Seeking Relief from the Heat? So are Pests!

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The first day of summer was a swelter one in the northeast especially locally in around Albany, NY. The Times Union reported, the temperature at Albany International Airport hit 91 degrees by 2pm. Wednesday’s official high of 94 degrees marked the first time this month in Albany that the temperature climbed into the 90s driving people and pets indoors in search of relief. With many more days of summer ahead, Thomas Pest Services and NPMA offer tips to avoid pests during the summer months.

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  • Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.
  • Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows.
  • Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.
  • Mow your lawn regularly.
  • Keep mulch away from foundation of house with a rock barrier. Replace landscaping mulch every season.
  • Keep food stored in air-tight containers.
  • Clean spills and crumbs from counter tops and floors.
  • Fix any leaky pipes and faucets as moisture attracts pests.
  • Run a dehumidifier in damp areas like basements.

Ants, bees, mosquitoes, spiders, ticks are just some of the summer pests in the Clifton Park area. These insects have the ability to invade your Saratoga home/business or outdoor gathering. Thomas Pest Services is your pest expert in Northeast New York serving towns in and around Chatham, East Greenbush, Albany, Schenectady, Clifton Park, Malta, Saratoga, Edinburgh and Lake George. Contact us today, for a pest solution that meets your property, family and pest needs, so you can enjoy your summer and avoid pests.

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