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 »

The Anatomy of a Cockroach Infestation

Why is Cockroach Prevention Important? Cockroaches thrive in humid, unsanitary conditions and they breed quickly. One female cockroach can lay up to 90 of these resilient pests at a time. To make matters worse, they can survive up to three months without eating anything and are capable of spreading diseases that can make your family… Read more »

How to Be Mosquito Ready for Summer 2019

Summer is near and mosquitos are here! They’re annoying, they’re dangerous and they’re everywhere. So what can you do? Educate yourself on the dangers of mosquitos and how to best prevent them overtaking your home. Why is Mosquito Prevention Important? Mosquitos are capable of transmitting over 10 different diseases by a simple bite. From the… Read more »

Sneaky Infestations: Powder Post Beetles

Nothing is worse than having an infestation in your home, except having an infestation that you aren’t even aware of. In most cases, an infestation is fairly easy to spot early on, which is always the best time to eradicate it. However, there are the occasional sneaky pests that can take years for homeowners to notice, like the powder post beetle… Read more »

The Emergence of Insects During Spring

Spring is here! While warmer weather brings so much excitement and joy to the Northeast, it also brings an increase in the insect population. This time of year, problems caused by carpenter ants and termites are especially prevalent. Carpenter ants begin their mating process during late spring. After which, the female ants begin their hunt… Read more »

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn what Lyme disease is, how people and pets get it, and how to protect against it. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease, also known… Read more »

How to Get Started with Pest Control

Pest control can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never worked with a pest controller before. There are so many questions you may have such as what pests you might be at risk of, how pests infest your home, how to know if they infested your home, and ultimately, how to get rid of them! Family… Read more »