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Our Approach

Acme Exterminating is an NYC cockroach exterminator offering roach control services to Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. They do this by using an Integrated Pest Management (or IPM) approach that integrates a wide range of techniques for roach removal and control. Through the combination of insecticides to the use of mechanical, biological, and environmental methods, Acme will stop at nothing to attain a cockroach free environment. IPM relies greatly on careful inspection and observation to identify sources of infestations, elimination of cockroach harborages through good sanitary practices, and identifying site specific application of control measures. We will work aggressively to help you eliminate conditions which may be conducive to roaches on your NYC commercial or residential property. The alternatives to toxic chemicals require a greater commitment to long term preventive management strategies before emergencies arise.

The species of roaches most likely encountered is the German and the American cockroach.

German Cockroach
Color: Light brown to tan; two dark longitudinal stripes
Size: ½ - 5/8 inches
Development: 4-8 egg capsules (ootheca) produced in lifetime; 28- 30 days to hatch
Egg capsule: Yellowish brown; attached to female; ¼ - 3/8 inches long, 40 eggs per capsule
Where found: Throughout structures, but prefer warm humid places; found in kitchens, bathrooms, any crack of crevice located near food and/or water is a potential harborage (spends majority of its time in harborage); requires a crack of 1/32 – 3/16 inch

American Cockroach
Color: Shiny reddish brown to dark brown and yellow margin directly behind the head
Size: Large, 1- 1 ½ inch
Development: 6-14 egg capsules produced in lifetime; 50-55 days to hatch
Egg capsule: Brown; drops capsule or glues to a suitable surface; 14-16 eggs per capsule
Where found: Prefers dark, moist sites such as basements, drains, kitchen and bathroom plumbing, and sewers (large populations)
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How do I know I have them?

Some indicators are:
  • Live or dead cockroaches found
  • Visual identification of egg capsules
  • Presence of fecal droppings
    • German cockroach feces resemble black pepper or ground coffee.
    • American cockroach feces are black and brown, cylindrical in shape, 1/16 inch length and diameter.
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How will Acme help me?

Acme Exterminating’s goal is to significantly reduce or eliminate the population on the initial visit and provide inspection and maintenance on subsequent visits. Acme Exterminating will determine the severity and extent of the infestation, location of cockroach harborages, and utilize the most effective and responsible control strategies.

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How can I get the most out of my service?

Good pest control starts with a partnership and commitment to addressing all potential threats. To get the most out of your program, please note the following recommendations:

  • Maintain good sanitation practices
  • Maintain good storage practices
  • Address any structural deficiencies
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What People say About Us

a week ago

This company was prompt and efficient in helping me with my NYC pests. I really appreciate Joe Miller. He did a great job! Very thorough. I recommend them without any hesitation!

Alicia Lieu
2 weeks ago

My compliments go to exterminator Kevin! He really goes above and beyond on exterminating cautiously around my pets! I've called on Kevin a few times for rat and roach issues at 2 of my locations and he really does the job...

Cynthia (Cici)
2 weeks ago

For over a decade David has been servicing our building and he does an excellent job protecting it from pests. Whenever something comes up, he's always willing to...

Petah Coyne Studio
2 weeks ago

The exterminator Kevin has been servicing the residential building I live in and does a great job of getting rid of the pests. I've never had a problem, I highly recommend.

Rosa Mendoza
2 weeks ago

I been working 10 yrs at 2501 grand concourse and acme exterminating is great and are super professional. Our regular exterminator is Joe Miller and he does a great job.

Jonathan Levitt
3 weeks ago

Kevin is one of the most professional exterminators I've ever seen. Great attitude and willingness to work! Makes my job much easier when he takes the initiative to get things done.

Daryl C
a month ago

We get ants every spring/summer in our home. I called Acme & David came to service our issue. NO ANTS!!! He's very thorough & a very professional tech. highly recommend.

Katherine Velez
a month ago

Kevin did the service at our place in the village. He was prompt, polite, and clear in his explanations. And! appears he has effectively dealt with the rats. thanks to Kevin!

Chuck Stevenson
6 months ago

Every month Joe Miller comes to ensure that all is in order and there has not be any evidence of any rodent or insect activity. He really knows what he is doing. He is so thorough. He actually is also very pleasant and takes his job very seriously. He takes a lot of pride in his work. I am very thankful he handles our account. Thank you so much.

Murray Paster
6 months ago

I called Acme Exterminating today regarding a pest issue that I was having and spoke to the coordinator Tiffanie who helped guide me through the process and also set up an appointment with me. She was so amazing she even called me back to follow-up and make sure everything went well. It means a great deal when a company has people who care. Thank you.

Rashid Qawi Al-Amin
6 months ago

The service technician is totally reliable, thorough and responsive to our needs - and a nice guy. My only complaint is that they bill us in the beginning of the month, but our regular service is in the second half.

Martha Graham
6 months ago

I've recently called to set up an appointment for cockroaches and rodents. I've spoken to a very professional, well spoken representative by the names of Tiffine Jones, who went out of her way to make sure I get the best service.

Lorando Nettles
10 months ago

Allen came by to do a job today and I have to say he is an absolute professional! He takes so much pride in coming to my establishment and the price is fair. I highly recommend Acme Exterminating if you want the job done right.

Bedford Falls
a year ago

Our exterminator is Joe Miller and he is very professional and complying. Joe has been servicing the day care for many years and he is very efficient, punctual and serviceable. When we get any other unwanted visitors Joe makes sure it attended. Excellent work Joe and Acme.

Ken Wada

David and the team at Acme are great. He is always attentive to the nuances of our building. Additionally, every time he is on site - he checks in to see if there are any new areas to treat. We recently had a growing issue and he problem solved on the spot to create a treatment plan.....


Acme treated both my office and apartment. Each had their own American cockroach problem. Kevin is the technician who did the extermination at both locations. Kevin is wonderful—a true professional. The reason I contacted Acme is because the exterminator my apartment....