Goodbye 2020 and hello 2021! The New Year is upon us and we are hopeful for a better year around the world. As we look ahead to what 2021 may bring, let’s take a few minutes to consider how to keep your home or business safe from annoying and harmful pests in the New Year.

Here are a few New Year’s Resolutions that you can make to keep pests at bay:

Set Yourself Up for Success – This means taking proactive measures to discourage common pests such as cleaning up leaf matter in the yard (for ticks), rectifying areas around your property that create standing water (for mosquitos), repairing torn window screens (for insects) and storing bird seed in a closed metal trash can (for rodents).

Learn the Signs and Symptoms – There are a variety of pests in the Northeast, some seasonal and some year-round. It is helpful to know what to keep an eye out for such as feces (mice), wings (termites) and wood shavings (carpenter ants).

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help – There is no pest issue too big or too small to call a pest control professional for. There is also no need to feel self-conscious about having a pest issue, it happens to everyone and you should feel good that you are taking the proper steps to fix the pest problem.

If you suspect a pest problem in your home or business in 2021, contact Attention Pest Solutions for a free inspection. Attention Pest Solutions offers residential pest control and commercial pest control for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.