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Ticks in Massachusetts are active year-round but tick activity is heightened from April to September as they are the warmer months. The first peak of tick activity occurs in March and gradually increases through June, July, and August. While not all ticks are vectors of diseases, most pose a serious health scare, especially to children

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With the coming of summer and lengthening days in Massachusetts, you can now spend more enjoyable time outside. You do not want to get swarmed by mosquitoes whether it is having a barbecue in your backyard or playing with your children in the garden. The significance of mosquitoes is that they are a nuisance and

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May is the official ‘Lyme Disease Awareness Month’ observed yearly in many countries including the US. It is observed to raise awareness about the tiny but dangerous arachnid, tick! Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks.The symptoms of

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The warmer the months, the more risk of pests invading your house, especially mosquitoes. Summers therefore are ideal for mosquito breeding. The temperature in Massachusetts starts increasing in April, with July being the hottest month of the year. Mosquito activity is at its peak in these months. Therefore, it is important to be aware of

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It is common knowledge that mold needs moisture to thrive. The warmer the months, the better for mold! Therefore, it becomes important to maintain a moisture-free home during warmer months. As summer is approaching in Boston, there will be a high chance of mold affecting your house. June is the official month of the start

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Popcorn roofs, also called textured roofs, are a sort of roof treatment characterized by a rough surface that resembles popcorn. Popcorn roofs became well-known in private development during the twentieth century because of multiple factors:Aesthetics: The textured finish helped to hide imperfections in the ceiling surface, such as cracks or unevenness, giving the ceiling a

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Spring is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a time to take walks in nature, a time to enjoy the outdoors. However, as the weather gets warmer, pest activity increases. Out of all the pests ticks become significantly active as spring approaches. Ticks are notorious for spreading Lyme disease, babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted

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It’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep with mosquitoes constantly buzzing around you. Apart from the buzzing, their bites cause itching and red bumps. They also cause various dangerous diseases. These diseases include West Nile Virus, Eastern Encaphalis Equine (EEE), and Zika Virus. So, how can you keep mosquitoes at bay and enjoy a

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Mold thrives in moisture and humidity. Therefore, bathrooms are the best places for mold to reproduce. Mold poses serious health risks, damages property, and creates an unpleasant odor. Mold can exacerbate symptoms in people with asthma, it can trigger allergic reactions in immunocompromised individuals and is especially dangerous for kids. When it comes to property

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Spring is the most beautiful and pleasant season everywhere especially in Massachusetts. Everything around looks colorful, aesthetic, and picture-perfect. The warm days are just perfect to relax and have fun with family and friends. However, the spring in Massachusetts brings with it an irritating issue. Pests! As soon as the spring season starts in Massachusetts,

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Mosquitoes are the most annoying pests in the world of pests. They buzz, bite, and irritate and are notorious for spreading diseases. Some dangerous diseases that are common in Massachusetts are West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and Zika Virus. Mosquitoes are most active in MA during the warmer months. By taking certain measures,

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Ticks are not just a nuisance but also cause diseases in both humans and animals. These blood-sucking tiny vampires can spread many diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can have detrimental effects on your pet’s health. As responsible pet owners, it’s crucial to take proactive measures to protect our furry friends

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Mold not only causes structural and property damage but is also harmful to human health. Mold is best friends with moisture. When there’s excessive moisture, there’s mold. Sometimes, mold can cover an entire living room or kitchen wall before you even realize it. The humidity makes kitchens, basements, and bathrooms prone to mold growth. This

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Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral once hailed for its wonders in the construction industry was found to be carcinogenic. Properties like fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, heat-resistant, abrasion-resistant, water-resistant, adsorption capacity, tensile strength, and flexural strength made asbestos a popular choice for construction, and consumer electronics. Unfortunately, it was too good to be true. Asbestos being a fibrous

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Mosquito season is approaching in Massachusetts. As the days will get warmer, mosquito activity will increase. Every pest is annoying but mosquitoes are high on that list. Their buzzing is annoying and their biting causes red bumps that itch. On top of that, mosquito bites can also cause diseases like West Nile Virus and  Eastern

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Ticks are tiny, ugly, gross, harmful, and irritating. They belong to a group called arachnids. The same group includes spiders, scorpions, mites, and other small insects. All these insects pose a significant threat to human and animal health. Talking about ticks, in particular, they are blood-sucking parasites notorious for spreading diseases to humans, mammals, birds,

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Nobody wants mold in their house, especially, in the kitchen. Sadly, mold’s top targets include the kitchen, basement, bathroom, and laundry room. The one thing common between each one of these is the presence of moisture. Mold and moisture are best friends. Additionally, humidity, improper ventilation, dirt, and messiness can accelerate mold growth. It not

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Mosquitoes can be very annoying. Apart from the biting, buzzing, and bumps they also are infamous for spreading diseases, sometimes deadly! Not every mosquito carries diseases but there’s no way to tell which do and which don’t. So it’s better to be safe from all of them. Mosquitoes in Massachusetts are most active during the

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Asbestos was once extensively used in Massachusetts! Don’t know what is asbestos? Well, to know about asbestos in detail you can read Six Different Types of Asbestos and Their Dangers. So, assuming you read the above-mentioned blog, you now know ‘What is asbestos, its types, and its dangers’. Asbestos in MassachusettsAsbestos was commonly used in shipyards

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Mold in households is a common occurrence. It not only causes structural damage but also poses serious health issues. Mold can cause skin rashes, cough, wheezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. In extreme cases, it can also exacerbate asthma. Mold is especially dangerous for kids and people with compromised immune systems. To safeguard yourself and

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Ticks are like tiny vampires that enjoy feasting on animal and human flood. Unlike vampires, they are also vectors of several diseases, sometimes deadly if left untreated. Some diseases that are commonly spread by ticks are lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) Ticks are commonly found in grassy, wooded,

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Mold in households is a common occurrence. It not only causes structural damage but also poses serious health issues. Mold can cause skin rashes, cough, wheezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. In extreme cases, it can also exacerbate asthma. Mold is especially dangerous for kids and people with compromised immune systems. To safeguard yourself and

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If you know about asbestos you can directly skip to the ‘Facts Everybody Should Know About Asbestos’. If you have heard the name asbestos’ for the very first time, keep reading. Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally. It is a naturally occurring mineral that be termed as an ‘all-rounder’. Why? Well, asbestos is heat-resistant,

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When it comes to pests, rodents and roaches top the list as being the most ugly, gross, and disease-causing ones. Both of them are notorious for infesting a home in search of food and water sources and breeding rapidly. The both of them have many similarities while also differing in many ways. Roaches thrive in unsanitary

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Mold growth is extremely common in damp and dark places. Excessive moisture, poor ventilation, and messiness can all contribute to mold growth. It is very common for mold to grow on kitchen walls, walls behind the sofa, bathroom walls, and basement walls. Another place that is susceptible to mold but not many are aware is

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If you live in Massachusetts, you must be familiar with the winter, that the state experiences. Winter in Massachusetts typically starts in December and is active till March. Nighttime temperatures can drop significantly, often reaching below freezing point. This cold weather doesn’t just affect us. It also affects the behavior of pests. They enter homes

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If you clicked on this blog, you already know about asbestos and its dangers. If not, here’s a brief explanation: Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral known as the “magic mineral” because of its versatility. It has high tensile strength and high flexural strength, it is resistant to acids, alkalis, fire, and electricity, and is

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Buying a home is a dream for many. A lot of thought, money, and time goes into finding a place that feels like home to you and your loved ones. It’s also a huge responsibility to decorate and then maintain it. While it’s great to be particular about the color of your walls and curtains,

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When there’s excessive moisture, there’s mold. Mold can grow in various places inside a house or a building. Walls, carpets, ceilings, basements, wooden items, and food items are some examples of where mold can thrive. Another prevalent place for mold to proliferate is HVAC ( Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) systems. This not only compromises the

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once used in industries like construction, automotive, marine, and consumer appliances because of its versatility. Properties that made asbestos famous were its strength, flexibility, resistance to heat, resistance to chemicals (alkalis &acids), resistance to electricity, resistance to fire, etc. However, the usage of asbestos was banned soon

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If anything in your home is the most susceptible to mold growth, that is the basement in your house. Mold thrives in dark places with humidity,  moisture, and no ventilation. The basement being dark, humid, and, damp becomes the ideal place for mold to thrive. This mold, not only poses structural damage but is also

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You would be surprised to know that Massachusetts is second on the list in terms of mosquito population, with Boston being the #1 worst city in the state! Out of several mosquito-borne diseases, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and West Nile Virus, are the most deadly mosquito-borne diseases that can spread in Massachusetts. These diseases can

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Ticks are tiny, parasitic, blood-sucking insects that feed on humans as well as animals. The fossil record shows that ticks have been around for some 90 million years. There are approximately 800 species of ticks known to humankind. Out of these only two are known to spread diseases to humans and animals. These two families

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Massachusetts may be known for its charming towns, coastal beaches, rich history, and culture but it is also a home for creepy crawlies. Pests can infest living rooms, kitchens, and gardens and are dangerous not only for furniture and property but also affect health. It’s important to be aware of the most common pests in

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Mold is a fungus that multiplies rapidly in moisture. It can grow outdoors as well as indoors. Wooden walls, concrete walls, fabric, food, paper, carpet, pipes, and roofs are some places where mold can grow. Mold not only damages the property where it grows but also poses serious health issues to the people exposed to

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Asbestos has been a topic of discussion and concern for a few decades because of the deadly cancer (mesothelioma) it causes. Understanding the risks associated with asbestos is crucial as it helps in preventing it. Below are a few frequently asked questions about asbestos and mesothelioma that would make you aware of the risks, dangers,

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Termites are cellulose-eating (wood, paper, plant debris) insects known for their destructive nature. They are social insects like ants and bees that form colonies and are known as the “silent-destroyers”. Subterranean termites are the most common type found in Massachusetts and are native to the area. There are three types of termites;Workers: The majority of

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Mold In Simple wordsIf you clicked on this blog, chances are you might be familiar with mold. If not, mold is a type of fungi that grows in damp, moist, and humid places. It can grow anywhere, including behind the sofa, on the walls, in the basement, on the kitchen walls, and on the ceilings

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral known for its properties as heat-resistant, fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, electricity-resistant, non-abrasive, high tensile strength, and adsorption. It was these properties that made asbestos so popular in the construction and automotive industry back in the day. Unfortunately, it was found out that this amazing mineral comes with a downside to

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Pests are generally attracted to a garden in pursuit of food. Leaves, fruits, and vegetables are a favorite of some pests. And if you do not care enough, your garden gets infested by all kinds of pests including aphids, caterpillars, beetles, snails, slugs, and more. Therefore, it is important to have some knowledge of pests,

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Asthma, scientifically known as Bronchial Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs. The airway through which a person essentially breathes becomes narrow and swollen and gets blocked by excess mucus. This causes difficulty in breathing. Common symptoms related to asthma are coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and tightness in the chest.Asthma affects more than

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once widely  known and used for its amazing properties like heat-resistant, fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, electricity-resistant, anti-corrosive, adsorption, high flexural strength, high tensile strength, and high flexibility. These properties were enough to make asbestos a popular choice for construction, electronics, and automotive industry. Sadly, with these amazing characteristics, came

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World Mosquito Day is observed every year on the 20th of August to spread awareness on the diseases caused by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes may seem tiny, but could have a dangerous impact on the health of humans. These tiny pests love to breed and spread pesky diseases. In this blog, we’ll delve into the “what,” “how,”

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Mold is a type of fungi that grows in any moist, damp, and humid area, whether it’s outside or inside. The mold growing outside is not a concern, however, mold growing inside (homes, workplaces, buildings) can be a potential danger to living beings as they produce harmful and toxic compounds called mycotoxins. These compounds can

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Well, if you have clicked on this blog, chances are you already know about asbestos, how deadly it is, and why it was banned. For the first timers; asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once used in construction of walls, roofs, electrical appliances because of its outstanding properties such as fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, heat-resistant,

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Summers are for pool parties, backyard cookouts, water sports, and heading to vacation destinations. Unfortunately it is also the peak season for pesky, crawly, squirmy pests to enter your home in search for food, water, and shade. To ensure a pest-free and enjoyable summer season, it’s essential to take proactive measures to keep unwanted critters

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Mold is a natural occurrence that thrives on moisture. When there’s moisture, there’s mold! It is a type of fungus that can grow anywhere like food, clothes, walls, and also in various colors like blue, green, black and more. The major concern for human beings is when mold grows on the walls of their homes.

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Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral which was once widely used for its amazing properties like fire-resistant, heat-resistant, chemical-resistant, anti-corrosive, high tensile strength, flexible, and high adsorption capacity. The most important feature that makes asbestos such a great mineral is that despite having so many qualities it was inexpensive. So, where did it all go wrong?

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Pests are tiny, pesky insects that crawl, fly, wiggle and cause a great deal of damage to property and human health. There are thousands of different insects in the world out of which only a few are very common that infest a place. These common pests are bed bugs, rodents, roaches, termites, ants, and mosquitoes.

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Mold is a type of fungus that spreads on various damp and decayed objects.There are different kinds of molds that exist in many different colors. Mold can grow and spread in any season. It can grow indoors as well as outdoors. Outdoors, it grows on fallen leaves for nutrition. Indoors, it grows on damp walls

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring all in one mineral. It is fire-resistant, heat-resistant, corrosion-resistant, strong, and an insulator. It is because of these properties that the use of asbestos started increasing gradually before its unknown dangers. It is because of these dangers that this mineral was banned. However, asbestos might still be present in the

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Mold growth is a major problem faced by everyone across the globe. It not only causes structural damage to properties but also poses a danger to human health. Mold can cause allergies, scaly skin, itchy eyes/throat/nose, runny nose, and watery eyes, and can also trigger asthma. Many of us believe that mold can only grow

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World Pest Day, also known as Pest Awareness Day, is observed each year on the 6th of june. It is aimed at raising awareness for pest management, and how it helps in improving the quality of human life. In this article, let’s dive into the history, purpose and interesting facts about the World Pest Day.History

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is known for its extraordinary properties like heat-resistant, electricity-resistant, anti-corrosive, and fire-proof. This makes asbestos a great choice for the construction industry. Therefore, asbestos was used in the roofing and flooring of buildings, ships, and steam engines. However, the use of asbestos was not limited to the construction

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Nobody likes to think about pests, let alone the thought of a pest infestation. These pesky little creatures are disease carrying, damage causing living beings that generally make life unpleasant. However, disliking them doesn’t change the fact that your home can’t be attacked by pests. Different pests have different patterns of infesting a home. These

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Mold is a type of fungus that grows on damp surfaces. It can grow on walls, carpets, clothes, food, damp pipes, and almost every surface or object with moisture. It’s common knowledge that mold is dangerous for humans. It can cause several allergies, breathing problems, skin conditions, or serious issues like mold toxicity. However, mold

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Leading Cause Of Lung Cancer It is a very well known fact that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the world. It’s responsible for approximately 80% of all lung cancer cases in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the United States. When

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When the summer sun starts beating down, it’s much more likely that you’ll run into ticks when you step outside. Since ticks can carry Lyme Disease, it’s important to stay away from them. After the spring rains, taller grass gives ticks an ideal place to hide. There are several ways to prevent ticks and their bites

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Mold is a type of fungi that grows in damp & humid places. It is found in a variety of colors, like black, green, white, and orange. Mold multiplies by releasing tiny spores into the air, which, when inhaled can cause serious health issues. Mold needs moisture to grow and that’s why it is usually

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Pests are gross, unpleasant, unwelcome, tiny, but can cause a huge problem if and when they enter your home. They damage your property, contaminate food, cause infections, and allergies. In short, pests are ugly, disease carrying organisms. Most of the people must have experienced pest attacks in their homes. Some common household pests include: cockroaches,

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Picture the horror of sending your children to school! Believing they are safe, only to discover that they are being exposed to a hazardous substance that is a danger to their lives everyday. The substance in the talk is Asbestos. A naturally occurring mineral, asbestos is a known carcinogen (a substance that causes cancer in

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What is Black Mold? Black mold, which is scientifically known as Stachybotrys chartarum, is a type of toxic mold that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years due to its potential health hazards. However, there are quite a few misconceptions and myths surrounding it. This can cause unnecessary fear and confusion among individuals. In this

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What is Asbestos? ASBESTOS is a highly dangerous mineral that occurs naturally! It is all good things like heat, electricity, fire, resistant, and non-corrosive until it also proves to be cancer causing! The good qualities mentioned above make it a great choice for commercial and industrial applications but its exposure proves to be harmful for humans. Asbestos

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They crawl, wriggle, roll, squirm, and basically creep everybody out! No house owner wants a member of a creepy crawling society in their house. No-body likes to spot cockroaches late at night when they enter the kitchen for a midnight snack or a bed bug in their blanket while trying to sleep. They are not

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized a few chemicals that are of major public health concerns which include Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, Benzene, Dioxins, and ASBESTOS.” First of all, what is asbestos? In simple words, asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral which includes extremely durable, fire, chemical, electricity, and corrosion-resistant minerals. It has

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What is Mold? In three words, Mold is a type of fungus. It typically needs moisture or decay to grow. Therefore, damp and decaying organic matter is ideal for mold multiplication. Molds do not discriminate. They can grow anytime and anywhere. Mold doesn’t care if its summer, winter, rainy OR plants, dried leaves, food, or walls

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There are a lot of things you need to consider in building your house. One of the most important things to look upon is fire safety. You need to have plans and other protective measures in order to ensure that your house is not fire conducive or will not be able to have a greater

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Cockroaches are considered as disease carrier biological agents that thrive and at the same time cause problems with your home condition and health. They have the ability to spread disease to people. One of the health-related risks of this kind of pest is asthma episodes and other allergic reactions. Rats and mice were found infesting

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Your home’s air quality should be the least of your worries. However, you could put you and your family in danger when a flood arises or if water damage occurs. Many household owners tend to underestimate just how damaging water can be and how this affects the very air we breathe. Items soaked in water for a

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Vermiculite is a type of mineral that is often used as insulation in homes and buildings. While vermiculite insulation can be an effective way to insulate a home, it can also pose some dangers. Here are a few potential dangers of vermiculite insulation:Asbestos contamination: Some vermiculite deposits may contain asbestos fibers, which can be released

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A mold allergy is a type of allergic reaction that occurs when a person is exposed to mold. Mold is a type of fungus that grows in damp or humid environments and can be found both indoors and outdoors. Some people may be more sensitive to mold than others and may develop an allergic reaction

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If you are planning to have a pest control visit to address a pest problem in your home, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your house beforehand:Identify the pestKnowing what type of pest you are dealing with can help the pest control technician determine the best course of action. If you

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Pest infestation knows no season or time of the year. Anytime, pests can visit your house and sometimes dwell. However, it is important to be free of this event as there are guests who will be coming to celebrate the occasion. You don’t want them to feel afraid, disgusted, or even utter harsh comments toward

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A lot of people consider our cute furry friends as part of the family. We want to ensure our pets are safe when we get pest control done. Most pest control treatments are safe for pets, but there are risks for some animals. People usually ensure their kids and other family members are safe during a

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Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the mesothelial cells, which are cells that line the body’s internal organs and cavity walls. It most commonly affects the pleural mesothelium, which is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Mesothelioma can also occur in the peritoneum, which is the lining of the abdominal cavity,

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What is Vermiculite?It’s no secret that vermiculite was typically used as an insulation material. Insulation materials act as barriers to heat, moisture, sound, and electricity. As a result, vermiculite insulation was the standard in homes built before the 90s. In the United States, 85% of all vermiculite insulation was produced in Libby, Montana, and marketed

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications for centuries. Its unique properties – including resistance to heat, fire, and chemicals – made it an ideal material for many uses.Unfortunately, we now know that asbestos exposure can lead to a number of serious health conditions,

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If you notice that there is mold in your home, it’s something you want to handle as soon as possible. However, even if you don’t currently have mold, it can creep up on you. That’s why it’s a good idea to put in place some mold prevention tips to prevent mold and mildew from growing

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Some people believe that asbestos exposure is just a thing of the past. But it remains a lethal public health risk today—the more exposure, the more serious the health risks. Asbestos is the general term for fibrous minerals such as chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Asbestos fibers have been used in building, insulation,

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Whether you’re buying a home, selling one, or simple going through maintenance, you might be concerned about the possibility of mold. This often becomes a worry, especially if the home is located somewhere that tends to get damp. However, if you do find that mold is present, there are ways to handle the issue. This

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Restoring water damage is not an easy subject. Your home may sustain significant water damage due to leaking pipes, broken sewage lines, and natural calamities. Therefore, it’s crucial to pinpoint the water damage to your property and take immediate action to stop future damage. The good news is that a professional water damage restoration method

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How do you manage pest control inside your home? Flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes, mites, rats, and bed bugs are a few of the most prevalent pests in residential areas. These pests can seriously damage the structural integrity of your house and put your and your family’s health at risk. The good news is that a skilled

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Rodents are infamous for bringing plagues, epidemics, and fatal calamities to mankind since the very beginning of life. Rats & Rodents carry ticks, and several kinds of diseases which in 80% of cases turn out to be fatal for humans & animals alike. An incredible amount of precaution is necessary to keep your loved ones

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Whether you’ve discovered spiders, roaches, ants, termites, or some other critter in your home, you’ll want to deal with it immediately to prevent infestation. What is the best course of action, then? Many DIY methods are available, but they typically cannot replace a reputable pest control company‘s treatments. Read on to learn about the variations

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Have you ever wondered about what could be effective ways to deal with mold? Yes, Mold. Even the sound of the word makes one cringe. Mold can be beneficial—vital for the natural decomposition of organic matter and the production of brie and penicillin, for example. However, it can also be harmful if it spreads undetected

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Asbestos removal is a must for homes that have been exposed to it. However, a lot of Americans don’t have enough knowledge on what it is, how it can affect families’ health and how to prevent it. Here at Ridaway, we don’t just do asbestos removal but we also educate homeowners of the danger if

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It is crucial to keep pests out of our houses, especially if we have young children. In fact, even if we don’t have kids at home, we should get rid if it! We should take all necessary precautions to keep pests from invading and finding shelter in our homes.Ridaway is here to assist you! We

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If you live in a home that contains asbestos, these materials should be removed. This is especially true if the asbestos-containing materials and products have been handled or damaged. When this occurs, the asbestos fibers can get into the air and cause serious diseases like mesothelioma, lung disease, and asbestosis. Asbestos is most commonly found

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Most people have heard of asbestos. You may be aware that it’s associated with several health issues – most notably diseases of the lungs. However, many people aren’t aware of exactly what asbestos is and all the problems it can cause to human health. While the use of asbestos is banned in the United States, it can be found in some homes built in the past. We’ll be going into what asbestos is composed of and the harm it can cause to humans if exposed to it.

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Nobody wants to look around their home and see mold. However, as much as you may not want it, stopping it isn’t easy. Invisible mold spores grow in all types of places. Disinfecting helps but doesn’t totally stop the process. And that isn’t a bad thing. A few mold spores can help decompose organic material in the home. But when those spores become colonies and you see slimy black mold – that’s when things are going wrong. It can be hazardous for anyone in the home. Learn more about what mold and mildew are and how they operate below.

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Every homeowner enjoys having a lush, beautiful lawn, but it can take a great deal of work. During the summer months, just keeping the yard mowed regularly may seem time-consuming and frustrating. It doesn’t help that mowing and watering aren’t the only tasks that need to be done for a gorgeous yard. This article will look into the importance of regular yard care and why it should be a part of your summer to-do list.

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Summer is all about the sun and fun. It’s a time when everyone wants to head outside and enjoy warm activities. However, it also happens to be the season when the most pests are out and about. Wondering why ticks and mosquitos are so common in the summer? This article will dig into why these, and insects like spiders, ants, and roaches, are most often seen in the summer months.

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Unfortunately, if you find asbestos in your home, this is a very serious thing that needs to be handled immediately. Asbestos is a carcinogen, which means it can cause cancer if you leave it untouched in your house. Don’t put your family at risk! The minute that you think you might have asbestos in your home, you should call a professional about getting it removed.

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Black mold—even if you don’t know exactly what it is or how it grows, just hearing that term probably gives you a bad feeling. However, it isn’t any more toxic than other types of mold—specifically because all types of mold are hazardous to your health and should be dealt with without delay.

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You’ve likely heard of asbestos in a negative context— it’s a toxin that you don’t want to get near in your home, another building, or a product. Breathing in this substance over time can indeed cause dangerous illnesses and a range of respiratory conditions, including mesothelioma. What exactly is asbestos, though, and how was it used in the past? How did we come to know of its dangers? Let’s explore.

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Everyone knows that mold is not something you want, whether in your food or your walls. Mold can make you sick, and if it isn’t taken care of right away, its effects can worsen as it grows inside your home.

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During the Industrial Revolution, the demand for asbestos increased dramatically as its uses for processing and factory production were realized. In the early 1900s, over 30,000 pounds were produced each year. Men, women, and children all worked to make this product available, with men doing the mining and women and children preparing and weaving it into an accessible fiber.

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Although it’s rare, you might find that mold has started to grow – or has been growing – in the air vents in your house. This means that every time your central heating unit clicks on, you’re introducing mold spores into your house and your lungs.

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If you have never personally encountered asbestos, it might seem like a bit of a myth or thing that you don’t have to concern yourself with. However, if you end up in an old house or an old building for a long period, you may want to consider brushing up on your knowledge of things that can potentially kill you.

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One thing you might not realize is that weather changes mean that you might be experiencing a lot of moisture both in and out of your home. Perhaps you don’t have great ventilation in your bathroom, or maybe you accidentally left a window open. Whatever the truth of the matter is, if you add moisture into any space of your house, you are also inviting mold to grow in your space, too.

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Asbestos is one of those things that most people know is dangerous but few go much further into the thought than that. The truth of the matter is that the risks of asbestos are scarier than most people are aware of.

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It’s your worst nightmare. Mold is growing in your house – in your bathrooms, under your sinks, in your bedroom because you’ve been using a diffuser… you can’t even close your eyes without seeing those black spots everywhere! If this sounds like something that’s happening to you, we don’t mean to alarm you but things might be worse than you’re thinking.

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Asbestos is one of those things that you’ve likely heard about but you may not know much about it. Most people’s understanding of asbestos is “it’s bad,” but they tend not to go much deeper into it than that. If this is how you’ve viewed asbestos in your life so far, you might be in danger if your house is unknowingly filled with this toxic material.

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When it comes to mold, it begins to grow in areas where there is a lot of moisture. You may not think that this is something you need to worry about when it comes to your house in the winter but that may only be the case until you recall how moisture forms.

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Asbestos is one of those things that you’ve likely heard about but you may not know much about it. Most people’s understanding of asbestos is “it’s bad,” but they tend not to go much deeper into it than that. If this is how you’ve viewed asbestos in your life so far, you might be in danger if your house is unknowingly filled with this toxic material.

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It’s no secret that mold in a home can create a whole host of problems. It can ruin walls, furniture, and flooring, as well as sentimental items that have been left in damp storage. Even worse, it can create health problems for you or your family. There are many things you can do, however, to prevent mold from entering your home or getting it removed right away if it starts to creep in.

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Vermiculite insulation is dangerous! If you have vermiculite insulation in your home, it needs to be removed by a professional vermiculite and asbestos removal company as soon as possible. Doing so will make your home safer and protect your family from the health risks caused by vermiculite exposure. But before you call a vermiculite removal contractor,

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Mold can quickly turn your dream house into a nightmare. When left unchecked, mold will eat away at your home’s building materials, leading to serious damage. There’s a known link between mold and asthma, and a mold infestation can make your family sick in other ways too. Keeping an eye out for symptoms of mold in

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Mold can’t survive in cold temperatures, which has led many homeowners to believe that they don’t have to worry about mold in the winter. But winter is actually one of the seasons when mold growth is most prevalent. As your local mold removal specialist, RidAway is here to explain why mold thrives in the winter and

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If you are remodeling your home and have found asbestos in the walls, stop right away and call a professional team of experts to come and assess the situation and remove the hazardous materials from your walls.

If you haven’t come across this in your home (whew!) but are worried that it might be a possibility, this article will give you the rundown on why you need experts to remove it and what that process will look like.

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When it comes to mold, it begins to grow in areas where there is a lot of moisture. You may not think that this is something you need to worry about when it comes to your house in the winter but that may only be the case until you recall how moisture forms.

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Are you hoping to embrace a healthier lifestyle in 2022? Your home is the perfect place to start. Our homes have a major impact on our health, and they can even make us sick. RidAway helps Massachusetts families create healthy homes with mold removal, asbestos removal, pest control, and more. Follow this guide to usher in

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Regardless of how well you maintain your home, mold can appear seemingly out of nowhere. However, while it’s a common issue, you should never tackle it yourself. Removing mold requires the right skills and knowledge, as well as the right tools. Find out why it’s not safe for you to remove mold on your own.

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Do you have vermiculite insulation in your home? Your family’s health could be at risk. Most vermiculite contains asbestos, and vermiculite exposure can have the same health risks as asbestos exposure. Keep reading to learn about the dangers of vermiculite and asbestos insulation, and how RidAway can help protect your home with professional vermiculite removal.  Almost

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With the popularization of do-it-yourself home renovation projects, many homeowners are at risk of exposing themselves to the harmful asbestos fibers that may be hiding in their homes. As this material was widely used until the 1980s, some homes still contain asbestos in walls, tiles, ceilings, piping, and insulation. Therefore, all homeowners must learn more about asbestos, including identifying it and its adverse health effects.

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Until the 1980s, asbestos was widely used across industries, particularly in construction, because of its heat-resistant and insulating properties. However, this silicate mineral’s toxic fibers pose a serious health risk and can cause terminal diseases. Removing asbestos from your home is crucial, but you shouldn’t do it yourself. Professionals can handle it safely and effectively.

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Asbestos—it’s not a four-letter word, but it should be. Asbestos is so dangerous to human health that it is now illegal to use it in newly constructed buildings, and if it is found in a home during construction or remodeling, it must be removed before continuing work. (If you watch this done on HGTV shows, you’ll even see them wearing hazmat suits and masks during removal!)

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Mold can be found both outside and inside, and if it is growing outside, it can easily enter your home. If you notice a strong smell coming from inside a wall, see it softening, or your family is all of a sudden coming down with respiratory infections or allergic symptoms that they didn’t previously exhibit, it might be time to get a mold inspection.

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Having clean air in your home has many benefits for you and your environment, which has been made all the more significant given that the latest global events forced us to spend the majority of our time at home. With that, most people engaged in numerous home improvement activities, including redecorating, furniture rearranging, painting, and purchasing new home items, among many others. However, not many homeowners stop to think about the air quality in their houses. Thinking their houses are germ-free by implementing only the basic cleaning methods, many homeowners don’t even realize their air quality is poor. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to this issue.

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Mold and mildew can grow on any surface as long as there’s enough moisture and nutrients. It’s pretty common in humid basements and attics, but it can grow anywhere else in your home, including your AC unit. Apart from filling your indoor air with an unpleasant odor, mold growth could lead to serious health problems. Read on to find out why it’s a health hazard, why your AC could be its ideal home, and how to get rid of it safely and effectively.

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Fire causes a great extent of damage to property, destroying valuable possessions in a blink of an eye. Even a minor fire incidence can be devastating and cause serious damage to your home. Apart from the damages, you’d also deal with smoke odor and soot that leave contamination and discoloration to furniture, fabrics, and other home furnishings; hence the need for fire remediation.

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Water damage can be caused by a lot of reasons like storms, flooding, leaking plumbing system, roof, or appliances, burst pipes, clogged toilets, overflowing sinks, foundation cracks, moisture behind walls, and sewage issues. Whatever the cause, one thing is essential — immediate action to mitigate more serious problems that can compromise the safety of the structural components of your home.

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Mold is an inevitable part of many homes, and people are usually unaware of its presence. Mold loves dark, humid, and warm places. Under such conditions, it can grow quickly – sometimes in less than 24-48 hours. Leaving it untreated can cause many respiratory illnesses, allergies and aggravate asthma. Let’s see how you can beat it.

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Asbestos used to be one of the most common go-to solutions for countless homeowners in the past due to popular belief that its natural fiber was best for home insulation. However, the recent increase in awareness regarding the many health dangers associated with asbestos has led to a significant change of heart.

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People often choose the flooring for their homes, only thinking about aesthetics. However, some types of floors can contain asbestos which is a very harmful substance. If you decide to replace flooring in your Massachusetts house, there is the excellent Mass Save program. Schedule a flooring assessment with Ridaway and remove asbestos.

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Asbestos is a natural fiber that has been used in brake pads, roofing, ceiling tile, joint compound, floor tile, siding, and insulation for decades. However, with more and more awareness regarding the many health dangers associated with the use of asbestos, many concerned homeowners started looking for the best alternatives to asbestos for their properties.

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BBQs are joyful events with friends and family but only if you can keep those pesky mosquitos and ticks from ruining your gatherings. This isn’t too hard to do and we’re going to give you a short guide on how to manage to protect the health of your guests and your family during outdoor BBQs.

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