Common Summer Pests In Albany

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The summer may seem to fly by in Albany, NY but there is plenty of time for summer pests to take up residence in your home. The top five summer pests to invade homes include house flies, carpenter ants, hornets, mosquitoes, and bed bugs. Here's what you need to know about each and what you can do about them.

House Flies

Flies carry many germs and can cause illness. They walk on rotten food, garbage, feces, decaying animals and other disgusting things – and then walk across your sandwich or land on your body. Anything that they have touched or landed on previously can contaminate your food and spread germs and illness.

Female house flies lay up to 500 eggs in just four days. If you have house flies in your home you could end up with hundreds. A house fly has a life span of about 15 to 30 days, and females begin reproducing by the second day of their life.

Carpenter Ants

Another common pest found in homes are the carpenter ants, the largest ant in the United States. While they don't feed on wood, they do burrow through it and create tunnels that could eventually cause structural damage if left untreated. Ants can live up to 10 years.


Hornets are pests because they build nests near human habitation and then proceed to guard their nests aggressively whenever they feel threatened. Hornet stings are more dangerous than that of other bee types, and can be fatal to people who are allergic or who experience too many hornet stings.


Not only are mosquitoes a nuisance pest that keep Albany residents from enjoying the outdoors during the brief summer months of upstate New York, but they can also transmit diseases and viruses. While there is no way to completely eliminate mosquitoes from your property, you can take steps to reduce their appearance and your risks of illness.

Bed Bugs

Another common pest in Albany homes are, unfortunately, bed bugs. Bed bugs may be tiny and hard to spot, but they reproduce rapidly and are almost impossible to get rid of on your own once they have moved in.

Professional Pest Control from Thomas Pest Services

If you would rather enjoy your home and yard this summer than battle the most common pests, give Thomas Pest Services a call. We provide treatments that eliminate pest infestations and prevent recurring infestations. We can also help reduce the number of mosquitoes that live in the area with mosquito control services. Take back your home and yard and enjoy the weather – winter will be here before you know it!

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