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Keep Bugs Away From The Fire Pit This Fa
Pests

Keep Bugs Away From The Fire Pit This Fall

As we drift deeper into Autumn and the air gets crisp, it becomes the perfect time for an evening around the firepit. With the fire crackling, hot chocolate in your hands, surrounded by your favorite people, there is not much that could put a damper on the evening – that is, other than pests of

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The Best Way to Get Rid of Mice During Rodent Season
Rodents

The Best Way to Get Rid of Mice During Rodent Season

During the summer months, mice breed at extraordinary rates. Mice take around 20 days to reproduce so, at the end of the summer, their population reaches very high levels. Once the weather cools down, mice start to look for safe and warm locations to spend their winter. Unfortunately, these locations are often in people’s homes

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Which Bees Sting And Which Ones Don’t? Identifying Stinging Insects
Wasps

Which Bees Sting And Which Ones Don’t? Identifying Stinging Insects

Are you trying to enjoy the outdoors but keep worrying about stinging insects buzzing around? When you have a bee infestation on your property, it can feel like you are held captive indoors. While you should always have pest control services remove a bee infestation, not all infestations are alike. By identifying which bees sting

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Bugs

What Can I Do To Prevent Termites?

In a typical termite colony, the king and queen are the only active reproductives, they perform no other function. They are fed by the other termites and some have lived up to 25 years. A mature queen can lay thousands of eggs each year. During the two-week incubation period, eggs are tended by the worker termites.

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How To Get Rid of Mosquitoes This Summer
Pests

How To Get Rid of Mosquitoes This Summer

If you are wondering how to get rid of mosquitoes this summer, you aren’t alone. No matter where you are located, there’s a good chance you’ll run into these vampiric pests and will be itching to get rid of them. Not only do mosquitoes bite and irritate the skin but they can carry and spread

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Bed Bug Treatments
Bugs

Bed Bug Treatments: What Can Help?

Bed bugs are a well-known and much despised pest for both home and business owners all over the world. These tiny, teething terrors can lay their eggs and make their homes anywhere humans choose to work and relax. That’s right; bed bugs don’t only hang out on beds despite their name. So it’s completely understandable

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Carpenter Bees
Bugs

Carpenter Bees: How to Identify and Avoid Them

Carpenter bees are a fixture during the summer in the Eastern United States. Once the weather gets warm you’d be hard-pressed to go anywhere in New Jersey and New York without seeing them buzzing around buildings and blooming flowers. And in Southern Florida, where the summer weather doesn’t really quit, they practically never go away.

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Bugs

Tick Season Is Almost Here – What You Need To Know

Spring is finally here. The temperatures are rising and the flowers are beginning to bloom. Along with all the things we look forward to about spring, it also ushers in tick season – and with it, the risk of contracting Lyme disease. According to researchers at Rutgers University, the mild winter of 2018/2019 followed up by

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Bugs

Dealing With Bed Bugs – Separating Fact From Fiction

Bed bugs have existed for thousands of years and their population has been on the rise in the United States since the 1980s. While a definite cause for the increase hasn’t been positively identified, it is often attributed to increased international travel and trade, as well as the banning of strong pesticides like DDT. Despite

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termites
Bugs

Think You Might Have Termites? How To Identify Damage

There are so many aspects to home maintenance, pest control is often overlooked until a problem becomes evident. This can be especially true when it comes to termite infestation. Much of the destruction termites cause goes on behind the scenes and doesn’t become obvious until it begins to significantly impact the integrity of your home.

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Bugs

Prevent Mosquitoes – Stinging In The Rain

As your team and ally, AMCO Pest Will Help Prevent Mosquitoes this season so you can get back to fine wines and summer evenings on your patio. With above average rainfall during the spring and summer this year, the mosquito numbers have risen and have caused plenty of problems in the Eastern U.S., specifically in

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Bugs

Get A Free Termite Inspection

What To Expect During Your Free Termite Inspection? A careful inspection of exterior porches, doors, window facings, baseboards and hardwood flooring. Our technicians are always careful not to deface finished wood when probing. An examination of all known or suspected joints, cracks or expansion joints in the foundation, as well as any unusual blistering in paint

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bed bug pest control
Bugs

Bed Bug Spray, Effective Or Not?

As bed bugs spread all across the country an increasing number of people are resorting to DIY bed bug spray as a method of dealing with them; but does this method really work against bed bugs or is it a lost cause? This a relatively complex issue. A DIY application of bed bug spray is an

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Termite Pest control
Bugs

Termite Life Cycle & Habits

In a typical termite colony, the king and queen are the only active reproductives, they perform no other function. They are fed by the other termites and some have lived up to 25 years. A mature queen can lay thousands of eggs each year. During the two-week incubation period, eggs are tended by the worker termites.

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tick pest control
Bugs

New Ticks On The Block – Tick Control

Did You Know?! There’s A New Longhorned Tick In Town. Take Control With Tick Control. Tick control has never been this difficult. The Longhorned Tick, also known as the bush tick, is a tick species native to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and as of recently North America. These aggressive little blood suckers were discovered last November in Hunterdon County,

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Bugs

Termite Infestation – Bringing Down The House

Is Your Home More Than 10 Years Old? You Could Be Looking At An Active Termite Infestation! Termite infestation in America is most commonly caused by the Eastern Subterranean Termite. Their underground colonies range anywhere from 40 thousand to 3 million members in size, and can cause serious damage to the structural integrity of your home

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Bugs

Carpenter Bees – The Bumblebee Wannabee!

Carpenter Bees Never Get Bored, But You Might If You Don’t Take The Proper Precautions. These gifted Bumblebee look-alike wood workers will bore holes in bare wood but will also attack finished wood, painted and stained. To prevent an infestation by Carpenter bees, Amco will inspect your property and eliminate any infestation found. Carpenter bees

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Bugs

Protect Your Home From Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are back! They were a widespread problem back in the 1920s and 1930s but the use of DDT is believed to have eradicated them from the U.S. at that time. However, more frequent international travel and pesticides with less of a residual effect is believed to be the reason for their return. Bed

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Bugs

Termites: Colony Sizes And What You Should Know

Termites can be pesky insects – but how much do you know about them besides that? We took some time to study termites and see how they work! Did you know that different species have different colony sizes? There are many different colonies to watch out for, we have listed three. The smallest colony of

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Termite Pest control
Bugs

Spring: The Season Of Termites

Termites tend to swarm during mid to late March and in some years, even in early April. It is easy to put termites out of your mind as a homeowner, especially when the weather is still somewhat cool outside. However, you should be aware that subterranean termites are active year-round and can cause damage to

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Bugs

Termites: Fun(And Not So Fun!) Facts

Termites are some of the world’s creepiest crawlers and can wreck havoc on your home when you least expect it. Many people will admit to being fearful of termites. They say the best way to rid your fears of anything is to learn more about it. So today, we at AMCO Pest would like to

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Bugs

Are Termites Targeting The Wood In Your Home?

Termites, like many other insects, enjoy the finer things in life. Unfortunately, the finer things they are searching for can be located within your own walls. Termites prefer different types of wood and are always seeking those specific wood types out. If you have the wood types we describe below, you may want to check

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Bugs

Soldier Termites Attack

Along with causing devastation to homes and protecting the queen of the their colony, termites are actually very social insects. Termites live in colonies that are made up of several different castes. There are typically three castes found within a termite colony: the soldier caste, the worker caste, and the reproductive caste. Termites in the

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Bugs

Mosquitoes: 3 Things You Should Know

It’s that time of year again – mosquitoes are coming out of their winter hiding places and into your environment. These very annoying insects, also known as Culicidae, can ruin your spring activities if you don’t take extra measures to avoid them and to protect yourself. One of the best ways to begin protecting yourself

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Bugs

Long Live The Termite Queen?

At the heart of every termite colony is something that is integral to the colony. We are speaking of the termite queen. All termite colonies run using a caste system and at the top of the system is the queen. The termite queen is the most protected insect in the colony. The queen is important

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Bugs

Bees And Wasps May Develop Pesticide Immunity

Every year you apply the same pesticide to keep bees and wasps from invading your home perimeter. This year you may have noticed that the old tactics are just not working anymore. In fact, the bees and wasps seem to be immune! Is this even possible? When you spray bees and wasps with poison, certain

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Bugs

The Truth Behind Itchy Mosquito Bites

We’ve all experienced it – that moment when you think, “what is that?” and then look down to realize that a mosquito, more formally known as Culicidae, has been using you for lunch. Naturally you swat them away, either hitting them or promising that you’ll get the mosquito next time; but after all of the

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