August 7, 2017

Why is pest control so expensive?

When we are out in the field giving a pest control quote, or receiving payment after we have performed pest control the customers sometimes ask ” Hey why is this so expensive?”. Here at Northeastern Exterminating we try to address real-life questions and enter it into our blog. We hope customers find this to be informative, and also hope that PCO’s find this to be accurate and helpful to them. There are a few things that we will list below that we must take into account when reaching our price after performing pest control. Licensing and insurance. To run a pest […]
August 7, 2017

Pest Control resources for homeowners

When a homeowner/tenant in NYC witnesses a roach crawling in their home they are not sure what to do next. Frantic, they usually either spray a can of raid or hire an exterminator without much research done.  Here at Northeastern Exterminating we like to inform the public of information that they can benefit from when it comes to pest control. As we always say, an educated customer is a smart customer. We have listed a few websites that you may find valuable when living in New York City. If there is one great quality about NYC.gov, they are very proactive about […]
August 7, 2017

Bed Bug Inspection and Bed Bug Treatment Questions

Recently on our Twitter account, we encouraged some of our customers to ask us bed bug related questions. We decided to gather a few of those questions and post them to our pest control blog. We appreciate all of the people who participated and took time out of their busy schedules. Where did my bed bug infestation come from? That is the number one question, to this date, that we get asked by our customers. The fact of the matter is, unless you can speak their language you’ll never figure it out. ( hint: bed bugs dont talk!)  The best thing to do […]
August 7, 2017

If the materials are safe, why is my pest control operator wearing a mask?

Day in and day out, when pest control operators are treating a home for pests customers will ask them “If the materials your using are safe, then why do you have to wear a mask?” This is a great question! Many people associate the wearing of a dusk mask or respirator with immediate danger. What they don’t understand is that as technicians and applicators we must protect our selves from daily conditions conducive to increased chance for respiratory infesfections. According to many product labels, any applicator who is applying any type of pesticide or insecticide must be wearing a respirator. […]
August 7, 2017

How am i sure if i have bed bugs?

Northeastern Exterminating always tries to give our customers good accurate advice. When we don’t know the answers to our customers questions, we research the topic as much as possible and then get back to them. We realize an educated customer is a happy customer. The number one call we get to our office is ” I am getting bites, but i am not sure if they are bed bug bites or not”. They ask ” How am i sure if i have bed bugs or not?”. This question opens many, many doors. Accusations of possible bed bug infestations take much […]
August 7, 2017

Brooklyn Pest Control Questions

We recently asked our Twitter followers, Facebook fans, and Google+ followers to ask us any questions they may have about pests. We gave them free range to ask us about bed bugs, mice, ants, roaches, fleas, termites, or what ever pest they choose. We decided to post the questions to our blog. This is our customers Frequently Asked Questions about Brooklyn pest control. Mary-ann in park slope, Brooklyn wanted to know “Why do exterminators need more than one visit to treat bed bugs? Why cant they do it in one shot?”. Great question from park slope! You see Mary-Ann bed bugs are like no other pest. They are […]
August 7, 2017

Wood Destroying Carpenter Ants

Worldwide, there are more than twelve thousand species of ants known to man. Locally, we encounter just a few types of these ants. The climate you live in can predict what type of ant species you have in your neighborhood. The most common are the Odorous house ants, Pavement ants, and Carpenter ants. Since many ant species exhibit similar behavior, inexperienced exterminators may treat them in a similar fashion. Out of all the types of species, Carpenter ants should be surveilled as they are known to cause almost as much damage as termites. These wood-destroying pests can be up to […]
August 7, 2017

Mosquito season is on the way!

Here at northeastern exterminating we realize mosquito season is around the corner. Mosquitos are primarily seen in the warmer summer months in new york city. We have compiled a small list of tips to reduce your amount of mosquitos in your backyard. Remove any standing water. Since mosquitos need standing water to breed it is in your best intrest to do a weekly walk throughout your yard to make sure there is no standing water that mosquitos can lay eggs in. Inside tires are a typical place that are mosquito breeding grounds because of how hot rubber gets in the […]
August 7, 2017

Why “Do it yourself” Pest Control isnt a great idea.

As spring begins and the temperatures begin to rise the insect population starts to emerge from the damp soil or from our floor boards. It may be bed bugs, mice, ants, roaches, termites or even rats. Many homeowners believe they have what it takes to get rid of their pest problems all by themselves. These days with the economy the way it is homeowners are trying to save where they can. Extreme couponing, Squeezing the last drop of tooth paste out of the tube, But is pest control somewhere that you want to be frugal?You may be saying to your […]
August 7, 2017

New York City’s Increasing Rat Population

Ever since hurricane sandy hit the East coast , New York City has noticed a great rise in the rodent population. Some experts blame the poor sanitation conditions following hurricane sandy for the increase. The more logical other side of this viewpoint is that the flood associated with hurricane sandy flooded many rodents out of their habitats. The areas noticing this spike is Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn and New Dorp section of Staten Island. Most recently you may have heard a new technique of pest control being tried out in NYC subway system. The MTA is begging a pilot program with a Arizona based company named […]
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