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

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 Inspections: Homeowner Edition

It is very important for the general public to understand how to perform their own bed bug inspections. Please understand we are not expecting you to turn into an overnight pro, so if you do suspect a bed bug infestation at all give us a call for our advice. There are a few reasons that you should learn to do your own bed bug inspections. For one, when your on vacation it is very difficult to hire a pest control professional to perform the inspection. Another reason is to check your own bed. We suggest to our customers to perform […]
August 7, 2017

Resources for Pest Control Customers

Here at Northeastern Exterminating we understand that our duty is beyond being a profitable business. We enjoy educating the public on resources they may not be aware of when they are dealing with a pest control problem. We have compiled a few websites that are helpful to customers when needing advice or direction during a confusing time of pest infestations. Bedbugger.com- This is a great forum for everything bed bugs. It is viewed by experts as well as the general public. If you have a bed bug related question, or need free insect identification this is the place for you. […]
August 7, 2017

Keeping Away Fleas and Ticks

Hot temperatures, humidity, heavy rain, fleas and ticks are all something that  there is an abundance of in NYC during the summer months. Here at Northeastern Exterminating we have been noticing a rise in the calls about fleas and ticks. We find that its our duty to educate the public and give some tips that we would feel can help you decrease the chance of infesting your pets with fleas and ticks, as well as bringing them into your home. Keep your backyards, and children’s outdoor play areas clear of fresh grass clippings, brush, dead leaves and wood debris. These […]
August 7, 2017

4 Reasons to support local businesses

When a customer is shopping around for a service company or product, many of them will debate whether to use a local small business or a large corporation. There are advantages, as well as disadvantages to both. For example, when purchasing appliances for your home you may want to go with well known brands. The reasoning behind using a larger company is that those brands have a  long standing reputation and great product guarantees. There are also times you would use local small businesses. In todays blog post we will speak about the advantages of using a small business, when […]
August 7, 2017

Mice season is on the way!

As we count down the last few weeks of summer, we warn all of our customers and blog readers to get prepare for mice season. In NYC, mice season typically starts in early october. Due to the sudden drop in temperatures, the mice will try to escape the cold, and look for a nice warm and cozy environment to escape. Mice are known to spread many different types of disease. When the infestation gets large enough they can cause wide spread damage in homes, such as destroying food and electrical wires. In todays blog we are going to give you, […]
August 7, 2017

General Pest Control Questions – FAQ

In June, we posted a blog that addressed many questions that our wonderful customers asked us on twitter. Since we have gotten an over whelming response, and received many additional questions we are making a part two. Lets check out some questions that our great customers want to know the answers to. We hope you enjoy part 2. Lisa from Greenpoint wants to know ” If i buy the bed bug spray at the stores, can i get rid of these bedbugs on my own? “. Terrific question Lisa! The pesticides that are sold in stores and are labeled for bed bug use, […]
August 7, 2017

Where do bed bugs hide?

One of the most common questions that our technicians get asked while on a bed bug inspections is ” Where do these bed bugs hide?”. The immediate answer is – where ever they feel the most comfortable. Bed bugs are known for being very adaptive to their environments and they love to take advantage of some great areas to hide. In today’s blog post we will speak logically on where bed bugs hide, and where they are most likely to be found. For our customers to better understand where bed bugs hide we tell them to simply think like a […]
August 7, 2017

Why you should be honest with your exterminator

When hiring an exterminator, clients do not understand the importance of being completely honest with us. The customers tend to stretch the truth in regards to the size, duration and type of infestation they are experiencing.  Some reasons they may lie about an infestation are out of embarrassment, or they are trying to get a price break. What the customer does not understand is that an experienced technician can figure all of these things out with a simple inspection.  Today we will list 3 ways that we can tell that your not being 100% truthful. Droppings. When pests exist in […]