Pest Control Rochester NY
ECO-FRIENDLY PEST REMOVAL
 
RECG is your local pest exterminator, for over two decades we have been providing safe pest solutions in Rochester, NY for your home or business. We focus on resolving your pest issue  at the source with eco-friendly products and service. Our pest exterminators think like your pests and get to the bottom of your pest problem.
 
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
 
RECG believes in protecting our environment and practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principals on all of our pest control treatments.
 
These five major components are common to all IPM programs:
  1. Pest identification
  2. Monitoring and assessing pest numbers and damage
  3. Guidelines for when management action is needed
  4. Preventing pest problems
  5. Using a combination of biological, cultural, physical/mechanical and chemical management 
The most effective, long-term way to manage pests is by using a combination of methods that work better together than separately. Approaches for managing pests are often grouped in the following categories.
  • Biological Control - Biological control is the use of natural enemies—predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors—to control pests and their damage. Invertebrates, plant pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and vertebrates have many natural enemies.
  • Cultural Controls - Cultural controls are practices that reduce pest establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival. For example, changing irrigation practices can reduce pest problems, since too much water can increase root disease and weeds.
  • Mechanical and Physical Controls – Eliminate a pest directly or make the environment unsuitable for it. Traps for rodents are examples of mechanical control. Physical controls include mulches for weed management, steam sterilization of the soil for disease management, or barriers such as screens to keep birds or insects out.
  • Chemical control - Chemical control is the use of pesticides. In IPM, pesticides are used only when needed and in combination with other approaches for more effective, long-term control. Also, pesticides are selected and applied in a way that minimizes their possible harm to people and the environment. With IPM you'll use the most selective pesticide that will do the job and be the safest for other organisms and for air, soil, and water quality; use pesticides in bait stations rather than sprays; or spot-spray a few weeds instead of an entire area.
PEST FREE GUARANTEE
 
Our programs feature regular maintenance and inspection intervals to give your home or business a complete pest free guarantee.  Peace of mind knowing you can call and get a professional service for your pest needs anytime under our pest free guarantee is worth every penny! 

How to deal with Stinging Bee Removal Rochester NY

The best action is prevention. Scout from mid-spring on for small nests. Early on a chilly morning, before wasps have revved up for the day, knock down the nests with a pole, a strong jet of water from a hose, or even your kid’s super soaker—then step on the nest. If wasps set up shop too close to home (especially in wall voids) and you didn’t catch them early, hire a professional to remove the nest.
Before you start outdoor projects, check for nests in trees with holes in them, decks, railings, eaves, the undersides of outdoor furniture, and branches of trees and shrubs.  Have they joined your picnic? You are not their prey (unless you accidentally sit on one) so try not to swat them. Lures set far from your picnic table a few days before could help divert them. Cleaning up spilled sweets and keeping garbage cans away from tables will make your picnic area less attractive.  Mowing over a weedy area? When disturbed by a mower, ground-nesting wasps go into attack mode fast—so be careful. They’re more likely to nest in sandy soil and nests only get bigger as the season goes on.

What they look like

Most bees, wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets are either yellow and black or a shiny dark blue. All have four wings, and many have a narrow waist. Bees are furry, but wasps (including hornets and yellowjackets) usually look shiny. Not all stinging pests have wings. Furry caterpillars, for instance, could have stinging hairs that cause rashes or welts.

Where they live

Some species are loners. Others live in colonies in trees and stumps, the ground (especially sandy soil), the framing of your house or garage, or nests of paper or mud in a tree or under your eaves. If lots of them seem offended by your presence, there’s probably a nest nearby.

What they do

They sting … yet even so, they’re good to have around. They prey on garden pests and pollinate flowers. Unless someone nearby is allergic to bee or wasp stings, it’s best to keep your control efforts to a minimum. (Some bee or wasp look-alikes don’t sting.)

How to deal with Ant Extermination Rochester NY

Do two things to keep these tiny cleaning ladies out. First, make it hard for them to get in. Use screens and door sweeps. Trim branches that touch your house. Seal holes in your siding (like where pipes go through the wall). Second, no free lunch. Keep the counters clean, the floors swept, spilled sweets cleaned up, food put away. Fix leaking pipes.  Meanwhile, keep an eye on bathroom and kitchen walls, the trim around doors and windows, and the wall near appliances that use water—you’re most likely to find carpenter ants there. But they’ll even colonize a leaky roof.  Got a problem? Learn which ant you have so you can get the right baits. Give baits time to work. Don’t wipe up around bait stations—ants follow each other’s scent trails back to the nest, taking bait with them to feed their fellows.

What they look like

Brown, red, black, and everything in between, ants come in many colors and sizes. Wondering if you saw an ant or a subterranean termite? Ants have a narrow waist, giving them an hourglass figure. Termites don’t.  Seen an ant with wings—or more likely, a kazillion of them? Now and then, males and new queens swarm off to start new colonies. If its four wings are two different sizes, you’ve got an ant. Swarming termites have four long wings.

Where they live

Ants live in large colonies underground, in rotting wood, or in moist, protected places—under bricks or patio stones, for example. Carpenter ants are more neighborly. They’ll set up shop in your home if water or water-damaged wood is nearby.

What they do

Hard-working ants tirelessly clean up dead insects and dropped crumbs. The problem comes when they start cleaning your house too. Most will grab a crumb and head back outside to feed their friends, but carpenter ants prefer to build at the source and will excavate your walls to be near water.

How to deal with Mice & Rodent Removal Rochester NY

Pests need four things: a way in, food, water, and a place to hide. Eliminate these to keep rodents at bay. For example, woodpiles are great rodent hangouts. Stacking one right by the house is like providing a soundproof tunnel on the far side of a bank vault. Rodents won’t start gnawing on a smooth surface so seal cracks and use door sweeps to keep them out. Set traps along their paths.

What they look like

Mice, rats, and voles. Chipmunks and squirrels. These rodents have similar body plans: long and low to the ground. Whiskers that let them feel their surroundings. Great climbers, and all (minus voles) great jumpers, too. All have brown or gray fur. Then there’s their trademark: two long front teeth. Most can squeeze through impossibly small holes, relative to body size—the width of a pencil. Only chipmunks and squirrels have noticeably furry tails. Think you’ve seen a rat, but it waddled rather than ran? Could be an opossum, which isn’t a rodent.

Where they live

Where don’t they live? A ball of twigs and leaves in a tree is probably a squirrel nest. A hole in the dirt could be a vole or chipmunk hole. And mice, voles, or rats can make a comfy nest most anywhere.

What they do

Destructive and disease carrying—not a pest you want in your home. Remember those front teeth? Rodents gnaw to get where they want to go. These teeth are hard as steel so rodents don’t discriminate. If they chew through electrical wires, your house could burn down. Mice drip pee wherever they go. But the pee could trigger asthma, and mice carry diseases too.

How to deal with Spider Removal Rochester NY

If you don’t want them in your space, you’re not alone. Many opt out of the pest control service they provide. Vacuuming them up will do the trick. If the spider came in on a plant or a piece of wood, get it in a cup and return it to the wild.

What they look like

Two body parts and eight legs are the giveaway that you’ve got spiders, not insects. Then take a look at their webs. Some make stylish Charlotte’s Web-like creations; others make tunnel-like webs in the grass—pretty in the morning dew. Others make no webs at all. Some jump, some hang out, and some stay, hermit-like, in their trapdoor covered caverns. With so many kinds and no real threat, spiders make a wonderful subject for nature walks with kids. What’s cooler than watching a spider eat a fly?

Where they live

They’ll live where they’re likely to catch their food—usually insects. You’ll see them near windows, lights, and ceilings; they like basements, too.  Outside, they’re everywhere. Each kind has it’s own niche in nature, whether a yellow flower, mulch, or a tree.

What they do

In New York we don’t have spiders that pose much of a threat. Poisonous black widows, brown recluses, yellow sac spiders, and hobo spiders don’t like our cold climate. That said, you could still react to a spider bite with a welt. You’ll see two dots on the bite where the fangs went in. It’s not sucking your blood—probably you rolled on it in the night and it chomped in self-defense.

 

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