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

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

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

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

Keeping the pests away: July 4th Edition

Okay, so your preparing the perfect 4th of July barbecue. While your in your yard you see mosquitos, ants, and spiders. No one wants all of their guests being bit up by mosquitos, or even worse ants crawling all over the punch bowl and chips. Here at Northeastern Exterminating we realize that sometimes its short notice to hire a pest control professional. We’ve complied a few tips for the common homeowner to keep the pests away, just for a few days. In the long run you will always need a professional pest management program. Mosquitos are one of the most […]
August 7, 2017

Pest Control: The Beneficial Insects

Insects are seen as a nuisance to many, but depending on the insect they can be very beneficial to the environment. Pests such as fleas, bedbugs, mice, and roaches have no direct beneficial contribution to human kind at this very moment. In this short, but informative blog post we will speak about many types of life sustaining insect that benefit the environment. Here at Northeastern Exterminating we want you to understand that Insects are not our enemy. Only when they become pests, thats when we swoop in and do our job. Ladybugs- In the beetle family, ladybugs are very beneficial to […]
August 7, 2017

History of Pest Control: A Brief Timeline

In the past as well as present, pest control is has always been a necessity. As early as man could document there has been evidence of pest management methods as early as 2500 B.C. ( In some cases, even earlier ). As our past blog post has suggested there are many beneficial insects to the environment. As those insects turn into actual pests, we need to develop pest management methods to minimize and sometime completely eradicate these pests. In todays blog post we will touch on the historic view of pest management. 2500 B.C. There was evidence suggesting this to […]
August 7, 2017

Insects that resemble bed bugs

To the untrained eye, there are many insects and mites that resemble bed bedbugs. Here at Northeastern Exterminating  We offer free pest identification through our email. If customers suspect they found a bed bug in their home we encourage them to send us a photo. 75% of the time it is a false alarm. Every so often we go on an inspection because the customer told us they found bed bugs on their beds. When we arrive to the clients home, we find many different types of insects but not any bed bugs. All of the following insects/mites resemble bed bugs to […]
August 7, 2017

How to get rid of drain flies

Many homeowners would agree that Moth Flies, more commonly known as drain flies, are one of the most annoying pests. Mostly seen in the more humid months, drain flies can be spotted in all rooms of homes. Because flies are airborne, they are much more difficult to eliminate by the use of sprays and gels compared to landlocked insects. With pests such as roaches, mice, ants and  we can detect their nests and  harborage areas and use baits and gels to kill the pests. Here at Northeastern Exterminating we want our customers to understand there are certain actions they can […]
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 […]