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Oldest Pest Control Firm in New York Launches Its First Ad Campaign to Educate Consumers

March 9, 2023

As New York’s largest and oldest pest control firm, Assured Environments has built its business on superior service and word-of-mouth advertising. Now the 76-year-old firm is launching its first official marketing campaign, replete with an engaging television commercial ( that began to air this week, July 25, on cable networks in New York and New […]

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How Do I Keep Rodents Out of My Restaurant?

February 3, 2023

Food critics from Pixar aside, having rodents in your restaurant is a worst-case scenario. Rodents contaminate food, destroy property, and disrupt business. Prevent rodents from entering your restaurant by maintaining a clean environment, sealing your perimeter against infestation and partnering with a trusted pest control expert. Mice and rats are resourceful opportunists. They have heightened […]

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How Do Spiders Choose Where to Spin Their Webs?

January 19, 2023

Where a spider builds its web depends on the type of spider it is. Different families of spiders have unique abilities and needs. From creating a web bowl under trees to spinning lines of silk that act as prey-detectors, spiders are strategic engineers when it comes to finding their next meal.  Generally, spiders create their […]

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Are there Mealworms in My Stored Food?

December 2, 2022

From snacks at the office to pantry supplies at a restaurant, mealworms will infest any space with food. If you notice holes on food packaging, “dust” on packaging, or you’ve seen these pesky pests, there’s a chance you’re dealing with a mealworm infestation. Finding mealworms in a food container is far from pleasant. A mealworm […]

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Why Healthcare Facilities Suffer Cockroach Infestations

November 16, 2022

  Cockroaches pose a significant health threat to any facility they inhabit. They’ve been known to carry 30 types of harmful bacteria and several dangerous pathogens. Even hospitals, which we think of as clean, pest free buildings, can be at risk for cockroach infestation – especially in the fall when pests seek warmer climates. How […]

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How to Keep Book Pests Out of Your Library

August 23, 2022

Best-selling author and journalist Caitlin Moran once said, “A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you […]

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Have You Heard Your Walls Squeaking Lately?

July 20, 2022

All buildings occasionally make sounds like creaking, clanking, or groaning. However, if you’re hearing squeaks, cheeps, and squeals coming from the walls of your home or business, you may not be dealing with everyday building noises—you may have rodents settling in to enjoy the warmth and safety of your walls.  According to a survey done […]

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How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

May 20, 2022

  Summer is here, and that means that vacation time for many. Renting houses and hotel rooms can also mean a major increase in the incidence of bed bugs.  While these pests can be quite a nuisance, you can learn how to check for bed bugs and avoid bringing them home with you when your travels are […]

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How Do I Get Rid of Bugs that Love Humidity?

January 5, 2022

You may not like the humidity, but bugs do. When the air is thick with heat and water vapor, multi legged pests are at their happiest. Many insects even have a type of “sixth sense” for humidity; they use this sense to seek out the moisture they need to live and thrive.  A bug’s love for humidity […]

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Winter Pests of New York

December 2, 2021

New Yorkers can’t catch a break when it comes to winter. It’s cold, it’s inconvenient, and even worse, pests are still a major problem. In fact, a lot of pests are a bigger problem for local businesses this time of year than during the warmer months. Pests want to keep warm just like everything else. […]

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