Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Increase in Pest Pressure Can Spoil the Season’s Festivities

The countdown begins to July 4th weekend! 
A weekend to celebrate independence with fireworks, food, festivities, friends and family, Craig Thomas Pest Control and the National Pest Management Association offer advice for bug-free barbeque's.

June 30, 2010 (Fairfax, Va.) – Barbeque's can be a source of seasonal fun, but not when pests crash the party. Ants, flies and stinging insects are prevalent in the late summer and early fall and although often considered a mere annoyance to party goers, these pests can also bite, sting, carry diseases and contaminate food.

“Outdoor events can be tricky enough to plan for due to uncooperative weather and other unpredictable elements. Pest predicaments should not be another worry,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “More than just a nuisance, these pests can leave painful bites and transmit diseases, which should compel homeowners to take an active role in their prevention.”

NPMA recommends taking these precautions to discourage unwanted pests from spoiling barbeque fun:
Ants and flies are attracted to typical barbeque fare. Serve food and beverages indoors, and reserve outdoor space for eating and entertaining. Keep food sealed in containers or covered whenever possible, and wipe tabletops frequently. Bring utensils and dishware indoors shortly after the meal. Dispose of trash in closed garbage containers and keep receptacles a good distance from where guests are gathered.
• Mosquitoes feed on blood, causing painful bite marks and sometimes carrying diseases such as Malaria and West Nile Virus. Remove/drain sources of standing water in the yard that could be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, including birdbaths and kiddie pools. When outside, wear insect repellent on exposed skin to prevent mosquito bites.
Stinging insects are attracted to fragrances from candles, perfumes and even the food and drinks you serve. Provide clear cups for beverages, as soda/juice cans are good hiding spots for stinging pests.
• Properly screen doors and windows leading into the home. Remind guests to close doors when entering and exiting your home.
• If you’re concerned about an abundance of pests in your yard, contact a
Craig Thomas Pest Control, a licensed pest professional to help control the problem.

For more information on pests that can invade your barbeque,

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 6,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property.

As you spend the weekend celebrating our freedom and independence, the team from Craig Thomas Pest Control wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. Happy Birthday America!

Friday, June 18, 2010

News Article on Craig Thomas Pest Control, Inc.

Craig Thomas Pest Control, Inc. was featured in the Home & Garden supplement of Southern Dutchess, Northern Dutchess and Beacon Free Press Newspapers. The article featured information about our company, our approach and some helpful tips for homeowners. 

 Take a read and feel free to take advantage of the coupon below!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A card from a customer...

A great little card was sent in the mail yesterday from one of our wonderful customers!

Kuddos to Sean & all the staff at Craig Thomas Pest Control!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Newsletter

Below is the link to our June/July Newsletter...Great stuff on ticks, termites and our company! Check it out!

Summer Alert from your friends at Craig Thomas Pest Control, Inc.