The Northeast is prone to a variety of pests at different times of the year. A pest infestation can compromise the sanitation and comfort of your home. Keep your property clean, safe, and free of pests with high-quality pest elimination services from the Arrow Exterminating Company. Arrow offers comprehensive pest identification, elimination, clean-up, and prevention services to help you regain control over your home. With services available in the NYC-metro area, Suffolk and Nassau, Northeast residents can access efficient pest control services for all local pest populations.
Drain flies are small insects with transparent wings that tend to infest bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. You may notice that these pests are most active at night and they feed on sewage and food left out in the home. Arrow deals with drain flies by tackling the infestation at the breeding site, which is usually collected in drains. Once the drain is thoroughly cleaned, the adult flies die out. Arrow also exterminates adult flies with the appropriate chemicals to solve the infestation instantly.
Fruit flies are small but irritating pests named for their tendency to feed on fresh fruit and hover around kitchen counters. These pests are very difficult to get rid of on your own, and the first step your Arrow specialist will take is to eliminate the breeding nest. It is also important to dispose of all over-ripe fruit as it is commonplace for fruit flies to infest. Arrow may also use a bacterial digester, which can be poured down the drain and used to eliminate the breeding ground.
Honey bees are stinging insects that can infest the home and pose a serious threat to those with allergies. Removing honeybees from your property depends on the species as there are different processes for bees and wasps. In some cases, a special license is needed to remove a beehive from your home, so it is important to consult the pest professionals at Arrow rather than attempting to solve the problem on your own.
Wasps are large stinging insects that live in small and cone-shaped hives. Female wasps live inside the nests, while males can be found outside. Some wasps do not have a colony at all. A comprehensive approach is necessary when it comes to eliminating a wasp infestation as moving the hive is only part of the solution. Your Arrow expert will thoroughly inspect the area, develop a plan, and use traps, insecticidal controls, and physical removal as the situation warrants.
Carpenter bees do not typically sting, but they can easily infest a home during the warmer months. These pollinators can cause structural damage to the home and require a thorough inspection to deal with. Insecticide dust is typically the most effective way to treat a carpenter bee infestation.
Yellow jackets have large nests that are typically concealed in or around the property. These flying insects have a painful sting and can be dangerous to those with allergies. Nonetheless, yellow jackets eat a variety of other insects, so they are often only removed if the infestation has become a risk. Once the nest is found, your Arrow specialist can use an aerosol or dust insecticide to destroy the infestation above or below ground and seal any openings in the home to prevent the pests from returning.
The best way to prevent an infestation is to look for signs of pests before things get out of control. From flies hovering around sinks and waste bins to wasps accumulating outdoors, the first sign of an infestation is usually one or two pests. Droppings are also a sign of a pest problem that should not be ignored. If you think your home has been infested, contact Arrow so your specialist can begin implementing one of the four steps to effective pest elimination.
Common Insects and Pests in Long Island and NYC
Arrow’s 4 Steps to Effective Insect and Pest Control
The first step is to locate the nest. Finding the source of the infestation makes it possible to assess a proper treatment plan and move forward with elimination.
Your Arrow specialist will determine whether aerosol or dust products are the most effective for eliminating the infestation at hand.
- Vacuum Out the Nest
Once the nest has been treated with the appropriate products, it will be thoroughly vacuumed to remove all debris and keep your space clean.
- Seal it Up
After the infestation is cleared, all entrances will be sealed to prevent pests from entering your home again in the future.