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Which Scents and Smells Do Bugs LOVE?

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Warm weather is becoming more of a regular thing here in the New York area, and we’re loving it! However, with all good comes some bad — we’re talking about spring and summertime pests. Many of the most annoying warm weather pests have a knack for swarming a person if they’re covered in a particular […]

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Does Reducing Clutter Lower Your Chances for a Pest Infestation?

Posted on April 19th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Take a look at your home. Is it filled with stacks of magazines, mail, and paper? Boxes of junk scattered throughout the floor? Rooms filled with items you haven’t used in years? If so, your chances of harboring a pest infestation greatly increase. However, if you take the time to reduce clutter in your home, […]

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The Facts About Fireflies (and What Makes Them Light Up!)

Posted on April 16th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

When you see a group of fireflies lighting up as the sun sets, it truly is a remarkable sight to see. Even though this insect is a staple in cartoons and movies, how much do you really know about them? Chances are not much, and we’ll bet that you’re dying to know how they’re able […]

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Don’t Just Kill Termites, Eliminate the Colony

Posted on April 16th, 2018 by Knockout Pest Control

Termites are one of the most destructive forces in the New York metro area. A home or building that is not protected is just waiting for an invasion. “At one time or another, almost every building in the area gets termites — it’s a matter of when,” said Arthur Katz, President of Knockout Pest Control. […]

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Why Do Butterflies Have Colored Wings?

Posted on April 12th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures on this planet. Many different species have colors you don’t normally see in nature. But have you ever wondered why so many different butterflies have such exotic colors and patterns? What Do the Colors and Patterns Do? Many things in nature exist for a reason rather than […]

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Spring Pests That Are Making Their Anticipated Return

Posted on April 9th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

No more running to and from your car. No more heavy jackets. And no more snow! The warm weather is finally making its way toward New York and we couldn’t be more excited! Do you know what else is making its way back into our lives? Warm weather pests. They’re coming out of hiding and […]

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What Are Clover Mites?

Posted on April 5th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Have you ever heard of clover mites? No, not the huge monster from the successful movie… We’re talking about the small pest that can invade your home during the springtime! If you haven’t, then you should — and we’re here to tell you about them. Quick Facts About Clover Mites Dark reddish-brown color Smaller than […]

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How to Manage the NYC Rats in Your Home

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Rats and NYC go together like popcorn and the movies, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs… you get what we mean! They’re a world famous pairing (even though we wish they weren’t). For those living in New York City and the surrounding metro area, rats are a real issue that you must worry about. […]

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Indoor Allergens Could Be Linked to a Pest Infestation

Posted on March 30th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

With springtime allergies in full swing, you and some of your family members are probably sneezing up a storm. (Bless you if you happen to sneeze while you’re reading this blog.) Pollen is your worst enemy this time of the year, but there could be another reason for your runny nose and watery eyes — […]

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These Ants Will Rescue Their Wounded Nest Mates!

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

What we’re about to explain to you is like a war movie — but with ants! There are over 12,000 species of ants scattered all throughout the world, but there’s one species that looks out for one another on the battlefield — Megaponera analis. After hearing this crazy explanation, you’ll think of ants in a […]

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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.


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