10 Facts About Bed Bugs

The dreaded bed bugs! These tiny pests can pack a big punch. Often going completely unnoticed, bed bugs bite while you’re asleep leaving you with itchy welts. Bed Bug Facts: An adult bed bug is approximately the size of an apple seed After feeding, bed bugs swell and turn a reddish color Females can lay… Read Post »

10 Facts About Yellowjackets

‘Tis the season for stinging insects! One of the most common stinging insects in Upstate New York is the yellowjacket. Let’s learn about them today… Yellowjacket Facts: Yellowjackets live in nests or colonies consisting of up to 4,000 workers. Late summer and early fall is when yellowjacket activity is at its highest. Sweets and proteins… Read Post »

Top Tips for Preventing Mosquitoes

Warm weather is mosquito weather. Spring, summer and early fall is when mosquitoes are active. They are reproducing at a fast rate and they are looking for someone to bite. Mosquitoes can transmit several dangerous diseases such as West Nile, Zika and EEE so it is important to take them seriously. Thankfully, there are several… Read Post »

Quick Tips for Summer Pest Prevention

Happy Summer! Are you enjoying your pool and yard, or are pests ruining the fun? Summer is when a variety of pests are very active. You are likely seeing stinging insects, mosquitoes, ticks and many other pests. The good news is there are steps you can take to help reduce the populations of these pests… Read Post »

10 Facts About Stink Bugs

Yuck, stink bugs! While rather harmless, stink bugs are annoying, gross, and as the name says – they stink! Warm weather typically means an influx of these pests as they venture out after hiding all winter. So let’s take a closer look to get to know them. Stink Bug Facts: Stink bugs came to the… Read Post »

10 Facts About Carpenter Bees

Is that a bumblebee drilling a hole in my shed? Nope, it’s a carpenter bee! These wood boring pests can cause some real damage to structures and they are capable of stinging on occassion. Let’s learn a little more about them. Carpenter Bee Facts: Carpenter bees do not eat wood, instead they drill holes to… Read Post »

Top Tips for Preventing Ticks

We all know that ticks can be dangerous. They often pass on diseases like Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. They can also be painful and difficult to remove. So what can you do to help prevent ticks? Our first suggestion is to keep your outdoor space well-maintained and free of heavy, thick, overgrown vegetation where ticks… Read Post »

10 Facts About Ants

Ants are back! Have you found these pesky pests inside your home lately? You’re not alone! Warmer temperatures have brought ants back out looking for food and building up their hills. Let’s learn a little more about them. Ant Facts: There are over 12,000 species of ants An ant can lift 20 times its own… Read Post »

What You Should Know About Termites

Termites are a serious pest problem. While small in size, they cause big damage. Signs of a termite infestation include seeing winged termites near light sources, piles of wings on window sills, abnormally squeaky floorboards, buckling floorboards, pinholes in drywall, hollow sounding wood, drooping and discolored drywall, stuck windows and doors, termite pellets (tiny piles… Read Post »

Mosquitoes Are Coming

Spring is here which means the dreaded return of mosquitoes! Mosquitoes thrive when temperatures are at least 50 degrees. April is a prime month for mosquitoes in Upstate New York. As you spend time playing and working outdoors this spring, it’s important to think about mosquitoes. You can help discourage mosquito population growth by ensuring… Read Post »