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Fun Facts About Bumblebees and Honeybees

Fun Facts About Bumblebees and Honeybees

Bumblebees and honeybees play a significant role in pollination and our overall ecosystem. Humans cannot live without bees. While we fear bees, we often forget the role they play in the foods we eat and the beauty of the gardens that surround us. Are honeybees the...

Pests That Your Pets May Bring Home

Pests That Your Pets May Bring Home

Dogs and outdoor cats are happy to be outside. The weather is spectacular in Upstate New York.  The cool morning breeze turns into warm and sunny afternoons. While our pets play in the yard and enjoy long walks, pests may be hopping along for the ride.   Let’s talk...

Five Things to Know About Termite Swarmers

Five Things to Know About Termite Swarmers

Termite swarmers cannot wait for the spring to come! Once the temperatures hit the low 70s, they take advantage of the warmth and dampness of springtime rain. In a previous blog, Don’t Dismiss Termites, we spoke of the dangers to your home or business structures from...

Do you have carpenter ants in your home?

Do you have carpenter ants in your home?

Carpenter ants are destructive and can cause significant damage to a home or structure. These ants are industrious builders and build tunnels by drilling through the wood, creating a place for their nests. What are carpenter ants? Carpenter ants get their name from...

April Showers Bring May Flowers….and Bees

April Showers Bring May Flowers….and Bees

Bees play an integral part in our ecosystem. As pollinators, their activities support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants providing food and shelter for animals in our ecosystem. Without bees, the beauty we see in our gardens, and the foods we love to eat...

4 Common Spring Pests

4 Common Spring Pests

Spring pests are part of nature’s awakening after the long winter. Warmer temperatures and standing water from heavy rain wake up pests and send them looking to mate and for food and shelter. April is National Pest Management Month (NPMM), according to Pestworld.org....

Mother Nature Is Having Her Babies

Mother Nature Is Having Her Babies

It is baby time in nature. Spring is a time of birth as the world around us blooms.  Mother nature is active as animals come out of hibernation and begin to reproduce. From April to June you may see more nuisance wildlife active at dusk and dawn, foraging for food to...

Is There Anything I Can Do About Skunks?

Is There Anything I Can Do About Skunks?

Skunks.  Just the word makes people nervous. Early in the morning or late in the evening, you catch the scent of a skunk. Rarely do we see them, but we indeed do smell them! What is a skunk? “Skunk (family Mephitidae), also called polecat, is a black-and-white mammal...

What is in your mulch?

What is in your mulch?

Ahh, the signs of spring! Melting snow and thoughts of getting our homes and backyards ready for summer outdoor life.  Yard cleanup and mulching are rituals every spring, but do you know what is in your mulch? Mulch protects your soil by retaining moisture, regulating...

How to tell if termites are active in your house

How to tell if termites are active in your house

Termites cost homeowners billions of dollars each year in structural damage, repair costs, and termite control services. Termites can be busy and remain virtually unseen unless you know the signs. They are highly tenacious and can stay, unseen even after you think...

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