Keeping You Safe

Family Pest Solutions is all about keeping you and your family safe in and around your home. Many common pests can cause damage to your home, or may bite, sting, or carry disease harmful to your family. Spring brings the emergence of several unwelcome pests.

During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic while many of you may have transitioned your home to a place of work and education, you may be more aware of pest activity. Signs to look for of common house pests include:

  • Carpenter ants: Listen for ants bustling around inside the walls. Carpenter ants are born with wings that fall off and these could collect around windows and baseboards.
  • Rodents: Look for droppings and feces, plant shreds or paper shreds that are used in nests, and bitten holes in food packaging.
  • Ticks: Ticks may latch on to your body in any area, however warm parts of the body are most common. Check the groin, armpit, and scalp.
  • Termites: Termite damage may look like water damage such as buckling wooden floors or swollen floors or ceilings. These signs may also be accompanied by the smell of mold or mildew.

We are taking care and extra precaution to keep our customers and technicians safe if a pest problem warrants entry into your home. Our technicians are wearing clean nitrile gloves, shoe covers, a surgical mask or respirator if necessary, and keeping the 6-foot distancing protocol when entering your home. Staff are hand washing and using hand sanitizer, and we have increased the cleaning of company vehicles.

If you notice any signs of pests, please feel free to call our office at 518-280-9070. As always, our family is dedicated to protecting yours. We service the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.