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Most of you are as exciting as I am for spring and the warmer temperatures. Although spring is great, these pests are most certainly not, I will tell you the best way to prevent these pest from affecting you throughout any season.

 

Mosquitoes

This is a picture of mosquito sources around a homePooling water from the melting snow and the rainfall we have received will create the perfect environment for mosquito larva. Some mosquito species will lay their eggs above the water line before winter arrives, so that in the fall after the rainfall the egg rafts can float and the larvae can begin to develop. Now Read the rest

What is the Carpet Beetle

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Do you know what the Carpet Beetle Is?

This Beetle is very common in the United States and people may find their larva outside their home and mistake it for some sort of caterpillar. The Carpet Beetle is a nuisance pest; it destroys clothing made of natural fibers, carpets, furs, leather, books etc. by feeding on the material during the larval stage.

Varied Carpet Beetle LarvaThe Varied Carpet Beetle goes through complete metamorphosis and can take up to 3 years to complete their life cycle. Adult Varied Carpet Beetles are capable of flying and usually lives about 3 weeks, usually appearing during the … Read the rest

Mice-and-Rats

 NYC fails at Rat Control! How to Make a Homemade Humane Rat Trap

Have you heard the scratching, are you seeing signs of an Intruder? In a recent article in ABC news seen here, titled “NYC is failing at Rat Control” complaints about pests to the “311 hotline” about pests have risen from 22,300 in 2012 to 24,586 according to a press statement by city Comptroller Scott Stringer. While a 2,286, increase in complaints does not seem all too significant you must take into account that rats can reproduce up to 2,000 times annually. Do the math and the … Read the rest

The-New-York-Fall-pest-invaders-are-coming

Summer is ending fall is upon us the time of the year that while everyone is enjoying Pumpkin Spice Lattes that pests in New York will be looking for a place to shelter during the winter until spring. No need to panic, I am going to provide you with some insight and helpful tips on how to deal with the fall invaders.

Inspecting the exterior of your home is the most important step in keeping pests out. During your inspection, you are looking for windows that may have broken screens, loose concrete along the foundation of your home, utility pipes … Read the rest

How to keep an “A” Grade in a NYC Restaurant

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I often get asked by my commercial pest control clients what tips I can give to help them  maintain an “A” letter grade from the New York City Health  Department. Although a challenge, difficult as it may be, its not impossible. In New York City the Department of Health maintains surprise visits to check on day to day conditions of restaurants, and often they can catch you off guard at your busiest time of day. A score of 14 or more points will yield you a “B” or “C” letter grading, anything lower they will issue you a warning or … Read the rest

Keeping your NYC Restaurant Rodent and Vermin free

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So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the pass week you’ve heard about the restaurants that the New York City Department of Health has closed, due to video of rats in these restaurants. The New York City Department of Health is responsible for restaurant inspections, and any restaurant with a rodent of vermin infestation can potentially be closed.

Maintaining a rodent free restaurant can be a challenging task, but it is most certainly not impossible. There are many tools and equipment that can be used together to effectively maintain a rodent and vermin free restaurant. The cost of … Read the rest