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

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 […]
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

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

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 […]
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 […]
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