Category: Pest Prevention

Preparing Home for Spring Pests

Spring is approaching and with spring comes insects. As temperatures warm up, insects venture back outside, and often times, into our home. It is important to keep insects out of your home this spring to avoid unwanted infestations, consider using these methods: Keep Gardens Distant We all start working hard on our gardens during spring… Read more »

Ponds Can Bring Pests

If you have a pond on your property, you might find yourself fending off insects and pests frequently. Ponds usually result in critters coming into your home and frequently popping up around your property. Although ponds often bring butterflies and songbirds, they can also result in snakes, mosquitoes, mammals, and other pests. Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are… Read more »

Research Shows Millennials Don’t Wash Their Sheets Often Enough

How many times did your mother remind you to change your sheets regularly when you were in college? Probably so many times that you lost count. While you nodded along every time she brought the topic up, you may not have taken heed to her warning. As always, however, mom was right. According to a… Read more »

Two “Pests” That Can Offer You Help

Whether it is ants, termites or cockroaches, no one wants to see insect pests inside their home. But did you know that a couple of creatures typically considered “pests” can actually help to prevent insects from getting inside of your home? Sure, you wouldn’t want them to take up residence in your space, but both… Read more »

Four of the Biggest Pest Control Myths

As pests have been a problem in homes for hundreds of years, many myths have developed surrounding their extermination. The myths we mention below are ones that families often try out before calling for professional assistance, which typically just gives the problem extra time to grow. You Can Catch Mice with Cheese Just because it… Read more »

Spiders: Nature’s Plant Pest Exterminator

As creepy as we humans think they are, spiders are incredibly beneficial to us – especially during the summer months. If your garden is always plagued by the teeny insect pests that munch on leaves and help themselves to ripening fruits and vegetables, the spider will truly be your best friend. These eight-legged arachnids are… Read more »

Calling A Pest Control Company That Can Answer Your Questions

The thought of having a pest problem in your home or business is worrisome enough, but finding a company that will take the time to listen to your problem can be just as difficult – unless you find the right company. Here at Amherst Exterminators we are always willing to listen to your concerns and… 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 »

Mild Winter: What Does it Mean for Spring Insects?

Western New York is known for many things, with harsh winters being near the top of the list, but this past winter has been warmer than average. While that makes life a little easier for area residents, it does the same for area insects as well. It is difficult to predict how this winter’s weather… Read more »

Keep Rats Out of Your Home and Yard

A pest that no homeowner wants to deal with, the rat is a dirty and unattractive mammal that carries a wide range of disease transmittable to humans, including salmonella. Nocturnal in nature, it is easy for rats to go unnoticed. Whether you catch a rat skittering around your backyard when you take Fido out before… Read more »