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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 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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August 4, 2020
Eliminating Cockroaches

Positive Pest Control services homes and businesses on a daily basis for the removal and prevention of cockroach infestations. No matter how beautiful and pest safe you think your city or home is, proper pest control when it comes to cockroaches, must be utilized and maintained to prevent an infestation. Cockroaches are one of the […]

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August 4, 2020
Cockroach FAQ for NYC Residents

Despite the recent bedbug epidemic, cockroaches are still one of the most common pests rapidly infesting NYC homes. When roaches start popping up around your home or the home of someone you love, it is likely that you will have many questions. In this article, I will answer many of the common questions that may […]

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August 4, 2020
Clothes Moths in NYC: Do you have holes in your clothes?

Ever wonder why you are finding holes in your “securely” stored wardrobe? I just may have the answer you’re looking for…. Clothes moths! Clothes moths are a notorious wool-munching monster. What many people do not know is that clothes moths will eat a variety of fibers including hair, felt, and fur. Watch your leather and […]

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August 4, 2020
Can you depend on man’s best friend?

Man’s best friend has proven to be efficient and useful for helping detect a wide range of things such as drugs, bombs, fugitives, mold, and termites. Many scent detection companies  are referring to a dog’s help to detect bed bugs. However, many find man’s best friend unreliable and limited in the detection of bed bugs. […]

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August 4, 2020
Bird Mites Infesting NYC Pigeons

Smaller than bed bugs? Unfortunately, this is VERY possible…. As many of you know, New York City has become the home to an astronomical number of Pigeons. Yes, I am talking about the pigeons that rest and nest on your windowsills, balconies, fire escapes, and park benches everyday! Have you ever taken a step back […]

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August 4, 2020
Be Weary of Rat Infestations

Rats are some of the most damage causing rodents in the United States.  They consume contaminate food, damage property and transmit parasites and diseases to humans and other animals. Rats can survive in various climates and conditions. They are often found close to human habits where they can find food such as around homes, buildings, […]

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August 4, 2020
Are Bird Mites Nesting On Your Window Sills?

Birds, cute and lively vertebrates could be leaving you a nasty present. Birds can carry various parasites. While these parasites can come in all shapes and sizes, they are opportunistic survivalists. That means they will be looking for a new host if the bird dies or moves on from the nest. One parasite that is […]

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August 3, 2020
When The Bees Sting

A bee’s sting holds on and attaches itself to the affected area. When a bee tries to pull away from the person it stings it dies as a result to its abdomen tearing from the rest of its body. The bee’s venom sac slowly releases venom into the wound; forcing the human body to react […]

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August 3, 2020
NYC Bedbug Epidemic? Learn the facts.

As many of you know bedbugs are infesting homes nationwide. Well, if you didn’t know, here’s your warning. Bedbugs are a nearly microscopic nocturnal pest that will easily go undetected if you are not allergic to their bites. Prior to discussing prevention and elimination techniques, I’m going to give you a quick tidbit of background […]

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August 3, 2020
Indian Meal Moth

The Indian meal moth is considered a good looking moth that has a long wing expansion of about 5/8 inches. The wings are usually grey, with the rear half of the wing a reddish brown, a rusty grey, bronze with a cooper luster. This wing pattern distinguishes the Indian meal moths from other household moths. […]

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August 3, 2020
Identifying the Palmetto Bug aka(Water Bug) in Your Home

The Palmetto Bug is a commonly used nickname for the American cockroach. Many refer to the Palmetto bug as water bug, flying water bug and the Bombay canary. The palmetto bug earned its nickname because it likes to hide under the safe and shaded leaves of palm trees. These pests were accidentally introduced to the […]

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August 3, 2020
Fleas in NYC: FAQs, Extermination, Prevention and Treatment

An informative list of Flea Extermination FAQs 1)- Is there more than one type of flea? Yes! In fact, there are thousands of species of fleas thriving in homes and fur coats worldwide. The two most common types of fleas that affect the human species are the cat flea and dog flea. The dog flea, […]

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August 3, 2020
Fighting the NYC Rodent Invasion

Now is the Best Time to Fight A Rodent Invasion! The Rodent problem in New York City is undeniable.  To make matters worse, New York City rats are busier during the winter than at any other time of the year. Rats are looking to get out of the cold while scavenging for food.  If they […]

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August 3, 2020
Eradicating Fleas from Your Home

Active flea season depends on where you live; some places have to contend with them year round while others get to take a break during the cold winter months. Fleas can survive in a dormant state under the right conditions, such as in cold weather. Just because fleas aren’t actively bothering you or your dog during […]

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