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What is the most annoying pest?

What is the most annoying pest?

The mosquito wins as the most annoying pest. While many pests are scary, disgusting, or downright hated, the mosquito wins the most annoying award. The mosquito wreaks havoc on outdoor events, and heaven forbid you to get one in your bedroom at night and hear that...

The monarch butterfly is listed as endangered.

The monarch butterfly is listed as endangered.

Monarch butterflies are one of the most recognized insects on earth.  The monarch’s name suits it well, as its colors and flight are both majestic and beautiful. U.S. News reported on July 21, 2022, that they are now listed as endangered by the International Union for...

Stink bugs are back!

Stink bugs are back!

Stink bugs are beginning to appear surprisingly early this year.  You may see a random stink bug on your window screen or, heaven forbid, in your house. Stink bugs are harmless, but their sheer look sends most homeowners running. What is a stink bug? Thanks to our...

Keeping your lake house or vacation home pest free

Keeping your lake house or vacation home pest free

One of our customers called us after renting a lake house out of state. As a long-time customer, he knows what it takes to keep a home pest free, especially in wooded and ‘wet’ areas. Keeping your lake house or vacation home pest free does not have to be overwhelming...

What is the problem with the spotted lanternfly?

What is the problem with the spotted lanternfly?

The spotted lanternfly is a highly invasive species. They are a dangerous and destructive insect to our local farming businesses and hardwood trees such as maple, fruit trees (apples), and hops. What is the spotted lanternfly? According to the USDA, The Spotted...

We wish you a safe and Happy Fourth of July

We wish you a safe and Happy Fourth of July

  It is this time of year when we celebrate our country's birth and heritage. As we fire up our grills and toast to another birthday, 246 to be exact,  let us be mindful of each other and hope for peace and happiness until our next birthday. Happy 4th from all of...

Buying a home? You need a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Report

Buying a home? You need a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Report

A Wood Destroying Insect Report is a critical part of the home inspection for buyers to include in the home inspection and purchasing process.  In New York State, the WDI is performed by a certified inspector.  The WDI can also be required when you refinance your...

Increased Tick Activity and the Spread of Disease

Increased Tick Activity and the Spread of Disease

Ticks have been in the news lately, including CDC bulletins, outdoor enthusiast magazines, and medical journals.  Ticks and tick illnesses are on the rise here in New York State. We must be diligent and somewhat aggressive in our habits when enjoying our backyards,...

Understanding carpenter bees

Understanding carpenter bees

Carpenter bees are large, black, and somewhat fuzzy bees usually hanging around your home. They are justly named because they drill holes in wood to have a place for their eggs. What are carpenter bees? Carpenter bees are large, shiny, black, and yellow bees. You will...

Spongy Moths Revival Causing Concern

Spongy Moths Revival Causing Concern

Spongy moths, also known as gypsy moths, feed on the leaves of many trees such as oak, maple, apple, crabapple, hickory, basswood, aspen, willow, birch, pine, spruce, hemlock, and more. Oak is their tree of choice. Spongy moths are one of the area’s most significant...

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