August 7, 2017

7 Dangers Of Pest Inspections

When an professional pest control inspector is at a jobsite there are many dangers they may encounter. Pest Control isn’t just about killing bugs — its about investigating. As professionals, they have to put themselves in situations where other service professions may not have to. When inspecting be sure to be wearing personal protective equipment. PPE is just one part of the battle, but sometimes there are still hazards beyond that. Today we will point of some dangers that pest control professionals may encounter during an initial pest inspection. During a bed bug inspection it might be wise to wear […]
August 7, 2017

Why Inspections Should Be The First Step In Your Pest Control Program

Every single pest control treatment should start off with a visual inspection by the contracted pest control company. If your pest control tech. has arrived and started to treat based off your word or what you told them, they did the wrong thing. Inspections can help the pest control technician solve your problem with more precision and safety. Inspections can turn up a whole array of hidden factors that could contribute to future pest issues. Today we will list a few ideas of why inspection are so important. Pest Identification is a very important part of pest inspection. When treating […]
August 7, 2017

15 Common Bed Bug Myths

As good for society as the internet is, sometimes it spreads some great false rumors. Places like Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are great platforms but sometimes could spread some serious mis-information. People who find out they have bed bug have their fingers ready to start google searching. This can easily take them down the wrong path and to make these small problems into big ones. That information makes the Pest Control Professionals job much more difficult. Not only do these myths and rumors cause problems to get worse but they cause the clients to spend much more money then […]
August 7, 2017

Spending 9-5 On The Road

When working on a route in a pest control business you’ll spend much of your time in your vehicle driving. All service technicians from every trade know how tough it is spending most of your day in your iron lung. No matter what state the business is located in there are perils of driving. Here in New York City you’ll spend plenty of time behind the wheel, which can be tough on the body. Sometimes you’ll spend more time getting to a stop then you would spend treating the customers home. Today we have added some tips that help us […]
August 7, 2017

A Temporary Goodbye To Titus Pest?

Anyone who knows Steve Jackson knows that he is an awesome guy who knows a lot about his line of work. Family man, hustler, old fashion hard worker, and over all good guy Steve is the last of a dying breed. After hearing some rumors he might be moving and selling the business we wanted to reach out to see if these rumors were true. We would like to thank Steve to take time our of his busy busy schedule to speak to us.   James: Hey Steve! Well, after listening to your latest episode on Arthropod alley, it sounds like your looking to sell the […]
August 7, 2017

Giving A Check Up To The Bug Doctor, Jerry Schappert

In todays blog post we contacted the one and only Jerry Schappert who owns The Bug Doctor and has a great informative pest control blog called pestcemetary.com. Anyone who’s anybody in the pest control industry knows of Jerry one way or another. Since he loves to educate the public so much about pests we thought it would be great to turn it around and ask him some questions. James: Hey Jerry, its a pleasure to be speaking with you. Please tell us all about The Bug Doctor, Jerry Schappert!    Jerry: Well some people call me a dinosaur, affectionately I might add as I’ve been in the […]
August 7, 2017

Importance of Before and After Photos

Whether you’re a roofer, plumber or an exterminator it is very important for you to take before and after photos to provide to your customer after the service is performed. As a professional, before and after photos could benefit you in many ways and essentially be your best friend. When performing pest control services these before and after photos are great for both parties as far as liability issues. Post treatment Before and after photos may also help the customer understand what was done, what areas need to be repaired and what locations were treated. A picture says a thousand […]
August 7, 2017

How To Deal With A Hoarder Who Gets Bed Bugs

As any well seasoned PCO will attest to, as Pest control pros we run into a very eclectic bunch of personalities when servicing homes for pest control. Different languages, different customs, as well as people who may have psychological handicaps are just some of the clientele we may have. The duty of the professional PCO is to do the job and do it the legal way, despite the personality of the customer. Here at Northeastern Exterminating we never judge the customers but certain clientele who may be dealing with “Compulsive Hoarding” are one of the most difficult clients to rid […]
August 7, 2017

Being Responsible with Juliea Huffaker

In todays blog post we would like to interview one of the hardest working women in pest control, Juliea Huffaker. In an industry that was once dominated by Males, Women are becoming more ever present in pest control and deserve much more of the spotlight. Juliea works very on social media, in the office and sometimes you can even find her on the route for Responsible Pest Control. From Flier girl, to customer service rep all the way to SEO she does it all for them! Lets hear a bit more about the wonderful Juliea Huffaker and what she has […]
August 7, 2017

Does The Age Of Your Exterminator Matter? Maybe

Depending on what task is being asked of a person, the expectation is sometimes based off the age of the person. When people think of a young person they think flexible, quick, sharp, hungry. On the other hand when someone hears elderly or an older person they may think slow,  but experienced, seasoned, comfortable, weathered and stiff. Should the age of your exterminator lead you to preconceived expectations of their performance? This argument is always open to discussion but our job today is to convince you that age is just a number. Our resident bed bug pro, James, is 27 […]