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Will America's Turtles Be Eaten Into Extinction?

By Jani Actman PUBLISHED November 10, 2016 Anyone wanting a gourmet meal in the early 1900s in the United States could always count on finding one special dish: turtle. Whether served as soup or steak, turtle meat made an appearance everywhere from presidential dinners to the first…

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The Origins of Our Misguided Hatred for Pigeons

In 2005, sociologist Colin Jerolmack went to Greenwich Village to study how New Yorkers used the neighborhood’s “pocket parks,” what they wanted from these tiny green spaces, and how they thought the parks could be improved. He got an answer to that last question almost…

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How to Avoid a Winter Pest Invasion

By: Bob Vila - Home Improvement Expert Like so many other things in life, winter means different things to different people. I've often noticed that one's opinion of the cold season depends on his or her age. As a child, you might eagerly embrace the winter for its promise of sledding, snowball…

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Dewey Pest & Wildlife in The Boston Globe! Bed Bugs & Traveling

Q. What does a bedbug bite look like? A. It is often a slightly swollen, red area that can be itchy and irritating. Bites may be random or in a straight line. Q. How do you know when a bite is from a bedbug? A. Bedbug bites are difficult to diagnose. Sometimes reactions don’t surface…

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Raccoons- Nature's bandits

Think back to the days when Saturday mornings were spent sitting on the livingroom floor with a big bowl of sugar cereal, watching your favorite cartoons. Now think about the bad guys, the bandits, and the criminals in those cartoons; they were the ones with the black mask pulled down over their…

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Chimney Caps are a good idea!

Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces There are advantages and disadvantages of capping a masonry chimney or fireplace. Let's list negative and positive points and then we'll discuss the different models that are available.Possible Disadvantages: 1. Draft Restriction - An improperly designed or…

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How-To Pest Proof Your Basement & Attic

Many people are anxious about encountering unwanted pests, especially in their own homes. As such, homeowners often take preventative measures as part of their seasonal maintenance routine. However, there are several rooms in a house that can be easily overlooked in the process of pest proofing -…

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5 Common Pests, Tips, & Facts on Winter Pests

 When winter weather arrives, some pests go into hibernation while others enter homes seeking warmth and food sources. The National Pest Management Association encourages homeowners to take several precautions against common winter pests like mice, rats, raccoons, cockroaches and spiders.

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Stinging Insects

Stinging Insects frighten nearly everyone.  Getting stung is a painful experience and can even be fatal for those few highly allergic individuals. Here are some common stinging insects to watch out for: Carpenter BeesCarpenter bees are very similar in appearance to honey bees, except that…

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DIY's & How To's: Keep Unwanted Guests Out Of Your Home

One noticeable change in the outdoors as winter approaches is the absence of flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and bees. We associate these pests with summer and fall, a nuisance to outdoor activities, and are thankful that the colder weather brings relief from their stings and bites. But…

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What the Wintery Weather Means for Pests

Winter arrived with attitude this year. Snowstorms and cold snaps across the country have been causing travel delays, school closings and chilly commutes, but the weather could also be affecting homes, making it easier for household pests to find a way inside. Cold weather pests including rats and…

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Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a family of small, midge-like flies. Although a few species are harmless or even useful to humanity, most are a nuisance because they suck blood from vertebrates, many of them attacking humans. In feeding on blood various species of mosquitoes transmit some of the most harmful human…

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Hearing Noises In The Attic??

Do you hear bumps and the pitter patter of little feet? Is the sound so loud it seems like someone is walking around up there?It could be you have mice or Flying Squirrels! Field mice are coming in and will nest in attic spaces, which to them are like big hollow trees. Often hearing noises like…

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a relatively new pest to the area. There are several different types of stink bugs native to North America, but this particular bug, originally found in Asia, was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 1996. It isn’t known for sure how the bug was introduced,…

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Weird but True: Strange Facts about Occasional Invader Pests

Most homeowners are familiar with the most common household pests — your cockroaches, ants, rodents and such. However, there is an exclusive group of insect intruders the professional pest management industry refers to as occassional invaders. Think of these pests as the drop-in guests. And…

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This Season's a Ticking Timebomb! Facts & Tips to keep ticks at bay.

Dewey Pest and Wildlife is committed to the environment and protecting you and your family not only from pests and wildlife but from unnecessary use of chemicals. We are dedicated to being in the forefront of technology and treatment methods in order to better solve your pest issues. Dewey offers…

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