The unwelcome appearance of rodents in your home is an unsettling experience. Mice, in particular, can be difficult to identify and manage because mice are stealthy creatures. These adaptable pests… read more →
The Benefits of Professional Pest Control in Westchester NY
Pests can cause significant damage to homes and businesses, as well as create a stressful living environment. While there are plenty of DIY methods available for pest control, it’s important… read more →
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 →
5 Pest Prevention Tips | New York Pest Control Experts
Protection and prevention are key to avoiding encounters with dangerous pests. Enjoy a pest-free summer with these five tips: Look for Breeding Grounds: Eliminate areas of standing water around the… read more →
Although mosquitoes are often associated with the summer heat, they also thrive during the fall season. In fact, mosquitoes will remain active until the temperature drops below 60 degrees, which… read more →
When new invasive species enter the US ecosystem, the effects can be unpredictable. These species often do not have any predators in their new environments, which allows their populations to… read more →
Unlike bees, pest wasps contribute very little to their environment. Normally, they would keep other insect populations in check and help a little bit with pollination. However, when they infest… 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 →
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 →
Jumping spiders are ubiquitous. There are thousands of different jumping spider species, with 300 of them being native to the US. However, despite their creepiness, this species is not dangerous… read more →
The Differences Between Yellowjackets And Honeybees
The Differences Between Yellowjackets And Honeybees Yellowjackets and honeybees are two very different insects, even though they may seem to be related at first. To start, the two do share… 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 →
There are more than 1,500 rodent species around the world, and they include chinchillas, beavers, squirrels, guinea pigs, gerbils and hamsters. However, as soon as we hear the word “rodents”… read more →
Cockroach infestations are not just bothersome, they are extremely resilient and adaptable, and hence, removing them becomes difficult. Cockroaches are known to carry and spread diseases by contaminating our food.… read more →
Arctic Squirrels Recycle Their Bodies To Survive Winter
Arctic ground squirrels can survive long, harsh winters with temperatures far below freezing, and they can go for up to eight months without eating. This is because arctic ground squirrels hibernate… 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 →
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 →
What Does It Mean When Pests Are Referred To As ‘Occasional,’ ‘Peridomestic,’ And ‘Domestic’ Species, And Which Of These Three Types Of Pests Are Most Difficult To Control?
Many common pests of homes and buildings are not well adapted for indoor life. Examples include overwintering pests like boxelder bugs, seasonal pests like psocids, moisture-dependent pests like millipedes, and… read more →
Do Biting Stable Flies Overwinter Within Urban And Suburban Homes?
Do Biting Stable Flies Overwinter Within Urban And Suburban Homes? The airborne insects commonly known as house flies (Musca domestica), and their many similar looking relatives like blow flies and… 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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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.
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.
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.