You might think that once the weather gets sufficiently cold, you don’t have to worry about insects and other pests as much as you do during the rest of the year. Unfortunately, the pests that bother you the other three seasons are still around in winter—they’re just hibernating or overwintering. They’re still there, and they can still cause you problems.
Here’s some information on seven common winter pests and how to best deal with them.
The most common stink bug around Western New York is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Feeding on many types of fruits and vegetables, this stink bug has become a widespread agricultural pest. For homes and businesses, stink bugs are also nuisances, releasing foul odors in large numbers as the weather gets colder. We'll provide you with some more information about stink bugs and some myths about them too.
Waking up with a line of itchy red bites can be very unsettling. Whether you’re groggy or fully awake, you may start to wonder what bit you, if it’s dangerous or if there are more bites to come! With the information below, you can make a very educated guess whether you’ve been bitten by bed bugs and find out more about the steps to take to get rid of them around your home.
Bed bugs are reddish-brown insects, with adults being 4-5 millimeters long, or as big as an apple seed. They have 6 legs and a large abdomen that has horizontal stripes running across the back. Two antennae are also located at the front of their heads, branching sideways.
The Fall time is almost here and with the cooler temperatures, typically brings in the mice seeking warmth, shelter, and food for our long winters. If mice are problematic for you every year or you see droppings every once in a while around your home, it is important to understand some information about mice and how they may be causing more damage than you thought.
I am a mouse and the nights are getting cooler. This is my first year on the planet so I am trying to figure out why this is happening…but I do know I need to find a warm and cozy place to call home as my nest in the bushes is just not cutting it anymore.