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The 10 Weirdest Facts About Wasps

August 8, 2023

Wasps are one of the many buzzing insects that might nest in or around your home or business this summer. While potentially terrifying due to their painful sting and vengeful nature, wasps are also fascinating insects.  Read our list of weird wasp facts to learn more about these hardy, intelligent and often maligned pollinators.  What […]

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Do Sticky Traps Really Work To Eliminate Roaches?

July 9, 2023

Insect sticky traps are small, square cardboard boxes that are open at both ends and have an adhesive material coating the inside. These “roach motels” are designed to trap bugs when they walk onto the adhesive.  But do these traps really work? Keep reading to learn how to eliminate roaches.  Do sticky traps really work […]

A carpet beetle on moss.

Where Do Carpet Beetles Come From?

Despite their name, carpet beetles don’t just infest carpet. They can also set up shop in upholstered furniture, clothing, comforters, pillows, and more. Carpet beetles enter your building through open spaces like doors and windows. They can also be brought in through cut plants and flowers.  Carpet beetles aren’t just living in your rugs, comforters, […]

Ants carrying a paperclip.

Ants in Your Office? Here’s How to Get Rid of Them

July 6, 2023

Did you return to the office only to discover that some new tiny coworkers have moved in? During the spring and early summer months, ants are busy searching for food and rebuilding their colonies. Keeping ants out of your office means eliminating scouts, locating the nest and preventing ants from returning. Ants are tricky to […]

A field being sprayed with pesticides.

10 Facts About Pesticides You Probably Didn’t Know

July 5, 2023

Pesticides are classified according to the kind of pests they target. In addition, they are formulated to attack specific physiological (or botanical) processes that kill the organism as rapidly and effectively as possible. Pesticides can be a very helpful part of any commercial pest control program. That said, there are a lot of interesting things […]

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Traveling? Here’s How to Avoid Ticks in Upstate NY

July 4, 2023

Whether for a day trip or extended visit, Upstate NY has plenty of beautiful destinations. Hiking the Adirondacks, wine tours in the Finger lakes and exploring Letchworth state park are some of the best getaways north of the city. They’re also some of the best places to find ticks. Don’t be discouraged by these tiny […]

The shadow of a large bug on a bed.

8 Interesting Bed Bugs Facts You Didn’t Already Know

Bed bugs—they’re small, brown, oval-shaped insects that like to snuggle up in linens and suck blood. They’re a big problem for many businesses. They don’t fly, they lay hundreds of eggs, and they’re incredibly annoying. That covers bed bug basics… right?  Well, that may just scratch the surface. There’s more to  bed bugs than the […]

An assassin bug on a leaf.

New York’s Most Monstrous Pests

July 3, 2023

The pests on this list aren’t the most destructive, they aren’t particularly dangerous, and they aren’t big disease spreaders. However, they are some of the freakiest looking pests that creep and crawl around New York. If you saw a bug and thought it looked like something out of a horror movie, then it might be […]

A snow-covered roof with a chimney.

Defending Your Chimney From Unwelcome Guests

July 1, 2023

We need to be blunt: it’s important that you have a clear and clean chimney during this time of year. When Santa makes his rounds, he needs an easy descent down into your home! Can you imagine what he would think if he hoisted himself into your chimney and found that his route was blocked […]

Bumblebees on honey.

How Do I Get Rid of Fruit Flies in the Office?

June 30, 2023

Fruit flies are notoriously difficult to get rid of. They’re tiny, fast, resilient, and they reproduce like crazy. Unfortunately, even if traps kill every adult fruit fly in the office, chances are eggs will hatch and you’ll have a new generation of fruit fly larvae to deal with. While you may not be able to […]

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