Raccoons in NYC their Not Just In The Burbs.

February 6, 2010

Welcome back NYC to www.nypestpro.com! Today’s news is about that lovely pest otherwise known as raccoons! Did you know that they exist in some of our neighborhoods here in NYC.  Well guess what! They do and they are very dangerous if you get too close.  In part raccoon’s are cute and you may want to pet them, well don’t do it they; Raccoon’s are by far the most territorial and they will attack you if you get too close.  You may be paying the mortgage NYC, but they own the property.

These pests are big, and can weigh up to 35 pounds, so these pests are huge, they are about 40 inches in length and have a bushy tail with about 4 to 7 black rings.  They have hand like feet that allows them to be able to grab things as well as claw at things.  These pests are crafty to be very careful.  Here at Beyond Pest Control we know our pests and these little critters have a very diverse diet.  Raccoons will eat anything and will tear your garbage up.   Their diets consist of fruit, berries, grain, eggs, poultry, vegetables, nuts, mollusks, fish, insects, rodents, carrion, pet food, and garbage, so don’t be fooled NY they are not picky eaters.

These pests are nocturnal, which means that they come out at night-time so you very rarely see them during the day time.  The males are by far the most territorial, and they may take up to about a 3-20 square mile radius, the females on the other hand are less territorial and build their dens to have their young their territory usually spans about 1 to 6 square miles.  Some signs that we here at Beyond Pest see that you may have a raccoon problem might be, that you have scratches on your garbage cans and the garbage has been torn open.

Please be careful though NYC because if you have these pests and see them during the day, they might be sick, so keep away from them and contact your closest pest control center.

One way to get rid of these pests would be to set traps with dog food; they seem to love the stuff. After your pest control professional is contacted and you have caught them, call them immediately and they will be able to set  them free far away from you.  Here at Beyond we do not kill raccoons, we will trap them and set them free far enough away in a wooded area so that they will never be frequent visitors in your back yard again.  So here you are NYC, once again Beyond comes through.  We know pests, and we never let you go a week without getting rid of the problem.  So I hope you have a great day and I will see you in a little bit NYC to discuss another pest in which we all have seen, and/or had to live with.  Our job here at Beyond Pest Control is never done, that’s why we are NY Pest Pro’s.  “We don’t cut corners, we spray them!”


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February 1, 2010

Roaches still NYC’s unwanted Visitor. A Few Words from a Pest Control Expert.

January 25, 2010

Well, Here we are NYC! Back again., with love from our family here at www.nypestpro.com to yours.  Our wonderful topic this morning would have to be that very ugly bug called the roach.  Many of us that live here in NYC have had these bugs, or have seen them in homes or even on the subway.  Well, here Beyond Pest Control will tell you a bit about them in terms of diseases, and how to get rid of them.  Now NYC, once you see a roach make sure that you act quickly because these bugs will multiply in seconds, you do not want this to happen to you trust me.

Most roaches like to hide out in kitchens because of the warmth and food crumbs that fall on the floor.  Now there are two different kinds that we see NYC, For starters we all have seen the German cockroach, otherwise known as the water bug, and these are the really scary huge ones that all of us girls see and scream.  The second one is the one that we see in our apartments and that one is called also the German roach but it is smaller in size, and these guys hang out in your kitchen.

In most cases roaches are hard to take care of on your own, so here at Beyond we know bugs and we will give you some tips on how to get rid of these pests.  For starters roaches can cause asthma, so if you have young children you will see that they can develop this disease and believe me it isn’t easy having a child with asthma.  Now NYC, for the good part! How to get rid of these pests. First, if you have a lot of them you have to contact your pest control center, and if you don’t you may use certain products like Raid and bait traps, now if that doesn’t work them you have to call you pest professional and they will be able to use certain sprays and these are all sprays that we use to spray baseboards, under and behind your appliances like refrigerators, microwaves etc. these sprays give you the long term control that you need on order to get rid of these pests.  Then we also use a dust in order to get rid of these pests.  Roaches are nasty NYC and so you have to be very careful, in order for you to be happy, healthy, and safe.  And so this concludes today’s article NYC and I hope to see you soon without these pests.  Remember NYC in order to be bug free you have to call the best and that is us here at Beyond, we don’t mess around with bugs, we don’t like them in our homes or yours, so don’t mess with Beyond pest control, because we kill bugs.  So once aging good night NYC we will see you soon to discuss once again, another pest.

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The NYC House Mouse your Roomate.

January 21, 2010

All of us here at one time or another have had a run-in or two with a little rodent we here at Beyond Pest Control like to mice.  Well, NYC and Beyond are here to tell you a bit about this little rodent.

First of all here at Beyond Pest Control, would like to give you the information you will need to get rid of these rodents.  The name of this lovely “house pest” is ironically enough the house mouse, (not too complicated now is it?).  The house mouse is really tiny, only about 1-2 inches long and has very large ears, a small pointy nose and little black beady eyes.  They are usually grey or brown in color, but some may be darker.

Second these little rodents will eat anything but if they can get their hands on cereal or anything sweet they will destroy your cupboard.  Also, they don’t drink much water because they get it mainly from their food source.


If the situation permits and your home becomes the perfect spot for these rodents then guess what NYC!! You will have a house filled with lovely mice.  They reproduce very quickly and are mature adults within only 2 months, so that means that they are able to mate and each female can have up to 8 litters in only one year; also, they have anywhere from 4-7 pups or baby mice within that litter.  Having said that you might just be able to imagine NYC the problem and how quickly it will turn to chaos in your home.  These rodents usually nest in warm areas like, behind walls, attics, basements, etc.  So you may not notice 1 or 2 but you will notice 40 or more.  Here at Beyond Pest Control! Our guys know rodents, rodent populations, species, and reproduction, how they live and search for food as well as nesting materials, and behavior.  We take all of this into consideration when placing either bait stations or glue traps, and because we use green products upon request your pets and children will not be affected by the poison; I say this because we may have to place some poison in your kitchen, basement, attic, and living space in general so a child or pet may get to it and if it isn’t green, then you are on the phone with poison control, but at Beyond Pest Control you will not have to worry about that ever happening .  On our website http://www.nypestpro.com is where you will be able to find all of our information including blogs on other pests, as well as some information on our own puppies, family and business.  So we here at Beyond Pest Control know how important it is to keep our pets and family safe along with Planet Earth, Especially in today’s day-and-age!

So from our family to yours visit our website nypestpro.com NY, where you can shoot as an e-mail and comment on our services.  We here at Beyond Pest Control appreciate you NYC!


Bed Bugs: Making A Comeback

September 28, 2009

Bed Bugs, also known as Cimex Lectularis, chinch bugs, or the modern plague have resurfaced and have established their prominence at the top of pest control lists in the new millennium.  They have invaded numerous large cities such as New York and Chicago; inhabit hotels, motels, apartments, public spaces and homes at rapid rates.  We have had a 30+ year bed bug free period, due to extensive treatments with DDT dating back to the 1980s.   Bed bugs have since built immunity to the now banned insecticide only to increase in number and to return with a vengeance and spread throughout our communities.  This recent spike is partially attributed to lack of public awareness and increased worldwide travel. We at Connex Environmental Inc. receive tons of calls every day and you would be surprised how uninformed people really are when it comes to bed bugs.

Bed Bugs are oval in shape and have a flat body structure, which enables them to nest in small cracks and crevices.  They are about 5-9 mm in length and are similar in appearance to a tick. When bed bugs first hatch, they are nearly transparent and about 1 to 2 mm.  Bed bugs are parasites that feed on the blood of humans and in some cases animals.  Bed bugs require their victims’ blood in order to grow and to reproduce.   Upon feeding a bed bug’s nearly transparent appearance initially changes to medium brown similar to the color of cockroaches and can gradually progress to a purplish-red color.  The most recognizable sign of bed bug activity are the bites, which generally can be found in clusters particularly in the body’s mid section and on the arms and legs.  On occasion they can bite the face and neck as well.  Other warning signs of bed bug activity in an area cast bed bug skeletal shells left after transitioning from one growth stage to the next, unexplainable small blood spots found on bed sheets and pillows, and the grouping of dark fecal spots – a by-product of digested blood from their victims and their eggs which are almost transparent.

Bed bugs are largely nocturnal.  Nonetheless, it is not uncommon for them to feast on victims in broad daylight.  It’s not the light that they are afraid of but it’s the carbon dioxide you expel as you breathe out that attracts them. The female bugs lay eggs mostly inside cracks and crevices.  One female can lay about 200-250 eggs in her lifetime.  Hatching of the eggs takes between one week to ten days.  The newly hatched babies or nymphs go through five identified growth stages referred to as “molting,” before reaching full maturity.  Molting is the shedding of the exoskeleton to allow growth.  Adult bed bugs have an average life span of eleven months.

Bed bugs usually co-exist in clusters and can largely be spotted in areas such as mattresses seams and on pillows, crevices of box springs, bed frames and other furniture pieces such as couches and chairs.  Other prime areas are linen closets, picture and artwork frames, base boards and door posts.  While bedrooms are the most common areas that bed bugs are found in, other rooms around the house are not off-limits, particularly those additional spots inside the home, office or other spaces where people spend long periods of time.

Frequent travelers are a high-risk group when it comes to exposure to bed bugs, due to the recent spike in bed bug activity found in hotels on planes and other high-human traffic areas.  It is recommended to personally inspect mattresses, pillows, chairs and couches, and luggage pieces at the start and end of a hotel stay.  High-end hotels and other luxury spots are not immune to this epidemic, as bed bugs do not distinguish between posh and poor or between clean and sanitary and cluttered and filthy.

It is highly recommended that you seek out help from a professional pest control company.  As is usually done with other pests, but particularly in the case of bed bugs, extermination procedures for these pesky, determined bugs consist of detailed inspections and treatment cycles as needed.  For bed bug extermination to be successful, it is extremely important to closely follow the exterminator’s instructions related to pre and post-treatment of the affected space.  Treatment methods consist of inspections followed by either all chemical or part hot steam/part chemical extermination treatments.  The chemicals used for extermination are almost completely “green.”  In addition, completely “green” treatment methods are also available by request.  However, it does take a little longer to abade the bed bug problem by way of the green approach, unlike the regular treatment for which the results are largely immediate.  The products used by professional exterminators are not available over the counter, as administering them requires special equipment and training.

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Bed, Bugs & Beyond or Linens & Things That Creep In the Night?

September 21, 2009

Didn’t one of those retailers just go out of business? …. but bedbugs certainly haven’t. In fact, just like the last major economic depression of the 1930’s bedbug growth charts are up, up, and away unlike most 401K’s.

If you even remotely suspect that you or a closely connected neighbor has bedbugs, my suggestion is to buy white linen. No, not the perfume, but white bed linen. Get rid of your fancy patterns and dark colors, just use white or off white bed sheets. Inspect them DAILY.

Bedbugs may not feed every night… but if you’ve been bitten, and then you see brown or reddish stains on the linen, that is not from a mosquito bite. Mosquitoes bite you and fly away. You have the start of a bedbug infestation. Call us, Connex Environmental, immediately. Do NOT try to do it yourself. This is one job that is best left to the pros, and we, at Connex Environmental, are those pros.

We answered the call, when other exterminators had no clue and were caught off guard by this scourge. Connex Environmental ran into buildings that were on fire with infestations when others were turning away bedbug customers for lack of fighting knowledge. In fact, don’t be fooled by fancy gimmicks of bedbug sniffing dogs or freezing bedbugs. Dogs are sweet, trainable, obedient animals. But they can be trained to sit and you have no idea if that “sit” means you really have bedbugs or not, unless the human handler confirms the presence of bed bug with his own eyeballs.

And on some other city blogs it’s been said that the handler takes the dog’s sit for gospel and just begins treatment. You don’t need a canine unit to know if you have bedbugs unless you feel like paying extra for the dog’s prime rib dinner. Just a trained licensed human being. After all, when it’s all paid and done, the dog won’t do the extermination job, the person will. So, why pay for both? And the human gets is happy with a dirty water frank for dinner.

The ONLY place it would make ANY sense to use a bedbug canine unit would be in a hotel lobby or hospital where there’s been a problem. Because of the high traffic of people coming and going daily, these places are in the path of the bedbug super highway. And if done wisely and discreetly, none of the guests would ever figure out that the cute little beagle was anything more than a mascot.

After you get your white bed linen, I strongly suggest you also contact us about a specially designed mattress protectors. These not only protect you and your family after a bug treatment. But these soft covers are also good for people, kids especially, with allergies.

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