Pest Control Services

Our Dutchess County NY Pest Control Services

Dealing with a mouse infestation in Dutchess County NY homes

A mouse infestation always presents a big problem for property owners because these creatures are quick and expert at hiding especially from humans! When mice build nests they will typically choose walls, foundations or attics. All of these nesting areas present a challenge for a property owner. Since mice are nocturnal they will not usually leave their nest area during the day. They instinctively come out at night and that’s when they will gather food, easily chewing through boxes and food packaging. A tell tale sign of mice infestation is the gnawing marks on food packages as well as tiny droppings. You will probably also hear chewing and clawing inside your walls. At Eastern Pest Management Pest Control our technicians have years of experience and expertise to rid mice from your home safely as well as surveying your property to identify points of entry from outside your home in order to eliminate the ways these pests will use to try and get back inside your property. Read More

squirrelSquirrel control services – getting squirrels out of your Dutchess County NY property

One of the main complaints with squirrels which we hear from our customers is the noise. Our squirrel control customers in Dutchess County, NY will hear noises within their homes, usually at sunrise. This is because squirrels are early risers and as soon as it gets light they will begin to scurry, looking for their morning food. Sometimes, you will be able to detect their point of entry point from the outside – you’ll see a hole where squirrels are finding their way into your home – but we find that most people discover the the first signs of a squirrel situation are alerted by the irritating noises first thing in the morning. Read More

ants pest controlCarpenter ants are among the largest ants found in the Dutchess County NY region.

There are several species of carpenter ants which can be found infesting homes and other buildings. Typically worker ants are a black or red and black color and can range in size from 3/8 to 1/2 inch.

The winged queen ants can be as large as one inch. However, size is not a reliable characteristic to identify carpenter ants. The workers of one species in Dutchess County are no larger than 3/16 inch. Carpenter ants do not eat wood what they do is remove wood as they create galleries and tunnels. In doing so carpenter ants very capable of damaging any wood within which they nest. A carpenter ant infestation will become severe when left untreated, and, in many cases, a colony of carpenter ants will continue to develop satellite nests. Eastern Pest Management will control an infestation properly and also greatly reduce the chances of the colony making a return.

 Termites are wood-destroying insects of which the most destructive type, the subterranean, is typically found in Dutchess County NY.

There are three major kinds in the United States, dampwood, drywood and subterranean. Dampwood termites commonly live in heavily forested areas of the country as they prefer wet wood; while, drywood termites, much more rare in the United States, prefer extremely dry wood. Subterranean termites require moist environments, live mainly in the soil and are the most destructive species.

In the Dutchess County NY region is home to the the Eastern subterranean termite. This particular termite is highly destructive to the douglas fir and other common building timbers. They can rapidly eat out the internal sections of structural timbers – devouring mainly the spring wood, and preferring to leave the harder summer wood sections. It’s estimated that more than 1 in 5 homes in high activity areas can easily be attacked at sometime by these voracious little insects.



Bee Nests and Infestations

Bees have different nesting behaviors depending on the variety. The honey bee and bumble bee are social insects that create large communal hives with nesting galleries and large honey combs. While the wood boring bee will nest as an individual, with each bee boring its own egg and nectar gallery. Honey bee hives can be active for years, while a bumble bee colony will die off each year.

A bee infestation presents many problems. The first step is to get rid of the bees. Then you will need to deal with the mess caused by rotting honey while ensuring the bees don’t return. Bees will attack if threatened even the normally docile bumble bee. This is why it is always best to call in a professional like Eastern Pest Management. If you do find yourself facing a bee problem, Eastern Pest Management has extensive knowledge of all species of bees in the Dutchess County NY region and can deal with any problem they present.

Wasp Nests and Infestations

waspsWith wasp infestations it is important to know which wasp species are solitary and which species can swarm in numbers. Wasps common to Dutchess county are Yellow Jackets, which can be the size of a honey bee, with a shiny bright yellow and black body and importantly a vicious stinger. Yellow jackets are are aggressive both as individuals and as swarms. They can be drawn to both cooked and raw meat and also anything sweet.

Hornets are a large species of wasp which is capable of growing over an inch and a half long. They are deep yellow with black striping and long, thin wings.

Paper Wasps are a species which can be red, black, brown and even metallic blue. There are approximately 250 varieties of paper wasp which can be be found in the U.S. They normally don’t seek a fight but can become extremely hostile when protecting the nest. Finally Mud Daubers, which are shiny blue or yellow wasps that have inch-long bodies. Though not normally aggressive their nests can be an unsightly nuisance. The Mud dauber species will nest in tubes of dried mud (often mistaken for termite shelter tubes). Paper wasps will chew wood into a paper-like pulp to create hanging nests on shady areas of your property. Hornets will create tear-shaped nests on the side of propertys as well as nests which hang from eaves or trees. Some wasps will favor the undersides of wooden decks. Yellow jackets can enter your property from cracks in your siding and gaps in roofing soffits. It’s possible to locate a wasp nesting site by watching individuals as they forage, then converge on the hive. But be careful as it may not be possible to see the whole hive or the extent of the wasp infestation. Eastern Pest Management has extensive experience in dealing with wasp infestations in Dutchess County NY, be sure to contact us with details.

House Fly Pest Control

Although house flies do not bite they are capable of transferring hundreds of pathogens including malaria, salmonella and tuberculosis. Flies contaminate food and surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on the silla on their bodies and through their saliva that is used to break down foods. The potential for food contamination is why fly pest control is so important.

House flies can be typically controlled by practicing vigilant sanitation. Make sure you remove trash regularly and always use well-sealing garbage receptacles. Be sure to clean up pet waste immediately. Make use of fine mesh screens on doors and windows to prevent flies from entering your property. Dealing with a fly infestation is not an easy task. It’s not as simple as using a fly swatter, Eastern Pest Management LLC has years of experience ridding homes of fly infestations, contact us immediately for help.