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Beware of the silent damage from heavy rain.

Beware of the silent damage from heavy rain.

The Capital Region has experienced heavy rain and flooding in recent months. When the ground is already saturated, heavy rain causes flooding, standing water, water damage, and a breeding ground for pests and mold. The silent and subtle damage from heavy rain. Many of...

How dangerous are mosquito bites?

How dangerous are mosquito bites?

Very few people escape mosquito bites when enjoying a summer evening concert, day hike in the woods, or BBQ at home. Often you can hear them buzzing before you experience the bite itself. What is a mosquito? Mosquitoes are pests that arguably are disliked by all...

How dangerous are yellow jackets?

How dangerous are yellow jackets?

Yellow jackets are commonly found in just about every backyard and outdoor dining area during the summer and early fall months. They are part of the insect category "stinging insects" and have a reputation for being very aggressive. A yellow jacket sting can be...

What are gnats?

What are gnats?

On a beautiful summer day, you are sitting in the shade at the beach, and you are bombarded by tiny flying insects. Gnats are the culprit. The smell of your perfume, suntan lotion or just your natural scent draws the gnats to you. They are terribly annoying and often...

Pest Control for Property Managers

Pest Control for Property Managers

Pest Control Services provides property management companies and their tenants with a safe and healthy environment. However, when large numbers of people live or work in a building or on campus, the opportunity for pest infestation increases and transmission between...

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...

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