Monday, February 28, 2011

Bed Bugs: A Growing Epidemic

Bedbugs continue to amaze us. Infestations are occurring in homes, apartments, hotels, dormitories, health care facilities, schools, retail stores, movie theaters, and public transportation. Where are bed bugs exactly? Bed bugs can hide almost anywhere. In the early stages of infestation, they are hard to spot. Here are a few highlights from the bed bug infographic:

1. Since DDT was banned, bed bug treatments have increased 10-fold.

2. New York is among the most infested US cities.

3. Bed bugs are the hardest pests to control.

4. Using professional exterminators is the preferred method to kill bedbugs.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Bed Bug Toolbox

Read this recent Pest Management Professional article and learn what leaders in the pest control industry say about bed bugs.
Highlights from the article include:
  •  How to Build an Effective Bed Bug Trap for less than $10. (Look here
    for upcoming video)
  • When, where and how these tenacious pests are occurring
  • Practical Bed Bug Tips for pest control technicians

This article has been written for professionals in the pest control industry. One of the co-contributors is Suburban Exterminating’s technical director, Lynn Frank. Great job, Lynn!

Suburban Exterminating can provide Long Island homeowners with a free inspection for your pest control problems. We can help you to get rid of bed bugs!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Sweet is defined as having the taste of sugar. Sweet is also one of four basic taste sensations that include sweet, bitter, sour, or salt. Everyone’s definition of sweet is different. My favorite sweet is chocolate. Emily, another Suburban Exterminating employee, loves any sweet Starbucks drink. What do you like?

Wildlife animals like their sweets, too. See if you can match the animal with their favorite sweet treat.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Winning Team

Here are some recent customer testimonials for Suburban Exterminating’s service team. Let other Long Islanders tell you about the best Pest Control company!

Amagansett homeowner Mrs. W complimented our technicians “Joe and John did a great job yesterday!” We’re glad to help Mrs. W!!!

Merrick homeowner Mrs. K says “I would like to express my appreciation for the great work that one of your field specialists, Phil, did today in my home. Having noticed that my mouse problem was not being solved by the traps and bait, he proceeded to clean and vacuum hidden areas of my garage. Phil moved boxes and tools, cleaned up old insulation and vacuumed corners and "passage-ways." He is determined to find how the mice are entering my home and I am sure that he will be successful in solving the problem. I just want to let the company know about the great job he is doing. “

Here's to Rob, one of our technicians - Syosset homeowner Mrs. T says, "what a pleasure it is to have Rob in my home. He is very good and I would like him to come back as much as possible"

Glen Cove homeowner, Mrs. D. said this about our technician- “Rich was very thorough and a professional serviceman.” Mrs. D, thank you for choosing Suburban Exterminating for your pest control needs!

Wantagh homeowner Mr. G complimented our technician: “Rob was great, very thorough and explained everything to him. Rob also made me at ease about the situation at my house.” Whatever the situation, Suburban Exterminating is here to help!

Huntington Mrs. A says: “Joe spent so much time there setting traps and inspecting for entrance points she could not compliment him enough. Nate was such a nice young man – respectful and professional.” Way to go techs Joe & Nate !!!!!

Commack customer Mrs. D called she “wanted to compliment Andrew.” She is “happy with all of the techs. He was great!” Andrew is another outstanding technician at Suburban Exterminating!

Kings Park Mrs. N “I would like to thank your staff – Bob, Rob, Ron for their professional job they did at our house. We will recommend your company to all of our friends”

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Savvy Homeowner Learns about Icicles, Ice Dams, and Insulation

Icicles can indicate an ice dam or an accumulation of ice at the lower edge of a sloped roof. When interior heat melts the snow, water can run down and refreeze at the roof’s edge, where it’s much cooler. Sometimes, the ice builds up and blocks water from draining off the roof. Water is forced under the roof covering and into your attic or down the inside walls of your house.

To help reduce the risk of ice dams:

  • Make sure the attic is well insulated
  • Make sure your gutters are clear of leaves and debris. 
  • Keep the attic well ventilated so snow doesn’t melt and refreeze on the roof’s edge.
Suburban Exterminating can help improve your attic insulation by installing T•A•P Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control Insulation.  T•A•P insulation earned the ENERGY STAR AWARD from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Typical energy savings from installing T•A•P insulation will range from 20 to 38%. We can also help you identify areas in your home that are losing heat with thermal imaging.

Call Suburban Exterminating at (631) 864-6900 for a free estimate.