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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...

One Time Pest Control for Picnics and Parties

One Time Pest Control for Picnics and Parties

We know pests. We also know that one-time pest control can provide a pest-free environment for your graduation party or holiday picnic. Mosquitos, ticks, and bees can put a damper on even the best of parties or picnics. Ticks and mosquitoes carry disease. Diseases...

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...

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