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In the late fall as temperatures drop it is not just humans that take to the indoors, squirrels, raccoons and opossums are likely to move indoors in preparation for the colder months. Unfortunately, our homes often provide the perfect shelter and warmth that these and other types of nuisance wildlife are looking for. Now is the time to inspect your home and look for obvious entry points and ways to reduce the risk of these vermin entering your home for the winter. Once inside, wild animals are not only difficult to eradicate, but they can also pose serious health risks by...
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The Yellow Jacket We have ALL experienced yellow jackets at one time or another in our life. These are the most abundant and most aggressive stinging insect of the bunch. 1. They can sting AND bite. Since yellow jackets don’t lose their stinger, they can sting numerous times, and will do so unprovoked. In fact, they usually bite your flesh to get a better grip as they jab their stinger into your skin. 2. They're defensive. Yellow jackets vigorously defend their nests. They will assign a "guard" to stand watch at the nest opening and alert the colony to a threat....
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The Cicada Killer Wasp is on the up-rise, more and more people report them each year. They seem to start up the end of June and are prevalent all through July. Large, 2”-3” body and wingspan, these orange and black wasps are very scary and intimidating. 5 Things to know about these unique wasps: Only the females have stingers and are typically docile and non threatening. Most stings happen by accident or when attempting to handle Males do not have stingers and protect the nesting site all day long, feeding on nectar. Females seek out and kill the large Cicada that...
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Interesting Facts About Mosquitoes, Wasps and Other Summer Pests The classification of stinging and biting insects is a catchall grouping for solitary or social pests that sting or bite. Solitary species are those whose members live independently of each other, such as mosquitoes, carpenter bees, cicada killers and mud daubers. Social insects live together in colonies or nests consisting of workers, queens and periodically males. Common social species include bumble bees, hornets, paper wasps and yellow jackets. Summer is when most of us or bothered by stinging and biting pests. In fact, stinging insects alone send more than half a million...
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Spring Time and Ticks – Prevention Tips Lyme’s Disease We all know that springtime is when everyone wants to return outdoors. The days are longer, the temperature is warmer, time for spring cleanup of our yards, spring baseball and soccer starts for our kids. Well, we are not alone, ticks come out of hibernation and start to be active as well, but they can’t simply run to the kitchen for a meal, they need to travel and search for a blood meal from an unsuspecting mammal, which could be you or your children or pets! This is the time we need...
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Spring Swarmers Termites, Pavement Ants, Carpenter Ants, Citronella Ants When you think of spring, you probably envision blooming flowers and the return of warmer weather. But in the pest control industry, spring marks the beginning of peak pest season, when most insects are coming out of their winter hiding spots, mating – and in some cases – finding their way into our homes. Unfortunately, one of the most common springtime pests is also one of biggest threats to our homes and properties – termites. But not all swarming insects are termites, most ant species will produce winged reproductive’s as well. Save...
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Clover Mites and Early Spring What You Need to Know About Clover Mites You may notice these tiny little specs on your foundation, siding, walkways or stone walls, the closer you look they start to move...YIKES, there are thousands. These are most likely the Red Clover Mite. Although they are nothing like finding a four leaf clover. This dark reddish brown pest, which is smaller than a pinhead, does not pose a threat to human health or cause major damage to homes, but it can be a severe nuisance when it invades structures. These mites can invade your home by the...
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As winter shifts back into spring, we here at All County Pest Control shift our focus from rodents back to the insect world. Every year the bug forecast is a little bit different. Some years we can expect heavy tick activity, others we know that Ants are going to be a major concern. There are a myriad of different factors which can effect what pests we should be on the look out for this coming year. While predictions can be tricky, we're fairly confident that these are some of the issues you may find this bug season. Ants. Whether large carpenter...
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All County Pest Control has developed into residential experts, with over 50 years experience.  They have tried and proven methods to effectively deal with pest problems around residential homes and we believe in “Stopping Pests Before They Get In!”.  The best protection is through inspection, identifying conducive problems and proper exterior perimeter treatments so we can eliminate pests on the outside and keep them from getting inside your home. Effectively controlling; Ants, Carpenter Ants, Wasps, Yellow Jackets, Hornets, Spiders, Crickets, Sow Bugs, Millipedes, Beetles, Stink Bugs, Lady Bugs, Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Mice and Rats. We do all types of pest control,...
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Prevent disease by controlling disease carrying vermin. Mice, Rats, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Roaches and Flies all carry and spread various health risk disease Removal of wildlife to control the spread of Rabies and other diseases. Prevent damage by controlling Carpenter Ants, Termites, Carpenter Bees and Powder Post Beetles Protect your health by evaluating poor conditions of moisture, dampness, mold, mildew which can cause serious health effects. Prevent deadly stings from Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets which can land an allergic person in the hospital and possibly cause death.         All County Pest Control is a pest control professional...
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If you have had any involvement with pest control service within the past few years you may have heard the term IPM being thrown around. Lets discuss the actual meaning of IPM; a systematic approach to pest control taking into consideration pest needs of food, water and shelter, establishing a control process that is environmentally sound by utilizing a combination of mechanical, biological and chemical control methods. What this says is that not any one approach should be taken in dealing with pest control. It is important to identify the pests and their needs for food, water and shelter. But it...
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To digest the plants they eat, deer have a four-chambered stomach. Whitetails will eat leaves, twigs, fruits and nuts, grass, corn, alfalfa, and even lichens and other fungi.  Whitetail deer are found in just about every portion of the United States, excluding parts of the western central states to the California coast. The whitetail got its name from the white hair on the underside of its tail. When alerted to danger, they will stick their tail straight up in the air to warn other deer. Whitetails have scent glands on their legs and feet that they use to communicate with...
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Many times you often hear someone say “mice are so cute”, this may be the case if they are living in a cage inside a pet store, but in your home? Inside your attic and walls? All their cuteness will easily go away once you hear of these concerns. In addition to all the health concerns spoke of in our previous blogs, rodents can cause other dangers, risks and destruction of your home. Rats having the ability and need to chew can damage siding and garage doors as they chew to gain access to your home. Rats can dig and burrow...
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1. Seal cracks and repair damages Inspect the outside of your home, seal all cracks around windows, doors, siding, utility pipes and underneath wood fascia with a good quality silicone-latex caulk. Damaged screens on doors and windows should also be repaired or replaced. Don’t forget to check for torn weather-stripping and loose mortar. 2. Reduce moisture sites and properly ventilate Reduce or, if possible, eliminate all moist harborage sites inside the home – specifically in basements, attics, garages and crawlspaces. Check for leaky water pipes under sinks, ensure drains are not clogged and look for signs of moldy wood. If there is...
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Occasional Invaders are pests that mostly exist on the exterior of your home living in gardens, lawns, mulch and similar areas.  Most require an amount of moisture and organic matter to survive. There are general maintenance procedure you can take to reduce the risk of these pests entering your home. Some homes just have an excessive amount of conducive conditions and pest control service is required to help control populations. Exterior control is the best method to stop these pest before they get in.  Visit our Pest Library for more information regarding occasional invaders: http://www.allcountypestcontrol.com/pest-library Spiders Sow Bugs Millipedes Crickets Lady Bugs...
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Blood Type, believe it or not people with Type O blood are more susceptible than people with Type A blood. Most people have no idea what their blood type is, but a mosquito knows !! Carbon Dioxide, mosquitoes have the keen sense of detecting carbon dioxide. Female mosquitoes need the blood meal of a mammal in order to reproduce. People that expel more carbon dioxide on a regular basis will attract more mosquitoes. People walking or exercising or larger people that breath heavy will attract more mosquitoes. This is mostly why small children don’t get bit as much. Exercise, In...
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Anyone can get it The virus is carried in a certain kind of mosquito, the Aedes, but any mosquito can pick it up and transmit it if it bites an infected person. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that it can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, birth and sex, but such cases appear to be rare. It’s extremely difficult to detect According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), only 1 in 5 people infected with the Zika virus become ill, so many do not even know they are carrying the virus. (Yet they can infect others, and it could...
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Have you ever noticed these large, round black bees that fly around your house mostly up high by roof lines, over hangs and deck areas?  You might say “oh that’s just a bumble bee”, well you would be wrongs. These are male carpenter bees, usually showing themselves in late April or Early May. Carpenter Bees have the ability to bore into wood, usually fascia or gutter boards. They can do severe damage as they tunnel out the boards for nesting. Evidence of saw dust or staining on siding from their excrement is a key sign. Sometimes the holes are not visible,...
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Swarming termites look very similar to swarming ants, and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between the two. Here are some things to look for: Flying Ants Antennae that are bent or "elbowed". Bodies have a thin mid-section. 3 body segments Wings are usually NOT alike in size and shape.       Swarming Termites Antennae that are straight, curved and beadlike. Thicker mid-sections. 2 body segments Wings are very similar in size and shape. Shed their wings       ...
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Ed Binns from All County Pest Control and his Relay for Life team are once again organizing a car wash to raise money for the American Cancer Society. On Saturday May 6th starting at 8:00am, we will once again set out with our team of volunteers to wash cars for a cure. We will be at the Mahopac Volunteer Fire House on Route 6 in Mahopac until 12:00 pm.  This weekend kicks off the “Paint the Town Purple” celebration. Tracy Walsh, director of Relay for Life – Mahopac was looking for someone to take over the car wash and asked Ed...
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