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Spider Beetle NYC

What Do Spider Beetles Look Like and How to Get Rid of Them Somehow spider beetles have taken root in New York City. You may not even realize since most often they are mistaken for spiders or bed bugs. It’s an easy mistake to make due to their large round bodies and spider-like structures. Belonging …

Do Mothballs Get Rid of Roaches?

Do Mothballs Get Rid Of Roaches? The thought of having cockroaches in your home can make you cringe, and you’ll do anything to get rid of them. There are numerous methods, but one we get asked often is, do mothballs get rid of roaches?   Cockroaches are most likely one of the most troublesome pests in …

Termites in House: Signs and Prevention

Termites in House: Warning Signs and Prevention A termite infestation is a nightmare for any property owner. But there are warning signs and precautions you can take to avoid an infestation. Termites are white, soft-bodied insects which may seem harmless due to their tiny size. But the truth of the matter is they cause a massive …

Flying Ants vs Flying Termites

Flying Ants vs Flying Termites: How Do You Tell the Difference? Insects can be frightening, but flying insects are next level scary. Both ants and termites can develop wings, and immediately become more of a problem. It’s important to know the difference between flying ants and flying termites as each poses a different threat, and require …

Solve Your Rat Infestation with ContraPest

Treat a Rat Infestation with ContraPest They leave their droppings everywhere, they bite viciously, and they can make you really sick. Rats aren’t just an eyesore, but they are a threat to public health. If you own a home or a business, you likely already know the kind of havoc rats, and other rodents can wreak …

Mosquito Life Cycle [Infographic]

Mosquito Life Cycle: How Long Do They Live? Mosquitoes are annoying and hazardous due to their disease transmitting bites. Thankfully in the mosquito life cycle, they have a short lifespan. Mosquitoes have been on earth for around 210 million years. Roughly 3500 species of mosquitoes plague our planet with no end in sight. To understand their …

Termites Life Cycle

Life Span of Termites Termites are one of the most destructive pests you can encounter. Understanding the life cycle of termites will inform you as to why they are so troublesome. Termites are dangerous wood-eating pests, and their infestation is a real threat to wooden foundations. Their ability to eat away the entire structure of …

Wolf Spiders: How to Avoid Their Bites

Wolf Spider NYC: How to Avoid Their Bites The name itself alone sounds threatening. Being bitten by one is even worse. Here are some tips you can follow to avoid a bite from a wolf spider. New York is home to a variety of spiders, which aren’t only creepy, but intimidating too. The wolf spider is …

DIY Bed Bugs Treatments: Facts and Myths

DIY Bed Bugs Treatments: Facts and Myths Bed bugs are horrifying for homeowners and business owners. Instead of hiring a professional bed bug exterminator, some people try to get rid of them on their own. While there are DIY bed bugs treatments; there are some facts and myths that need to be confirmed. Itching caused by …

The Purpose of Flies

The Purpose of Flies We might think of flies as nothing more than pests, but the purpose of flies in the ecosystem is more important than you realize. Consider the common house fly as a nuisance and potential carrier of diseases such as cholera and typhus. Since these flying insects hover around our food, and …

Invasive Tick Diseases Are on the Rise

Invasive Tick Diseases Are on the Rise With another dreaded tick season in our midst, we must be aware of the invasive tick diseases that come with it. Experts warn that every new tick season will be worse than the previous one. It may sound over-dramatic, but there is an epidemic of tick diseases. The …

Tick Infestation: Get Rid of These Bloodsucking Pests

Tick Infestation: How to Get Rid of These Bloodsucking Pests A tick is a wingless bloodsucking acarid arachnid that attaches itself to warm-blooded vertebrates for feeding. Ticks feed on the blood of their hosts, including wild and domestic animals as well as human beings.  Ticks in House If you spotted ticks in your house, it’s …

8 Ways to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bees Infestation: 8 Ways to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees While the bumblebee is infamous for its hostile nature and sting, carpenter bees are sedated by nature. Carpenter bees are similar regarding body shape and color to bumble bees. In contrast to the male carpenter bee, which does not possess the ability to sting, …

Top 5 Pests in NYC

Top 5 Pests in NYC When you live in an urban area like New York City there’s no way around it: at some point, you are bound to come into contact with a pest. From mice to bed bugs, silverfish to cockroaches, knowing how to prevent, and eliminate these pests in NYC is integral to …

8 Most Common Household Pests in NYC

Meet These 8 Most Common House Bugs in NYC Many people call New York City home. Unfortunately, so do a lot of common house bugs as well. Therefore, it’s essential for you to be aware of all the types of common house bugs that live in your home. Know the signs of an infestation, and …

How to Keep Your Vacation Bed Bug Free

DIY Bed Bug Removal How to Keep Your Vacation Bed Bug Free While the home may be a heavily guarded sanctuary against bed bugs, you might worry about your travels this summer and beyond. Bed bugs are most typically picked up by travelers, transmitted in hotel rooms, and even on airplane seats. It’s important to …

Best Solutions for Your Warehouse Pest Control Problems

Warehouse Pest Control: Best Solutions for Your Warehouse Pest Problems Warehouse pest control is a strict and ongoing process as they can spread disease and damage the property. Pest control is essential to health safety, and it is essential because pests can carry severe illness and diseases. However, pests can be found in a warehouse as …

Do Carpet Beetles Live In Beds?

Can Carpet Beetles Live in Beds? Before we get down to finding out if they can live in beds or not, let’s find out what exactly are carpet beetles. Carpet Beetle Features: About 1/8 inches in size Oval shaped Red-orange stripes on black colored body studded with scales A pair of antennae and wings complements …

Carpet Beetles Life Cycle

Life Cycle of Carpet Beetles: Phases from Eggs to Adults Your familiarity with the lifecycle of these beetles will come in handy in their early detection and control. So, it is important that we have a look at the series of their developmental changes. If you live in a warm place, for instance in a …

Mosquito Bites vs. Bed Bug Bites

Mosquito Bites vs. Bed Bug Bites: What You Need to Know About the Bloodsuckers’ Bites Their bites look all the same, but there are some differences. Upon knowing which bite it is, it makes rather helpful in providing the first aid and necessary treatment. The mosquitoes and the bed bugs are the most common insects …