wasp outside on green plant

The Not-Fun Facts about Wasps in Long Island

This summer has been especially full of our unwanted stinging friends. It’s important to know that wasps are predominantly social, meaning they live in large nests so it’s usually a big problem to deal with.

Mold removal contractor

Guidelines for Hiring a Mold Remediation Contractor

Hurricane Sandy left many Long Islanders with water damage and flooding. To prevent mold, everything should be dried within 48 hours.  Fast restoration and remediation is often impossible due to the massive damage.

mold on walls

Do You Have an Allergy to Mold? Learn the Symptoms!

If you have mold in your basement or any mold in your home, you may have a mold allergy. After Hurricane Sandy, many people developed a cough while cleaning up their homes. Mold allergies can cause coughing, itchy eyes and other crappy symptoms.   Mold allergies can be related to asthma and other breathing problems.

Cockroach on floor

Cockroach or Waterbug? What’s the Difference?

If you’re from Manhattan or one of the other boroughs, you may call this bug “a water bug”.  Water Bugs sound like friendly bugs but are actually cockroaches!  Or roaches for short. Just changing the name doesn’t make the nasty stuff go away!

Ants crawling

Ant Trouble? Do Home Remedies for Ants Work?

Ants invade even the cleanest kitchens and bathrooms. One of the nastiest shocks is turn on the lights and see ants everywhere!  Once these small pests find their way into your home, it is difficult for homeowners to get rid of them. Homeowners have been known to try just about anything to get rid of ants.

Hand holding magnifying glass to bed looking for bed bugs

Bed Bug Infestations Are Big a Problem

Bed bugs are still being found in people’s home, apartments and condos. A recent survey was conducted by the National Pest Management Association. They asked pest control professionals to report the number and location of bed bug infestations.

Swarming termites on wood

Swarmer Termites Hit Smithtown, New York

Smithtown – March 19, 2012 – Termites damage more homes than fires, earthquakes and storms combined. They attack in every state but Alaska, infesting five million homes every year. Yet termite damage is rarely covered by homeowners’ insurance.