NEW YORK, NY — The stench of steaming garbage, the disgusting sauna of the subway station and the drip of overhead air conditioner units.
If that grossness isn't enough to have you fleeing New York City during a heat wave, here's something that will surely push you over the edge.
One of the most common restaurant pests, flies might be tiny in size, but they have the potential to leave a huge impact. From drain flies to house flies or phorid flies—these pests have no trouble slipping into your restaurant. And because of their ability to transport filth, they can pose a serious threat to your business.Read More
Turns out these creatures have tormented humans for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians, for example, used spells to try and fight the insect hordes. But to no avail. And while our weapons have come a long way since spell casting ... we're struggling more than ever to fend off these pesky pests.Read More
Imagine discovering unwanted visitors within your home; invading your space and creating mess, allergies and serious damage to the structure of your property. This is not an uncommon occurrence where pests are concerned – and once they have made it through the doors, walls or cracks, getting them back out again can often prove tricky.Read More
New Yorkers are well aware the city has a rat problem, and they are getting more vocal about it.Read More
You know that feeling with you see something scurrying across your counter that shouldn't be. A little uneasy, a little upset and a lot embarrassed – especially if it happens in front of YOUR CUSTOMERS! While taking care of your business's pest control may seem like an easy way to save a few extra dollars it doesn't always turn out that way. Here are six reasons to hire a commercial pest control company:Read More
Because of the multifamily nature of apartment buildings, you tend to share a lot with your neighbors. You may share noise through the floor or walls, smells of a neighbor's dinner wafting down the hall — you may even be that super nice neighbor that shares a cup of sugar. But did you know you could also share pests?
New York City's public school cafeterias are crawling with flies, rats and other gross conditions that could sicken students, a new investigation has found. Health inspectors found "critical" health violations — the kind that may cause foodborne illness — in nearly 700 school cafeterias last year, according to the NYCity News Service report.
Surprise! Mice in New York City are not squeaky clean. In this case, I'm not referring to computer mice (although they can be pretty dirty too) but mice that run around and go squeak squeak. Two studies recently published in the journal mBio showed what kind of bacteria and viruses that mice in the Big Apple may be carrying.Read More
If you're like most people, the sight of an insect or rodent in your home will have you dialing your exterminator before it has time to scurry behind the sofa. And once pest control arrives, chances are you cover your eyes and ears until their work is done and your home is pest-free. But instead of bugging out, listen up! We spoke to pest control professionals across the country to find out what they wish you knew. Read on for their best pest pointers.Read More
Ants are the number one nuisance pest in the United States. With more than 700 species occurring in the country and more than 20 types known to infest homes and other structures, it’s not surprising that so many people report having issues with this pest. Acme Exterminating of Midtown Manhattan shares some prevention tips to keep your home ant free.Read More
One noticeable change in the outdoors as winter hits Manhattan, NYC is the absence of flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and bees. We associate these pests with summer and fall, a nuisance to outdoor activities, and are thankful that the colder weather brings relief from their stings and bites. But a lack of flying pests does not mean a lack of all pests during the winter.Read More
Regretfully, bed bug infestation is a relatively common experience for people living in NYC. According to pest control company Orkin's annual Top 50 Bed Bugs List, the number of confirmed bed bugs increased during 2015, making New York City the fourth-worst urban region in the nation for these pests. Acme Exterminating explains common misconceptions of the creepy crawlers, and explains the steps you should take when you think your home is infested.Read More
Autumn is many people's favorite season, but fall isn't just all about picturesque pumpkin patches, apple cider and cozy sweaters — it's also a time for rat infestations. With the change in temperature comes an increase in vermin invasions, according to Orkin. The pest control company recently released a report detailing in which cities they do the most rodent treatments.Read More
If you have a pest control problem that you do not want to handle on your own, you may decide to turn to a professional applicator. How can you be sure that the pest control company you hire will do a good job? Before you choose a company, get answers to these questions:Read More
As the summer transitions to fall, New Yorkers should be aware of these pest intruders. Stink bugs, spiders, boxelder bugs, and cluster flies are all on the rise as the lower temperatures set in. Read more about these creepy crawlers, and be prepared to call Acme Exterminating Corporation if you become bombarded with these buggy bodies!Read More
Most of us have heard a story or two about how ferociously difficult it is to rid your home of bed bugs, but what you may not realize is how obscenely easy it is to bring them home from your travels. Small and clever, they tuck into seams and nooks on your luggage with ease. Bed bugs aren't just showing up in hotel rooms, they're lurking in rental cars, taxis, and in some cases, the airport baggage claim area.Read More
Bed bugs can be difficult to identify as they are similar to many other small insects. Also, their appearance will change depending on their age and if they have recently eaten. When you discover a pest control problem in your Manhattan home, apartment or business, turn to the professionals at Acme Exterminating for expert advice and prompt service.Read More
First of all, many of us as homeowners, renters and landlords can control household pests through a combination of preventive measures, including proper sanitation and good home maintenance practices. However, some pest infestations may be extensive, or a particular pest may be difficult to control, requiring the services of a pest control company.Read More
Some denizens of America’s great cities probably wouldn’t mind a visit from the Pied Piper right about now. Several major U.S. cities—including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.— have seen significant surges in rat complaints from their residents in recent months, according to city data reviewed by USA TODAY.Read More
If you suspect there are bed bugs where you sleep, don’t begin sleeping in another bed or on the sofa. Do not go to stay with someone else. The bugs may follow you to your guest room or sofa, and then it will be much harder to get rid of them. They may hitch a ride to your relative’s home, and you can cause them to become infested.Read More
There are a number of options to effectively get rid of bed bugs, but sometimes it can get confusing when trying to decide which option would be best for your situation. Here is some basic information regarding the two most common methods used by pest management companies to kill bed bugs.Read More
Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable pests on Earth. What attracts cockroaches? They are commonly found in buildings and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water. Unfortunately, cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They can also spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria.Read More
Need to know what insects you just found crawling on your kitchen counter? Worried about what pests may be damaging your property? Curious about the possibility of bed bugs? The identification of insects and other pests can be tricky and best left to professionals.Read More
For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find shelter from the colder temperatures ahead. In some cases, this shelter is the same place that keeps your family warm and dry.Read More
Special precautions should be used for cleaning homes or buildings following treatment for rodent infestation. Persons involved in the clean-up of rodent infestations should follow these guidelines for safe and effective cleanup.Read More
The majority of homeowners get the home inspection, but they do not focus on the pest inspection. Before you seal the deal for buying a home, it is an imperative to inspect its physical condition.Read More
If you do not have the time or ability to research your pest problem and safely apply the appropriate procedures and materials to control it, you may want to hire a pest control service to do the job for you. A licensed professional also has access to some products not available in retail stores.Read More
The sight of insects or rodents in your home or business will probably have you dialing a professional exterminator before they have time to scurry behind the sofa. And once pest control arrives, chances are you cover your eyes and ears until their work is done and your home is pest-free. But instead of bugging out, listen up!Read More
Pest problems arise from time to time that may require you to seek help controlling the pest from a professional. It can be daunting to choose a pest control company. Don't rush into a decision. Consider talking with several companies before deciding on one.Read More
Rats and mice are not only a nuisance but can also cause property damage and transmit diseases. You’ll know they’ve arrived if you see rodent droppings near a food source or shredded fabric or paper.Read More
Found a bug? Don't know whether it is a bed bug, cockroach or a carpet beetle? Check out these pictures and descriptions to identify your bug.Read More
Knowing what to look for is the first step in identifying and controlling bed bugs. There are many bugs that look like bed bugs so an accurate identification is a critical first step to avoid costly treatment for the wrong bug.Read More
It’s a good idea to take some simple precautions when moving or storing things to prevent bed bugs from coming along for the ride. Taking some precautions in your new home can help prevent bed bugs in the future.Read More
Once you have determined the type of extermination service your require, (i.e. cockroaches, ants, fleas, termites, ticks or rodents), you can selection an extermination service based of a couple simple guidelines. In hopes of avoiding bad service or disputes down the road, take the time to ask questions of the service in regard to the services they offer, pricing and techniques. In this article, we will walk you through the process involved in choosing a qualified commercial pest control service.Read More
Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years. They feed on blood, but are not known to spread any diseases to humans. Some people can be allergic to their bites. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation is not easy, but there are steps you can take to control the problem.Read More
Any landlord for an apartment or other facility is likely to have to deal with bed bugs at some point. Here are some tips and resources for you to get ready or to take action if you already have bed bug issues.Read More
Holiday decorating can enhance a home’s aesthetics, warming it up with festive lights and greenery, but could jovial decorations be inviting in more than just the holiday spirit?Read More
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