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The Non-Native Asiatic Wall Spider Has Evolved To Live Solely Within Homes And Buildings Throughout New York State

A countless number of spider species can be found in the state of New York, and most of these species inhabit rural areas where they are very rarely encountered by… read more →

Interactive Pest & Insect Games For Kids!

LOVE GAMES? PLAY THE INTERACTIVE INSECT AND PEST GAMES, OR TRY TO ACE OUR QUIZZES ON BUG TRIVIA. Mysterious and exciting, the world of pests challenges us to understand what… read more →

Mosquito Prevention a Must For Homeowners this Season

Mosquito Prevention a Must For Homeowners this Season To prevent the health risks that can potentially accompany an already-pesky mosquito bite, be sure to follow these mosquito prevention tips from… read more →

What Do Bed Bugs Do When Their Human Host Is In His/Her Deepest State Of Sleep During The Early Morning Hours? 

Unlike many parasitic organisms, bed bugs do not remain attached to their blood host at all times; instead, they secretly cohabitate with their human host by hiding in concealed spaces… read more →

Summer Season Calls for Increased Protective Measures Against Mosquitoes and Ticks

First Rate Solutions encourages the public to wear insect repellent when spending time outdoors Mosquito and tick populations are on the rise again as the country enjoys the summer season.… read more →

Mosquito Pests Are Becoming Resistant To DEET Repellent, But Experts State That More Effective Repellents Are Widely Available

Around 70 mosquito species have been documented in New York state, and some of these species are considered pests due to their habit of biting humans in urban and suburban… read more →

How Long Have Rodent Pests Been Living Among Humans, And How Often Do Norway Rats Travel Into Homes Directly From Sewer Systems?

More than 2,000 rodent species have been documented worldwide, but only a very small minority of these species are known to be pests in human settings. The most ubiquitous rodents… read more →

What are some precautions that can be taken to help prevent mosquito bites?

There are a number of precautions that people can take to protect their home and family from mosquitoes. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends the following tips: Eliminate or… read more →

The Factors That Make Bed Bugs Exceptionally Unique Insect House Pests

The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is one of the most frequently managed insect pest species within homes and buildings throughout the US, and many pest control professionals agree that… read more →

Why Is House Mouse Behavior Within Homes And Buildings So Complex, And Why Are They More Difficult To Control Than Other Rodent Pests?

Experience with crushing bugs and being a skilled bug-spray marksman will not qualify a person for a job as a pest control professional. In fact, there are several pest management… read more →

Tips To Prevent Pest Invasion On Your Rental Property

When you own a rental property, there are certain types of tenants you do not want. You do not want bugs and rodents to take up residence in your property.… read more →

Field Ants Build Unsightly And Destructive Nests In Yards

Field Ants Build Unsightly And Destructive Nests In Yards, And They Are Known To Spray Formic Acid On People’s Skin When They Invade Homes Ants are one of those invasive… read more →

At What Time Of Year Do Foul-Smelling Oriental Cockroaches Invade Homes In Large Numbers?

While Oriental cockroaches primarily live outside, they will enter homes when the weather outside becomes inhospitable to their survival or their population outside gets so large that the pests run… read more →

How Do The Three Primary Cockroach Pests In New York State Enter Homes, And How Do They Contaminate Human Foods And Indoor Surfaces?

Along with flies and ants, cockroaches are the most common indoor insect pests in the world, and they are probably the most hated as well. In addition to being aesthetically… read more →

The First Thing Seasoned Pest Control Professionals Do When Inspecting Homes For House Mice

Experts say that rodent pests are becoming more prevalent in urban and suburban regions throughout the world, and pest control companies in the US are feeling this increase. The seemingly… read more →

Important Things To Keep In Mind When Pest-Proofing Homes

Very few people become excited upon finding insect pests within their home, and even the most die-hard of insect enthusiasts dread the possibility of their home becoming infested with insect… read more →

How Did The Non-Native Pavement Ant Arrive In The US Where It Is Now The Most Common Ant Pest?

The three most common ant pests in the northeastern United States are commonly known carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants. Carpenter ants are easily recognizable for being noticeably… read more →

Oriental Cockroaches Invade Homes By Traveling Along Pipes, And They Are Commonly Associated With Foul Odors

The most significant cockroach pests found in homes throughout New York state include American, German, Oriental and brown-banded cockroaches. German and brown-banded cockroaches are unique for being two of the… read more →

Cockroach Prevention Tips

Cockroaches prefer warm, moist places with available food sources, so eliminating those attractive environments can help prevent cockroach infestations. First Rate Pest Solutions offers the following tips to avoid cockroach… read more →

The Laziness Of Cockroach Pests Make Them Difficult To Eliminate From Infested Homes

Cockroaches are one of the most ancient terrestrial organisms, and experts state that the earliest species were around ten times as large as today’s species. Cockroaches are notorious for being… read more →

Yellow Sac Spiders Inflict More Bites To Humans Than Any Other Spider Species In The US, And They Rest Within Little Sacs Suspended From Ceilings And Other Indoor Areas

Humans are naturally wary of spiders, and rightly so, considering the very deadly bites some of them can inflict. There are a number of venomous spiders out there that homeowners… read more →

Which Spider Species Do Pest Control Professionals Manage Within Homes Most Frequently

Many of the spiders residents find in their homes wander indoors inadvertently, but some spider species are accustomed to living alongside humans within structures. According to a recent nationwide survey… read more →

Why Black-Tailed Mosquitoes Are Largely Responsible For The Spread Of EEE In New York

Culiseta melanura, or the “black-tailed mosquito” is a mosquito species found in the eastern United States where it’s considered the primary vector of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Although black-tailed mosquitoes… read more →

Coronavirus: Message to Our Customers

During this uncertain time, our customers’ health and well being is our highest priority. As we continue monitoring developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), rest assured, we are committed to doing… read more →

What Makes Residential Gardens Attractive To Destructive Rats?

Norway rats excavate ground burrows for the purpose of nesting, and they typically contain a tunnel entrance that leads to a food source. These burrows are usually a few feet… read more →

The Most Common And Destructive Termite Pest Species In The Country Will Soon Be Swarming In New York State

There exists three groups of termites known as subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites, and species from all three of these groups inhabit the US. Drywood and dampwood termites can only… read more →

Why The Little Black Ants That Are Prevalent In New York State Can Be Very Difficult To Eliminate From Infested Homes

With the exception of flies, residents of New York state consistently rank ants as the most frequent home-invading insect pests. Luckily for New York residents, the ant species that inflict… read more →

When Does Mosquito Season Begin And End In New York State, And How Can Residents Recognize Disease-Spreading Species?

The beginning and end of the mosquito season varies slightly from year-to-year in all areas around the globe. According to Laura Harrington, a professor of entomology at Cornell University, mosquito… read more →

What Do Bed Bugs Do Within Infested Homes While Residents Sleep?

Bed bugs have been pests to mankind for thousands of years, and long before the establishment of the first civilizations. In fact, the bloodsucking insects are mentioned in some of… read more →

Are There Rodent Pests In New York State That Are Capable Of Transmitting The Deadly Hantavirus Infection?

Four rodent species that are known pests of homes and buildings in the United States are capable of spreading multiple strains of hantaviruses. These rodent species include cotton rats and… read more →

Which Medical Conditions Are Most Commonly Associated With House Mouse Infestations

The house mouse is easily the most common rodent pest within homes, garages, sheds, urban buildings, barns and other structures. House mice are well adapted to living alongside humans, as… read more →

Are Norway Rats Smart Enough To Avoid Poison Baits?

It is well known that rats are relatively smart, at least when it comes to filthy sewer-dwelling animals, but are the rodents smart enough to discern between sound food sources… read more →

How To Recognize Structural Wood Damage Inflicted By Deathwatch Beetles

When asked to name a group of insect pests that infest structural wood within homes and buildings, most people would immediately mention termites, and some may mention carpenter ants, but… read more →

Full-Sized German Cockroaches Can Traverse Through A Home Within Spaces As Small As 1.6 mm In Width

German cockroaches are the most common roach pests of homes and buildings throughout the US, and they are one of the very few pest species that dwell primarily within homes,… read more →

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CBS News Story

APOLLO AT WORK – Courtesy CBS NEWS First Rate Solutions Inc. appears on National TV show- “CBS- Sunday Morning News” (CBS) What’s bugging us? The unfortunate answer to that question is almost impossible to see

We are now on Facebook & Twitter

First Rate Solutions Inc. has just joined these social networking sites to make more casual communication with our clients and potential customers.Please “like” our Facebook page and follow us on twitter to receive updates and news regarding our operations.

Tips for Bedbug free travel

This guide is written for those people that want to travel smart and take precautions to avoid bed bugs while traveling. It contains some of the best tips and tricks for avoiding bed bugs during travel so that you don’t bring them home with you as an unwelcome souvenir.

First Rate Solutions Inc. Hires Louis Sorkin

Board Certified Entomologist to provide training for New York company NEW YORK — First Rate Solutions, a family-owned pest management company servicing the New York metropolitan area, has contracted Lou Sorkin to provide ongoing training for its staff.

Buildings New York Trade Show At The Javits

Come see us at Buildings New York Trade Show At The Javits May 2nd & 3rd, 2012.
We will have our two trained bed-bug sniffing dogs Rocky & Apollo there as well as a bunch of our finest staff members so you may see what we’re really all about.

Serving Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Orange Counties.

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