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Because it sits along the edges of both the Niagara River and Lake Erie, Buffalo residents may see influxes of mosquitoes during the hottest months of the year. Some residents near Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park may also see an increase of mosquito activity, especially in areas like Albright and Park Meadow. Mosquitoes can leave an itchy welt on the skin after a bite, but they can also transmit diseases such as Chikungunya, Zika virus, malaria, and West Nile virus.
The most dangerous pest problems in Buffalo, however, are the wasps. Buffalo shows extremely high humidity levels throughout the summer months, which are prime conditions for wasps of all kinds. Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and other social wasps in the area can be exceptionally vicious. Bald-faced hornets are one of many species that defend their nest when they perceive a potential threat. Some species of yellowjackets even make their nests underground. In extreme cases, wasps, yellowjackets, or hornets will make a nest on a home and tunnel inward until they are seen flying around interior home spaces such as kitchens, bedrooms, or basements.
Since Buffalo is one of the largest cities in New York State and residents are usually housed closely together, rodents become one of the biggest threats when cold Lake Erie winters take hold. Rodents such as groundhogs and gophers tunnel through yards and feast on valuable plants of all kinds. Mice and rats search for shelter and food in kitchens and basements. They gnaw on walls, chew through food storage containers, tear up materials, and contaminate food. These well-known rodents are also known to carry fleas and ticks and transmit diseases like rat-bite fever and Hantavirus. Since rodents are a significant health concern, officials of Erie County caution their citizens about the dangers and risks rodents cause and encourage them to seek pest control solutions to avoid these dangers. If you think you have a rodent problem, call Fox Pest Control immediately.
Branch Manager Joe has been with our company for many years, and he loves to spend time with his children whenever possible. Joe has a memory of when he and his daughter, Olivia, went to a local baseball game. This particular game was hosted by the Buffalo Bisons going against the Rochester Red Wings. Olivia was so fortunate, she caught a ball that was hit into the stands! It was a memorable father-daughter bonding experience in the great city of Buffalo.
At Fox Pest Control, we take pride in being part of the communities we serve. Buffalo is our home too, and we do what we can to support local organizations. This is why we sponsor Service Collaborative, a WNY based organization that helps better the community. One of their current projects is Beds for Buffalo, whose goal is to build 200 beds for children in need so that they will have a higher chance of future success. Other organizations that Fox sponsors include Buffalo Titans basketball, the University of Buffalo Robotics Club, Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and HOME: Housing Opportunities Made Equal, who works to ensure all people have an equal opportunity to the communities of their choice.
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