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Why Cockroach Elimination Is Vital for Our Homes?

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A cockroach is among the most common pests in many households, infesting homes and apartments. They create an unsanitary environment that may have a negative impact on our health. They may contaminate food, kitchen utensils, and other household items. As cockroaches move freely from filthy places to our food, they transfer pathogenic microbes that cause food poisoning and other illnesses.  

Cockroaches produce allergens that may cause watery eyes, congestion, sneezing, asthma troubles, recurrent cough, etc. They enter the building or homes through:

  • Grocery bags
  • Furniture
  • Cartons
  • Gaps through Windows
  • Utility opening
  • Firewood

Cockroach Elimination Techniques

They can be best controlled using a combination of pest control techniques. Cleanliness is considered a primary and important step in preventing and correcting cockroach related problems. All surfaces should be cleaned, loose food should be stored in tight-fitting containers, garbage should not be accumulated, and stacks of cardboard, paper bags, and newspapers should be promptly removed. Other effective methods used are:

  • Insecticide Treatment: Although good housekeeping is helpful, insecticides are usually effective in eliminating infestations. Emphasis should be on finding and treating harbourage locations, rather than randomly spraying the surfaces. It is vital to treat the infected areas with insecticide for efficient results. Types of insecticides used are:  
    • Sprays
    • Dusts
    • Baits
  • Calling a professional: Initially, most homeowners wish to deal with the infestation on their own using several methods. But when they see no difference or the infestation is getting worse, they typically call a professional. Pest control companies approach cockroach controls in different ways. Some perform a limited number of treatments with the option of canceling after the infestation is eliminated. Many others require the customers to purchase a full year of general pest control service for ants, spiders, etc., regardless of how long it takes to eliminate the problem.

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Metro Pest Control is the best pest removal company in Queens as we provide excellent pest control services to homes, apartments, and commercial properties in Queens. All the methods and techniques used by us are environment-friendly. The expert and experienced exterminators at Metro Pest understand the importance of promptly providing the cockroach removal service, pest control service, or animal removal service. We ensure the health and safety of customers and their pets. Our company even offers emergency services for the treatment of cockroaches, mice, rats, wildlife, ants, termites, bedbugs, roaches, bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and more. Since 1977 we have been the trusted pest control company in Queens. Our pest control service also covers New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, Westchester, and Nassau County.  

What Does A Termite Look Like?

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Every spring insects begin to invade our environment. They are a vital part of our eco-system. However, some insects are more destructive than others and need to be dealt with quickly. Termites may be at the top of our list of destructive insects due to their potential to cause structural damage to your property. We are getting hundreds of calls from homeowners asking about our termite removal service. You may see a swarm of insects flying on your property that appears to be ants. Flying ants are often mistaken for termites and termites are often mistaken for ants. There are some key characteristics that differentiate termites from ants that are important to know. Termites have a straight or one-piece body while ants have a narrow waist. The antennae of a termite are straight while the ant’s antennae are bent. If wings are present, the termite’s wings are equal in size, and ants may have different size wings. If you suspect the presence of termites in your home you will need to call a professional exterminator immediately. Ignoring a termite infestation can be economically significant. Metro Pest Control uses several proven termite removal techniques depending on your structure and the type of termite infestation. Call us right away for a free estimate.

5 Easy Tips to Prevent Mice Inside your Home

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Rodents are dangerous miscreants in any household. They pose a significant threat when it comes to our health and safety. Be it in the kitchen, attic, basement, or any room in our house, rodent sightings can incite surprise and fear in even the most composed homeowners. As they can enter and hide through the tiniest hole or opening, it’s really challenging to find their nesting place. Once inside, they have the capability to create havoc in every corner of the house.

They seek shelter indoors all year long but more so during winters. Rodents harbour disease and contaminate food, kitchen surfaces and equipment. They put your home at risk for electric fires, by nibbling on wires. Mice are known to transmit disease and cause immense property damage. The best way to deal with them is to prevent mice from coming inside your home.

1.Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens
Seal all the possible entry points as small as a dime with sustainable and robust closures. As they have very sharp teeth, they can chew away almost anything.

2. Screen vents and openings to chimneys
These are the easiest and most common entry point for any rodent. They find easy access inside the house through the chimney pipes and openings. It’s always beneficial to put screening material on the vent cover to stop their entry.

3. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
Two main things attract mice or rats inside the house, food and shelter. They need a place to survive the dampness and cold outside. So, its always suggested to keep the attics, basements and crawl spaces clean and airy.

4. Seal the holes and cracks on the outside of the home.
Seal the cracks and holes, outside the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. Try using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.

5. If you suspect a pest infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the problem.
Never underestimate the gravity of pest infestation. Rodents tend to reproduce fast, and even a day’s delay can cause damage, more than you might imagine. In such cases, contact a licensed pest control service to exterminate the rodents before they have a negative impact on your health and property.

Metro Pest Control is a trusted name in the prevention, elimination, and safe extermination of rats and mice.  Their professional exterminator staff is well versed with the most effective and modern techniques, to bring about efficient and lasting pest control. The initial and most crucial step in the  process is inspection. A thorough inspection of the property will determine the likely points of entry for mice and rats. 

Based on the area inspection, their experts determine the most effective treatment. They are very proficient with their work and consider even the smallest of details. Metro Pest Control guarantees to deliver long-lasting pest control solutions. Every service provider understands the importance of time, and thus, Metro Pest also promises to deliver in a timely manner. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Metro Pest Control lives true to its name, as it takes every measure to bring about effective and lasting pest control solutions throughout New York City, Brooklyn, Queens County, Nassau County and Westchester.

What are the best methods for cockroach control?

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

Prevention

Prevention is the best way to control a cockroach infestation. One needs to take proactive measures to prevent the pests from getting inside in the first place. As they can squeeze through the smallest of cracks, home, and building owners can start by carefully sealing doors, windows, pipes, and drains.

Limit the supply of Food and water

A cockroach can not survive inside a house without food and water. Cockroaches aren’t fussy eaters and can eat pretty much anything, therefore they are likely to survive comfortably. It is interesting to know that they won’t colonize or lay eggs without a sustainable habitat. Thus, giving all the more reason to keep things tidy at all times. Seal all human and pet food in airtight containers. Regular cleaning of floors and counters will limit the possibility of pest infestation.

Cleaning the trash

Any areas of standing water can attract roaches. All the water bowls or any other sources should be emptied every evening, along with the fixing of any dripping faucets. Trash cans should be taken out daily to avoid the attraction of cockroaches.

Sprays and traps

People often use insecticide sprays for treating them directly or by applying them into cracks and crevices, where the cockroaches are suspected of living. But in most cases, they are not very effective once they dry-up. Be aware that families with pets or small children must be particularly cautious that nothing intended to kill the bugs is accessible to little hands or paws.

Professional services

It is often tough to eradicate entire roach colonies with home remedies or through prevention. In such cases, a professional insect exterminator may be the best option. Specially trained exterminators identify where cockroaches may be colonized, and have high-powered ways of killing them off. An exterminator might also use a series of sophisticated traps to ensure that the job is done.

People who live in multiple dwellings where roaches are more common, often pay for regular extermination services or at least consult a professional for inspection on a monthly or semi-annual basis. People who live or work in old buildings do the same. Getting an outside expert to look out for signs that roaches are getting in is often a lot better than waiting until they’ve set up residence.

Metro Pest Control is the best cockroach removal service in NYC. They provide excellent pest control services to homes, apartments, and commercial property in NYC. Their team of exterminators uses a combination of sprays, dust, traps, and baits to attack the infestation. They employ safe and effective extermination techniques that bring about lasting pest control results.

Raccoon Removal

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Raccoons are once again in the news. The MTA recently reported an uptick in raccoon sightings on subway platforms and in subway tunnels. These incredibly adaptive critters have invaded the subway tunnels and may greet you in the evening or early morning on a subway platform. Our humane raccoon trappers have been busier than ever this year removing raccoons, squirrels, and opossums from residential and commercial properties all over new york city. If you hear noises in your walls or ceilings you may have an uninvited guest. Call Metro Pest Control and our humane wildlife removal team will quickly identify and remove the animal or animals from your property. If you think there is an animal in or on your property it is important to act quickly. Many animals carry disease and can be harmful to your family, pets, and property. In many cases, animals seeking shelter are looking for a remote nesting area. Of course, this only multiplies the problem.

Mouse In The House?

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It’s estimated that rodents invade about 21 million homes each winter in the US. That’s a lot of mice and rats. Mice are capable of squeezing into holes as small as a dime. It’s important for homeowners to seal up any holes or cracks around your foundation, doorways, and windows that may serve as a port of entry for rodents and other pests. Once rodents enter your home they are prolific breeders and create an unsanitary environment for your family. Therefore, it is critical that you address the rodent removal quickly. Your best option is always to call a licensed professional pest control company like Metro Pest Control. Our mouse and rat exterminator team evaluate your structure and level of infestation. We use this evaluation to determine the best rodent removal solution. In fact, we guarantee our results. Call us now for a free estimate.

Bedbugs In Bronx Apartment

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What’s Bugging You? Our bedbug removal team has never been busier and it is extremely gratifying to help our clients rid their homes, apartments, schools, and businesses of their bedbug infestation. The bedbug problem is so out of control that hardly a day goes by that we don’t see several horror stories of bedbug infestations in the news. This past Saturday Governor Cuomo ordered an inspection of a government-subsidized apartment building in the Bronx that is infested with bedbugs, mice, and roaches. There are several other stories of bedbug infestations in a local high school and community college. Make sure to inspect your clothes and other belongings when you travel. Bedbugs love to hitch a ride in your suitcase and clothes. Visually inspect your room as well as possible when traveling. If you think you have bedbugs in your home or apartment call the professional bedbug exterminators at Metro Pest Control. We will quickly and safely remove your bedbugs so you can get your life back.

Bedbug Exterminators In Queens County

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What’s Bugging You? Metro Pest Control wants to know.
Recently Bed Bugs were in the news again, literally. It seems that the offices of the New York Times were invaded by bedbugs. These tough and resilient insects seem to be everywhere. Every month we receive hundreds of calls from people seeking a bedbug exterminator in Queens County, New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Westchester. Successful bedbug removal is dependant on a very specific process implemented by a professional team of bedbug exterminators. For example, the bedbug preparation process is critical to a successful bedbug extermination. If you think you have bedbugs in your home or business you can count on our 40 plus years of bedbug removal experience. Call us right away for a free estimate.

Cricket Exterminators

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Did you know that many insects like crickets and grasshoppers contain about 5 times more antioxidants than orange juice? This has inspired many people to add insects to their diet. Cricket farms have begun to pop up all around the country. Cricket salad anyone? I don’t know about you but, YUK! As the weather begins to cool down here in the northeast crickets start to seek shelter in our homes or businesses. If crickets are bugging you and you do not want to eat them, give Metro Pest Control a call. Our team of seasoned exterminators will quickly resolve your cricket problem or any other insect infestation. Call us now for a free estimate at 718-803-0000.

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Bedbug Removal In New York City

What’s Bugging You? Metro Pest Control wants to know.
Recently Bed Bugs were in the news again, literally. It seems that the offices of the New York Times were invaded by bedbugs. These tough and resilient insects seem to be everywhere. Every month we receive hundreds of calls from people seeking a bedbug exterminator in Queens County, New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Westchester. Successful bedbug removal is dependant on a very specific process implemented by a professional team of bedbug exterminators. For example, the bedbug preparation process is critical to a successful bedbug extermination. If you think you have bedbugs in your home or business you can count on our 40 plus years of bedbug removal experience. Call us right away for a free estimate.

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