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

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

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

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

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

The positives of having bed bugs

No matter who you speak to you hear about the horrors of bed bugs, but have you ever sat and thought maybe there may be some positives of having bed bugs? People who deal with bed bug infestations in their homes always make the problem sound very unpleasant an stressful. In todays blog post we want to be a little optimistic and fun so we will try to point out some positive outcomes that may stem from a bed bug infestation.  All of your clothes and linens will be squeaky clean. As a part of prep, many exterminators suggest that […]
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 […]