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If it looks like a mosquito, flies like a mosquito, and buzzes like a mosquito, then it’s probably a mosquito… Right?  Not always.

Posted by Brian Whittemore on Apr 23, 2018 4:06:41 PM

With a recent and welcome change in weather, New Englanders spent time doing yard work and dusting off their grills for the first time this past weekend. Many of which may have noticed they were not the only ones emerging from winter hiding. The bugs are back and sightings of swarms of mosquitoes may have you anxious. But before you retreat back inside, those swarms of mosquitoes might actually be a harmless doppelganger.

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4 Tips To A Happy & Healthy Dog This 4th of July

Posted by Jackie Sampson on Jul 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We aren't the only ones enjoying time outdoors this holiday weekend. Our four-legged friends can celebrate freedom this weekend too. From what to eat to where to run free, here are 4 tips to keep your dog happy this 4th of July weekend.

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Tick & Mosquito Spraying For Events

Posted by Graham Henningson on Jun 30, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Don't let mosquitoes and ticks chase you indoors. If you plan ahead, the Pure Solutions team can treat your property using National Organic Program compliant products that are safe for your guests and the environment. Reducing the population of ticks and mosquitoes on your property or the event site will make your event memorable– for the right reasons.

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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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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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