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  Bed Bugs   Bed bugs get their name from their habit of feeding on human hosts. They are great hitchhikers, which easily transport and end up in most furniture. For this reason, it is crucial that you learn how to identify bed bugs.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs get their name from their habit of feeding on human hosts. They are great hitchhikers, which easily transport and end up in most furniture. For this reason, it is crucial that you learn how to identify bed bugs.

  Blacklegged Tick   Blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, take 2 full years to complete their life cycle. They rely greatly on their host, typically white-tailed deer. They also carry lyme disease.

Blacklegged Tick

Blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, take 2 full years to complete their life cycle. They rely greatly on their host, typically white-tailed deer. They also carry lyme disease.

  Carpenter Bee   Carpenter bees do not eat wood but cause damage to structures by drilling circular holes to create tunnels in the wood. They’re typically found in the frames and sides of buildings.

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter bees do not eat wood but cause damage to structures by drilling circular holes to create tunnels in the wood. They’re typically found in the frames and sides of buildings.

  Deer Mouse   Deer mice often nest in sheltered outdoor areas such as old fence posts, hollow tree logs or piles of debris. During the winter months, deer mice may invade homes, garages, sheds or rarely used vehicles to seek shelter.

Deer Mouse

Deer mice often nest in sheltered outdoor areas such as old fence posts, hollow tree logs or piles of debris. During the winter months, deer mice may invade homes, garages, sheds or rarely used vehicles to seek shelter.

  Fleas   Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. Cat fleas are the most common, but dog fleas, human fleas and rat fleas are also different varieties. They use their powerful legs to jump onto a passing host. These need to be controlled to prevent an infestation.

Fleas

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. Cat fleas are the most common, but dog fleas, human fleas and rat fleas are also different varieties. They use their powerful legs to jump onto a passing host. These need to be controlled to prevent an infestation.

  Geese Removal   Long Island Exterminating Co. practices human animal control and removal from property.

Geese Removal

Long Island Exterminating Co. practices human animal control and removal from property.

  House Fly   House flies are not only nuisance pests while buzzing around homes, but they are potential disease carriers.

House Fly

House flies are not only nuisance pests while buzzing around homes, but they are potential disease carriers.

  Mealworms   These pests are common and unless you catch them in time you’ll be dealing with a beetle infestation!

Mealworms

These pests are common and unless you catch them in time you’ll be dealing with a beetle infestation!

  American Cockroach   The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting roaches and a major pest problem in the Long Island and NYC. They rapidly multiply making them hard to control.

American Cockroach

The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting roaches and a major pest problem in the Long Island and NYC. They rapidly multiply making them hard to control.

  Brand Banded Cockroaches   Brown-banded cockroaches often hide their egg cases in or under furniture, and are typically prone to be in higher places than other roaches such as cabinets. They also expand rapidly.

Brand Banded Cockroaches

Brown-banded cockroaches often hide their egg cases in or under furniture, and are typically prone to be in higher places than other roaches such as cabinets. They also expand rapidly.

  Casemaking Clothes Moth   They attack a wide variety of natural materials and even some synthetic ones, often using paper, starch, cotton or silk to build cocoons. It is a pest of woolens, rugs, feather, felts, skins, spices, drugs, furs, taxidermy mounts and stored tobacco.

Casemaking Clothes Moth

They attack a wide variety of natural materials and even some synthetic ones, often using paper, starch, cotton or silk to build cocoons. It is a pest of woolens, rugs, feather, felts, skins, spices, drugs, furs, taxidermy mounts and stored tobacco.

  Drain Or Moth Fly   Moth flies do not bite people or animals, and they cause no damage to structures or plants. However, because these flies develop in the decaying organic matter found in sink and sewer drains or even wet manure and raw sewage, they have the potential to carry pathogens acquired at these development sites to areas where sterility is important, such as health care facilities and food preparation areas.

Drain Or Moth Fly

Moth flies do not bite people or animals, and they cause no damage to structures or plants. However, because these flies develop in the decaying organic matter found in sink and sewer drains or even wet manure and raw sewage, they have the potential to carry pathogens acquired at these development sites to areas where sterility is important, such as health care facilities and food preparation areas.

  Fruit Flies   We’ve all had fruit flies. Whether we’ve left out a rotting banana or our garbage too long, they’re bound to appear. Unfortunately they’re hard to get rid of. Let us help.

Fruit Flies

We’ve all had fruit flies. Whether we’ve left out a rotting banana or our garbage too long, they’re bound to appear. Unfortunately they’re hard to get rid of. Let us help.

  House Mice   During the cold winters months, you might experience a mice infestation. House mice breed rapidly and can adapt quickly to changing conditions. A female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks!

House Mice

During the cold winters months, you might experience a mice infestation. House mice breed rapidly and can adapt quickly to changing conditions. A female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks!

  Lyctid Powderpost Beetle   Some researchers believe that powderpost beetles are second only to termites in the United States in their destructiveness to wood and wood products.

Lyctid Powderpost Beetle

Some researchers believe that powderpost beetles are second only to termites in the United States in their destructiveness to wood and wood products.

  Odorous House Ant   The odorous house ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smell it gives off when crushed.

Odorous House Ant

The odorous house ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smell it gives off when crushed.

  Angoumois Grain Moth   Home infestations are rare, but the sudden appearance of Angoumois grain moths in a kitchen usually means these insects were inside grain prior to storage. Let Long Island Exterminating Co. help identify the source of the problem!

Angoumois Grain Moth

Home infestations are rare, but the sudden appearance of Angoumois grain moths in a kitchen usually means these insects were inside grain prior to storage. Let Long Island Exterminating Co. help identify the source of the problem!

  German Cockroaches   These are most common among the roach species and are typically found close to food and moisture sources. They can multiply at a rate of 6 generations per year making them a very unwanted house guest.

German Cockroaches

These are most common among the roach species and are typically found close to food and moisture sources. They can multiply at a rate of 6 generations per year making them a very unwanted house guest.

  Centipedes   Centipedes are rarely seen by humans due to their nocturnal activity and fast movements.

Centipedes

Centipedes are rarely seen by humans due to their nocturnal activity and fast movements.

  Earwigs   In order to prevent any structural entry by earwigs, cracks and crevices should be well sealed with a silicone-based caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.

Earwigs

In order to prevent any structural entry by earwigs, cracks and crevices should be well sealed with a silicone-based caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.

  Fungus Gnats   Damp houseplant soil is a fungus gnat larvae's ideal habitat, though bright lights and warmth also attract them. Infestations are common in potted plants.

Fungus Gnats

Damp houseplant soil is a fungus gnat larvae's ideal habitat, though bright lights and warmth also attract them. Infestations are common in potted plants.

  Honey Bee   Honey bee management should be addressed by a professional. Treatment or removal of a honeybee nest and the honey product can be very messy. Because honeybee colonies are so large, only a honey bee pest control professional or experienced beekeeper can safely remove a honeybee nest.

Honey Bee

Honey bee management should be addressed by a professional. Treatment or removal of a honeybee nest and the honey product can be very messy. Because honeybee colonies are so large, only a honey bee pest control professional or experienced beekeeper can safely remove a honeybee nest.

  Indian Meal Moth   These are typically found in the pantry of your home. Indian meal moths infest foods and can contaminate food products.

Indian Meal Moth

These are typically found in the pantry of your home. Indian meal moths infest foods and can contaminate food products.

  Millipedes   These pests are pretty harmless. The most effective way to prevent and get rid of millipede infestations is to reduce areas of moisture in and around your home. Consider running a dehumidifier if you have a damp basement. Keep lawns mowed so that grass does not retain moisture, and water lawns in the early morning to allow grass to dry during the day.

Millipedes

These pests are pretty harmless. The most effective way to prevent and get rid of millipede infestations is to reduce areas of moisture in and around your home. Consider running a dehumidifier if you have a damp basement. Keep lawns mowed so that grass does not retain moisture, and water lawns in the early morning to allow grass to dry during the day.

  Bird Mites   They live on the skin of a wide variety of birds, especially chickens. These little pests become structural when they migrate from bird nests into buildings and attack humans.

Bird Mites

They live on the skin of a wide variety of birds, especially chickens. These little pests become structural when they migrate from bird nests into buildings and attack humans.

  Carpenter Ants   Carpenter Ants get their name from their nest building, typically in wood. They can be found in walls, and woodpiles. Since they nest in the winter, they are most common from May to August.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants get their name from their nest building, typically in wood. They can be found in walls, and woodpiles. Since they nest in the winter, they are most common from May to August.

  Cicada   Cicada’s are known for their singing, which most of you hear coming from the bushes at night. They can do serious damage to a the young trees and shrubs in your yard. In addition, their high pitched, shrill noise is very irritating.

Cicada

Cicada’s are known for their singing, which most of you hear coming from the bushes at night. They can do serious damage to a the young trees and shrubs in your yard. In addition, their high pitched, shrill noise is very irritating.

  Field Crickets   They are known for their loud chirping which is caused when males rub their front wings together to attract females. You’ll typically find these in your house if you’re surrounded by woods.

Field Crickets

They are known for their loud chirping which is caused when males rub their front wings together to attract females. You’ll typically find these in your house if you’re surrounded by woods.


  Furniture Carpet Beetle   These guys tend to live in carpets and shams of houses. Due to their unique color, they blend in very well.

Furniture Carpet Beetle

These guys tend to live in carpets and shams of houses. Due to their unique color, they blend in very well.

  House Cricket   These are very similar to field crickets but they find a permanent habitat in your house. Removal is recommend to be done by a professional.

House Cricket

These are very similar to field crickets but they find a permanent habitat in your house. Removal is recommend to be done by a professional.

  Little Black Ant   After pest control services, homeowners should seal cracks and crevices in exterior walls with a silicone-based caulk, ensure firewood is stored at least 20 feet away from the home, and keep shrubbery well trimmed. Location of the nest is also important. While it can be difficult to see these ants due to their small size, their nests can be found by following the trial of workers back to the colony.

Little Black Ant

After pest control services, homeowners should seal cracks and crevices in exterior walls with a silicone-based caulk, ensure firewood is stored at least 20 feet away from the home, and keep shrubbery well trimmed. Location of the nest is also important. While it can be difficult to see these ants due to their small size, their nests can be found by following the trial of workers back to the colony.

  Termites   They are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage - costs that aren't covered by homeowners' insurance policies.

Termites

They are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage - costs that aren't covered by homeowners' insurance policies.

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