Not a Creature was Stirring, Not Even a Mouse

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Hopefully because there were no mice in the house to begin with! The holidays can be a magical time filled with family traditions, seasonal dishes, memories and giving and laughter and joy. In the midst of… Read more »

Rodent-Proofing Your House for Winter

Finding evidence of a rodent infestation can be worrisome any time of the year. However, it is more likely to occur during the wintertime as pests look to our homes as sanctuary from the harsh weather. Along with making your skin crawl, rats and mice in your home can present problems in the following ways:… Read more »

Thankful for Our Customers

This time of year brings about many opportunities for reflection, gratitude and spending time with the number one thing we’re all about: Family! As we near the end of 2019, we find ourselves feeling very thankful for the local families who have chosen us as their trusted pest control expert. Family Pest Solutions has the… Read more »

Boo! Scary Pests to Watch Out For

Happy October! While this month is known for plenty of spooks and startles, scary pests are something we all want to avoid. We all know that termites can cause major home damage and wasps are capable of inflicting pain. However, in our world there are a few scary pests that aren’t so well known that… Read more »

Winterizing for a Pest-Free Home

Just like us, as the seasons change, pests look for ways to bunker down for the cold weather ahead; meaning that your warm, cozy home with abundant food sources away from the harsh weather is the perfect target for them. There are two major components to winterizing your home against pests: removing potential nesting places… Read more »

Pests to Watch Out for in the Fall

As summer draws to a close, and temperatures begin to drop, some of the seasons’ most pesky insects begin to fade as well. However, while you may notice a drop in the mosquito count, certain pests can become their own issue during the fall if you’re not vigilant. Here is a list of specific pests… Read more »

Pest Prevention Tips

While each type of pest has its own reasons for invading your home and unique indicators of their presence, there are a few basic rules that apply across the board when it comes to keeping your house a pest-free zone. Keep Food Contained A common reason for many pests to enter your home is for… Read more »

All About Bed Bugs

Nobody wants to experience the nightmare that is bed bugs. Like many of the pests we wrangle, bed bugs are sometimes elusive, always intrusive and often misunderstood. Fortunately, it’s extremely possible to prevent, identify and eliminate bedbugs. Where Do Bed Bugs Come From? While it is commonly believed that bed bugs come from having a… Read more »

5 Signs You Have Termites

Termites find their nourishment from dead plant material and a substance called cellulose. Cellulose is commonly found in wood, leaf litter, soil and animal feces. The combination of these factors contributes to extremely favorable soil conditions in the Saratoga and Albany counties (favorable for the termites, not so much for homeowners). Throw the fact that… Read more »

House Flies vs. Cluster Flies

Flies are an extremely common house pest. Two of the most common problem flies are house flies and cluster flies. Given their common nature, it can be easy to overlook their very relevant differences. As with all types of pests, the differences in their life cycles, feeding habits, preferred living/hiding spaces and potential damage determine… Read more »