Moisture and humidity have always been the most favored breeding grounds for all types of mosquitoes and pests. Pests like crickets, mosquitoes, cockroaches, earwigs etc. survive and grown in wet and warm conditions.
During the warmer weather and due to the increased humidity after the rains, there is a good chance for mosquitoes and other pests to breed and develop infestation at home. Every home has some places that don’t dry up completely leaving moisture behind. Or, there are places with wrong slopes where moisture tends to accumulate. Rainy season adds to the pest and mosquito problem in the homes as it increases the level of humidity in the atmosphere. The rain water gets collected in form of puddles where the slope is incorrect, or in open bins and containers lying in your backyards or garden forming stagnant water bodies.
These are the perfect locations where pest infestation starts as most pests lay their eggs and form larvae in such stagnant water bodies. They further develop into adults within a few days and spread infestation quickly. Mostly mosquitoes are found breeding in coolers, trashcans, recycling bins and wet buckets. These places often go unnoticed for obvious reasons, however, every homeowner should ensure that coolers and buckets are cleaned dry without any remnants of liquid, moisture or water. Moisture accumulation in trashcans and recycling bins can be effectively avoided by drilling a few holes at the bottom. This helps in draining out the moisture if any. Moisture leads to humid conditions during the warmer months of the year. Hot, humid and moist weathers are the main reasons for pest infestations at home and in backyards or gardens.
Another place which forms the perfect breeding ground for pests is the pool area leaky hose and grass lawns. The mosquitoes congregate during the entire summer season. The pool water provides moisture and humidity that helps them survive nearby the pool area. It is necessary to get the pools cleaned on a regular basis and treat the swimming pools and water tubs with chlorinated water. Leaky hoses provide pests the perfect place to breed as they accumulate water and hold moisture. Also since these places are dark and unnoticed as they hidden, pests can thrive effectively. Thus, get the problem corrected so as to stop the leakage and clean the dark and hidden places under the hoses to stay protected against the pests invading your home. Moreover the overgrown grass and bushes in your lawns are the best places for mosquitoes, crickets and roaches as they always look for dark and wet places to hide and thrive. Make sure to trim your lawns and gardens to prevent the pests to grow.
A careful and on time inspection can help avoid pest infestations during the warmer and rainy months of the year. Moisture and humidity definitely contribute to the pest problem you might be having in your home. Well, you cannot control the natural weather conditions, but your alertness and right actions can save your home from harmful pest infestations though.
You might need to have a pest control company assess your situation in your home. If you do need to, please consider All Star Pest Solutions, we service all of Albany and the surrounding areas.
Mosquitoes have always created nuisance in almost every home. Most people often suffer several mosquito bites as these nasty insects suck blood. Apart from their blood sucking habit, these tiny creatures can spread a lot of dangerous health issues that could be fatal if not treated on time. Common health problems that are caused due to mosquito bite are malaria, dengue, etc. which is a serious health problem and needs proper medical care on time. If not treated on time, the person suffering might die. Thus, it is essential to protect yourself and your family members for mosquito bites.
It is not just that these mosquitoes are seen only at home, they are seen almost everywhere, be it lawn, garden, river side, or any other water body etc. These blood sucking insects won’t let your enjoy an evening in your lawn or a picnic nearby the riverside. This is when you really need to think about mosquito control which can be as frustrating as you could think of. Controlling mosquitoes in your home, in your backyard or garden is quite possible, but this task is nearly impossible when you are outdoors. Firstly, if you really want to handle this issue, you need to inspect your entire home along with lawns and gardens very thoroughly. If you are frequently bitten by mosquitoes in your home, then be sure that they have found you! However, the important point here is that you should be able to find their hiding places and their breeding ground. Closely inspect the places where there is standing water. Check the garden and lawns properly, maybe there are small puddles in there, perhaps due to rain or while watering your lawn or while serving water to your pets, and it is the best and suitable breeding place for these blood sucking insects. These insects hatch their eggs in water and go to the future life phase of larvae and adult in water itself.
To control mosquitoes in your backyards and garden, it is necessary to install Mosquito Misting spray. These sprays contain effective mosquito repellent liquids that help get rid of these insects from open areas of your property. Controlling mosquitoes in your property requires proper sanitization, preventing accumulation of water and using insect repellents like sprays and diffusers.
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Almost every home is infested by some or the other type of pests unless it is treated with highly professional pest control methods.
Pests like roaches, termites, bees, wasps, spiders, ants, rats, mice, fleas and many others are hard to spot at early phase, especially if they are tiny. You start experiencing their presence when you see the amount of damage they have caused to you, your family members and your household items. This is when you detect their infestations and colonies and it is quite late by then. Moreover, these pests reproduce quickly and soon result in large infestation. Bedbugs are amongst the most common, pesky and irritating pests that cause infestation in your home which eventually brings about a great deal of damage to your home and your health too. They not only infest beds (like the name suggests), but they are found almost everywhere in your household furniture and in every room. Hence, early detection of these creepy crawlies is very important to keep your home protected against their infestations and diseases they spread.
The very first method to detect their presence is to understand what bed bugs look like. These creepy insects are reddish-brown in color and have six legs. They are very tiny about 3 millimeters in length. They have flat bodies that are oval in shape. They often resemble an apple seed. This is how an adult bedbug looks like. Once they start feeding on human blood they become more reddish, a little bulged up and start developing elongated bodies. These might be mistaken for other insects like bat bugs or carpet beetles. These pests can survive for a few months without actually feeding themselves. These are parasitic insects that crawl out during the dark to feed on human blood.
You can also notice the presence of bedbugs in your home by paying attention to these signs:
If you notice any or all of these signs, you can be sure that there is bedbug infestation in your home. You definitely need to seek professional help to get rid of these harmful pests. A reliable and professional pest control service assures complete bed bug remediation from your home.
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Like most insects, spiders are amongst the most feared ones and people want to exterminate it at the soonest. Spiders are creepy insects that form webs which are sticky and unpleasant to see. Actually nobody likes them, though they may be harmless. But their presence at your home could be irritating and you feel awful especially when they hangout from nowhere all of a sudden. Some spiders are harmless, but spiders like a black widow or brown recluse are venomous and their sting can land you up in a hospital. Spider stings might cause death too. So it is a good idea to get rid of these creepy insects before they infest your home.
Here are a few best spider prevention tips for your home:
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Cluster flies often resemble house fly but are a real nuisance to homes, office buildings and hotels as these properties have wooded areas around. These are big, slow moving insects that show up during the winters. Winters are chilly so we often tend to shut the windows and doors tightly to feel warm, however, if there are cluster flies in your home, it could be quite annoying as they literally fly around you making an irritating buzzing sound. These are often spotted on the sunny side of a cool winter day in your home, mostly along the window sliding as the sun rises and warming up the window panes.
Cluster flies normally reside in woods and are outdoor insects. But during winter and autumn, these flies move indoors and hibernate in attics, buildings or isolated areas of your home. They hide themselves in places that are not easily noticeable, like the cracks or holes near windows or on ceilings, in the gaps of walls, in basements, lofts or places that are not easily accessible. As the weather gets warmer, they start flying around and it is definitely a scary and annoying experience to see infestation of cluster flies in your home. Cluster flies make colonies in buildings and homes that are nearby woods or in the countryside. Moreover if your house has a backyard or garden, where earthworms breed, cluster flies are normally seen there as these insects feed on earthworms when their eggs hatch. Parks, cemeteries, pastures and fields are a few common places where you can see cluster flies in thousands.
Cluster flies do not pose any health risks to humans, nor do they transmit any kind of diseases. Also, cluster flies do not infest due to poor hygiene nor do they lay their eggs on the food items. Cluster flies feed on earthworms instead. Now why should cluster flies pose a problem to humans? These insects are not in hundreds, but in thousands. Once the weather gets cold, that is during winters, these infest homes that are near woods or in isolated places of the buildings. It is difficult for humans to cope with such a huge colony hence it is necessary to get rid of these before the infestation spins out of control. It is quite frightening to see these insects in a very large number.
It is always necessary to seek professional service to get rid of cluster flies infestation from your home. Though you can control by using domestic aerosol spray or other effective insect spray and you can also use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum the dead and slow moving cluster flies, but what about those that are hibernating in hard to reach places? Thus, a professional pest control service is quite apt to get rid of any and all types of insect infestations from any and every corner of your home. Hence, make the right move before it is too late. Cluster flies infestations ate not just frightening, but can give you a very bad experience too.
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Among thousands of other pests, termites can cause a lot of destruction to your property. They feed on wood causing great structural damage and ruin the property in a short period of six months. And within two years, they can ruin a home completely. A plant's cell wall is made up mostly of cellulose which is the main food of termites. Cellulose is found abundantly on Earth.
Termites have the ability and definitely will attack the common household items like furniture, clothes and even your paper money, not just the wooden structures of your property. Your home is at high risk during the early spring season as it is a very favorable time for termite swarms to mate. The winged termites fly from their nests and mate with their partners to form a huge new colony. They could form a new colony on your home too!
Thus, before it is too late, make sure you take these preventative measures to protect your home against termites.
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The warmer months of the year invite several stinging pests like bees, yellow jackets, wasps and hornets. These stinging pests pose the threat of stings which may or may not be aggressive, however you would never want such pests lurking nearby your home or your family. Most of the pest stings cause allergic reaction or other skin issues which may lead to health risk.
At times, it could be life threatening too. Thus, it is very important to protect your family from stinging insects. Well it is quite frightening to know that there is a beehive on the terrace or a hornets’ nest below the deck and this is enough to keep you indoors for a few weeks. Don’t worry, there are a few ways to get rid of these pesky stingy insects from your home or courtyard.
Having unwanted rodents or other pests like insects in your home is an inconvenience and a nuisance. If you are experiencing an issue on your home and you are in the Albany area, please consider calling All Star Pest Solutions for all of your pest control needs.
A lot of homeowners often think that keeping their homes clean can help keep mice away. However, they are wrong. Mice somehow find their way to the house in search of food. If their presence is ignored, these mice will dig holes in some corner of your home and live there for long without you noticing them.
Finally, when they create havoc by ruining and damaging your household items, it is only then you realize that your home is infested by these pesky pests.
Mice can be dangerous and can be harmful for your health too. You will soon notice their presence in your kitchen too as they hunt for food. Consuming food that is infected by mice can cause a serious health problem. Hence, it is time for you to take action and get rid of these pests right away.
Here are top mice prevention tips to keep them out of your home:
Though maintaining cleanliness in your home can avoid pests to a great extent, but other conditions like the location of your home, the climate of the place and the surroundings have a great impact on pest infestation in your home. Pests like mice can severely ruin your household furnishings and eatables. Thus, it is necessary to stay alert and take the right action at the right time.
If you are experiencing an issue, please consider calling All Star Pest Solutions. We provide pest control solutions to Albany and the surrounding areas.
Upstate New York, specifically Albany's Capital Region is lucky to have a number of different kinds of ants that are major troublemakers when they get into your house. Those you will find out this time of year are pavement ants and pharaoh ants. With all of our wet weather this Spring and even into the early Summer, it is forcing ants to find new homes. Namely, YOURS!!!
So, you might ask, which ant is the nastiest? We would say, without reservation, the carpenter ant wins the award for being the most destructive. Why? Well, once their nest location is chosen, they get right to work and chew up all the wood around the nest, which is part of your wall or flooring foundation. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat the wood. Instead, they just chew it up to make the necessary room for their growing presence in your home. What happens to your house? All of the internal framing loses its integrity and cause cause roof or floor sagging, which equals MAJOR repairs that could cost you thousands!
So, as the nests get larger, the 'swarmers' are flying carpenter ants that will go out and seek a location to build a new nest. What are they looking for as an ideal location? Damp wood or anything deteriorating, as it will be easier for them to build a nest. Softer wood is easier to chew up for sure!
Sure, old trees might be the perfect spot, but, all too often, they go after damp spots around the house where there is ample shade and protection from the elements. Often, they might nestle close to your kitchen as they will need a food and water source. Crumbs are your worst enemy, it will attract ants by the hundreds if you are not careful.
What you might not realize is that if you are seeing carpenter ants in your bathroom of kitchen, there is a really good chance that there is a colony in the house already claiming ownership rights. The problem is likely worse than you think.
So, if you are seeing carpenter ants in your home, it is best to call a pest control company in the Albany area that can identify the nest and remediate in a safe and efficient manner to get your home back in shape. Call All Star Pest Solutions today!!!
We have worked as a pest control company around the Capital Region for a number of years and have seen significant outbreaks of bed bugs in Schenectady, Albany and Troy. Without a doubt, bed bugs are a nasty menace and definitely make people extremely uneasy. There is much paranoia and misconception out there when it comes to the sneaky insects.
We thought to clear the air about the most common myths about bed bugs.
Bed bugs are predominantly active at night. They will feed while you are sleeping and will be found in your bed. But, they can show up anywhere, regardless of how clean your home is. It is always best to wash your bedding in hot water every week to minimize the chances of having a bed bug infestation in your home.
If you have an issue you are dealing with, please consider giving us a call. All Star Pest Solutions is the leader in bed bug remediation here in the Albany area!!!
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