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Notice Regarding COVID-19 Precautions

Family Pest Solutions is taking the current COVID-19 situation very seriously.  We have implemented the following safety precautions to help keep our customers and employees safe: Technicians are wearing clean nitrile gloves when entering a customer’s home. Increased staff hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. Increased cleaning of company vehicles. As always, our family… Read more »


All About Ticks

Ticks are a common topic when spring arrives. As the weather warms, ticks are more active and humans are more active in the outdoors too. Ticks are known for carrying Lyme disease. Understanding what ticks look like, how to recognize a tick infestation in your area, and tick prevention are key aspects to keeping your… Read more »


Pests to Watch Out for in the Spring

As temperatures warm up and spring begins to emerge, some pests and insects start to become more active. During winter, many insects and pests lie dormant but in the spring they reemerge to mate and sometimes can invade your home. Here is a list of specific pests to watch out for this spring: Mosquitoes Probably… Read more »


All About Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are a pest that you want to get ahead of! They can infest your home very slowly, sometimes taking up to 6 years to create a large colony inside your home, all the while creating damage. Carpenter ants may find their way into your home through a crack in the wood of your… Read more »


Why We Love Pest Control

February is the perfect time to talk about LOVE. With over 30 years in the industry, we’ve come to LOVE pest control here at Family Pest Solutions. Serving Upstate New York is so rewarding!  We have come to know so many great people who live and work in our community. We feel honored to be… Read more »


Recommendations for a Pest-Free 2020

A New Year and a New Decade is officially here! If your ideal 2020 is a year without a pest invasion, then here are some helpful expert tips for you: Be proactive in prevention – Rather than waiting to have a problem that needs solving, one of the best ways to keep your home pest-free… Read more »


All About Rodents

Rodents can be an extremely pesky unwelcomed houseguest that just won’t seem to quit. These pests can contaminate your food supply, chew through your wires and belongings, leave droppings and urine, and even spread diseases. To top it all off, they reproduce very quickly (most rodents can mate in about 5 weeks after their birth… Read more »


Holiday Hijinks: Don’t Invite the Pests

There is an abundance of cheerful excitement in the air this time of year; and as the holidays swirl around us, so do a host of visitors, decorations, busy days cooking, shopping and volunteering. Everyone deserves to have a joyful holiday season, uninterrupted by problematic pests of any kind. In the spirit of the holidays,… Read more »


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 »