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Do Bed Bugs Smell?

arrowadmin | Posted on February 17, 2017

Do Bed Bugs SmellThe scent gland of bed bugs produces a musty odor that is often described as smelling like coriander. The smell is not pleasant. If you have an infestation of bed bugs you may begin to notice…

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Do Bed Bugs Stink?

arrowadmin | Posted on February 16, 2017

Do Bed Bugs StinkThe short answer is “yes.”  Pest management professionals who have experience in bed bug abatement will tell you (without seeing a single bed bug) if bed bugs are present based on a particular “smell” they detect…

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Bed Bugs – How far do bed bugs travel?

arrowadmin | Posted on February 15, 2017

Bed Bugs - How far do bed bugs travel?Bed bugs do not hop, skip or jump.  They don’t have wings so they cannot fly.  However, bed bugs are really good at crawling and hitching rides on clothing, furniture and…

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Long Island Homes and the Boroughs at Risk for Wood Destroying Pests

arrowadmin | Posted on December 27, 2016

Long Island Homes and the Boroughs at Risk for Wood Destroying PestsThe risk from wood-destroying insects attacking homes on Long Island and the 5 boroughs of New York City is high.  Why?

The answer…

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Steps to Avoid Diseases Carried by Ticks

arrowadmin | Posted on December 20, 2016

Steps to Avoid Diseases Carried by TicksThe Deer tick, Lone star tick, American Dog Tick and Brown Dog Tick are all found in the northeast USA.  All 4 species are medically important and…

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Weather a Factor on Rodents Entering Homes

arrowadmin | Posted on December 13, 2016

Weather a Factor on Rodents Entering Homes In general, when temperatures fall, rodents like rats and mice seek a sheltered location.  If convenient, these animals will enter structures to establish warm, secure harborages in proximity to a food source.

Rodents,…

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Warm Weather Affecting Pests

arrowadmin | Posted on December 6, 2016

Warm Weather Affecting PestsThe planet is heating-up.  We can debate the reason(s) for this phenomenon but it remains a fact that yearly temperatures are increasing.  This fact may cause insect and rodent pests…

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How Far Can Bed Bugs Travel

arrowadmin | Posted on November 22, 2016

Before the late 1990’s, pest control professionals rarely performed bed bug abatement services except in homeless shelters and environments where people were forced to spend time in crowded environments where sanitation was lacking.

Since the sudden reappearance in the late 1990’s,…

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Bird Management

arrowadmin | Posted on October 25, 2016

Depending on your location, there are typically 3 species of pest birds which may need to be managed; pigeons, starlings and sparrows.  Common problems associated with nuisance birds are droppings, structural damage and noise.

The Problem

Droppings / Structural Damage / Noise

Pigeon, Starling…

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Termites

arrowadmin | Posted on October 18, 2016

TermiteThere are approximately 55 different types of termites in the US.  Here in the northeast, we have one species that causes considerable structural damage.  It is known as the Eastern Subterranean Termite (Reticulitermes flavipes).  It is the most common termite found…

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