Norway Rat

Rats on Long Island

Rats can swim up to a ½ mile or more. You might spot them in any of our waterways. They are good swimmers, acrobats, climbers and have really strong jaws. 

Mouse eating cheese

7 Facts About the Long Island House Mouse

If you’ve found mice in your house, you’re not alone! Experts estimate that over 21 million homes are invaded by mice each year! The House Mouse is the most common mouse found on Long Island. We also see the smaller deer mice or white-footed mice in homes. 

Sac Spider

Common Spiders Found on Long Island

Spider webs and spiders seem to surround us at Halloween!  You have spider decorations and real live spiders that you suddenly notice around your home. All spiders produce silk which they may use to catch prey, cover their eggs or travel. With over 3,000 species of spiders in North America alone, you are bound to run into one or two.

cricket infestation

How to Get Rid of Crickets in the Basement

Which do you prefer? The sound of a leaf blower or a chorus of crickets?  It’s almost fall on Long Island and we’re beginning to hear both!

An East Quogue homeowner asks “I have crickets & spiders which I’m looking to get rid of in my basement & some upstairs. I do have 2 indoor cats, so I would have to use something not harmful to them. Please call. Thanks”