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February 9, 2024
Rodent Prevention in Your Home

Rodents, and their notorious reputation for causing damage and spreading disease, are a common nuisance in many homes. The varying temperatures that occur in NYC can drive these pests indoors. Handling a rodent infestation isn't just about eliminating visible problems; it's about ensuring your home is safe, hygienic, and rodent-proof. Health Risks and Property Damage: […]

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February 9, 2024
How To Check for Bed Bugs in Your NYC Hotel Room

Checking for bed bugs when traveling is crucial to ensure a comfortable and pest-free stay. Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood and are notorious for infesting beds and other furniture. Here's a detailed description of how to check for bed bugs when traveling: Before you leave for our trip: Research […]

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November 7, 2023
Eco-Friendly Pest Control: Balancing Effectiveness and Sustainability

In the bustling urban landscape of New York City, the importance of maintaining a pest-free environment is paramount for both homeowners and businesses alike. However, traditional pest control methods often come with a high environmental cost. At Positive Pest Management, we believe in a different approach—one that is as kind to the earth as it […]

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November 7, 2023
Don't Lose Time and Money on Your Construction Project Due to Rodents

Construction and demolition projects are complex, with every phase needing to go as planned to avoid delays and additional costs. One often overlooked aspect that can cause significant setbacks is the presence of rodents. At Positive Pest Management, we understand the critical nature of this problem and have a solution that ensures your project remains […]

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October 13, 2023
Adapting Pest Control Strategies for New York City’s Varied Climates

New York City is a place of vibrant diversity, not only in its culture but also in its weather patterns. The city experiences a vivid array of seasonal shifts, from the icy winter winds to the scorching summer heat. These ever-changing weather conditions significantly impact the behavior, activities, and prevalence of pests in our urban […]

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October 13, 2023
Navigating New York City’s New Rodent Control Law

With its bustling streets and towering skyscrapers, New York City is always evolving. With this constant change comes the need for big and small construction projects. However, the city's recent legislation has added a new layer of responsibility for those in the construction industry: rodent control. Understanding the New Legislation Why the Need for a […]

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September 13, 2023
Emerging Pest Threats: Staying Ahead of New and Resurgent Pests in NYC

With its dense urban landscape and constant influx of goods and people, New York City is no stranger to pest challenges. While the city has long battled familiar foes like rats and cockroaches, emerging pest threats add a new dimension to the challenge. NYC faces a dynamic and evolving pest landscape from invasive species to […]

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September 13, 2023
Rat Problems in the Big Apple: NYC's Ongoing Battle Against Rodents

New York City, with its iconic skyline and bustling streets, is not just home to millions of people but also a persistent and unwelcome resident: the rat. The issue of rat infestations in the city has been a long-standing problem, affecting residential and commercial properties. In this post, we'll delve into the challenges these rodents […]

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August 3, 2022
What to Do When You Notice Termite Damage at Home

A termite problem at home can lead to severe structural damage if left unchecked. These pests move quietly, making it difficult for homeowners to spot live termites around their homes. When you spot early signs of termite activity at home, make sure to get rid of them immediately before they start causing significant damage. So […]

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August 3, 2022
Will Neighboring Homes Be Damaged After Termite Tenting Treatment?

Termites cause severe damage to your home as it feeds on wooden structures and sometimes builds nests in them. You can seek reliable termite control services to solve this, but it might come with a hefty price. However, it can save you from more expensive costs of repairs and termite treatment procedures for larger infestations. […]

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August 3, 2022
What Does Sun Damage Mean When Talking About Termites?

Termites are extremely destructive pests that homeowners hope they never find on their property. These cold-blooded insects find it hard to survive outside where temperatures frequently fluctuate and reach extremes. Because of this, many homeowners leave their wooden furniture outside in hopes that sun damage kills off termites infesting it. So what does sun damage […]

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August 3, 2022
What Happens When You Have Property Damage After Termite Contract Expires?

A regular termite inspection is crucial to keep the pests out, especially for properties that were already infested before. Having a termite bond for the property ensures that pests won’t return and attack the premises. However, some homeowners think it’s a waste of money and let their termite warranty expire – leaving their home vulnerable […]

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June 28, 2022
How Can You Determine the Extent of Termite Damage Within Your Walls

If you've ever had a termite infestation, you know how damaging termites can be and how tough they are to get rid of.  Whether it’s a subterranean termite colony, drywood termites, or any other type of termite, they can all cause some sort of structural damage. If you suspect that your walls are infested with […]

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June 28, 2022
How Long to Wait After Treating Termites Before Repairing Damage

The key to avoiding infestations is to spot the termites before they destroy wooden posts, walls, and ceilings. But if routine maintenance and checks don’t cut it when it comes to preventing damage to our spaces, we turn to termite treatments and hope they succeed. But the moment they do, some may wonder how soon […]

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June 28, 2022
How to Know When a Structure is Lost to Termite Damage

Termites are among the most destructive pests that can enter any household. These insects eat through the wooden structures in a house, putting you and your housemates at risk during heavy weather. After all, they can damage ceilings, exposing your house to rain, snow, and other similar hazards. If not treated, your house may even […]

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June 28, 2022
How to Tell the Difference Between Drywood and Subterranean Termite Damages

Termite damage can be difficult to deal with, especially if it affects your walls, ceilings, and posts. These insects can eat through even the most durable wooden architecture. Some homeowners make the mistake of treating all of these insects the same way, even though there are two common species of termites that can infest a […]

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May 31, 2022
Your Guide to Treating Termite Damage

Termite infestation is one of the pest problems dreaded by many homeowners because of the billions of dollars in damage they cost in the U.S. annually. Termite colonies also multiply quickly, putting the structural integrity of your home at risk. Because of this, you should act fast and resolve the problem once you see signs […]

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May 31, 2022
7 Ways for Preventing Termite Damage

Be it subterranean termites or drywood termites, infestations from these destructive pests have been dreaded by homeowners and establishments. Having a termite colony on your property means possible destruction of its structural integrity, specifically those made of wood. They also multiply pretty fast. Businesses and homeowners must put their first lines of defense up and […]

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May 31, 2022
The Differences Between Old and New Termite Damage

While termites are far less common than regular insects, they may cause far more damage than other pests, and even jeopardize the structural strength of your home. A termite infestation isn't something you should ignore or put off. If you don't conduct a termite inspection right away, you'll soon notice the consequences of their presence. […]

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May 31, 2022
How Long Does it Take for Termites to Do Damage?

The presence of termites in an establishment’s inner structure isn't like your typical pest infestation — it’s like a ticking time bomb. . They're pretty quick to multiply and they can cause serious damage to homes and establishments by destroying their wooden structures, amounting to thousands of dollars in repair costs. Some may wonder how […]

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April 30, 2022
Natural Treatments for Pacific Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites can be a silent problem in your home until you notice significant property damage. These termites only feed on wet or decaying wood, so on top of dealing with water damage, wet rot, and decay, you also have to deal with the termite infestation that’s damaging the structural wood inside your property’s walls […]

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April 29, 2022
How to Get Rid of Dampwood Termites

Known as the largest type of termite species, dampwood termites are capable of causing substantial damage to your home. But unlike other termites that feed on any wood on your property, dampwood termites only feed on wet, moist, or rotting wood. While that might not be a problem for many residential and commercial properties in […]

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April 28, 2022
Dampwood Termites vs. Subterranean Termites: What’s the Difference?

Termites are destructive household pests that can cost you thousands of dollars in repair if left alone. While all termite species look the same to most people, there are actually termite species that require different pest control methods. Telling dampwood termites apart from their subterranean counterparts can help homeowners find the best way to get […]

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April 27, 2022
How Serious is Dampwood Termite Damage?

Nobody wants to see termites eating their wooden beams and furniture pieces at home, especially if it’s the dampwood termites which are the biggest of the bunch. These pests are a huge concern for many homeowners because of their large size and the amount of damages they cause in a short amount of time. So […]

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March 31, 2022
How To Differentiate Dampwood From Drywood Termites

Termite infestation is a widespread problem and it can affect almost any homeowner. There are many different types of termites and it’s important to know which one you have in order to determine the appropriate method to treat them. Two of the common termite pests that usually pose a great deal of frustration are dampwood […]

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March 30, 2022
Why Do You Find Dampwood Termites Indoors?

Termites can remain active throughout the year and even cold weather conditions cannot stop them from taking shelter and hiding deep within wood structures inside your home. One of the common species of termites that you may likely find indoors is the dampwood termite.   So what attracts dampwood termites to get inside your home? Dampwood […]

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March 29, 2022
How To Use Baits To Get Rid Of Dampwood Termites

There are several ways you can address the problem of dampwood termite infestation at home. This can include termite-proofing your property by removing any moisture source, fixing leaky roofs and pipes, and getting rid of piles of damaged wood. However, one of the best ways to protect your property is by eliminating these termites with […]

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March 28, 2022
Where Do Dampwood Termites Like To Nest?

When you find a termite swarmer within your property, the chances are high that there’s a mature colony nearby and they’re threatening to start an infestation in your home. These swarmers are most likely coming from nearby nests or mounds where termites live with their colonies. Depending on the species of termites, the common places […]

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March 1, 2022
Why Are There Big Black Ants Outside Your House?

There are over a thousand different species of ants in the world, but the one that’s commonly found in most New York homes is the big black ant or carpenter ant. These ants love to enter homes in search of food sources and shelter so they can survive. However, it’s also not uncommon to see […]

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February 28, 2022
Do Black House Ants Bite?

Black ants are one of the most common nuisance pests that you may find wandering in your home. You’ll often see them lined up in a trail as they go in and out of their ant nests in search of food and water. Compared to other household insects, spotting ants aren’t always a cause for […]

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February 28, 2022
Why Do Black Ants Come Inside A Clean House?

Ants are tiny and relatively harmless, but they can still be an unwelcome visitor to any home. Even when you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dusted every nook and cranny in your house, these little pests can still be seen crawling on the floors and kitchen counters. To get rid of incessant ant infestations, it’s important to […]

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February 27, 2022
How To Keep Black Ants Out Of The House Naturally

While black ants aren’t as destructive as termites, their presence in the home can still be a huge concern. It’s definitely not a pleasing sight to see a trail of carpenter ants all over your kitchen floors or counters. This is why when you spot ants at home, it’s important to immediately get rid of […]

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February 27, 2022
How To Kill Small Black Sugar Ants Surrounding Your House

Sugar ants are social insects that may be native or invasive species. As the name implies, sugar ants like sugar and other sweet foods, although they also like snacking on pet food and dead insects. They go to houses enticed with the food source and water content available.  So how do you kill small black […]

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February 26, 2022
How to Find Where Black Ants Are Hiding in Your Home

Black ants aren’t dangerous to humans, but they can be a nuisance. From invading your pantry to creeping up around your home, these pests can be difficult to completely eradicate from your home. While some black ants are relatively harmless, some types of ants like carpenter ants can cause serious property damage to your home […]

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February 26, 2022
How To Get Black Ants Out Of Your House Without Killing Them

Black ants are a common household pest that is often found in the kitchen or bathroom. They provide sources of food and water for the entire colony to survive. While generally harmless to humans, they can be considered a nuisance to many. This is why many people are looking for ways to keep black ants […]

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February 25, 2022
How To Get Rid of Black Ants Inside The House

Black ants are a common type of pest found in many houses. While relatively harmless to humans, they can cause some structural damage to the house as they create holes and tunnels in the structure to get through. Most often you will notice them on kitchen countertops or in bathrooms as they provide a warm […]

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December 29, 2021
What Are Some Examples Of Premium Mouse Traps?

Mouse traps have gone a long way from just a piece of cheese and a trigger mechanism - now, you have several lines of mouse traps to choose from. While the usual wooden mouse trap can work for the odd mouse or rat that just wandered by, you might be looking for something more heavy-duty […]

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December 24, 2021
Should I Be Getting A Cover For My Mouse Trap?

Covering a mouse trap might seem like a counterproductive idea - won't that mean that fewer mice will fall for it? However, you need to remember that while mouse traps aren't designed to be fatal to humans, they can still cause serious harm to people, and especially to children and household pets. This is why […]

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December 23, 2021
How To Get Rid Of Mice Without Traps

Mice and rodents are some of the most persistent pests that you'll ever encounter in urban environments. While there's a lot of options to catch and get rid of them, traps aren't exactly the option for everyone. Fortunately, there are a few non-trap options that you can look into to remove mice from your property […]

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December 21, 2021
How To Remove Your Scent From Your Mouse Traps

Because of their keen sense of smell, mice are exceptionally sensitive to the scent that you leave on any trap that you set out for them. This can make all but the most appetizing of traps almost useless especially if you have a sizable mice problem or a particularly clever critter on your hands. Luckily, […]

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November 30, 2021
How to Get Mouse Trap Glue Off Cat Paws?

Glue traps, also known as glue boards or sticky boards, are often made of plastic trays or sheets of cardboard that have been coated with a ultra-strong adhesive. Mice, rats, and other small creatures that come into contact with the glue become immobilized and unable to move without assistance. While this is great if you’re […]

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November 29, 2021
How to Safely Open a Mouse Trap

Spring-loaded traps are some of the most common types of traps that you can find. This is because they’re mostly affordable, can be bought in bulk, and effective. It does this by snapping down with its powerful spring mechanism. The problem that most people face is that setting up the trap requires you to pull […]

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November 27, 2021
How to Stiffen the Spring of a Mouse Trap

Rodent problems are universal, and people around the world address these problems through using mouse traps, which have proven effective and even more innovative through time. The heart of an effective trap is the spring, what is called a helical torsion spring, or simply a torsion spring. It's a spring that operates on a twisting […]

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November 25, 2021
Facts About Mouse Traps That You Need to Know

Rodents are a common household pest that often lurk in the shadows in the cracks, crevices, and small crawl spaces inside your home. Unlike termites that can be difficult to detect and control on your own, rodent control at home can be easily done by placing mouse traps. These bait stations or traps are one […]

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October 31, 2021
How To Naturally Kill Flying Termites Without Chemicals

Winged termite swarmers are a serious sign that you may have a termite infestation. At the very first sightings of their traces in your home, it is a smart move to immediately set up termite bait traps to prevent the infestation from getting worse. Most termite killers and termiticide options in the market are chemical-based […]

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October 31, 2021
Will a Termite Bait Station Work With Flying Termites?

Termites are extremely destructive pests and without any sort of structural protection, they can easily make their way to your home and start an infestation. Naturally, no homeowner wants to have a termite infestation so it’s always best to set up your defenses as early as possible. One of the popular termite control measures is […]

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October 31, 2021
Why Do Flying Ants and Termites Often Appear at Night?

Flying ants and winged termites are a sight that no homeowner wants to see in their homes. These two destructive pests are known to cause extensive damage that can amount to thousands of dollars in repairs. Now if you have an active ant or termite infestation, you might be wondering why they only appear at […]

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October 31, 2021
Could A Flying Termite Come From A Neighbor’s House?

There is no homeowner who’s completely safe from the risk for termite infestation and other pest problems. Without a proper termite control or barrier in place, termites will always find their way into your home in search of food source and shelter to ensure their survival. It’s important to know that termites are active almost […]

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September 29, 2021
The Best Outdoor Deck Insecticides To Kill Flying Ants and Termites

Termites can weaken or entirely destroy a house's timber-bearing structures over a few years. Termite extermination is a matter of life and death for your home. A termite treatment that you can do yourself is a must. So what are the  best outdoor deck insecticides to kill flying ants and termites? Harmful pests will have […]

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September 23, 2021
What Are Those Flying Insects That Come Out of the Drain?

There are flying insects that look like winged termites, which can be difficult to distinguish from other insects because of their similar characteristics and elements. However, drain flies can be annoying and bothersome to have in your home, and it’s essential to seek damage control immediately.  So what are those flying insects that look like […]

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