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Acme Exterminating Of New York City Offers Winter Pest Prevention Tips

Winter pest prevention tips are a main concern for New York property owners and managers as the days grow colder and darker. Common winter infestations are preventable, but when pests do infiltrate a building, swift rat...

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Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Prevent A Cockroach Infestation In New York

From August through November, New York residents should be aware that it may be time to prevent a cockroach infestation. Coastal, temperate climates can be havens for the types of cockroaches who begin to move...

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Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Fall Infestation Warning Signs

As temperatures begin to drop, insects and other pests start seeking shelter in warmer environments. That means pests such as rodents and other invasive insects like stink bugs start invading residential...

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Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Signs of Bed Bugs

Densely-populated cities such as New York City can be breeding grounds for bed bug infestations. Fears of bed bugs are therefore common, so it’s important to know the correct signs to spot an infestation and when...

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Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on The Importance of Commercial Pest Control

If you work in or manage a commercial property you know the importance of maintaining a clean facility for all who work or visit. Having pest issues can lead to many bigger issues down the line and having a licensed...

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Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Get Ready for the Summer of Bugs

As summer finally arrives so does the rise in insects. Infestation rates tend to be higher in the warmer months and having a good exterminator is critical if you find that you are having pest problems...

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Summer Pests

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Summer Pests

Summer is almost here and it’s time to start finally using your backyard again. Everyone loves to enjoy the weather outside and host family and friends but you may also have some new visitors as well...

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When will the cicadas emerge in 2021?

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on When will the cicadas emerge in 2021? How long will they be around after they come out? When will they be back?

Unlike greenish, annual cicadas, periodical cicadas are known for their black bodies, clear wings, and bold red eyes. They breathe through 10 pairs of spiracles, two of which are on the thorax; eight are on the abdomen...

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The Most Annoying Spring Pests and How to Manage Them

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on The Most Annoying Spring Pests and How to Manage Them

House flies, cluster flies, stink bugs, spiders, centipedes, ants, and many more creepy crawlies and critters are beginning to come back to life as we head into the warmer seasons of the year. There are simple things you can do to help keep these pests out of your home such as checking your screens on windows...

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Giant New York rats overtaking Central Park and the UWS

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Giant New York rats overtaking Central Park and the UWS

If you live in New York City, there is no doubt that at some point you have seen a rat roaming the streets, or in serious cases, your home. Rats as big as bunnies are being seen more frequently nesting in trees and problems that accompany them like rats chewing through car wires are becoming a bigger concern...

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4 Winter Pests That Seek Warmth of Your Home and How to Get Rid of Them

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on 4 Winter Pests That Seek Warmth of Your Home and How to Get Rid of Them

Problems with pests like rats, mice, spiders, termites, and crickets are a problem no matter where we live. They find all sorts of ways into our homes whether through drains. The biggest problem is that once they enter our home, they can potentially reproduce creating even bigger problems...

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The Keys to Winter Pest-Proofing

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on The Keys to Winter Pest-Proofing

Many of the insects we associate with spring and summer like mice, cockroaches, spiders, etc., are usually crawling underfoot during the winter as they seek shelter from the cold. Unfortunately, our warm homes and spaces seem to be an ideal place to do just that...

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Winter Pest Control In Your Home

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Winter Pest Control In Your Home

It is a common belief that bugs die off or go inactive in cold weather, but according to pest experts, this is not entirely true for many species. Because many pests like to nest in warm and secluded areas, rooms like your basement, garage, attic, and storage spaces are often prime areas that become prime...

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Keeping Fall Insect Invaders Out

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Keeping Fall Insect Invaders Out

During this time of year in and around New York City, many residents will begin finding new housemates including lady bugs, beetles, and more. They do so for one reason: survival. Bugs of all times will start moving into wall spaces of older homes...

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How to Identify Household Pests

Acme Exterminating of New York City Offers Tips on Identifying Pests in Your Home

There are all different kinds of pests that bug New York City residents and business owners. It’s often easy to identify household pests, but it can sometimes be a challenge to figure out what kind of bugs or insects you’re dealing with...

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Wasps in New York City Become More Active in Spring

Acme Exterminating of New York City Advises to Watch Out for Wasps

The approach of spring also signals the emergence of wasps in New York City and elsewhere. There are different varieties of wasps, which also include hornets and yellowjackets, and they are common pests in New York State. Wasps are active in the spring, summer...

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Warmer Winter Brings More Rats

Acme Exterminating of New York City Shares Info about More Rat Problems in Warmer Weather

New York City residents know that rats, mice, and other vermin in the Big Apple are particularly tough and resourceful. Some reports say that New York has the second worst rat infestation in the country, and professional exterminators are called in to address pest control problems all year round...

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Laws about Pests and Pesticides in New York City

Acme Exterminating of New York City Shares Info for Building Owners about Pest Control

Building owners in New York City are required by law to keep apartments and common areas of their properties free of pests. Pest control measures must include not only pesticide application by a licensed professional exterminator, but also improved sanitation and pest proofing against mice, rats, roaches, and other bugs, insects, and unwanted animals....

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Spotting a Pest Problem in a New House or Apartment


Many people have to deal with pest problems in their home or apartment at one time or another, and they know that eliminating the problem may take some effort...

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NYC Pests Causing Asthma Symptoms


Acme Exterminating understands that dealing with mice, rats, and bugs is bad enough, but recent statistics also confirm a direct correlation between the severity of pest problems and the rate of asthma occurrences among residents in various areas of New York City....

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Stink Bug Season Officially Underway in U.S.

Acme Exterminating Shares Article Discussing "Stink Bug Season"

Whether you're ready or not, autumn is here. Cooling temperatures across the NYC Metro area is usually accompanied with the rise of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, something we've always been taught to not harm because of the odor they release when harmed...

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New Viruses, Superbugs Found in Study of New York House Mice

Acme Exterminating Shares Article Discussing Previously Unseen Viruses and Bacteria Carried by House Mice in NYC boroughs

A yearlong study of residential mice have revealed two major things. The first is whether you live in a million dollar apartment or low-income housing,

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NYCHA Won't Meet Pest Reduction Targets Imposed By A Deal with Feds, Experts Say

Acme Exterminating Shares Article Exploring NYC Pest Problems

Counting on NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) to help address the broader pest problems in NYC? I wouldn't count on it. The pest problem in NYC, particularly in low- and moderate- income level housing developments and areas, has grown so large that U.S. Federal Prosecutors felt the need to intervene. Don't wait until bed bugs, roaches, rats, etc. have completely taken over your home and your life. Call Acme Exterminating now!

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Preparing for Pest Control Services in NYC

Acme Exterminating Shares Tips for NYC Pest Control Services

Having problems with pests and bed bugs in New York City this summer? ACME Exterminating can help! But before we arrive, there are somethings you should know. Hiring us for your pest control and bed bug control services does not mean there aren't some steps that you can take to create a more effective partnership between us. Whether your problem is with cockroaches, ants, fleas, bed bugs, termites, or unwanted furry co-residents, each pest has big differences in terms of how a homeowner should prepare.

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Flying Cockroaches: See The Gross Things Heat Does To NYC's Bugs

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.

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How to Keep Flies out of Your Restaurant

No pest fulfills the adage 'you are what you eat' more than flies.
Don't let flies take a bite out of your bottom line.

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.

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Bed bug infestations are only getting worse — here's why they're so hard to kill

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.

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When to Pay For Professional Pest Control Services

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.

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New Yorkers Are Complaining More About Rats

New Yorkers are well aware the city has a rat problem, and they are getting more vocal about it.

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6 Reasons to Hire a Commercial Pest Control Company

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:

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Apartment Living: How to Keep Pests Out

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?

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Filthy NYC School Cafeterias Rife With Rodents, Bugs

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.

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New York City Mice: Here Are The Bacteria And Viruses That They Carry

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.

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5 Things Your Exterminator Wants to Tell You

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.

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Simple Ways To Prevent Ants In NYC

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.

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The Keys to Winter Pest-Proofing in NYC

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.

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Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Bed Bugs In NYC

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.

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What Are The 'rattiest' Cities In The Us? Surprise: New York City Doesn't Top The List!

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.

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Choosing a Pest Control Company in NYC

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:

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Each Season Brings New Bugs

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!

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Important Traveler Tips: Don't Return From Your Summer Get-A-Way with Bed Bugs!

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.

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Have I Found a Bed Bug in my Manhattan Apartment?

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.

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Tips to Selecting A Pest Control Service

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.

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Rodent Complaints

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.

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What NOT to do if you Have Bed Bugs

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.

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Understanding Treatments

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.

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Cockroach Varieties

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.

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Pest Identification

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.

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Fall and Winter Pests

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.

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Cleaning Up After Rodents

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.

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Should You Do A Pest Inspection Before Buying A House?

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.

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Hiring A Pest Control Company

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.

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10 Things Your Exterminator Wants to Tell You

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!

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Selecting A Pest Control Company

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.

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The Basics On Rodent Control

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.

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Is it a Bed Bug, Cockroach or Carpet Beetle?

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.

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Bed Bugs Appearance and Life Cycle

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.

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Simple Ways To Avoid Bed Bugs During Moving And Storage

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.

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Choosing A Commercial Pest Control Service

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.

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Bed Bugs - What They Are and How to Control Them

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.

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What Landlords Need to Know about Bed Bugs

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.

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Holiday Pest Warnings

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?

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