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New York’s Finest Pest Control Service
As the seasons change many NYC renters, homeowners, and businesses suddenly find themselves overrun with pesky critters. Change in temperature and climate can cause creatures to move indoors in search of warmth and food sources. Pests can be damaging to homes and businesses, they can cause damage to clothing, furniture, pets, and even you. Rodents and cockroaches carry disease, bed bugs and spiders can drive you crazy with harmful itchy bites. You may feel that your space is under siege, and worried that the eradication of these unwanted invaders will be a costly ordeal. Don’t run to the hardware store and grab a do-it-yourself solution which may not be effective and could cause harm to your family or pets. Put your faith in Control Exterminating, New York’s best pest control service!
Skilled technicians match your specific pest control needs with your budget to provide a comprehensive approach to fixing your pest problem. Whether you are experiencing an infestation of bed bugs, rodents, cockroaches, or spiders; Control Exterminating will have a solution to meet your needs. Their no-obligation consultation will give you the confidence that you will be receiving the very best care and service. Control Exterminating relies on industry leading technology and methods to safely remove unwanted visitors from your home and keep them away. Only safe non-toxic pest control service and methods are used and the best part is, they work! Not only can Control Exterminating provide solutions for your home pest problem but they also specialize in commercial pest removal as well.
Residents of Manhattan and its’ surrounding boroughs live in close quarters. This means that if one apartment becomes infested with beg bugs or cockroaches then the entire building has them. Landlords and supers have trusted Control Exterminating for years to provide top-notch extermination services to protect their investment and keep their tenants happy. Prompt, professional follow up is an integral piece of the extermination process and Control Exterminating has the experience necessary to ensure that your infestation does not become a recurring problem.
Nothing could be worse than finally ridding your space of bugs or rodents just to find that in a few weeks your problem has returned! The Control Exterminating team are highly-knowledgeable in the habits and life cycles of native New York insects and rodents. Every member of the Control Exterminating team is extensively trained to spot the signs of infestation at every stage. Bed bugs and cockroaches can be particularly nefarious pests, don’t be intimidated or discouraged by an infestation.
When you choose Control Exterminating for your pest removal needs you are making a choice for quality. Since 1973 they have provided outstanding service to the residents of New York. Some of their specialties include homes, real estate management companies, restaurants, medical facilities, and entertainment venues. Don’t take the risk of having your restaurant shut down by the health department or the comfort of your home ravaged by bugs. Whether your needs are personal or commercial, Control exterminating gets the job done.
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American Cockroach NYC
Periplaneta Americana, the water bug, or commonly known as the American cockroach is one of the biggest pest problems in The United States. And although the name suggests otherwise, the American Cockroach is not native to the country but was said to be discovered through ships from Africa.
American cockroaches are relatively easy to see, given their size, color, and distinguishable features. They are usually reddish brown with 6 legs and an oval body. An adult American cockroach can be from 1” to 2”, and can fly. In terms of bites and infections, The American cockroach hardly bites people, but when they do it does not cause any major harm to the person unless an infection occurs.
It is pretty easy to see with the naked eye the sign of an infestation of the American cockroach. They usually try to escape from the light and flee to the darker areas after being seen. Not only that, they also leave behind cockroach droppings in their hideouts, which are tiny, black and blunt ended. This can, however, be confused with mouse droppings, so proper identification is crucial so as to be able to call the right exterminator. If you are not sure, call a licensed professional for pest control such as Control Exterminating who are more than capable of doing the job for you. One of the easiest ways to check infestation is the egg that they leave behind almost everywhere they have been. These are around 7-8mm in length, dark brown in color and in the shape of capsules. Kitchens and basements are where these can be found the most, but you will also come across them in your furniture. The last indication is very hard to catch, for they leave a distinct smell, which only some people manage to catch..
What You Can Do
Some small steps that one can take to prevent American Cockroach infestation include having a very clean environment and getting rid of cracks and gaps in walls, furniture, sockets and other places in the house. Silicon-based seals can help fill in these gaps and prevent cockroaches from seeking shelter or laying eggs. Proper sanitation is also crucial to the prevention of these pests. Places in the house, especially the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms and basements require extra care. Form the messy kitchen counters to skinks filled with unshaded dishes and narrow spaces filled with grease, these can all become potential homes to these American Cockroaches. It is also wise to vacuum regularly to get rid of dust buildup, reduce moisture in any nook or corner and also suck in eggs in the process. When it comes to food, best to store them in airtight containers that do not let pests in or attract them in the first place.
Problems posed by the American cockroach is not only sanitation but health as well. These cockroaches usually come from the sewers, which means they are practically a germ body waiting to infest. Which means controlling these pests is very important to one’s health.
The American cockroach is known to be one of the most resilient pests in the world, and regardless of their small size, they are incredibly hard to get rid of, making it a tough job for everyday people to get rid of every trace of their existence using regular household materials.
When you suspect or come across any evidence of the American cockroach infestation, seek help from professionals like Control Exterminating who will be able to dissect your problems properly. Control Exterminating has been in the exterminating business for quite a while now and is known to be one of the top exterminating companies in the country. They will be able to provide you with the right solution and will be able to treat it the right way without harming the furniture, walls or other pets in the home. They will also be able to provide proper guidance as to how to handle them and will give the right treatments so as to prevent them from coming back.
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Common Cockroach in Manhattan NYC: New York is a hot spot where many tourists and residents alike enjoy the rich culture and night life it has to offer. When most think of the Big Apple, thoughts of Broadway, museums, Time Square, and of course Central Park come rushing through, but no ever thinks of the insects and particularly the cockroaches, until they have to deal with them.
The Most Common Cockroach in Manhattan NYC
Many common cockroach species are found around the world, and a good handful of them in the U.S. Though little critters don’t pay close attention to manmade borders, one can still generalize the more common species found in the area.
American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Brown-banded cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches are the more frequently spotted roaches terrorizing Manhattan NYC residential homes and commercial businesses.
Control Exterminating Company expounds on the common cockroach species found scurrying across your Manhattan NY floor.
American Cockroach Infestations –
The American cockroach is also knows as a Palmetto or Water Bug. It is one of the larger roaches found wandering inside your abode, ranging from 1 ½” – 2” in length. American roaches are brown and have lighter markings on the back of the head. The American cockroach in NYC is one the fastest moving insects. They have been documented at running at three miles per hour, which is the equivalent of a human running at 210 miles per hour. Though they have wings and the ability to fly, they are clumsy and flying is a struggle. American cockroaches prefer their quick sprints to evade predators. They are scavengers and will eat nearly anything. Preferring a convenient water source, American cockroaches are usually found close by sewers, or by drains or leaky pipes.
Brown-banded Cockroach Habitats –
Brown-banded roaches are one of the smaller cockroach species coming in at 5/8” long. They are light brown with 2 distinctive brownish bands running around their abdomen and wings. Adult males have full length wings, and females have shorter ones. With most cockroaches, they prefer moisture; however, brown-banded cockroaches don’t depend on it and can be found in drier places. They too will eat nearly anything, and can even be caught devouring book binding, stamps, and wallpaper and envelops.
German Cockroaches –
German cockroaches are light brown or tan color, with 2 darker brown stripes running parallel from their head and down their body. They too are smaller like the Brown-banded roach measuring between ½”-5/8” long. German cockroaches are masters at finding ways to come in. A mere 3/8” is all they need to intrude. They prefer warm and moist environments, and are usually hunkering down in kitchens and bathrooms. Like most cockroaches they will eat anything.
Oriental Cockroach Facts –
Despite their name, Oriental cockroaches are actually believed to hail from North Africa and like the American cockroach, are also commonly known as water bugs. They emit an extremely pungent odor. Oriental cockroaches grow to be about 1” long and are black and shiny. Oriental cockroaches will eat anything, and can survive in freezing cold temperatures. These roaches are haunting basements and crawlspaces.
Health Problems & Diseases Caused by the Common Cockroach
No matter the species, cockroaches can transmit germs, bacteria and diseases and can trigger allergies. If you notice a cockroach infestation, it is important to exterminate them to keep your home safe from damage, and your health intact. Control Exterminating Company has expertly trained professionals on hand ready to eradicate roach infestations and with regular maintenance can keep them at bay. Call us today to get started!
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