August 7, 2017

Spring is here — Which means termite season

Termites are one of the most structurally damaging pests in the world. Annually termites have been known to cause up to 2 billion dollars in damage. Termites are eusocial insects. Eusocial basically means that termites are considered within the highest measure of sociality in insects. Termites are apart of different worker or labor castes. They live in colonies within the soil and structural beams in peoples homes. Found within a typical termite colony you would find the nymphs ( babies ), Workers, Soldiers, and a few egg laying queen termites. The job of the worker termites are just that. The […]
August 7, 2017

New York cities bugs of spring

Spring has sprung in New York City. No matter what borough you reside there are certain bugs that love the climate of spring. Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan all share the same temperature changes between the months of March – June. Lets face it, we cant blame these pests for loving those temperatures because We love them too! Ants love these temperatures. The first day over 60 degrees many people begin to see ants crawling around their backyards and sometimes even the kitchen. Ants not only love the temperatures in spring, they also love the cookouts! Since the […]
August 7, 2017

Brooklyn Pest Control Questions

We recently asked our Twitter followers, Facebook fans, and Google+ followers to ask us any questions they may have about pests. We gave them free range to ask us about bed bugs, mice, ants, roaches, fleas, termites, or what ever pest they choose. We decided to post the questions to our blog. This is our customers Frequently Asked Questions about Brooklyn pest control. Mary-ann in park slope, Brooklyn wanted to know “Why do exterminators need more than one visit to treat bed bugs? Why cant they do it in one shot?”. Great question from park slope! You see Mary-Ann bed bugs are like no other pest. They are […]
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

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

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

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

Finding The Right Pest Control Pro

If you search ” exterminator ” in your google search bar right now, you will receive hundreds of local pest control companies in your area. What makes one different from another? Many think that all exterminators are the same and this could not be furthest from the truth. There are many overlooked qualities you want to look for when hiring a pest control professional to eliminate the pest problem in your home or business. In today’s blog post we will make this search a bit easier for you and list some qualities you should be seeking for. Experience. When looking […]
August 7, 2017

Insects in Electronics

When homeowners mention having bugs inside their electronics, people often think they talking about a virus or a manufacturers defect. When we talk about bugs in electronics, we mean insects. Believe it or not insects such as bed bugs, roaches, ants and other pests love electronics. As a pest control company we have witnessed many cases where infestations have spread to computer towers, cable boxes and televisions. There are many problems associated with these types of infestations. Pests love crawling inside electronics, espically during winter months or when the device is close to a food source. Pests,like roaches, love televisions […]