Tick Tips

Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »


1. Mow the lawn to keep grasses and weeds short. Current guidelines recommend mowing every 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the season and how fast the grass is growing.

2. Ticks enjoy damp, dark places, and a cozy nest is a great place for them to hide. Remove bird nests and bird feeders from the lawn. Remove wood piles, as these not only serve as nests for tick-carrying rodents, they also can attract termites.

3. Fence your backyard to contain deer and other wildlife.

4. Mulch around swing sets, play areas and sand boxes.

5. Avoid including tick-harboring plants, like pachysandra and other low lying vegetation that provide shading close to the ground.

George Williams,
General Manager - Staff Entomologist

Pest Control, RI, Pest Control, MA 

Real Estate Bookmark Ideas: Showcase Local Flair!

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Are ready to order some new promotional products? Want to stay in your budget, but create something people will like and use regularly? Bookmarks are … Continue reading

Gas Fireplaces Have Many Advantages Over Wood

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The temperature is dropping in the evenings here in Worcester, and it is probably time you should start talking about enhancing your fireplace and heating your home this fall and winter.

Gas fireplaces replicate the look and feel of wood fireplaces with a few major advantages.  There are no logs to cut, not logs to stack and haul.  Additionally, gas fireplaces are easy to operate, turn them on with the flick of a wall switch or remote control.
Did you know that gas fireplaces produce a cleaner fire with less air pollution? On top of this, they are beautiful and add ambiance and value to your home.  Gas fireplaces have the look of traditional fireplaces. And  The Montebello has a clean-face design that is smooth and elegant, reminiscent of a classic masonry fireplace.
For more information on the Lennox gas fireplace, contact Custom Installation.  

Hearthstone Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts On Sale Now

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The temperature is dropping in the evenings, and it is time to consider how you are going to transform your fireplace this fall. At West Sport, we would like to help. The Clydesdale Wood burning fireplace inserts by Hearthstone are on sale through September 8th.  This may be one of the most beautiful wood burning inserts you have ever seen.

HearthStone believes that burning wood is one of the most romantic, beautiful and satisfying ways to heat your home. Wood burning is very economical, but is also gives you the additional benefits of a beautiful flame, relaxing warmth, a romantic ambiance and increased home value.  With wood you will even stay warm when the power goes out.

The Clydesdale wood fireplace inserts:

  • Heats up to: 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Burn Time: Up to 10 hours
  • Heat Life: Up to 12 hours
  • 60,000 BTU's

Transform your fireplace into a heat source with large space performance. The Clydesdale wood burning fireplace insert is a combination of both power and beauty. Contact us for  more information.

Vetoed, Expiring, and Increasing Tax Credits

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
...by Warren Kirshenbaum

Gov. Deval Patrick put his mark on an end-of-session job creation and economic development bill vetoing key tax credit programs.

Patrick signed a flurry of bills a week after the Legislature concluded its formal sessions for the year by sending an avalanche of legislation to his desk, including the economic development bill.

The governor used his line-item veto power to strike components of the bill eliminating a tax credit for start-up companies, expansion of brownfield tax credits, an increase in historic rehabilitation tax credits, and a change designed to qualify more communities for Gateway Cities grants.

Rather than extend the brownfields tax credit for two years until 2015, Patrick said his administration would analyze the program and make recommendations before its August 2013 expiration. The governor also rejected an increase to the historic preservation tax credit, and nixed a proposed $456 tax credit for new corporations during their first three years in business that he said could cost $7 million in fiscal 2014 and up to $19 million in 2015.

In order to take advantage of tax credits before they expire, contact The Cherrytree Group.