Keeping Your Home Pest-Free this Winter

Small mouse in a home pantryIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s a chill in the air, maybe even snow on the ground, the fireplace is going, holiday festivities are underway, seasonal decorations are up, and so many of us get to spend quality time with loved ones. But this time of year is also welcomed by some unwanted house guests: rodents and insects. From mice to termites to squirrels, all types of creatures can make their way into your house—leaving you a trail of destruction to take care of. Let’s talk about how you can keep your home pest-free this winter.

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Home Damaging Insects and Insurance

Insects and Insurance, TJ Woods Insurance Agency, Worcester, MARecently making some waves in the news was a scientific article about insects in your home. And while your home is probably graced with the occasional fly, spider, or beetle that wanders in from the great outdoors, this article was instead about the hundred (or thousands) of tiny insects that roam around your home. Normally you can’t see them and they are generally harmless. However, while you might have symbiotic relationship with the arthropods who eat dust and other insects, there are some ones you need to watch out for. More than pests that get into the pantry or bite you while you’re sleeping, these pests can literally bring the house down on you. [Read more…]