We provide the Long Island area with top-notch pest control.
Long Island is densely populated with about 7.6 million people. Its top publicly traded companies collectively make about $36 billion a year. That combined with the population and thousands of small businesses that thrive in this area of New York can bring with it some challenges when it comes to pest control. Cockroaches, rats, mice, several kinds of birds, and bed bugs in particular can be an issue in this area. As the beauty of Long Island changes with the seasons, so do the pests that are more prominent. You need a pest exterminator that is local to you, so they know the pests in the area and how to deal with them.
Historic buildings bring unique pest issues with them. From older buildings having more cracks and crevices for rodents and insects to slip through to tourists going in and out with possible hitchhiking bed bugs, these buildings need to be given extra special care. In addition, the tourists need somewhere to eat. So, the many restaurants on the island can be an attractive spot for cockroaches and flies. We can even help office buildings in Long Island earn credits toward LEED® certification!
Whether you’re in Nassau or Suffolk County, no matter the pests you’re dealing with, Western is the pest control company near you and we can help.
Q: What are the most common pest issues that home and business owners face in the Long Island area?
A: The Long Island area is home to hundreds of different insects and rodents. We find that most common pests encountered in the Long Island area are termites, crickets, cockroaches, bed bugs, and rodents (in particular mice). Mosquitoes and ticks are prevalent as well particularly in the spring and summer.
Q: How do the seasons affect pest activity around Long Island?
A: As the weather warms up, various pests will appear. Most common pest pressure in the warmer months includes termites, ants, ticks, and mosquitoes. Be aware of stinging insects as well, as bees and wasps tend to wake up around that time.
As the weather turns cold, pests seek shelter. Common pests seen during the fall and winter include rodents and roaches. Rats and mice are always looking for a comfortable place to nest. Same goes for cockroach activity – you will typically see increased cockroach activity as the colder months approach, as they seek shelter, warmth, water, and food.
Q: What are some common signs of pest activity around homes and commercial properties?
A: Common signs of pest activity would include actual pest sightings, rodent burrows, droppings, rub marks, signs of gnawing, and/or finding nest material (paper, leaves, grass, twigs, etc.).
Q: When should property owners in Long Island call Western Pest Services?
A: Do not wait until the pests are inside. It's best to be proactive when dealing with pests. A proactive approach to pest management will protect you from the risk of an infestation, the health risks associated with most pest infestations, as well as reduce the risk of the increased cost of removing a larger infestation.
Q: Anything else to add?
A: A relatively new species to the area, the spotted lanternfly is also a problem around here. They will fly right into your head and can wreak havoc on local trees and plants. We can deal with them at every stage of life so don't wait with this one.