September 21, 2017

James Rodriguez: JT Eaton Company

    When it comes to being a trail blazer in the pest control industry, JT Eaton has stood the test of time. JT Eaton, which was founded in 1932, was one of the first American made family run pest supply companies. We were so curious about them and their success we had to find out a bit more about them. Who better to ask then their hard working Technical Director and Western Territory Manager, James Rodriguez. Hey James! We know you are a super busy guy so we appreciate you taking out the time to chat with us. Please introduce yourself! […]
August 7, 2017

Typical pests and how to prevent them

Pest control was created a long time ago to keep pests away. One way or another pests are beneficial to the environment. Sometimes they find their way into our homes. As soon as they breech that respect, these beneficial insects become nuisance pests and people look to exterminators for help. Here are a few known pests that residents of brooklyn, staten island, queens, manhattan and the bronx, may be familiar with. We will also list some suggestions of things our customers can do to increase the chance of keeping these un-wanted pests out of their home. Bedbugs are a big […]
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 […]
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

Great Ways to Get Better Publicity For Your Service Business

Small business owners are always looking for ways for to better publicize and  stand out from their competitors. One of the best ways to get good old fashion publicity is great customer service. The importance of customer service can be over looked, especially in service businesses. Whether the customer was recommended to you, or searched you on google from the second they contact you they should be treated with respect and patience. Some business owners do not understand how important it is to treat every customer like gold. Lets face it we all have bad days and lose our patience, but […]
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

Pest Control Myths and Misconceptions

As pest control technicians, there are many myths and misconceptions we deal with on a daily basis. Many of these myths come from rumors or mis-informed customers. When people are not fully educated on a topic they use their common sense to draw conclusions. Since we are professionals, we want to point out the misconceptions and de-bunk them all-together. “You dont need to be licensed to kill bugs” . This is a common one that we hear in NYC. Not only is this statement completely false, it degrades our technicians and can make them feel worthless. New York State has […]
August 7, 2017

What The World Would Be Like Without Pest Control

To appreciate the duty of pest control, we must first understand what the world would be like without it. As we spoke about in a previous blog titled History of Pest Control: A Brief Timeline, pest control has been traced back as early as 2500 BC. That history of pest control teaches us that for every time period, there was a specific need for pest control. Whether it was to protect cash crops, or to reduce the amount of parasites in homes or caves, pest control was a important necessity. Did you ever imagine what the world would be like without pest […]