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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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How Are Termites Able to Eat Wood?

Posted on March 12th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

We all know how terrible termite infestations can be. They cause nothing but damage and could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Not too mention how difficult they can be to remove from your home or business without the help of a local pest control company. But there’s one thing a lot of people […]

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Popular Infestations Your Apartment Can Be at Risk For

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

A large portion of the population aren’t homeowners. Many people live in apartments and condos where they have their own living space, but share other areas like parking lots, stairwells, hallways, recreation rooms, etc. Unfortunately, when one person becomes exposed to certain pest infestations — everyone else within the same building are also prone to […]

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How to Prevent Fruit Tree Pest Problems

Posted on March 8th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Even though spring is on its way, anything can happen between now and when plants actually begin growing again. Think about all of the times it snowed in the month of March — and sometimes even early April! While it’s still chilly out, make sure you’re prepping your garden, especially the fruit trees. Applying Dormant […]

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Can Bed Bugs Affect My Asthma?

Posted on March 7th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Nobody likes bed bugs — and most people are afraid of them (as they should be). According to the latest research, these bugs can cause asthma attacks, allergic reactions, and anaphylaxis. When bitten, a majority of people with bites will get red marks on their bodies. These bites usually itch and are extremely annoying. The […]

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Library Books Can Cause Bed Bug Infestations

Posted on March 6th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

When you bring home a book from the library, the last thing you expect is to bring bed bugs back to your house with you. The truth is, library books get checked out repeatedly, and the books visit many homes — some of which could be infested with bedbugs. How Bed Bugs Get Into Books […]

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Why is the Need for Pest Control Growing Year After Year?

Posted on March 5th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

With the advancement in technology, you’d think there’d be a low chance of your home or business ever becoming infested with pests. This isn’t the case, as there are other factors to consider. Even though there are advances in the world of pest control, life always finds a way to surprise you! Urban Populations Are […]

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Why You Need to Prune Your Trees Now!

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

While it makes sense to prune your trees for aesthetic purposes, there are more functional explanations for maintaining your green friends. Now that spring is literally right here, it makes sense to grab your tools and perform some pruning before the trees start to grow again. The Removal of Pests If a tree has become […]

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Does a Really Cold Winter Mean Less Bugs This Summer?

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Raise your hand if you think we had an extremely cold winter. 1. We did, so you’re right! 2. Did you really raise your hand as you sit in front of a computer screen/mobile device? Since we had such a cold winter, you’re probably thinking that a majority of the hibernating bugs died. Well, not […]

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Will Cleaning My Home Stop Pests?

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by lisaeverbrand

Are you sick and tired of finding bugs and other pests inside of your home? Well, it’s time to stand up, put your foot down, and scream “I’ve had enough!” Once you’re done having your dramatic movie moment, take a half hour of your time and focus on cleaning your home. Because showing it some […]

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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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