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March 22, 2021
What to Do If You Find a Cockroach at Home

Cockroaches are some of the worst pests to invade a house. Seeing one scurrying around in the kitchen at night might make your skin crawl, but there’s a huge chance that the cockroach isn’t alone. There might be a serious cockroach infestation in the house that you’re not aware of, which is why it’s better […]

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March 22, 2021
Why Do I Have Roaches in My Clean House?

Cockroaches are often associated with an unsanitary environment. While this is true most of the time, many homeowners who diligently keep their house clean every day often find a roach or two scurrying in their kitchen at night. So why do cockroaches still infest a house even if it’s clean? Cockroaches are attracted to houses […]

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March 22, 2021
Best Bait for Grease Ants

Grease ants are some of the smallest pests you might find inside the house. While they’re tiny in size, the nuisance they cause is troublesome for many homeowners. The best way to eliminate the grease ants at home is to lure them out and find their colony’s nest. So what’s the best bait for grease […]

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March 22, 2021
How to Identify Between German vs. American Cockroach

Cockroaches are often associated with dirty places, which is why homeowners don’t want to see one crawling in their walls, kitchen, or bathroom. These pests contaminate food and spread diseases anywhere they go. But before grabbing a pesticide, it’s crucial to identify the cockroach in your home first. So how is it possible to tell […]

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March 22, 2021
“Why Do We Have Grease Ants?” Understanding Grease Ants In Your Home

Ant infestations might happen during any time of the year, but it’s never a welcome sight. These tiny pests make use of their small bodies to enter houses through the tiniest cracks. The best preventative measure to keep them out is by eliminating the reasons why they’re attracted to the house in the first place. […]

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February 28, 2021
5 Differences: Field Mice Vs. House Mice

It’s easy to confuse a field mouse for a house mouse, especially when you don’t know their differences. However, learning about the differences between the two rodents can help you come up with better solutions to eliminate them during an infestation.  So what are the differences between a field mouse and a house mouse? The […]

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February 28, 2021
4 Methods: How to Get Rid of Dead Mouse Smell

Aside from damage to property and health problems, one problem homeowners commonly face during a rodent infestation is the smell of dead mice. The foul odor from the decomposing body reeks throughout the entire home, causing several problems and nuisances for those who experience them.  So how do you get rid of a dead mouse’s […]

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February 28, 2021
How Do Mice Get In the House?

Every year during winter, around 21 million American households report rodent infestations. These rodents are difficult to exterminate without the help of pest management professionals, which is why it’s better to stop them from entering the house in the first place. So how do mice get inside the house? These pesky rodents utilize any opening […]

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February 28, 2021
Best Bait for Mouse Trap

When rodents like mice enter the house, many homeowners depend on the ever-reliable mousetraps to get rid of them. But sometimes, people might find that their trap takes too long to catch mice. In most cases, it’s because they’re using the wrong kind of bait on the trap. So what kind of bait effectively lures […]

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February 28, 2021
How To Know If You Have Mice or Squirrel in the Attic

Rodents are a large family of diverse animals with different characteristics. Two of the most common species of rodents are mice and squirrels. They climb nearby trees, gutter, and utility lines to get inside the house and build a nest in the attic. But to eliminate them completely, it’s crucial to identify first what pest […]

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January 30, 2021
What to Do About Rats Burrowing Under Driveway

Rats create nests in places that provide them with sufficient shelter and food, which is why it’s common to find these pests in residential properties. They burrow the ground under man-made structures because it’s a great hiding spot. However, this rodent habit damages the concrete and weakens the building’s foundation. So what is the best […]

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January 25, 2021
How To Deal With Rodent Droppings in the Attic

Rodents like mice and rats are filthy creatures that leave droppings and urine wherever they go. These rodent wastes are definite signs of rodent activity in the area. An area contaminated with rodent droppings and urine is a huge health hazard to anyone on the property, so it’s important to clean them up immediately. So […]

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January 21, 2021
How to Keep Mice from Chewing Wires

Rodents like mice and rats are pesky creatures that chew on different things to trim their constantly growing teeth. They gnaw on materials like wood, insulation, and wires. But this destructive habit leads to short circuits and broken appliances. It also increases the chances of house fires in a home. So what are the best […]

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January 18, 2021
How Rodent Bait Station Works

Rodent infestation is a common household problem that brings several health risks and structural hazards to a home. Once you spot a mouse or rat scurrying around the house, there’s a huge chance that there are already dozens of rodents nesting on the property. One of the most effective ways to get rid of these […]

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January 14, 2021
How to Clean Reusable Mouse Traps

Mousetraps are one of the most effective devices that catch mice and put a dent in the rodent population at home. Reusable traps are preferred by homeowners because they are cheap and cost-effective. But it’s crucial to clean the mouse traps before reusing them because even the dead bodies of mice are still carriers of […]

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January 12, 2021
Bugs that enter through pipes, drains, and overflow drains!

Insects like cockroaches, earwigs, waterbugs, silverfish, etc. need 3 things to survive; food, water, and shelter. Your pipes and drains provide all of that for them, so there’s a chance they might surprise you at any moment. Luckily, there are ways to kill them and prevent them from coming back. These insects are able to […]

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January 2, 2021
Does Ammonia Keep Rats Away?

There are different ways to keep rats away from your house and using ammonia is one of the most common methods. Some reasons why ammonia is so commonly used as a rodent-repellent is because it’s easily found on the market and it can be used in a variety of different ways. But does it really […]

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December 31, 2020
4 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Rodents

When faced with a rodent infestation, it is important to act on it right away to prevent it from worsening. However, many rats and mice killers on the market include poison and can pose risks to your children and pets. Because of this, you might want to consider natural ways to fix your rodent problem.   […]

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December 30, 2020
Bird Mites: What you don't know can hurt you

Image how you would feel if you had an irritating itch that wouldn't go away. Maybe you have more than one with a small rash, and over a few days, they start to multiply. You don't see any apparent cause. It's not dry skin, not itchy clothing. You begin to reason that maybe it's an […]

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December 26, 2020
Do Mothballs Repel Mice?

Nobody likes having mice in their home. Rodents inside your home can cause many problems since they can go through your food, gnaw on wires and furniture, and carry different diseases. When you notice a mice infestation in your home, it’s important to act on it right away. One popular way of eliminating rats and […]

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December 22, 2020
How To Get Rid of Rats Without Poison

Rats can be a nuisance, and it is important to act on a rat infestation right away. However, many rat killers on the market include poison, and using these can come with unwanted risks and even cause more problems.   So how can you control your rat problem without the use of poison? There are many […]

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December 18, 2020
Rat Mites in your home

Rat mites are very small, barely visible parasites that live on rats and feed off of their blood. On the rare occasion that they can’t find rats to infest, they will look to make a meal out of human blood instead and they like to bite you in your sleep. These mites are able to […]

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December 15, 2020
How Do You Know When All The Rats Are Gone?

There are many ways to eliminate rats in your house once you’ve had an infestation. Common methods to do so are setting up traps and using poison. But after catching a few of these pests, you might have not eliminated all of them yet.  So how do you know when all the rats in your […]

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December 12, 2020
Learn about the American Cockroach!

The American cockroach, also known as the water bug is one of the most common household pests. This bug can efficiently and quickly infest an area in your home, making it difficult to get rid of. In the northern states, the American cockroach is usually found to take shelter in sewers and drains, while in […]

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December 8, 2020
Fruit Flies in your Home or Business Establishment? Check this out!

Fruit flies are serious contaminators of food along with being an annoying pest to have as well. Other names for them are banana flies, vinegar flies, sour flies, pomace flies, and vinegar gnats. The adult fruit flies may be a dull yellow color, a brownish yellow, or a brownish black color, and are smaller than […]

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December 1, 2020
Types of Carpet Beetles to look out for.

There are 3 types of carpet beetles that can be found in your home and they are the varied carpet beetle, the furniture carpet beetle, and the black carpet beetle. The adult varied carpet beetle is extremely tiny and is black with a brown, white, and dark yellow pattern of scales on its wing covers. […]

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November 27, 2020
6 Ways to Scare Rats Away

Rat infestations are a devastating occurrence. Aside from exposing you to different pathogens and health hazards, the presence of these rodents in a home can also cause serious structural damages. Preventing these pests from entering your home is much easier than eliminating them, which is why the focus should be on following preventive measures. So […]

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November 27, 2020
10 Sure Signs You Have Rodents In Your House

Rodents can wreak havoc on your home when left unchecked. As scavengers on the lookout for resources, they can chew through your walls, destroy your food stash, and even gnaw on the insulation of your electrical wires to get what they need. It’s crucial to pay attention to signs of a rodent’s presence in your […]

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November 27, 2020
Is a Squirrel a Rodent?

Squirrels are animals best known for scurrying up trees and storing nuts for the winter. They are indigenous to Europe, North America, and Asia but have been introduced to other places like Australia as well. Due to their appearance, many people wonder if squirrels are classified as rodents. So are squirrels rodents? The answer is […]

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November 27, 2020
What Is the Best Repellent For Mice?

Mice have lived side-by-side with humans for centuries, causing health problems and damaging structures along the way. In response, humans have invented repellents to prevent mice and other rodents from entering their homes and commercial spaces.  So what repellent works best against mice? One of the top-rated mice repellents on the market is the Fresh […]

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November 27, 2020
Why Are There So Many Rats in New York City?

Rat infestation in a home is a serious problem because they bring destruction and diseases with them. But in New York City – the country’s third most rat-infested city – rat sightings are so common that you can easily spot a rodent as you walk down an alley. So why is rat infestation such a […]

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November 18, 2020
What do Clothes Moths eat besides Wool?

Materials that Moths eat: They are attracted to natural fibers and that includes things anywhere in your home, not just limited to your wardrobe. Clothes moth larvae do damage by feeding on cashmere, cotton, human/animal hair, wool, and silk. These natural fibers have keratin which is a specific protein that the larvae convert into useful […]

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October 28, 2020
What Is the Difference Between Pest Control and Exterminator?

Pests, bugs, and other critters are essential to our ecosystem but are rarely welcome inside our homes because of the pesky damage they cause. Most homeowners either try to fix their pest problem with DIY methods or hire experts like pest control companies and professional exterminators. So what is the difference between pest control and […]

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October 28, 2020
How Much Does an Exterminator Cost in NYC?

New York City has developed a reputation for pest problems such as a large population of rats, cockroaches, and other pest infestations. Pest control companies and bug extermination services are in high demand among the residents living within the NYC zip code.  So how much does it cost to hire an exterminator in New York? […]

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October 28, 2020
How Can I Mouse-Proof My Apartment?

Mice are one of the worst pests that can take over a home – they bring deadly diseases, steal food, and destroy things. In a big city like New York, which is already known for having tons of mice, it’s only a matter of time before mice invade your apartment. Fortunately, there are a few […]

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October 28, 2020
Can I Break My Lease Due to Mice Infestation?

Pest problems are damaging to both the home and health of the residents. If you’re living in a rented apartment, all you need to do is report the infestation to the owner and they will take care of it. But if the mouse problem is still not solved after a few weeks, it might be […]

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October 28, 2020
Are NYC Landlords Responsible for Pest Control?

When pests invade your home, it’s only natural to contact exterminators. However, people in a rental situation usually find themselves asking who will be responsible for pest control because they do not legally own the apartment. So is it part of the landlord’s responsibility to take care of pest control measures? In New York City, […]

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October 26, 2020
An important topic for homeowners: Termite Inspections!

Termite inspections are very important to do in a new house or even just every so often. Some signs that suggest you might have termites in your house include; buckling in your wood floors, discolored drywall, damaged/rotted wood, wood with visible holes in it, chipped or bubbling paint which can be mistaken for water damage, […]

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October 20, 2020
A bug that you might not recognize in your garden or home, the Earwig!

Earwigs are bugs that feed on algae, mosses, fungi, lichens, spiders and mites, sometimes aphids, and other insects. They will eat the insects dead or alive. Earwigs can also feed on living plants, meaning they can live in greenhouses and on some crops like forages, fruits, vegetables, field plants, and ornamentals. This means they could […]

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October 16, 2020
Millipedes might be more common in your house than you think!

If you don’t know what a millipede looks like, the nickname “thousand leggers” might ring a bell. They will usually curl up into a tight curve like a “C” shape and not move if touched. They live outdoors for the most part, but are attracted to cool, moist, dark places and might come indoors if […]

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October 16, 2020
Do you know what Silverfish look like?

Silverfish are very unappealing bugs, like most are. They are wingless insects that are covered with silver scales and have 3 antennae-like things called bristle tails that come out of the end of their abdomen. Silverfish are only a half inch long and are very fast insects. They like to live in moist and warm […]

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October 15, 2020
Centipedes in your home

Although no one really likes bugs, centipedes are a beneficial insect because they feed on other pests like crickets and cockroaches. They also will sometimes feed on bats, small birds, and reptiles depending on the size of the centipede. Centipedes attack their prey by wrapping their back legs around the victim and then attacking it […]

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August 4, 2020
Spider Beetles

Spider beetles are small beetles belonging to the family Anobiidae. There are three different spider beetles that we refer to. They are the American spider beetle, the white marked spider beetle, and the smooth spider beetle. These pests look somewhat like small spiders (or large mites) due to their long legs and relatively large, rounded […]

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August 4, 2020
There Is a Serious Rat Problem In New York City

The only cities in the United States that have more problems with rats are Los Angeles and Chicago.  New York, like Chicago, has a problem that Los Angeles does not have.  New York experiences all four seasons.  We are now in the coldest part of the winter, with overnight temperatures that reach below freezing.  It […]

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August 4, 2020
The German cockroach

The most common cockroaches that are found in households are the German cockroach. Before you get the pleasure to see one running across your kitchen counter, the German cockroach will go through three life stages, the egg, nymph, and the adult. On average a roach’s life span is between 100 and 200 days. The female […]

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August 4, 2020
Ridding Your Home of Termites

Positive Pest Management Exterminators provide the removal and prevention of termites and the damage they cause.  No matter how beautiful and pest free your home may appear, proper pest control must be applied and maintained to prevent an infestation. Termites may be small but the damage they cause is definitely not. These dangerous pests work […]

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August 4, 2020
Removal of Bed Bugs

Positive Pest Control provides service for the safe control and removal of bed bugs. Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pest problems to eradicate quickly. By far, the best solution for bed bugs is to hire a pest control company with experience successfully controlling bed bugs. Unfortunately, this can be expensive and beyond the […]

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August 4, 2020
Preventing Bedbugs In Your NYC Home

As many of you know, bedbugs have made a creepy crawling comeback in New York City and surrounding areas. The bedbug epidemic is impacting homes, retail stores, schools, and more. If you have nearly microscopic blood spots on your sheet or mattresses, wake up with tiny red bumps, and/or notice dark clusters near your mattress […]

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August 4, 2020
Is your Dog Giving You Fleas?

Fleas have been around for millions of years sucking the blood of animals and humans. A flea’s life cycle has several stages that undergo a complete metamorphosis. The stages consist of the egg, larval, pupal and the adult. The length in time that each stage takes largely depends on environmental conditions. Fleas usually lay between […]

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August 4, 2020
Eliminating Mice from your home

Positive Pest Control provides timely and effective rodent control. We strive to swiftly & safely control these pests that threaten your home or business.  We have found rodents to be highly adaptable creatures and can be extremely difficult to exterminate. They tend to be rapid breeders and populations can grow quickly under the right conditions. Further, rodent […]

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