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Landlord or Tenant – Who is Responsible for Pest Control?

If you’re in a rental situation and you recently discovered that you have a pest or insect infestation, you are no doubt wondering who is responsible for pest control. Is it the tenant, the landlord, or the property management company? While this may seem like a tough question, the answer is usually found within your … Continue Reading >

How Often Should Pest Control Be Done?

Few things can be as worrisome as your home or business being infested by insects, rodents, or other pests. And, even once the problem is eradicated you more than likely are left feeling a sense of relief but also wondering how long the pest control measures will keep the pests from returning. This is why … Continue Reading >

How to Get Rid of Flies

How To Get Rid of Flies 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 >

What is a Pest Control Technician?

Pest control technicians are highly trained professionals who resolve pest infestations and other pest-related issues concerning their clients. Job sites vary greatly and often include restaurants, residential homes, warehouses, businesses, hotels, farms, and sewers, just to name a few. Pest control technicians utilize a variety of different means to help mitigate pest problems, including traps, … Continue Reading >

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”) Fly This 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 >