Don’t dismiss termites!

  • February 27, 2019

Termites have been chewing through wood and structures made from wood for literally millions of years. There is no telling the amount of property damage they have caused over the centuries. They are extremely tenacious and can remain, unseen, even…

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Carpenter Ants Part II: Swarmers!

  • February 20, 2019

What’s that on my window? Flying carpenter ants! These winged relatives of carpenter ants are larger and more mobile than the regular carpenter ant. When is carpenter ant swarmer season? Carpenter ants come alive in early spring, sometime in March…

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Carpenter ants and the dangers they present.

  • February 14, 2019

Carpenter ants are destructive and dangerous to your home or commercial structures. They got their name because they build tunnels by drilling through the wood creating a place for their nests. Often times, people see these ants outside, or even…

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Are you attracted to sugar?

  • February 7, 2019

Of course you are! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, candy, sweets, and treats are abundant. Are you like us and hide candy from that special Valentine until the big day? You better remember where you hid it and…

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Citronella Ants- what are they?

  • January 31, 2019

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is a super resource for learning about insects and science in general  They define citronella ants (large yellow ants) quite simply: “The citronella ants get their name from the lemon verbena or citronella odor…

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The State Insect of New York

  • January 23, 2019

Did you know there was such a thing as a State insect? The State flower named a Rose? OK. The State bird designated as the Eastern Bluebird? Got it. The State animal/mammal winner is the beaver? We’re on board. But…

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Cockroaches: exterminate them or adopt one?

  • January 16, 2019

Cockroaches! Just the mention of the word cockroach makes people shiver or sweat. It conjures up images of quick and crawling bugs that appear to be hard shelled and indestructible. Cockroaches have transcended millions of years without extinction and continue…

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Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

  • January 10, 2019

How many times have you heard the saying, “Don’t let the bedbugs bite”? Too many and when you think about it, it makes you shiver. Bedbugs are quite nasty. According to the New York State Department of Health: Bed bugs…

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Unwanted masked visitors?

  • January 2, 2019

When someone thinks of a raccoon, they think of a summer night and the noise of a garbage can tipping over. Upon investigation, they see the illuminated eyes of a raccoon, or two. But it is winter now. Raccoons have…

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