September 9, 2017

Keeping The Rodents Out With Xcluder!

  Since fall is coming and rodent season is right around the corner, we thought we would reach out to the Xcluder company with some questions about their rodent exclusionary products. Pest professionals all across the country trust and use Xcluder for most of their rodent exclusion work. Global Material Technologies was founded in 1896 as the American Steel Wool Manufacturing Company. To this day GMT still specializes in the manufacture, processing and finishing of metal wools and fibers though the number and types of products we produce has expanded. One example of that expansion is the Xcluder line of rodent […]
August 7, 2017

Interviewing and inspections are important

Many pest control companies will get a phone call from a customer and not think to ask any further questions about the customers infestation. Here at Northeastern Exterminating when we are  on the phone with the customers we try to get a feeling of where the bed bug infestation may have started. The customers number one question is ” How did i get these bed bugs “. If we were able to answer that question, lets face it, we would be billionaires. Unfortunately we are not bed bug whisperers, just exterminators. We can work with you on where the most […]
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

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

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

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

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

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, […]