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Thankful For Turkeys - They Can Eat a Lot of Ticks

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Nov 21, 2018 1:16:23 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! 

As people sit down for Thanksgiving dinner many will say how much they are Thankful for the food on their table.  For most people the center point of the meal will be a plump Turkey that was bought at the local market. These farmed, domesticated Turkeys are vastly different from the Wild Turkeys that people see wandering through their yards.  Surprisingly, those wild turkeys are actually acting as natural pest controllers on a daily basis. 

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The Importance of Fall Clean-Ups

Posted by Shawn Spear on Nov 7, 2018 3:36:20 PM

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning; many having already hit the ground, and if you're anything like the rest of us, making time to get out there and clean up your yard is an easy procrastination. However, leaves left for prolonged periods of time can prove to be more detrimental than one might think. Below are a few reasons why fall clean-ups are important to get done sooner than later. 

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Real Life Vampires In Your Neighborhood This Halloween

Posted by Brian Whittemore on Oct 30, 2018 2:02:22 PM
With all the little ghouls and goblins running around your neighborhood this Halloween the scariest creatures of them all are the ones lurking silently in the bushes.
 
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Winter is Coming!...and Deer Ticks Know It

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Oct 16, 2018 1:53:25 PM

 

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It's Apple Season! - Some of Our Favorite Massachusetts Orchards

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Sep 6, 2018 1:35:54 PM

Get your baskets ready- it's apple season in New England! From apple cider doughnuts to hot apple cider, this is one of our favorite times of the year.

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A New Threat to Mass' Dairy and Livestock Industries...TICKS!

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Aug 15, 2018 3:57:34 PM

The Asian Longhorned Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) first appeared in the U.S. just one year ago in New Jersey has caused much concern among researchers. Over the past year the tick has been found in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Researchers believe that the spread of the Longhorned Tick to Massachusetts is inevitable.

What makes the Longhorned Tick different from others? and why should Cows, Sheep, Farmers be concerned?


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Tick Prevention: Tips For Reducing Tick Habitat in Your Yard.

Posted by Graham Henningson on Feb 29, 2016 4:49:37 PM

Your yard can make a great home for several species of ticks. Deer ticks in particular that transmit Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are active from early spring through late fall in New England. Tick prevention starts with awareness. In order to protect ourselves and our family from ticks, we need to understand where ticks live in our yards.

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Are ticks active in cold weather?

Posted by Graham Henningson on Nov 14, 2014 1:39:00 PM

Yes; ticks survive cold weather. They hide under leaf litter and other brush for protection and reemerge as soon as conditions improve. That means if the snow melts and temperatures increase even only slightly, ticks will be on the hunt again for a host. During the late fall and early spring months when the temperature is colder, we are dealing with adult deer ticks who search for larger hosts such as humans, deer, dogs, and cats. In the fall, the female deer ticks use this last blood meal in order to lay an egg mass containing thousands of eggs in the early spring. Property sprays that safely eliminate ticks are important to control the future population and are helpful in Lyme disease prevention.

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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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