• Do You Have Carpenter Bees on Your Property?

    27 February 2017
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    There are various types of bees. You might not know how to differentiate one from another. Whenever you have a problem with bees, it is a good idea to at least know which type you are having trouble with. Most people assume that when they have a problem with bees that they are bumblebees.

    Do You Have a Carpenter Bee Infestation

    This isn’t always the case. In many cases the problem that you are experiencing are often due to carpenter bees. This is the bee that is usually mistaken for the bumblebee. Control Exterminating Pest Control exterminators in New York City are capable of evaluating the problem and accurately determining which of type of bee you are experiencing a problem with. We are happy to assist you if you’re located in Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn or Manhattan.

    Recognizing Carpenter Bees from a Bumblebees

    The bumblebee and carpenter bee differ in color. The Bumblebee has black and yellow strips and the carpenter bee is black all over without hair. While the female carpenter bee has the ability to sting, the male does not. Bees do not usually attack unless they are provoked. The reality is that they do not pose much of threat to your health.

    Visible Holes in Wood

    Carpenter bees drill holes in wood to build their nests. It is usually only about half-inch. If you are looking around and notice small holes in the wood around your home or property, you might have carpenter bees. If you’re starting to notice a lot of sawdust around, this is another indicator of carpenter bees. If you don’t address the problem, it could become worse. When they continue making holes in the wood, it damages your property.

    You Hear Buzzing Noises

    Buzzing sounds can come from any type of bee. In the case of the carpenter bee, these are the ones that you likely hear inside your home. The bumblebee isn’t usually found indoors. Unlike the bumblebee, the carpenter bee will come indoors during the cooler months and leave once it starts to get warm outside again.
    If you recognize any of these signs, you should seek help right away before the problem becomes any worse.

    “Do You Have a Carpenter Bee Infestation” was written for Control Exterminating Company and edited by Maria Sumoza.

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  • Identifying Infestation Problems During Winter

    8 December 2016
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    Identifying Infestation Problems During Winter: At Control Exterminating Pest Control in Manhattan, NY, we receive a lot of phone calls during the winter months due to pest problems.

    This isn’t uncommon since we know that during this time of the year, rodents, spiders and other pest, go indoors to find food or to hibernate until it is warming outside.

    This can pose a serious problem to you if you have them inside your home because they may lay eggs that eventually hatch. If you live in an older house, this problem seems to be worse since the home likely has a variety of ways to get inside. These pests may already be inside your home and you’re just not aware of it because you don’t know the signs of an infestation.

    Homeowners and businesses in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens, NY, all rely on us to help them find and treat their infestations. We are happy perform an inspection for you but there are some signs that you can check for on your own, which give you an indication of a possible infestation.

    Identifying Infestation Problems During Winter

    Sounds Within the Walls

    If you notice a scratching sound coming from inside your walls, this might be a sign of a rodent problem.

    They tend to nest and breed in homes during the colder times of the year. We use baiting stations and other types of traps to capture any that rodents you might notice.

    Fecal Matter or Urine

    Look around your pantry or cabinets to see if you notice fecal matter. This may resemble black grains of rice. Diseases are spread through the fecal matter of rodents.

    Lights Going On/Off

    This means that you have something chewing on your electrical wires. This can be dangerous and should be attended to right away.


    “Identifying Infestation Problems During Winter” was edited by R.J. Huneke and published by Control Exterminating.

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