Save the Honey Bees

Honey bees are incredibly important members of our ecosystem. Of course the honey they produce is delicious, but their work as pollinators is absolutely critical to our food supply. Without pollinators who transfer pollen between the male and female parts of a plant, seeds and fruit wouldn’t be produced. Colonies of honey bees have been… Read more »

The Bugs of Summer

Summer 2020 officially kicks off on June 20th. Summer means swimming, BBQs, gardening…and bugs! That’s right, summer is primetime for bugs in the Northeast. So what should we be on the lookout for here in Upstate New York? Stinging Insects A variety of stinging insects will be buzzing around this summer. Wasps, yellow jackets, carpenter… Read more »

All About Mosquitoes

There are a lot of wonderful things about summer. Mosquitoes aren’t one of them. One small bite can leave you unpleasantly itchy. Today we’re going to teach you all about mosquitoes, so that you can reclaim your backyard and enjoy your summer mosquito free. The Basics There are 3,000 species of mosquitoes in existence. Only… Read more »

All About Stink Bugs

The not so lovely Stink Bug! Squish one and you quickly learn how they got their name. Despite their unfortunate stench and uncanny ability to find their way indoors, these pests are relatively harmless to humans. Aside from wreaking havoc on plants, they’re unlikely to do anything other than gross you out. How to Identify… Read more »

Resources for Kids to Learn about Bugs

Hey Moms and Dads, we know schools are closed and you’re trying to keep the kids occupied, entertained, and most importantly educated. Bugs and insects are a cool and fascinating subject kids find interesting. Here are some fun projects to try at home, free materials, and computer labs to do with the kids. Some of… Read more »

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… Read more »

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 »