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Stinging Insects You Should Worry About This Summer

Posted on June 21st, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Do you remember the last time you were stung by an insect? We’re sure you do… because we bet it was painful! In order to avoid being stung this summer, you’ll need to know what your threats are and how aggressive they can be. 1) Yellowjackets Contrary to popular belief, yellowjackets aren’t as vicious as […]

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How Overgrown Vegetation Can Lead to a Pest Infestation

Posted on June 13th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Are you the type of person that dreads mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, and trimming down plants on your property? (We don’t blame you… it’s a lot of work!) But as much work as maintaining your property can be, it can help keep pests away from your home AND out of your home. Overgrown Vegetation […]

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How to Protect Your Children From Pests

Posted on June 7th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

When you become a parent, you start to realize all of the dangers there are in the world. One danger you can prevent is having pests in or around your home. To protect your children from pests (and the bites, stings, or diseases they carry), make sure you know what to look for and what […]

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How to Prevent Restaurant Pests During Warm Weather

Posted on May 29th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Going out to eat during the spring and summer is always a fun experience — especially when restaurants have an outdoor patio you can sit on. For those in the restaurant business, you know how hectic this time of year can get. The last thing you need to worry about is having an infestation of […]

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What Happens if a Tick’s Head Breaks Off During Removal?

Posted on May 24th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Okay, so you just got bit by a tick. (You’re mildly freaking out.) You go and grab the tweezers to pull it out of your skin — but the tick rips and now half of it is still lodged in your skin. (You’re officially freaking out.) Don’t panic. Take a few breaths. And read on […]

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Can Termites Affect My Patio Furniture?

Posted on May 16th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Can you name a better thing to do on a warm and sunny day than sitting on the patio, relaxing without a care in the world? Simple experiences like this are truly magical — but they can be ruined just like that if you find out that there are termites infesting your patio. If your […]

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How to Prevent Wasps From Building Nests (Before Summer Starts)

Posted on May 14th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Do you know what can ruin a really nice spring day? Spending it in the company of a wasp. Between the paranoia of thinking you’re going to be stung AND the real possibility of you actually being stung, being in the presence of a wasp is genuinely uncomfortable. What’s even worse is finding a wasp […]

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Why Do Some Ants Have Wings (and Others Don’t)?

Posted on May 7th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Have you ever seen a fly floating around you, and when it landed you realized it wasn’t actually a fly? That’s because flies aren’t the only insects in your neighborhood that can take flight! Ants also have the ability to develop wings (along with termites). The ants that do end up with wings have a […]

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Can I Get Lyme Disease From a Tick Bite?

Posted on May 4th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word “tick?” *cringe* You’re probably thinking about being bitten and now worrying that you have Lyme disease. But is getting Lyme disease something that can easily happen from any tick bite? The Answer Is… Yes. A person who has been bitten by a tick […]

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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.


CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.


GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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