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18 March

Weird but True Pest Problems

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On Long Island, Suburban Exterminating technicians have made millions of pest control visits to homes.  People rely on us to get rid of their pest control problems. Our technicians are polite, knowledgeable, and understanding. Our technicians are trained to know the hazards of pesticides. They are also trained to know how certain pests (and their droppings) can affect people’s health.

Many times, when Suburban Exterminating receives a phone call, the homeowner is desperate to get rid of their pest problem. Our technicians must thoroughly inspect a property to correctly identify the insect or wildlife problem.   Often times, our inspection will reveal a pest that the homeowner is not even aware of.

Don’t Blame the Dog for This Pest Problem

In Jericho, a homeowner had fleas in her family room. She had spent hours vacuuming and cleaning. Her dog was not the culprit. What was happening? Our technician spotted raccoon footprints on her roof.  A raccoon with fleas was living in her fireplace. A chimney cap was installed and her flea problem solved. Suburban Exterminating has another Happy Customer!

Who Ate the Potato Chips? Hint: It wasn't me!

Upon return from their vacation, a Dix Hills customer noticed that something had eaten an extra large bag of potato chips in their pantry. After a careful inspection, our inspector noticed a rat had burrowed a hole in families’ couch and was storing the potato chips there for a future meal. The family was very concerned because they used this couch on a regular basis.

No Pest to be Found

Many times, customers are adamant that there are pests in their homes, but it is not always the case. One customer repeatedly heard noises in the wall. Despite Suburban’s best efforts, no rodents were found. When she opened the wall, she discovered a loose water pipe making the noise.

A Plainview woman thought she had rodents, but it turned out to be an albino ferret in her walls. The ferret was kept as pet.

Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Exterminator

The strangest stories, ultimately, do not involve pest control at all. One technician accidentally walked in on a customer skinny dipping in her pool. She screamed a lot and was, understandably, embarrassed.

Another technician was tackled by six police officers at a Farmingville diner. He was there performing nighttime pest control service.

Suburban Exterminating professionals understand pest control is one way of helping fellow Long Islanders. If you need help with your pest control problem, contact us at 631-864-6900 or 516-864-6900.


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