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Spring Pests That Are Making Their Anticipated Return

Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Knockout Pest

spring pests are making their return to New York

No more running to and from your car. No more heavy jackets. And no more snow!

The warm weather is finally making its way toward New York and we couldn’t be more excited!

Do you know what else is making its way back into our lives? Warm weather pests. They’re coming out of hiding and are ready to start feeding (and infesting your home).

Bees & Wasps

Ah, the all too familiar black and yellow (no we’re not talking football here). Bees and wasps will come out of hiding and will begin to rebuild their nests and hives in order to house their queens.

Since both bees and wasps can sting (even though bees aren’t typically aggressive), it’s best to try and avoid them at all costs. Avoid attracting them by avoiding powerful scents (perfume and sweat) and bright colors (or floral patterns).

If you happen to get stung, antihistamines can prevent swelling and ibuprofen can limit pain. However, if you are allergic to whichever one you’re stung by, head straight to the emergency room.

For those that discover a nest or hive on their property, contact your local pest control company for removal.

Ticks

This is the pest your mother warned you about before you went outside to play when you were a child. Ever since those childhood years, you’ve still retained the fear of ever getting bit by a tick. And for good reason — Lyme disease can be deadly!

Ticks are found in heavily wooded areas, so it’s important to wear long sleeves and pants during hikes. They can also be found on properties with heavy vegetation, which is why homeowners (AKA you) need to stay on top of your property’s maintenance.

If you happen to get bit by a tick, you have two options. The first one is to head to the doctor immediately and have a physician remove it for you. However, it’s important to remove the tick ASAP, so you can do it yourself (as long as you know what you’re doing).

When the warm weather arrives, there’s going to be a slew of pests right behind it.

So when your home or property becomes overrun by a pest infestation this spring or summer, make sure you give us a ring immediately. The worst thing you can do is “wait to see what happens.”

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IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

NYPMA

The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

CAI

CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

GreenPro

GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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