TERMITES

Why do I have them?

In soil, termites will forage for cellulose material found in plants. Typically you can unearth termites in the mulch surrounding your home or in a nearby wood pile. When soil conditions and temperatures are ,good for termite activity, colonies can develop near the foundation of your home. As termites forage for food in the soil, they often enter homes through small cracks (1/16 inch wide or less).

once inside they will continue for forage for food and inside the home, the food will typically be wood. This wood can be any structural timber around the foundation, behind walls, in ceilings and in many areas that may go unnoticed for months or years.

There are different types of termites In our area, the termite of concern is the North Eastern subterranean Termite. They live in large social colonies of 60,000 to 250,000 members and feed on the cellulose debris found in leaf litter, wood, and in dung.

While termites and not directly harmful to humans their ability to consume wood can cause massive amounts of damage to buildings and structures if left untreated.

Termites usually come out in early spring throughout the North East and at times can be seen as a swarm of what looks like flying ants. some clues that your home has a termite problem (aside from the spring swarming) will include, soft wood, and mud tubes around the exterior or interior of your house, most likely near the foundation. Also dark or blistered wood timbers or wood flooring may also be an indication of a termite problem.

BED BUGS

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Bed Bugs feed on human blood at night when you are sleeping. The key to solving a bed bug infestation is to conduct a deep thorough inspection utilizing magnification and thermal detection to find even the smallest or well hidden bugs and eggs.

with both chemical and green ·elimination procedures available. our goal is to select the best solution to fit our customers specific needs. we will determine the severity of the infestation and customize a treatment plan to completely remove the bed bug infestation.

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COCKROACHES

our approach is to first identify the type of Cockroaches you are dealing with.  Once the species has been identified, the next step is to eradicate the current populations using the most effective methods for immediate results.

Eliminating the Infestation

  • Remove adult population

  • Destroy Egg Capsules

  • Clear out nesting areas

Pro-Active Management Plan

  • Apply residual pesticides in cracks & crevices where roaches usually make their nests

  • Utilize monitoring stations in problem areas

  • Maintain protection of entire establishment

  • As an additional coverage technique, our Technicians keep Sanitary Observation Reports at every location.  These reports are for their use as well as for you and your staff.
  • Our tech will keep you aware of any deficiencies he observes while servicing your establishment in the Sanitary Report.  This report remains at your location and can be used as a direct method of communication with your tech as well.
  • If any member of your staff or management team observes any activity or evidence of, they are encouraged to record the sighting immediately in your Employee Sighting Log with date, time, & exact location.
  • This method of communication with your staff enables us to provide you with a much more personal & customized program.  Using our methods and working closely together, we can keep your restaurant pest free.
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RODENTS

Controlling rodent activity in your restaurant is critical to maintaining a clean and inspection proof environment.  One of the most critical areas of your Health Department Inspection is either finding actual rodent activity or evidence of such as in mice droppings.  Our unique method of treating these nocturnal creatures at night is imperative to our success in rid of your establishment and maintaining a rodent free environment.

Mice

When dealing with mice the first thing to know is that are nocturnal, which means that they are only active during the nighttime hours.  Mice will eat any food source.  From fresh flour that is not properly stored to food debris on the floor, even the grease build up on and around kitchen equipment. 

Mice will make their nests in wall voids and inaccessible areas to humans, within 20 feet from their food source.


To rid your restaurant of a mice infestation, we begin by:

Identify all entry points and perform any necessary  exclusion work that needs to be done.  We must prevent additional mice from entering the premises immediately. 

Begin an immediate elimination process to quickly remove the current adult population. Adults are usually removed in the first three days and complete nest removal is usually complete in five days.

Rats

The first thing to know about rats is that they are extremely intelligent and can adapt to survive in any environment.  They also follow a strict social structure with alpha rats dominating beta rats.  The most challenging part of removing rats is that they are neo-phobic, meaning that they have a natural fear of any change in their surroundings.


To rid your restaurant of a rat infestation, we begin by:

Identify all entry points and have our contractor perform any exclusion work that is necessary.  Like mice, rats can also squeeze themselves through the slightest crack or crevice, so the repair work must be thorough & done using the correct materials.

 

We begin a ten to fourteen day clean out.  The first five to seven days is designed to lure the rats into accepting the bait.  The next five to seven days are used to remove the entire population.

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Preventative Action and General Maintenance

  • Install interior and exterior bait stations to deter any future nesting and closely monitor any new activity.

  • Use the Employee Sighting Chart to maintain communication directly with your technician with regard to any activity between treatments.

  • Use flashlight inspections to observe all areas of your restaurant.  The most critical areas are behind and underneath all equipment, dark corners, storage areas, garbage areas inside and outside receptacles, the bar, host area, service stations, and any other areas in your facility that have provide harborage conditions and have been problematic in the past. 

  • Use a commercial quality shop vacuum with long enough hoses to extend into hard to reach areas.  Remember, the NYS Health Department Inspector can and will move around and push aside anything he can and inspect EVERYWHERE!

  • Limit the attraction of new pest invasions by keeping and maintaining a very clean and organized establishment.  Remember, the less there is to feed on, the fewer the places to hide in, the better your chances are of not having any infestations.

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