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Posted on September 4th, 2015 by Knockout Pest Control

For 40 years families in the New York Metro area have been relying on Knockout Pest Control to keep their home free from pests. The same level of expertise and professionalism is used at your place of work. Our technicians have over 100 hours of training. They know how to quickly identify a problem and solve it.

Some of the over 70 species of pests Knockout removes that are common problems both in homes and in commercial buildings include:


Termites are the wood destroying insects that nest underground and seek sources of wood for food. When that wood is the structural framework of your building, you have an expensive—even dangerous—problem. How to tell if you have a termite problem? You may notice a swarm of flying termites looking for a place to nest in the spring. You may see mud-colored, blistering wood. Or, you may not see anything at all. It often takes a professional to detect a termite infestation.

  1. Eliminate termite food by getting rid of wood. Keep mulch and wood ground cover away from your foundation. Rubber mulch is a better choice.
  2. Eliminate moisture. Leaking pipes and standing water around your foundation is a termite attractor.
  3. Inspect, inspect, inspect! Termites need warmth, which is why your building is more attractive than a dead tree.

Yellow Jackets/Bees/Wasps

Throughout summer as employees take lunch breaks outdoor, yellow jackets may have taken up residence in areas where they know food will be plentiful. They are drawn to both cooked and raw meat and anything sweet. Among the most aggressive of wasp species, they will not hesitate to attack alone or in swarms. Yellow jackets often nest in the ground or in dead tree trunks as well as behind siding or window trim. The treatment of a nest is often done at dusk or after dark, when the wasps are settled in for the night.
Bed Bugs: Bed bug infestations are up over 125% in the last five years and the populations spike during the warm months. This is bad news not only for the hospitality industry, but increasingly so for condominiums, nursing homes, and college dorms. Did you know that a trained bed bug dog can find bed bugs from several feet away – even behind walls? This method is ideal for finding infestations that are just getting started and for repeat routine inspections to ensure they don’t come back.


A rodent infestation is one of the most serious pest problems a commercial property manager could have. In addition to spreading bacteria, viruses, parasites and fleas or ticks, they can cause thousands of dollars in property damage. Rats have been known to gnaw through PVC plumbing pipes, destroy structural support beams and to chew through wiring— all of which can cause water damage, building settling or even start a fire.
It is important take a comprehensive approach involving traps, baits and chemical treatments since rats are wily and adaptable and a single method is unlikely to eliminate the problem. It is also essential to figure out how rats are getting into the building and close off those avenues.

Green Solutions

The big red boxing glove can pack a big green wallop! Ask about environmentally-safe treatments. Knockout Pest Control has met the comprehensive and stringent environmental standards required to qualify for the Quality Pro Green certification.
As with any pests, early detection is important. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an inspection today.

Knockout serves all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties.

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Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations


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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