Want to get rid of mice and roaches for good? This guide was written to walk you through some simple steps you can take at home to keep pests out, such as cleaning, keeping food sealed, vacuuming regularly, and disposing of garbage properly.
Integrated Pest Management is an effective, eco-friendly, and prevention-based pest control method that works by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of pest infestation using strategies such as fixing leaks, sealing holes, and managing garbage.
Wondering if a canine bed bug inspection is a reliable way to check your home or building for bed bugs? In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the accuracy, benefits, and costs of bed bug sniffing dogs.
When it comes to dealing with pest control issues in New York City, the mutual rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants can often cause confusion, headaches, and miscommunication. Who is responsible for preventing, monitoring, and solving pest problems in your building?
As the weather gets cooler this fall, indoor pest activity is bound to increase. This is part of many pests’ natural “overwintering” cycle- that is, the way plants and animals survive the colder weather. Here are some common fall pests you might catch in your apartment this season.
Perhaps you noticed an itchy bump on your skin, and the thought has penetrated your mind: Do I have bed bugs? This article will teach you how to perform a visual self-inspection to check your home or apartment for bed bugs.
If you have a bed bug problem, what precautions should you take with your laundry to protect others? And if you don’t, how can you avoid picking up someone else’s bed bugs at these places?
If you’re concerned that you might have bed bugs in your home, it’s worth understanding and familiarizing yourself with early warning signs. In this article, we’ll review the 7 most common signs of bed bugs and explain how to check for them.
You might have heard that bed bugs have a musty, sweet smell that’s similar to coriander, cilantro, or raspberries. While this is technically correct, if you’re going around your bedroom sniffing for bed bugs based on this description, you won’t find them. Here’s why.
Wondering if and where bed bugs might be hiding in your home or apartment? In this article, we’ll discuss common places where bed bugs hide and how you should be looking for them.
Many of the chemicals used in mosquito sprays, such as DEET and permethrin are toxic by nature and can cause unintentional harm to animals. As a responsible pet owner, you want to get rid of mosquitoes without risking your pet’s health and safety. So where do you start?
Bed bug sniffing dogs are specially trained and certified to detect the scent of bed bugs — even when they’re hiding in places that are nearly impossible for the human eye to spot.
Finding bed bug eggs helps us determine where bed bugs are coming from and the severity of the infestation. If you’re trying to spot bed bug eggs at home, or if you’re wondering what they look like, read this article to find out.
The so-called “breakfast, lunch, and dinner” sign of bed bug bites has become somewhat of an urban myth. This type of feeding behavior is actually very rare, and seeing 3 bites in a cluster or line is far from being a definitive sign of bed bugs.
Different people react differently to bed bug bites, and it’s hard to determine what really caused those red bumps that you woke up with. Entomologist Lou Sorkin explains why that’s the case and how to tell if you really have bed bugs bites.
Worried about bed bug bites? Most experts agree that bed bugs are not considered dangerous pests. If you’re currently dealing with a bed bug infestation at home, here’s what you should (and shouldn’t) need to be worried about.
Here are 3 ways to keep these unwelcome guests off of your property and stop them from putting a damper on your summer fun, ranging from prevention to repellents to professional help from your friendly neighborhood exterminator.
Looking for a natural way to kill bed bugs at home? In this article (and video), pest expert Kevin Carrillo from MMPC shares a 5-step approach to get rid of bed bugs without needing pesticides.
Relative to other parts of the country, summer in NYC is hot and humid with plenty of humans around for mosquitoes to get their next blood meal from. Here’s what you need to know about dealing with mosquitoes, including facts, prevention, control, and treatment.
Looking for eco-friendly mosquito control? If you plan to enjoy time in your yard, rooftop, or other outdoor space this summer, here’s how to keep those pesky mosquitoes away.
Wondering if that mosquito you saw flying across your living room last night will die by itself if you leave it alone? This article answers questions about how long mosquitoes can live under various conditions.
Pest exclusion is the proven and preferred method of long-term pest control. By eliminating conditions that attract rodents and cockroaches, you can stop infestations before they even happen. Schedule a free inspection or consultation for pest exclusion services today!
Recently we’ve had a number of calls and emails with clients who received a notice of violation from HPD regarding their annual bed bug filing report. Local Law 69 requires all multiple dwelling property owners to file an annual report on bed bug infestation history.
Fleas are widely known for being itchy, bloodsucking nuisances. However, they can present a genuine danger to both humans and pets. Here’s what you need to know about dealing with fleas in New York City, including facts, prevention, control, and treatment.
One of the best ways to protect your family from mosquitoes is by being proactive about preventing them from breeding near your home. Here’s how to stop mosquitoes from coming back for good.
This week, MMPC was named one of “The Best Exterminators in New York” as part of New York Magazine’s “Best of New York 2021” series. We owe this honor and recognition to you — our clients and friends.
There are numerous steps involved in the buying or selling of a home, including getting a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) inspection Report. Here’s what you need to know about what WDI reports entail and how to get one for your home.
The arrival of spring signals the start of termite swarming season. Learn more about termite control services for homeowners living in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Melissa Gomez (@ladyexterminator) to talk about her journey and the power of women in pest control.
Looking for the right solution for your termite troubles? In this article, we’ll compare the main types of termite treatments and services to help you determine which options may be right for you.
Termite Awareness Week is March 7 – 13, 2021. In this article, we’ll discuss the most common signs of termites that you should look out for in order to protect your home from these destructive pests.
Termite Awareness Week is March 7 – 13, 2021. Here’s what you should know if you’ve discovered termite swarmers, which resemble flying ants, around your home or property.
Proper preparation is one of the most important steps to ensure an accurate canine bed bug inspection. Here’s what you need to know and do before hiring bed bug dogs to find (or rule out) a potential infestation.
Pest control is more important than ever during COVID-19. According to a recent report from Datassential, 76% of customers voiced that food safety and restaurant cleanliness will be of utmost importance post-COVID-19. Here are some precautions that all restaurants should be taking to stop pests.
New York City’s rodent problem is as old as the city itself. But make no mistake — rats and mice are dangerous pests with real consequences. Here’s what you need to know about dealing with mice and rats in New York City including facts, prevention, control, and extermination.
With Chinese New Year coming up on Friday, here are 8 cleaning and pest prevention tips for a prosperous and pest-free year. Whether or not you celebrate the Lunar New Year, these are also effective ways to prevent pests from infesting your home in 2021.
Using their noses, bed bug dogs detect bed bugs faster and more accurately than humans. At MMPC, all of our canine inspection teams are certified by NESDCA and maintain the highest quality standards when performing bed bug inspections.
If you plan to open or manage a clothing store, implementing an integrated pest management program will prevent costly infestations from happening. Here’s how integrated pest management can help protect your clothing store.
How do you go about finding and vetting pest control companies? In this article, we’ll discuss what to look for when choosing the right pest control company to make your home or business feel safe and free from pests.
Proper bed bug preparation is one of the most important things tenants and homeowners can do to ensure that bed bug inspection and treatment is effective. Here are some best practices and tips to help you prepare for a successful bed bug treatment.
Heat treatment is a chemical-free method of pest control that can effectively eliminate bed bugs and other pest problems. This method typically only requires one visit, does not use pesticides, and takes less time than other forms of pest control.
As a business owner or manager in New York City, have you ever wondered why businesses seem to spend so much time and money dealing with pest control?
This letter explains how restaurants can beat pest problems with Integrated Pest Management—a form of pest control that uses the least intervention to obtain the best results- and why now is the perfect time to take these steps.
Quarantining one COVID-19 case can prevent many other people from getting it. The same is true for bed bugs; stopping just one infestation early can prevent many others. COVID-19 provides a golden opportunity for New York’s private and public spaces to make progress against the bed bug pandemic.
A person’s home is their castle, and a good castle needs defenses. While it’s technically impossible to make a home or apartment 100% bed bug proof, here are 7 steps you can take to turn your home or apartment into a mighty fortress bed bugs will have a difficult time besieging.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, rodents in NYC are running wild. What can you do to stop them?