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Each Season Brings New Bugs

As the summer transitions to fall, New Yorkers should be aware of these pest intruders. Stink bugs, spiders, boxelder bugs, and cluster flies are all on the rise as the lower temperatures set in. Read more about these creepy crawlers, and be prepared to call Acme Exterminating Corporation if you become bombarded with these buggy bodies!

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Important Traveler Tips: Don't Return From Your Summer Get-A-Way with Bed Bugs!


Most of us have heard a story or two about how ferociously difficult it is to rid your home of bed bugs, but what you may not realize is how obscenely easy it is to bring them home from your travels. Small and clever, they tuck into seams and nooks on your luggage with ease. Bed bugs aren't just showing up in hotel rooms, they're lurking in rental cars, taxis, and in some cases, the airport baggage claim area.

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Have I Found a Bed Bug in my Manhattan Apartment?

Bed bugs can be difficult to identify as they are similar to many other small insects. Also, their appearance will change depending on their age and if they have recently eaten. When you discover a pest control problem in your Manhattan home, apartment or business, turn to the professionals at Acme Exterminators for expert advice and prompt service.

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Tips to Selecting A Pest Control Service

First of all, many of us as homeowners, renters and landlords can control household pests through a combination of preventive measures, including proper sanitation and good home maintenance practices. However, some pest infestations may be extensive, or a particular pest may be difficult to control, requiring the services of a pest control company.

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Rodent Complaints

Some denizens of America’s great cities probably wouldn’t mind a visit from the Pied Piper right about now. Several major U.S. cities—including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.— have seen significant surges in rat complaints from their residents in recent months, according to city data reviewed by USA TODAY.

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What NOT to do if you Have Bed Bugs

If you suspect there are bed bugs where you sleep, don’t begin sleeping in another bed or on the sofa. Do not go to stay with someone else. The bugs may follow you to your guest room or sofa, and then it will be much harder to get rid of them. They may hitch a ride to your relative’s home, and you can cause them to become infested.

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Understanding Treatments

There are a number of options to effectively get rid of bed bugs, but sometimes it can get confusing when trying to decide which option would be best for your situation. Here is some basic information regarding the two most common methods used by pest management companies to kill bed bugs.

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Cockroach Varieties

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable pests on Earth. What attracts cockroaches? They are commonly found in buildings and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water. Unfortunately, cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They can also spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria.

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Pest Identification

Need to know what insects you just found crawling on your kitchen counter? Worried about what pests may be damaging your property? Curious about the possibility of bed bugs? The identification of insects and other pests can be tricky and best left to professionals.

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Fall and Winter Pests

For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find shelter from the colder temperatures ahead. In some cases, this shelter is the same place that keeps your family warm and dry.

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Cleaning Up After Rodents

Special precautions should be used for cleaning homes or buildings following treatment for rodent infestation. Persons involved in the clean-up of rodent infestations should follow these guidelines for safe and effective cleanup.

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Should You Do A Pest Inspection Before Buying A House?

The majority of homeowners get the home inspection, but they do not focus on the pest inspection. Before you seal the deal for buying a home, it is an imperative to inspect its physical condition.

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Hiring A Pest Control Company

If you do not have the time or ability to research your pest problem and safely apply the appropriate procedures and materials to control it, you may want to hire a pest control service to do the job for you. A licensed professional also has access to some products not available in retail stores.

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10 Things Your Exterminator Wants to Tell You

The sight of insects or rodents in your home or business will probably have you dialing a professional exterminator before they have time to scurry behind the sofa. And once pest control arrives, chances are you cover your eyes and ears until their work is done and your home is pest-free. But instead of bugging out, listen up!

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Selecting A Pest Control Company

Pest problems arise from time to time that may require you to seek help controlling the pest from a professional. It can be daunting to choose a pest control company. Don't rush into a decision. Consider talking with several companies before deciding on one.

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The Basics On Rodent Control

Rats and mice are not only a nuisance but can also cause property damage and transmit diseases. You’ll know they’ve arrived if you see rodent droppings near a food source or shredded fabric or paper.

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Is it a Bed Bug, Cockroach or Carpet Beetle?

Found a bug? Don't know whether it is a bed bug, cockroach or a carpet beetle? Check out these pictures and descriptions to identify your bug.

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Bed Bugs Appearance and Life Cycle

Knowing what to look for is the first step in identifying and controlling bed bugs. There are many bugs that look like bed bugs so an accurate identification is a critical first step to avoid costly treatment for the wrong bug.

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Simple Ways To Avoid Bed Bugs During Moving And Storage

It’s a good idea to take some simple precautions when moving or storing things to prevent bed bugs from coming along for the ride. Taking some precautions in your new home can help prevent bed bugs in the future.

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Choosing A Commercial Pest Control Service

Once you have determined the type of extermination service your require, (i.e. cockroaches, ants, fleas, termites, ticks or rodents), you can selection an extermination service based of a couple simple guidelines. In hopes of avoiding bad service or disputes down the road, take the time to ask questions of the service in regard to the services they offer, pricing and techniques. In this article, we will walk you through the process involved in choosing a qualified commercial pest control service.

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Bed Bugs - What They Are and How to Control Them

Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years. They feed on blood, but are not known to spread any diseases to humans. Some people can be allergic to their bites. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation is not easy, but there are steps you can take to control the problem.

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What Landlords Need to Know about Bed Bugs

Any landlord for an apartment or other facility is likely to have to deal with bed bugs at some point. Here are some tips and resources for you to get ready or to take action if you already have bed bug issues.

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Holiday Pest Warnings

Holiday decorating can enhance a home’s aesthetics, warming it up with festive lights and greenery, but could jovial decorations be inviting in more than just the holiday spirit?

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