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7 Things Your Home Inspector Wishes You Knew

Published 03/02/2017

So form a team with your home inspector to make the process easier and more effective. Knowledge is key! Here are seven essential things you keep in mind.

Some Paper Wasps Can Stick Around In Winter

Published 02/08/2017

In early fall, worker paper wasps begin to die off, which is what most people assume happens to wasps in the winter. However, certain females – those who are destined to become the future queens of a new colony – seek a protected place to overwinter.

Cooler Weather Sends Rodents Indoors

Published 09/21/2016

Rats and mice can gain access to your home through dime or quarter sized holes or cracks. Once they’re in, it can be very difficult to get rid of them.

NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas

Published 09/15/2016

Any New Yorker knows that rats are an almost daily reality of living in the sprawling metropolis. But researchers have uncovered a secret harbored by the ubiquitous rodents; some of New York City’s rats have Oriental rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis), which are known to carry plague bacteria (Yersinia pestis) and other pathogens.


Published 09/06/2016

Science | Q&A Lyme Disease Only Sounds Recent By C. CLAIBORNE RAYJULY 11, 2016   Photo   Credit Victoria Roberts Q. Is Lyme disease new, or was it always around? A. It is newly identified, but perhaps not that new. Borrelia burgdorferi, the tick-borne spirochete that causes the famous bull’s-eye rash and other symptoms of Lyme disease, was identified in 1981, according...