Category: Ants

Keeping Pests Out of Your Home This Winter

Keeping Pests Out of Your Home This Winter

Fall has begun in Western New York, which means winter is just a few short weeks away! As the weather gets colder, rodents and pests will be looking for shelter. Unlike many species of birds, pests like mice and raccoons don’t travel south for warmth; they head indoors instead! With the holiday season quickly approaching,… Read more »

Where Do Pests and Critters Go in The Winter?

Where Do Pests and Critters Go in The Winter?

As Summer nears its end and we head into Fall, you may be wondering what happens to small critters and pests during cold winter months. Western New York winters consist of extreme cold temperatures, treacherous snowfall, and dark clouds hanging over every day.   Where do the critters go during the winter months when there’s… Read more »

Easy Ways to Rid Your Home of Pesky Ants

Just like bears, ants hibernate during the winter. Once the weather breaks, they emerge from hibernation, looking for food to start the cycle over again. Ants are most active when temperatures reach 75-95 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spring and summer are peak season for ants, and this is when you are more likely to find them in… Read more »

Spring Weather Brings Out More Than Just Flowers

Spring showers bring May flowers, but many unwanted pests come along with this change in weather. The beauty of budding flowers, trees and bushes always brings along the insect pests that make their way in and out of homes and buildings. Ants, spiders, millipedes, silverfish and many other insects forage in and around the exterior of… Read more »

The Ant Season is Approaching. Time for Preventive Maintenance.

The snow is gone and the weather is gradually warming up. What this means is all kinds of ants are coming out of dormancy. Many homes and businesses will experience inside activity until ants can flourish outdoors. The best solution to this problem throughout the spring, summer, and fall is to maintain good outside preventative… Read more »

How does the winter affect Insects in Western New York?

Frigid Weather   With the temperatures hovering around zero in Western New York one might ask how insects survive. The answer is a simple one; insects do not maintain a constant body temperature like mammals do.  Insects adapt very well to their environment in which they live in. Biology Most insect development is contingent with… Read more »

What Are Your Options For Ant Treatment?

A single ant is just about the most harmless creature imaginable. Unlike more menacing pests like bees and spiders, we humans have a decent relationship with ants. In fact, laying on the grass on a hot summer’s day, you might not even mind having a few crawling on your arms and leg. This peaceful coexistence… Read more »