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Along the Hudson River, Troy residents may notice rodents in or around their homes. Mice and rats are drawn to water sources since rivers and lakes offer the rodents plenty of food and provide shelter in the form of sticks and leaves. However, once the temperature drops, they’re forced to move indoors. Rodents are able to squeeze through small cracks at any level of your home. Keep an eye out for rodent droppings as that is a tell-tale sign of an infestation.
During the warmer months in Troy, ants can also be a nuisance. They will invade homes looking for food or moisture and can enter through the tiniest of cracks. Though regular household ants may be bothersome, carpenter ants are the true playground bullies.
Carpenter ants can create serious problems for homeowners in Troy. They chew tunnels through wood, damaging the structural integrity of buildings. If firewood, fencing, or wooden construction material is close to the home, carpenter ants can use those materials for nesting. They are then drawn to food and water inside the house.
To avoid household ants and carpenter ants, keep branches and other materials located at least a few feet from the home. It’s also important to keep your kitchen clean and fix leaky pipes. Just like rodents, ants love water. Why not stay pest-free for as long as possible?
Albany Branch Manager, Kevin Wells, lives in Troy. He has wonderful memories of going to get ice cream at the Snowman Ice Cream stand. He also loves walking along the hiking trails on Peebles Island with his dogs. His walks serve as both a relaxing stroll and a visual history lesson since you can still see the mounds the Americans used during the Revolutionary War while hiking! Jeremiah, a Fox technician, and other team members agree that Peeble Island is a great place to experience both nature and history.
Recently, our Albany technicians held their Green Glove Project, an annual trash pickup project, at Prospect Park in Troy. They filled eight trash bags with litter over the course of a few hours.
Kevin was proud of the work his team did. “We did this project to help out in the community in which we work,” he said. “We’re glad to have been able to lend a hand to clean up our community.”
Pests come in all shapes and sizes. From ants in your kitchen, to termites in your foundation, bug infestations are an inevitable part of homeownership in Albany. Some bugs are just a nuisance, like silverfish or crickets which like dark damp places. Other pests like termites or rodents are cause for concern as they cause property damage and can carry disease. Whatever the pest problem you might have in Albany, you came to the right place. Fox Pest Control is experienced at combating whatever Albany pest might be bothering you.
You might already know you have a pest problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs a pest control extermination look for in Albany.
There are many pests that are nearly impossible to eliminate without the help of a professional exterminator. Termites, ants, ticks, fleas, carpenter ants, and bed bugs are all among the pests that are extremely difficult and time-consuming to root out of a home without the proper extermination knowledge, equipment, and experience.
Extermination professionals have the proper training and certification to get rid of pests that spread diseases, cause home damage, and cause emotional distress, including mosquitoes, ticks, termites, carpenter ants, cockroaches, and bed bugs.
Most Albany pest problems cannot be thoroughly controlled without years of pest control experience. The products available for purchase at your local hardware store just aren’t as effective as our integrated pest management techniques that safely use professional products and also take pest behavior into account.
Responsible companies like Fox Pest Control use products that are proven to get rid of pests while also being environmentally responsible.
Pesticides that are reviewed and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are not illegal as long as they are used according to the label instructions.
Our environmentally friendly products are uniquely designed to get rid of the pests while also allowing you to enjoy the comfort and safety of your home. Our products are designed to be child and pet friendly.
We combine modern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques with a variety of environmentally responsible products. Since each situation — and each pest — is different, we make adjustments accordingly. Speak to our customer service representatives for a list of products used during your service call.
For up to three months after the application, any bugs, insects, or other pests that come across the area will be exterminated. You can rest easy knowing we are controlling the bugs so you can focus on what matters most to you.
During your first service for our standard Home Protection Plan (HPP), we treat the inside of your home to help root out any pests inside. We won’t need to treat the inside of your home again unless you specifically request an inside service.
Yes. Each Home Protection Plan (HPP) comes with our Fox Money-Back Guarantee. Call our customer service representatives to let us know if pests come back between your regular services, and we will come back to treat the pests again, free of charge.
For the standard Home Protection Plan, we plan to service the outside of your Albany home on a seasonal basis (roughly once every three months).
As long as our technicians have full access to your front and back yard, no one needs to be at home if we are doing a standard pest control treatment of the home’s exterior. However, if you specifically request a treatment of the interior of your home, an adult must be present before our technician can enter.
Now is the best time to consider hiring Fox Pest Control to exterminate pests, because it’s not a question of IF, but WHEN the pests will invade the wall voids, the space inside soffits or eaves, gutters, cracks in the siding, and eventually make their way to the house.
Professional Albany pest control services can save both time and money. Since do-it-yourself methods aren’t effective over the long term, a homeowner can spend endless amounts of time using ineffective methods. Pests like termites and carpenter ants can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in home repair costs that are not covered by insurance.
As long as the home has food, water, and shelter, pests are just as attracted to a clean home as they are to a dirty one. When insects have infested a house, cleaning and thorough sanitation techniques root them out of their hiding places and destroy their eggs. However, cleaning inside doesn’t necessarily stop the bugs on the outside thinking about wanting to come in. That’s where Fox Pest Control can really help.
Rodents, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas can spread nasty diseases including West Nile virus, babesiosis, rickettsiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Fever, Typhus, the bubonic plague, Tularemia, Malaria, and much more.
Many people in Albany are stung by insects like wasps every year. Some people are allergic to these stings. Because their stinger isn’t barbed, wasps, bumblebees, and some carpenter bees are capable of stinging multiple times.
All our products are formulated and proven by the EPA to be the environmentally responsible choice for effective pest control.
Fox offers organic exterminator treatment products upon customer request. Please speak with our customer service representatives for further details.
There are several pests that are difficult to exterminate and control without professional help because they hide effectively, reproduce quickly, and are extremely hardy. Cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, ticks, and termites are among the most difficult pests to eradicate.
Many insects find a warm place to hide, such as the wall voids of your house. They go into a type of hibernation called diapause until spring.
Other insects lay eggs that survive the winter and hatch when the weather warms.
Pests survive the winter by finding a hiding place in your house or by laying eggs that withstand the cold.
At any time during the cold months, the area could suddenly warm up, which will activate the pests. Our winter treatments will catch and exterminate these pests before they can become a problem again in the spring.
Mice and rat problems reach their peak during the coldest months of the year, which is another reason to treat your Albany home during the winter. Rats and mice can sometimes bring other pests to your home, even during the winter, including ticks and fleas.
Think you have a pest problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (518) 300-4732 for a free Albany pest control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized pest treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain pest free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the pests don't come back. If you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Is a trail of ants marching across your countertop,
or setting up camp in your cupboard?
Don't worry — we've got a solution!
Ants are masters of sneaking into your home through unsealed gaps in your cement, brick or siding.
They can also slip in through open gaps around windows or door frames.
If you've got food or moisture available, they'll come crawling.
Most ants are harmless.
But some, like fire ants, bite and sting.
Other types of ants build huge mounds that can tear up your lawn.
Carpenter ants can burrow into your wood,
causing major damage to window and door frames, or even the structure of your home.
If you see ants, call us.
We'll come that same day to solve your pest problem!
Our licensed, certified technicians know how to get the job done right.
Your Fox Pest Pro will thoroughly inspect your home,
and then create a customized plan to get rid of those pesky ants for good.
After the treatment, we'll send you a detailed report of what we did,
along with helpful suggestions for how to keep the ants outside where they belong.
We follow up with regular inspections,
carefully checking for any potential trouble spots.
If ants return, simply give us a call,
we'll come back for free!
Our service is 100% guaranteed.
Why not have one less thing to worry about?
Call us today for a free quote and same-day inspection.
Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.
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