Cool Facts & Stories About Pests

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A fly crawls along the inside of a wine glass.

Where Are These Flies Coming From?

January 15, 2024

If you’re in the food and hospitality industry, you know that flies aren’t just a nuisance; they’re a serious business concern. As a leading commercial pest control company providing fly control in New York, we understand the unique challenges you face with fly infestations. That’s why we provide complete fly control services for businesses in […]

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A closeup of a moth on a white wall.

What are Moths and How Do I Prevent an Infestation?

December 8, 2023

Your Moth Questions Answered. Moths are nocturnal insects that belong to the order Lepidoptera. They are typically less colorful than butterflies. Most importantly, moths are considered pests when they get into your space. A moth infestation can damage or destroy food, upholstery and fabric products and create health hazards. Like any other pest, the best […]

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A bed bug on skin.

Bed Bugs or Carpet Beetles? A Look at the Differences

October 6, 2023

Bed bugs leave a trail of panic and anxiety wherever they go. But what about their often-confused doppelganger the carpet beetle? Carpet beetles are one of several bugs that look similar to bed bugs – they’re roughly the same size, have similar habits and can even cause welts. If you’ve found tiny beetle-like insects in […]

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Why Drain and Grease Trap Maintenance is Crucial for New York Restaurants

October 4, 2023

Health and Food Safety Compliance for Restaurants In the highly competitive New York restaurant scene, health inspections can make or break your business. Every year, health inspectors visit some 26,000 New York Restaurants. While the majority of these pass with an “A” rating, even a small violation can deter potential customers and impact your reputation. […]

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The 10 Weirdest Facts About Wasps

August 8, 2023

Wasps are one of the many buzzing insects that might nest in or around your home or business this summer. While potentially terrifying due to their painful sting and vengeful nature, wasps are also fascinating insects.  Read our list of weird wasp facts to learn more about these hardy, intelligent and often maligned pollinators.  What […]

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An insect trap.

Do Sticky Traps Really Work To Eliminate Roaches?

July 9, 2023

Insect sticky traps are small, square cardboard boxes that are open at both ends and have an adhesive material coating the inside. These “roach motels” are designed to trap bugs when they walk onto the adhesive.  But do these traps really work? Keep reading to learn how to eliminate roaches.  Do sticky traps really work […]

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A carpet beetle on moss.

Where Do Carpet Beetles Come From?

Despite their name, carpet beetles don’t just infest carpet. They can also set up shop in upholstered furniture, clothing, comforters, pillows, and more. Carpet beetles enter your building through open spaces like doors and windows. They can also be brought in through cut plants and flowers.  Carpet beetles aren’t just living in your rugs, comforters, […]

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Ants in Your Office? Here’s How to Get Rid of Them

July 6, 2023

Did you return to the office only to discover that some new tiny coworkers have moved in? During the spring and early summer months, ants are busy searching for food and rebuilding their colonies. Keeping ants out of your office means eliminating scouts, locating the nest and preventing ants from returning. Ants are tricky to […]

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A field being sprayed with pesticides.

10 Facts About Pesticides You Probably Didn’t Know

July 5, 2023

Pesticides are classified according to the kind of pests they target. In addition, they are formulated to attack specific physiological (or botanical) processes that kill the organism as rapidly and effectively as possible. Pesticides can be a very helpful part of any commercial pest control program. That said, there are a lot of interesting things […]

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Traveling? Here’s How to Avoid Ticks in Upstate NY

July 4, 2023

Whether for a day trip or extended visit, Upstate NY has plenty of beautiful destinations. Hiking the Adirondacks, wine tours in the Finger lakes and exploring Letchworth state park are some of the best getaways north of the city. They’re also some of the best places to find ticks. Don’t be discouraged by these tiny […]

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