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Aeration helps drought stress! The majority of root growth happens in the Fall. A deeper root system will help against Winter & drought stress, disease stress, increase water & nutrient efficiency, and aid in over all health. Fall is the best time to plant. Aerating with over-seeding...

The Cicada insect is a common insect you may  hear making a loud buzz/hum when the weather becomes hot. Growing up I can remember my Father refered to them as "heat bugs". The Cicada has an enemy who will go through great feats to capture and...

Jul 17, 6:24 PM EDT Oregon man recovering from rare case of plague By STEVEN DUBOIS         Associated Press      PORTLAND, Ore.     (AP) -- One look at Paul Gaylord's hands shows why the plague is referred to as "Black Death." The welder's once-strong hands have been withered by the cell-killing...

Geoff Ford's son Luke was lucky considering he was only stung once by a hidden yellow jackets nest. While out in the yard he stumbled upon a hidden nest in a decorative item in the yard resulting in this painful looking sting. This reminds us...

We received a phone call from one of our customers who stated their employee had a scare when an unknown animal surprised her by looking through the window. They were quick enough to take a photo of the animal so we could identify the peeping...

As most of you are aware, we have a live insectarium at our office in Worcester. It houses scorpions, tarantula's and some of the biggest cockroaches you will ever get to see. We also have a green iguana who has his own huge tank. Green...

Can you imagine finding your yard covered with thick spider webs and seeing spiders everywhere. Click on the link and read more. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/thousands-spiders-blanket-australian-farm-escaping-flood-165958059.html  ...

Every year we have panicked people come in worried sick because they have found a cockroach in the house. Surprisingly enough, there are types of cockroaches that are not a threat to the home. The most popular one around here is a Pennsylvania Woods Roach. The Woods...

This is a LAWN ALERT from Ford's Hometown Services. Most New England lawns are experiencing a foliar disease known as Red Thread right now. Disease development occurs in temperatures ranging 40-70 degrees especially during long evening dew periods, rains and lawn watering in the late afternoon or overnight. Your lawn may...