August 7, 2017

How to inspect your own home for bed bugs

Here at Northeastern Exterminating we know how important it is for our customers to check their homes for bed bugs. We recommend to do an inspection at least once every two weeks. It may seem a little often, but believe us it is more of a nuisance to have a bed bug infestation then to just check your bed once a month. We will provide you below with some tips on how to check your bed for bed bugs, and some other places to look as well. If you have a suspicion you do have bed bugs, It is always a good […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
August 7, 2017

Why is Pest Control so Highly Regulated?

From the outside looking in, many people don’t realize how highly regulated the pest control industry has become over the last 10 years. Everything from applying pesticides, label reading, continuing education, to disposing of pesticide containers and pesticide reporting are just few things that we are under the microscope for on a daily basis. All of these regulations have a purpose, and benefit the general public as well as the environment.  In today’s blog post we will speak about the reasoning behind many of the basic regulations. Label Reading. Pesticide labels are a must read for every single applicatorprior to […]
August 7, 2017

Importance of On-going Pest Management Programs

Pest control is a service that is perceived by many to only be needed once a pest related problem has been identified. The truth is that a pest management plan should always be in place. Whether you own a home, restaurant or commercial property it is important to always have a complete plan in place as a precaution upon any signs or sightings of unexpected vermin. The best way to do this is to partner up with a very reputable pest control firm. Many fly by night companies do not utilize pest management or IPM programs. These companies are usually […]
August 7, 2017

Pest Proofing Your Home For The Winter

As the colder months roll in, many outdoor pests will seek refuge indoors. Due to the instinct of survival pests like mice, squirrels, cockroaches and mosquitoes will take advantage of any openings into your home. Spaces in doors, cracks in windows, holes in your roof and holes in screens are just a few way pests will try to escape the chilly weather. In today’s blog post we will provide you with some tips to winterize your home from pests. Using wire mesh, or sheet metal seal all utility pipe entries into your basement. Many homes will have gas, electric, water […]