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The effect of weather on ants and other pests

The effect of weather on ants and other pests

The effect of weather, specifically heavy rainfall or drought will drive ants from their home in search of a better, food-rich environment. Because ants and other pests live close to our homes, the utopia environment is often your home. Do ants come out more when it...

What do homeowners need to know about clover mites?

What do homeowners need to know about clover mites?

Sitting in your yard, perhaps on a decorative retaining wall or landscaped stone steps, you notice tiny red dots. Are they moving? If you touch them and crush them, a red stain will appear on your hands. These are clover mites. What are clover mites? According to the...

The truth about ticks

The truth about ticks

The truth is quite simple. Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a significant health problem for New Yorkers. The three most common types found in New York State are the deer (black-legged) tick, the American dog tick, and the lone star tick. Only deer ticks can carry...

When is bee season?

When is bee season?

Bee season begins when nature sends a friendly greeting with warmer temperatures and blooming flowers and bushes. After a long winter hibernation, the pollination process begins. Some bees are more active in the spring, preferring abundant flowering plants. Bees play...

The benefits of a Ridge-Guard® for your home

The benefits of a Ridge-Guard® for your home

Ridge-Guard® protects your home from unwanted pests and nuisance wildlife entering the house via the roof. Most homeowners are unaware of the numerous ways these visitors enter a home. We have written about common places to check for pests, tips for a pest-free...

Are silverfish a sign of a larger problem in your home?

Are silverfish a sign of a larger problem in your home?

Silverfish are named because of the silvery metallic shine and their fishlike shape. Finding infestations in your home, basement, or garage may not be surprising but perhaps a sign that there is a larger problem attracting these moisture-seeking pests. What are...

What should I do if I find a raccoon in my yard?

What should I do if I find a raccoon in my yard?

Finding a raccoon in your yard is not an unlikely event, nor is it cause for fear.  Raccoons may seem very cute with their masked faces, but they can be dangerous and possibly carry disease. Do not attempt to engage with or capture a raccoon. Let's learn a little...

Everything you should know about ants

Everything you should know about ants

Ants are a common sight and are found on every continent on earth except Antarctica. With over 10,000 ant species, most homeowners will encounter an ant of some variety. Ants are found in our yards and garages and sometimes in our kitchens, bathrooms, and living...

Should I be worried about the number of house spiders in my house?

Should I be worried about the number of house spiders in my house?

House spiders are a part of our day-to-day existence, yet few families will welcome spiders into their homes. Fear of spiders or Arachnophobia is in the top ten list of fears shared by most Americans, and now is the time you may find more spiders in your home. Spring...

5 common places to check for pests in and around your home

5 common places to check for pests in and around your home

We all have come across a spider hanging overhead in the laundry room or a stink bug clinging to your screen door on a warm day. These are common places to check for pests in and around your home. Before you chastise yourself for not noticing these pests before,...

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