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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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The Dangers of Pesticide Use for Families

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 29, 2016 11:32:00 AM

The summer is one of our favorite times to spend with our family- whether on vacation or just in the back yard enjoying the season. While there is a risk of vector-borne disease parents need to be concerned about while outdoors, the dangers of pesticide use also pose a health risk to children.

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Why You Should Spray for Ticks in Early Spring

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 23, 2016 11:53:00 AM

New England is a hot bed for Lyme disease due to ideal temperatures and accessibility to hosts for deer ticks. Deer ticks are essentially a threat year-round in New England, but can be slowed down by extreme cold or hot temperatures as well as heavy snow fall. They have a two-year life cycle and search for different sized hosts depending on the season and their current life-stage.


So why spray for ticks in early Spring?

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How to Protect Your Dog From Ticks

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 18, 2016 3:34:00 PM

Our pets are our family. One bite from a tick can lead to illness or in some cases death. Awareness is key to preventing tick-borne illnesses. Here are four steps to protect your pet from ticks:

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3 Reasons Spraying for Ticks Protects Your Family

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 14, 2016 12:05:00 PM

Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and other illnesses are spread by the bite of an infected tick. If you and your family live near wooded or grassy areas, you could be susceptible to tick bites.  People living in or visiting New England are especially at a high risk. Prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease through property sprays that eliminate ticks in your yard. Here are 3 reasons why you should be spraying for ticks this season:

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Pesticide Safety & Controlling Deer Ticks

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 11, 2016 3:00:00 PM

A quick glance outside is enough to know that mean old Father Winter has finally gone away, and it’s time to see Mother Nature’s more pleasant side.

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Implement a Spring Yard Clean Up To Reduce Tick Populations

Posted by Graham Henningson on Mar 9, 2016 9:01:01 AM

Spring is finally here in New England and it's time for a spring yard clean up! Along with flowers and rain showers, female adult deer ticks emerge to lay thousands of eggs that will hatch later this year. Once a a new female tick is born, they have a two-year life cycle ending after they lay thousands of eggs of their own. Combined with wildlife, the two-year life cycle explains why some experience these creepy crawlers for the first time near a home they have lived in for years.

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The Start of Spring is the Start of Deer Tick Season

Posted by Rani Wise on Mar 1, 2016 11:30:00 AM

April showers bring May flowers, but springtime also brings the dreaded tick. Ticks are part of the arachnid family, which also includes mites, spiders, and scorpions. They are often found in shady, damp, leafy, wooded, or grassy areas, including our backyards.

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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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