Preventing a Fall Pest Infestation

seasonal pestsFor families tired of buzzing bees and mosquitoes, relief is near! The fall season is quickly approaching, and once the weather starts to cool down, so will the constant attacks from these annoying insect pests. But of course, the drop in temperatures can cause other pests to flock towards your home in search of a warm, cozy place to hole up before the snow hits.

There are plenty of steps you can take to keep insects and rodents alike away from your home, and we at Comfort Pest Control recommend taking the following steps to keep them at bay throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Outdoor Inspection

How do pests like ants, cockroaches and rats make their way into your home? Typically through holes and gaps in its exterior. Take some time to review the outside of your house for damage before the weather gets chilly, ensuring that there are no spots where pests of any size can crawl inside. Once you are certain that all problem areas are caulked and properly sealed, it’s time to review the interior.

Thorough Cleaning

From the attic to the basement, there are a few different places that pests are most likely to make themselves comfortable in your home. Dark, damp, quiet areas – as well as those with piles of clutter and debris – are the ones that pests will gravitate towards. Thorough cleaning of these spaces, along with the kitchen and pantry, will help to reduce the likelihood of a fall infestation.

Of course, not all infestations can be prevented, and if you are in need of pest removal services in your Dunkirk area home, please call Comfort Pest Control at 716-366-2120.

Traveling This Summer? Here is What You Need to Know about the Zika Virus

mosquito While the chances of the Zika virus spreading to Western New York are incredibly low, the passing of Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of mosquito season across the United States. And this has left many individuals nervous about mosquitoes and the possibility of contracting this disease – which is currently making its way throughout South and Central America.

According to this study by Vox, the virus is not yet transmitting in mosquitoes in the United States, although there have been a few cases in individuals who have recently returned from tropical vacations.

As of right now, Zika can be found only in the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, and one of scientists biggest concerns about infection in the US is that Aedes Albopictus (the Asian tiger mosquito) will also pick up the virus. A mosquito that has a much larger range across the country, this could increase the virus’ spread exponentially.

States most at risk include Florida, Texas and Hawaii. Small clusters of outbreaks are a concern in these areas, but luckily, screened windows and air conditioning units will help to keep mosquitoes out of homes.

As of right now, vacationers within the continental United States do not have to worry about contracting the Zika virus, but those leaving the country should review this traveler’s guide created by the CDC.

On top of their ability to carry diseases like the Zika virus, mosquitoes are an incredibly annoying pest whose bite leaves you itchy for days. To keep mosquitoes at bay this summer, Comfort Pest Control recommends keeping the area directly surrounding your home free of moisture, standing water and shade.

For more information on our summer pest control services, contact us by phone at 716-908-2475.

Four Reasons to Hire a Pest Control Company

ant pest controlFrom carpenter ants to bald-face hornets and yellow jackets, there are many different summer insect pests that can make their way into your home. And while you may think that you can eradicate these bugs on your own, they can be more difficult to defeat than you would think!

To keep your family and home safe against infestations, we always recommend calling a professional exterminator right away.

Find the Problem’s Source

Instead of just exterminating the pests currently plaguing your home, a pest control company can find the source of your problem to ensure that further infestations do not occur. Whether they are searching for a carpenter ant nest or a gap in your siding that is allowing hornets inside, an experienced professional can solve your pest control problem quickly and efficiently.

Save Time

Trying different pest control products and searching for the source of your problem is a time consuming process, so why not leave the tough work to the professionals?

A pest control company can defeat the insects invading your home much more quickly than you can hope to do on your own, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful summer season with your family without any further pest-related worries.

Avoid Further Damage

Working with a pest control company will ensure the complete elimination of pests in your home – pests that can do a lot of damage inside your walls! Carpenter ants and termites especially can create safety concerns. And fixing structural damage can become much more costly than working with an exterminator.

Protect Your Health

Beyond being a huge nuisance, many pests that make their way inside our homes can cause health problems. From allergic reactions to salmonella poisoning, there are many different health concerns to worry about when facing a pest infestation.

Instead of trying to handle your summer pest problem on your own, contact Comfort Pest Control at 716-366-2120 at the first sign of invading insects. Our professional team has years of experience dealing with pests in the Dunkirk, New York area and is ready to face any pest problem you may have this season!