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Snails and Slugs in the Garden

Snails and slugs prefer moist climates, making them a common threat to gardens throughout New England. A preferred meal for a slug is a flowering plant such as a pansy. They feed differently than other insects in that they eat the leaves from middle to end, leaving half a leaf. They hide under boards and […]

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There are two types of squirrels commonly found throughout the United States: tree squirrels and ground squirrels. In New England, if you are able to identify squirrel damage to your garden plants and trees, it’s almost all of the time going to be attributable to tree squirrels. Ground squirrels are much more of a threat […]

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Winter Moth Overview

The winter moth was introduced to North America from Europe and was first recorded in Nova Scotia in the early 1930s. It has since spread all over coastal areas in the western and eastern United States.   For many years in Massachusetts, defoliation on the south shore near Boston was attributed to cankerworms, a native […]

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