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Controlling a Termite Infestation: A termite infestation can be a nightmare. These critters cause so much damage that it could actually bankrupt a person trying to get rid of them. Since having them around can be such a nightmare, you’ll need a reliable pest control service, such as, Control Exterminating Pest Control to remove the problem before substantial damage is caused.
This is because termites are very destructive. They can chew the wood of your property and cause structural damages that can reach into the thousands to have repaired.
If you are investing in a home or any other type of property you may have to have the home inspected and if termites are present, you might have to rethink the purchase. They are active at night and can go undetected for years. We have outlined the most effective way for you to control a termite infestation.
Identify the Source of the Termite Infestation
Once you have contacted Control Exterminating Pest Control in Manhattan, NY, a qualified exterminator from Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx or Queens will assist you in finding the source of your problem. To treat the problem without treating the source is ineffective.
Treatments for a Termite Infestation
Our qualified NYC exterminator will use organic pest control treat to avoid harming you, your pests or the environment. We don’t have to resort to using harmful chemicals because our treatment methods seem to work just fine. We also using baiting stations, which also prove safe for you and the environment.
Preventing a Termite Infestation
It is possible to prevent an infestation by having routine pest control treatment administered on a regular basis. The exterminators will be able to detect a problem with any type of pest, including bed bugs, spiders and termites. They can take immediate action to rid you of your termite problem before it becomes an infestation.
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How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home After Traveling
You need to know how to avoid bringing Bed Bugs Home After Traveling! It is believed that the increase in international travel is the reason bed bugs have had resurgence in recent years. Control Exterminating Pest Control in NYC can help with your bed bug problems. We help homeowners and businesses in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island with their pest problems.
Even if you’re not doing much international travel, it is still possible for you to bring home bed bugs wherever you may travel to. You could bring them home by being in any public place, such as, airplanes, movie theater and even on public transportation. If you can avoid bringing them home with you, you won’t have to worry about being bitten and having a bed bug problem spread.
Steps to Ensure You Don’t Bring Bed Bugs Home After Traveling:
Identify What Bed Bugs Look Like
This isn’t always easy but you can look on the Internet to get a visual of what you should be looking for if you decide to perform a visual inspection while staying in a hotel or at a friends.
Always Be Prepared While Traveling
If you’re going to perform a visual inspection of the hotel you’re staying in, you’ll need a magnifying glass and flashlight.
Most cell phones have a flashlight feature but if yours doesn’t, just keep one in your luggage to ensure you always have it when you need it. Even it you are in a luxury hotel, bed bugs can unknowingly be transferred there also.
Don’t Take Luggage in the House
This doesn’t mean you can’t ever take your luggage inside the house but you should make a thorough and complete inspection of it before doing so. This is to ensure that if there are any bed bugs in your luggage, you can address it before bringing it inside.
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It’s Tick Season in Manhattan, NY: Summer is finally here, giving everyone a chance to enjoy Manhattan’s scenic outdoors and get outside. Summer time is perfect for visits to the park, hiking a local trail or just going on a nice morning stroll. Unfortunately we are not alone during these fun summer activities.
There is a pest that is continuing to become a bigger nuisance every year and that pest is the tick. Ticks are out in strong numbers hoping to find a free meal from an animal or human to feast on. The most popular disease that is associated with ticks in Manhattan is Lyme disease, however ticks are also responsible for several other tick borne illnesses affecting humans, and if not quickly treated these diseases can lead to long term chronic illness.
Ticks are Patient Pests & Will Wait for the Perfect Moment to Latch On
Many people who have no experience in dealing with ticks rarely even think about their existence or that they may be at risk of getting too close to ticks. During this time of year, adult ticks will crawl up vegetation to about waist height and patiently wait for the next warm blooded person or animal to walk by.
A tick will wait all day if they have to for a hiker or animal to stroll by, giving the tick the perfect opportunity to latch on and begin their journey to their next meal. Once a tick has latched onto your clothing, they will immediately begin searching for a way to get to your skin, sink their jaws into your body and begin sucking out your blood.
The worst action you can take is to ignore the fact that ticks are present in the area. The best defense against ticks in the area is a good offense. Control Exterminating is skilled and experienced in dealing with local ticks and will keep your home safe from the many dangers that they pose.
Cover your Body Properly to Prevent Ticks
One of the smartest steps to take when avoiding ticks is to cover your body properly. If you know you will be in a heavily wooded area, or an area that is known to have ticks nearby, take the time to cover yourself up. Long sleeve shirts, long pants, pants ticked into socks and hats are all great ways to keep ticks on the outside of your clothing. Light colored clothing is also a smart choice to make; the light colored clothing will make it much easier to spot any ticks that have latched onto your clothes during your outing.
Tick Inspections, Prevention, Control, Management & Removal in Manhattan NYC, New York
After you return from your outing, take the appropriate time needed to thoroughly inspect your body for ticks. Ticks enjoy hiding or burrowing themselves into areas like your underarms, behind your knees, behind your ears and between your toes. If you fail to properly check for ticks, you are putting yourself at risk of contracting Lyme disease and other dangerous illnesses. If you notice ticks close to your home, contact Control Exterminating immediately.
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Manhattan NYC Waterbugs And Cockroaches Identification: It is not uncommon for people to confuse cockroaches with water bugs. The American cockroach is also referred to as the American Water Bug and can adapt quickly to its surroundings. The American cockroach does not need to live in water the way that insects and true water bugs from the Hemiptera family do.
Manhattan NYC Waterbugs And Cockroaches Identification
Cockroaches can survive in areas that are both moist and warm while true water bugs however need large bodies of water to ensure their survival. Cockroaches can adapt to their surroundings and although they frequent warm, moist areas they are not aquatic.
Cockroach Disease Vector
Cockroaches are known for spreading disease-causing bacteria including Salmonella which they carry on their legs and deposit on food. House dust which contains cockroach feces and body parts can trigger an allergic reaction including asthma in individuals who are susceptible.
American Cockroach Identification Facts
American Cockroach or American Water Bug adults grow to an average length of 1.6 inches. They are reddish brown in color and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Water bugs can be found almost anywhere but they have a particular preference for moist dark areas in your home or business including:
• Storage areas
• Commercial buildings
Water bugs can survive in dry areas if they have access to a water source. They prefer warm temperatures and can survive in sewers and will often move outside during warmer weather.
How Are Cockroaches And WaterBugs Getting into My House or Business?
The most common way for American cockroaches to enter your home or business is through your drains. They can also enter your property through cracks and other openings and they can even enter through the gap under your door. Water bugs rely on water to survive, and more often than not they will enter your home or commercial property and move towards areas that are warm and moist. Water bugs enter homes and businesses looking for water. To ensure water bugs stay out of your home or business you need to take care of any leakage or drainage issues inside your property. It is also important to seal or throw out any leftovers and clean up crumbs.
Cockroach Waterbug Pest Infestation Inspections, Prevention, Control, Management & Removal in Manhattan NYC, New York
If you are experiencing an issue with cockroaches or water bugs in your home or business, contact the knowledgeable experts at Control Exterminating. With over 40 years of experience in the pest control business, our knowledgeable pest control technicians can take care of your pest control problems, including cockroaches and water bugs in NYC and the surrounding areas.
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Bed Bug Removal Manhattan NY: Control Exterminating knows how bed bugs get into your home and the signs they leave behind. Bed bugs are one of the most difficult insects to remove from a home and require professional pest control service to completely eradicate them from a property.
Bed Bug Removal Manhattan, NY
Many people associate bed bugs with only areas that are dirty, dark and musty but more and more bed bugs are finding their way into clean homes. Homeowners are often quite surprised to find out that they have a bed bug infestation in their home that is cleaned regularly. Control Exterminating Company will remove bed bugs form your home and make sure they do not return.
What Causes Bed Bugs? How Do They Get In Your Home?
Bed bugs are great at climbing into luggage or attaching themselves onto other belongings to gain access into your home. Bed bugs will latch onto clothing, suitcases and other personal items while you are on vacation, a business trip or other outing. You or a family member are often the one that carries them right through your front door. Many homeowners have unknowingly brought bed bugs into their home when purchasing used furniture from a yard sale or online. Bed bugs can hide in cushion creases on furniture to go unnoticed and while that used sofa may be the couch you needed, it came with unwanted visitors.
Signs of Bed Bugs on the Mattresses, Sheets & Furniture in Your Home
There are a handful of signs that may indicate bed bugs are already inside of your home. Bed bugs are extremely sneaky due to their size and nocturnal nature. Bed bugs are often compared to the shape and size of an apple seed; flat, round and dark in color. This appearance gives the bed bug an advantage when it comes to hiding out during the day. Bed bugs are nocturnal and will patiently await the night time when you go to sleep and they can crawl out of their hiding space, latch onto your skin and begin sucking your blood until they are engorged. They will then detach themselves and head back to their hiding space until the next feeding. Bed bugs will often leave blood stains behind on your sheets or bedding, they will also leave bite marks on your body. Another sign that bed bugs may be inside of your home is that they leave a musty foul odor behind. Bed bug casings can also be left behind in mattress creases and other areas.
Bed Bug Pest Infestation Inspections, Prevention, Control, Management & Removal in Manhattan, New York City
If you believe that bed bugs are inside of your home, contact Control Exterminating immediately for complete and professional bed bug removal and control.
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Common Roaches 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.
Common Roaches in Manhattan NYC
Many species of roaches 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 roach 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 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 Cockroach Control – 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 Cockroaches
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!
Cockroach Pest Infestation Inspections, Prevention, Control, Management & Removal in Manhattan, New York City
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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests in Your Manhattan NY Yard: If you are ready to start planning out your garden then you need to be ready to combat garden pests. Garden pests come out every year in the spring just in time for the newly planted vegetable, fruit and flower gardens to be planted. Many of these pests wreak havoc on gardens and can devastate them in a matter of days.
How to Get Rid of Garden Pests in Your Manhattan NY Yard
Garden pests are a problem anywhere that gardening is happening and that means that being able to identify them is the best way to have them treated and to save your garden. Some garden pests are not bad at all. In fact they will eat the bad pests and help to protect your garden. One of these “good” pests to have around are praying mantises. The majority of the pests that you will find are not good and will destroy your plants.
Control Exterminating lists some of the pests that can be bad for your garden.
Caterpillars: A pest that is a huge problem to any kind of garden is any form of caterpillar. They eat away at leaves one by one and don’t take too many breaks. They will go from each plant and as they eat away the plant will stop growing and possibly die. Any flowers or vegetation that was supposed to grow will not stand a chance if caterpillars are in their way. Caterpillars are tricky and tend to hide really well and blend in. They are the same color as the plants and will stay under the leaf and that makes them hard to spot unless you look under each one.
Aphids: These tiny little insects are small enough that you may not see them at all. They are green and blend into the plant itself. The female aphid will give birth to live babies that means that the production goes really fast and that is bad news for your garden. They eat away at the plant and suck the life out of it. They also leave behind honeydew that can attract ants which means if you see a line of ants you may also have aphids in your garden too.
Slugs and Snails: This is another pest that may be a bit easier to spot but can still do a lot of damage. They eat away at plants that are close to the ground and that is usually vegetables, vines and fruit. They can eat the plants and ruin them so they are not able to grow the fruits and vegetables that you were hoping for.
If you feel like garden pests are causing trouble in your yard, call Control Exterminating Company in Manhattan, New York City.
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Celebrate April as National Pest Management Month: For over 30 years the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has celebrated the courageous men and women working tirelessly in the Pest Control Management industry during the month of April.
Considering all the work, training and dedication that is involved, these passionate professionals truly deserve a noteworthy appreciation and acknowledgement for the hard work they perform daily.
Pest Risk Analysis & Assessment
Pests have plagued our homes and businesses for centuries. They do more than give me people a case of the crawlies and heebie-jeebies. They can potentially cause excessive damage that can impact your bank account heavily, or transmit diseases, bacteria, germs, and contribute additional allergen particulates. Professionals in the pest control industry have accomplished a remarkable contribution in managing pest populations and rescuing home and business owners from stressful situations from an assortment of insects, rodents, wildlife, and birds inflicting their property.
Pest Inspections & Control
Insects such as bees, hornets and wasps can be a real hindrance on outdoor activities, especially for those severely allergic. Thanks to the brave experts in pest control; stinging insects are relocated away from the festivities.
Mosquitoes, bed bugs, ticks, fleas and other blood suckers are quickly abolished with pest control professionals trained to execute inspections and locate colonies or nests. Termites, carpenter ants, rodents and other nuisance wildlife members are stopped in their damaging tracks.
Celebrate April as National Pest Management Month
Homes and businesses are liberated from the destructive force these pests inflict from the warriors that fight the good fight in the pest control industry. In a nutshell, those that chose to protect as a part of the pest control soldiers are doing the country a huge favor in preserving our homes, businesses and loved ones from the corruption of pests. April is designated to observe their aid and to offer a little recognition and appreciation.
In honor of Pest Control Management Month, we at Control Exterminating would like to offer some tips to contribute to minimizing pest intrusion in your home.
– Install or replace weather stripping along doors and windows to ensure they are properly sealed.
– Appropriately seal any holes, gaps and cracks on the exterior of your home. From top to bottom, check the home for any entry points. Service pipes or vents should be guarded as well to prevent critters from gaining entrance to your home.
– Keep firewood stacked away from the home, along with any cluttered, useful materials. Dispose of refuse piling up; keep lids tightly secured on trash bins. Keep trees, bushes, grass and other vegetation neatly trimmed and pruned away from the home.
– Contain any leaks or standing water sources.
– Avoid leaving pet food out for long periods of time.
– Inside your home, repair leaky pipes or faucets to remove water sources or damp conditions pests find favorable.
– Remove clutter by donating the things you do not want. Discard trash, recycle the reusable items, and neatly put your belongings away in an organized fashion.
– Keep trash lids secure on the garbage cans and be sure to clean them out periodically.
– Spring clean cupboards and pantries. Dispose of fallen crumbs and spilled food and ingredients and seasonings. Properly contain food in seal-able containers. Avoid leaving food packaged in cardboard, paper or flimsy plastic pests can easily gnaw through.
Call Control Exterminating to schedule a maintenance routing to keep them out of your Manhattan NY home.
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Getting Rid of Houseflies And Housefly control NYC: One of the most annoying pests that homeowners will come into contact with is the house fly.
Flies are extremely annoying and sometimes it seems they come out of nowhere, flying around your kitchen and causing your pet to go crazy. Not only are house flies extremely annoying, but they also have the ability to transmit over sixty different types of diseases that include dysentery, typhoid, cholera and gastroenteritis.
Getting Rid of Houseflies And Housefly control NYC
When flies land on feces or other material that contains dangerous bacteria, it sticks to their feet. Then they fly into your home and land on a banana or apple that is sitting in your fruit bowl on the kitchen counter top; it’s just that simple.
Protect Your Home from Houseflies
There are certain steps you can take as a responsible homeowner to keep flies away from your home and family. One of the most important steps to take is to regularly clean your home. Thoroughly clean your home, especially the areas where you and your family sit down to eat, with a good disinfectant that has the power required to eliminate any type of filth that a fly may have left behind. Cleaning products that are bleach based or chlorine based is the best way to go when it comes to removing those dangerous bacteria.
Take Your Trash out the Right Way to Prevent Houseflies
Every home produces a significant amount of garbage every year; the way that we dispose of that garbage greatly determines whether or not flies will be attracted to our home. Garbage cans happen to be a fly’s most favorite breeding ground, so keep your bins tightly secured with lids, and be sure that all trash bags are tied as tightly as possible. Garbage bins that are left uncovered or garbage bags that are loosely tied are extremely attractive to flies as it gives them easy access to the waste that is inside. Flies will begin to gather around your garbage more often and seem to never leave if they are able to get into the bins easily.
Fly Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control & Removal in Manhattan New York
Flies outside are annoying enough, but when they begin to venture into your home it can drive you mad. One of the best ways to prevent flies from coming into your home is to install window screens on each and every window that is in your home. This will allow you to keep windows open without having to worry about flies coming inside. Be sure to close all doors when not in use and seal up any areas where flies may be able to squeeze through to get into your home. If you are experiencing a problem with flies and cannot seem to get them to go away, contact Control Exterminating today for the best fly control service available.
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Why is it that the mere mention of fleas causes one to scratch at the phantom itches that suddenly consume us? Probably because of their natural being. No one wants to deal with a flea infestation, but the more you know about them the better equipped you are on preventing a miniature plague in your home; or how to deal with an outbreak.
Control Exterminating would like to share some facts about fleas and how to get rid of them.
Facts About Fleas
1. The flea has four stages in its life consisting of first the egg, hatching into larvae, blossoming into the adolescence of a pupa, until finally becoming a biting adult.
2. Fleas are like vampires, in that they feed on the blood of their hosts. Not only attaching to themselves on domesticated pets, they will also fasten themselves onto humans, birds, reptiles and wild animals.
3. In a lifetime, the female flea will lay up to 2,000 eggs.
4. A female flea will also consume at least 15 times her size in blood on a daily basis.
5. A flea can survive without feasting on blood for more than a hundred days.
6. Fleas are outstanding jumpers. Being capable of jumping eight inches high, considering its size, it is jumping 150 times their own height. Similar to Superman, it would be the equivalent of a person jumping over a tall building in a single bound!
7. A flea can cause some illnesses in pets such as; anemia, tapeworm, or extreme cycles of intense itching.
8. Some pets can be prone to allergic reactions of flea saliva, which will enhance the irritation and itching symptoms.
9. If you suspect a flea problem, the best way to conduct your search is utilizing a flea comb.
10. There are more than 2,000 known species and subspecies of fleas, however, the Cat Flea is more commonly found on cats and dogs in the United States.
How to Prevent Fleas in Your House
1. A natural way to help prevent an infestation is investing in nematodes. They are microscopic, worm-like organisms that feed on flea larvae. Spray them in moist and shady areas, especially flower or vegetable gardens. By doing so you can cut down the larvae population up to 90% within a 24 hour period.
2. Another natural remedy is to set eucalyptus leaves around the exterior in your home, and around the interior where you believe fleas might be present. Fleas detest the fragrance and will retreat from the smell.
3. It is best to have a consistent and designated place where you pet sleeps that you clean regularly.
4. Avoid allowing your pet to follow you up to the attic space or in the basement.
5. Vacuum your carpets, furniture, upholstered items and all flooring. Be sure to dispose of the bag, or dump the canister as far from your home as possible.
6. Wash all bedding and fabrics that pets come into contact with.
7. Drown the fleas in soapy water from off your pet by combing your pet with flea combs.
8. Call Control Exterminating who specializes in flea removal.
Control Exterminating has the expertise, superior equipment and top quality chemicals to make sure your home’s flea infestation is quickly exterminated. Call us today to schedule your appointment in Manhattan, New York City!