Cool Facts & Stories About Pests

Whats happening in our industry

A snow-covered roof with a chimney.

Defending Your Chimney From Unwelcome Guests

July 1, 2023

We need to be blunt: it’s important that you have a clear and clean chimney during this time of year. When Santa makes his rounds, he needs an easy descent down into your home! Can you imagine what he would think if he hoisted himself into your chimney and found that his route was blocked […]

Bumblebees on honey.

How Do I Get Rid of Fruit Flies in the Office?

June 30, 2023

Fruit flies are notoriously difficult to get rid of. They’re tiny, fast, resilient, and they reproduce like crazy. Unfortunately, even if traps kill every adult fruit fly in the office, chances are eggs will hatch and you’ll have a new generation of fruit fly larvae to deal with. While you may not be able to […]


How Do Spiders Choose Where to Spin Their Webs?

June 28, 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 […]

An ant on a white background.

10 Interesting Facts About Ants

June 21, 2023

=Ants. Are. Everywhere. No, seriously! The BBC  calculated that there are approximately 100 trillion ants in the world. The only continent where ants don’t live, is Antarctica. However, even though these insects are quite common, ants are some of the strangest, most fascinating creatures on the planet. Don’t believe us? Here are ten of the […]

A mouse poking its head out of the snow.

Where Do Field Mice Go in the Winter?

June 5, 2023

Despite their small size, field mice are hearty creatures.  Unless the cold is extreme, they continue to actively forage for food during the winter months. In snowy regions, they disappear into their nests beneath the blanket of snow. In all regions, they prefer a warm house to dropping temperatures. Can mice survive cold weather? Absolutely, […]

A bed bug on a white background.

Do Bed Bug Foggers Work

May 6, 2023

Bed bugs are among the most feared pests. Visions of red bites and constant itching can leave those affected desperate to rid themselves of infestations as quickly as possible and by any means available. Many commercial bed bug solutions promise results at a discount but they rarely deliver.  Bed bug foggers, also known as bug […]

A sideways-facing cricket on a white background.

The Top 10 Weirdest Facts About Crickets

May 1, 2023

No matter where you’re from, you’ve no doubt grown accustomed to the telltale chirp of the crickets on a hot summer night. Crickets are so prevalent, in fact, that for many of us, they’ve become background music—an afterthought, almost. However, if we all knew more about these critters, we might not let them blend into […]

Assured Logo

Bed Bug Canine Teams in Commercial Accounts May Require Special Skills

March 9, 2023

Performing a bed bug canine inspection in many commercial settings can be quite different than inspecting homes and apartments. Commercial accounts also present unique challenges for which some dog/handler teams are not prepared. Some of these commercial settings include schools, hospitals, movie theaters, buses, train cars, police and ambulance vehicles, and more. If you have […]

Assured Logo

Get To Know Your Rodents Before They Get to Know You

According to NYC’s Health Department, the Big Apple’s current rat problem is a “human problem” exacerbated by shortcomings in regards to maintaining an uncluttered and clean living environment that can make pest management more difficult to maintain. Unfortunately, rats aren’t the only rodents enjoying the spoils of NYC. Facility managers responsible for the upkeep of restaurants, […]

Assured Logo

The Making of A K9 Team Member

Man’s best friend plays an extremely important role in bed bug detection. A pup’s prowess for pest detection can save building owners and managers a great deal of time and money, which is why dogs are such an integral part of extermination teams–including Assured Environments’. According to the University of Florida studies, canines are 97% […]

decorative quotation mark


"Your team gave us instructions on what to clean out and were very informative and patient with my many questions."

- April 12, 2023 by S.B.

"Quick professional and courteous service
Very knowledgeable staff"

- April 12, 2023 by Fari Berdynaj

"Good service and reports"

- April 10, 2023 by L.G.

"I was very satisfied with the service. The personnel were friendly, helpful and polite."

- Aug 30, 2023 by Carol Berkin

"I've been working with Assured for the past 8 years. They service all of our buildings, they have an amazing team, always ready to help."

- Sep 18, 2023 by Driton Sinishtaj

"Excellent, knowledgeable, effective exterminator professionals. And nice guys! "

- Aug 19, 2023 by Peter Fraenkel

"These guys are the total package, always on time and reliable. "

- Aug 3, 2023 by James Jones

"Camilo Trujillo is very responsive and follows up with every request. "

- Aug 2, 2023 by Edward McGee

"Use them for my building, quick service and very affordable bi-weekly rates. Helps keeps building clean in NYC "

- Jun 20, 2023 by Haider X

"Assured Environments did an excellent and thorough job of making sure we were pest free. I highly recommend their services. "

- Jun 7, 2023 by Gus Sofronis

"Len provides amazing customer service "

- May 20, 2023 by Jeff Fenner

"...We have an agent that is truly dedicated to us. As seasons change, pest control needs change and Assured Environments ADAPTS!!!"

- May 6, 2023 by Michael Kerr