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New York City's dense population causes serious pest control challenges. With over 36,000 people per square mile, the borough’s population of more than 2.5 million shares their homes with pests such as bed bugs, cockroaches, rats, and pigeons. There is an increased base temperature within the city due to the massive amounts of human activity that promotes an environment in which pests thrive year round.
On top of that, bed bugs can cause serious problems, and are classified as hazardous housing violations by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Landlords in New York City are legally obligated to eradicate infestations within 30 days in order to provide tenants with bed bug-free living spaces.
Older buildings in NYC are also subject to rat and cockroach infestations that can become difficult to stop and may affect multiple homes or even entire blocks. Local pigeon populations are often at unsustainably high levels due to readily available food sources, such as garbage and bird feeders. Pigeon droppings create unsightly blemishes on buildings and public spaces, and the birds often transmit diseases and parasites. No matter which pest you're having issues with, we're here to help.
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Q: What are the most common pest issues that business owners face in the area?
A: Unfortunately, there is no shortage of pests in New York City. The most common pests encountered in the New York metropolitan area are roaches, mice, and rats.
Q: How do the seasons affect pest activity around New York City?
A: Typically, cockroaches are much more active in the summer months. Cockroaches have a tendency to move more in the humid seasons. Rodents are more likely to seek shelter and the warmth of the indoors in cold, wet, and/or snowy conditions.
Q: What are some common signs of pest activity around commercial properties?
A: Some signs are more obvious than others as it pertains to pest activity. Other than actual pest sightings, pest droppings are the most typical sign of activity. Another indication of pests could be evidence of nesting materials such as shredded paper, insulation, and/or leaves. Grease marks as well as plant damage can also indicate a pest infestation.
Q: When should property owners call Western Pest Services?
A: I would advise all business owners to engage Western Pest Services prior to the detection of pest activity. Waiting until an infestation exists can prove to be detrimental to a business. Best to take a proactive approach to pest management. Unfortunately in New York City, it is not a question of if but when a pest invasion occurs, and it's best to have a program in place that will monitor and protect your business from the embarrassment and cost of eliminating a pest infestation.