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Fruit or Filth: Small Flies in New York City

Fruit or Filth: Small Flies in New York City ​In New York City, we are exposed to multiple types of pests, both flying and crawling. Two of the most prevalent flies are the filth fly and the fruit fly.Phorid (“Filth”) FlyThis fly is also known as the humpbacked fly as it breeds in and feeds … Continue Reading >

Coming Soon: The Fly 2017

Effective Fly Control in Commercial Properties ​What can go from 1 to 64,000,000 in 40 days? If you guessed an unmanaged small fly population than you would be correct.Last summer, we started services for a large luxury hotel in NYC that had an ongoing issue with flies in numerous kitchen and bar areas.A focused program … Continue Reading >

Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease) Reported in NYC

Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease) Reported in NYC What is Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease)?​If you live in New York City, you’ve no doubt heard or read about a cluster of people in a one-block section of the city’s Bronx borough being diagnosed with a rare disease called leptospirosis. All three of those infected were hospitalized with kidney and … Continue Reading >

SQF Certification Requirements

SQF Certification RequirementsIn the pest management field, a pest remediation company needs to have SQF certification before they can provide their services within a food business. SQF is recognized by retailers and food service providers as a rigorous, credible food safety management system, while the SQF Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative … Continue Reading >

Amazing Cockroach Facts & Myths

Amazing Cockroach Facts & MythsCockroaches have a reputation for being notoriously hard to kill. In fact, most people believe that these hardy insects are even able to survive a nuclear blast! But, while it is true that cockroaches can survive a dose of radiation that’s ten times the lethal dose to humans, the insects are … Continue Reading >

Where Do Bugs Go in the Winter?

Where Do Bugs Go in the Winter?Have you ever wondered why the bugs disappear in the wintertime? Why there aren’t any flies buzzing around, spiders spinning their webs, or ants foraging for food? Being cold-blooded creatures, insects are especially susceptible to winter’s cold temperatures. Thus, they have several different ways of surviving through the year’s … Continue Reading >

Do Mice Hibernate in Winter?

Do Mice Hibernate in Winter?House mice do not hibernate through the winter. They take this time to forage for food so they can store it for later. And as a result, the winter weather forces the little rodents to where the food is – inside! This means that you’re more likely to have a mouse … Continue Reading >

Where Do Mice Live in the Winter?

Where Do Mice Live in the Winter?Most people believe that mice and other rodents go into hibernation for the winter because the critters aren’t seen as widely during the colder months. But this is completely untrue. Mice don’t hibernate. In fact, the cold weather actually drives outdoor mice inside where they can stay warm and … Continue Reading >

How To Get Rid Of Bees In The Wall

How To Get Rid Of Bees In The WallHoney bees are among the most common type of flying insect to nest inside a structure’s walls. And, because of their importance to agriculture, removing them is often a challenging process that requires significant skill and planning. Because each situation is unique, removal needs to be conducted … Continue Reading >

If It Crawls or Flies, It’s Probably Bad for Business

If It Crawls or Flies, It’s Probably Bad for Business A Primer on How to Detect and Control Bed Bugs, Roaches and Flies As the old saying goes, no publicity is bad publicity. But if you’re a hotelier, restaurateur, food retailer or manage just about any kind of facility meant for human inhabitants, the converse … Continue Reading >