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

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

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

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

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 […]
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