float on the surface of the water, or eggs may be laid singly on the surface of the water or the waters edge depending on the species of mosquito. Within 2-3 days the eggs hatch into larvae. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant, standing fresh water oftentimes found around the home. With heavy rain, which we have been consistently experiencing in Massachusetts, new breeding grounds are created increasing the mosquito population in our communities. There are a few simple ways to minimize you and your family’s exposure to these pests.

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5 Ways to Mitigate Mosquito Misery

Posted by Jackie Sampson on May 7, 2016 5:55:00 PM

After a long and cold winter, New England is more than ready for summer, and Memorial Day marks the start of enjoying as much time as possible outside. However, as temperatures rise, so do the mosquito populations. Rain leaves the perfect conditions for mosquitoes to lay eggs, and soon after they hatch all at once!

Here are 5 facts about mosquitoes that may help you not only decrease your chances of getting bitten, but also lessen the miserable post-bite experience!

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How is an organic lawn care plan different than the conventional 5 step program that we use now?

Posted by Peter DiClemente on May 5, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Most conventional programs act like steroids for the lawn, continuous chemical injections and pesticide applications whether the lawn needs it or not. Most lawns have a chemical dependency on high nitrogen fertilizers and become weak and susceptible to disease and insect damage.

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Are chemical fertilizers and pesticides harmful?

Posted by Peter DiClemente on May 2, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Instead of trying to explain everything I know about the dangerous affects of lawn pesticides, I would like you to visit a few websites that will really open your eyes.

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Watering & Mowing Guidelines for Organic Lawn Care Program

Posted by Peter DiClemente on Apr 29, 2016 1:01:50 PM
In a Systems approach Organic Lawn Care program, what happens in between our visits can be just as important as the services we are providing. Here are some guidelines for watering and mowing that will support our efforts. Since every property has different variables when it comes to watering (soil conditions, water pressure, sun exposure) there is no exact science for a watering schedule. Use these principals to help determine the best schedule for your lawn. 
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What is organic lawn management?

Posted by Peter DiClemente on Apr 26, 2016 12:30:00 PM

An organic lawn uses only natural methods and no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or chemical herbicides. Conventional fertilizers and pesticides destroy the soil’s natural ecosystem, causing the lawn to become chemically dependent and relying on more chemicals to sustain it.

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Earth Day at Pure Solutions

Posted by Graham Henningson on Apr 22, 2016 4:08:38 PM

Each year, the Pure Solutions team launches intiatives to protect the environment and lower our impact both at home and at the office. Sustaining the planet for future generations is something we think about every day- including Earth Day! That's why we wanted to share with you tips for both home and at the office that will help you make better choices every day.

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Tick Identification: American Dog Ticks vs Deer Ticks [Infographic]

Posted by Graham Henningson on Apr 2, 2016 12:28:00 AM

American Dog Ticks and Deer Ticks are two common tick species found in New England. Both species transmit tick-borne illnesses. Tick bite prevention starts with awareness. When you understand the behavior, seasonality, and appearence of the tick species in your local environment, you can better protect yourself and your loved one.
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Pure Solutions specializes in organic turf care, tick, mosquito, and deer control services. Our Think Pure blog provides resources to making your yard safe and enjoyable without the use of harmful chemicals. We "Think Pure" in order to protect our community and the environment.

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