Magic Exterminating is a family owned business founded in 1960 offering Green Shield Certfied Services.
Magic is a Greenopia Designated Business, Member of the USGBC & the Queens Chamber of Commerce Go Green - Anyone can be Conventional
You can reach us at 212-431-5009 - 718-961-9000 - 516-767-1700

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Magic Goes Wireless & Paperless

Going wireless means Going Green. Magic will be expanding our use of hand held devices to our technicians and sales force. This technological leap forward will help our clientele and Magic Pest Management by reducing paperwork and allowing immediate access to the collected data.

Paper Saved: Appointment Lists, Contracts, Brochures, Preparation Sheets, Service Tickets, and Quality Control Reports will be immediately generated into an electronic document that can be emailed or sent via facsimile to the client.

Service Enhancements: The hand held logs time in and out with GPS verification. Technicians must complete the task list generated for each service location, service tickets will be not be hand written or illegible.

Time Saving: Sales people and technician no longer have to drive to the office to pick up/ drop off paperwork. Automated filing and no more scanning . No more data entry of contracts and service tickets.

Bottom Line better Customer Service.

Magic offers Green Shield Certified Pest Control Services which guidelines are set by the IPM Institute of North America but Green Services is not enough at Magic we look to Green the way operate our business and deliver services.

Queens Green Business Summit

Magic is proud to participate in the 2nd Annual Queens Green Business Summit. Come by our booth or the Facility Manager Forum for information on what Green Pest Control means and how it benefits your business, clients and the environment.

The Queens Green Business Summit will both challenge and identify ways to innovate in a green economy. Attendees will include those seeking to do business in Queens while embracing an emerging green economy.

The summit will consist of exhibitors, speakers, and informative panel discussions. Exhibitors and sponsors will gain exceptional exposure in the press and community and an unprecedented networking opportunity.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Entomological Society of America's 57th Annual Meeting

Magic was represented by our Board Certified Entomologist Ralph H. Maestre at the 2009 ESA Annual Meeting. You can see a video of Marlin Rice, President of the ESA, speaking about the event here Marlin Rice Talks about the ESA 2009 Annual Meeting.

I asked Mr. Maestre a few questions upon his return:

Question: Why is it important to attend events like the ESA Annual Meeting.

Mr. Maestre: "This meeting is attended by entomologist, educators, students, government officials and employees from around the country do discuss the most current concerns dealing with insects and anthropoids. Researchers from the leading laboratories and universities present the latest finding relating to crop protection, pest control, invasive species (see image of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug from China) and environmental issues."

Question: What did you find most interesting?

Mr. Maestre: "The next generation of pest control products that will be introduced over the next five (5) years which are being developed to target specific organisms like Bed Bugs, Termites, Ants, and Flies."

You can read Mr. Meastre blog at

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Angie's List Users Award Magic 2009 Super Service Award

Angie's list Super Service Award is presented to a company that maintains an "A" rating in all categories for an entire year. The award is very prestigious and out of the 100+ pest control companies in the New York area Magic was one of only two (2) that received the award.

Thank You Angie's List Users. Your reviews confirm Magic is the Best.

Magic wants to congratulate our employees. Our success is a direct result of our employees applying the core value expressed in our mission statement "Total Customer Satisfaction is our Goal."

Magic services Manhattan (NYC), Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Long Island. Magic is a full service Pest Control Company servicing Residential, Commercial, Restaurants, Hotels, Schools, Hospitals, Construction and Industrial clients for Bed Bugs, Termites, Rats, Mice, Roaches and a myriad of other pests.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Bedbugs Equal Big Business

Ralph H. Maestre BCE interviewed by Connor Boals of Columbia University on Vimeo.

Read the full article her CLICK

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bed Bugs vs. Rodents a Day with Dr. Bobby Corrigan

I am a graduate of the New York City Rodent Control Academy so spending a day with Dr. Bobby Corrigan being educated on the latest information on rodent control was like receiving a piano lesson from a virtuous. Bobby covered numerous topics quoting scientific studies with a passion that kept me at the edge of my seat. The seminar, part of Magic's employee educational program, was attended by members of the NYS DEC, the NYC DOH and the Nassau & Suffolk County DOH.

One of the most interesting topics Bobby spoke to was about the economics of our industry. Bobby used the example of Bed Bugs vs. Rodents. Consumers are willing to pay big money for the eradication of Bed Bugs which at this present time do not transfer diseases but have a societal stigmatism attached to them and minor psychological side effects.

Yet give a consumer the cost of eradicating a Rodent infestation and their immediate response is “That’s a lot of money”. What consumers do not realize is that a Rodent deficates between 60-100 times a day and each piece of fecal matter carries 5 million different viruses. Rodents also urinate, which cannot be seen, over 3,000 times a day and the urine carries a protein that is one of the main causes of asthma. Additional, Rodents also carry
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis which symptoms mimic a very extreme case of the flu.

To make matters worse
Rodent infestations usually require some form of Rodent Proofing to the structure. Rodents always invade a property in search of warmth and food. Structural repairs can become costly especially in multiple family dwellings.

The bottom line is that if consumers were properly informed of the health risks of Rodents they would understand that it is imperative to eradicate them from our homes, offices and our schools and the cost would be justified.

Magic believes in educating our clientele on all the issues surrounding there
Pest Control needs allowing them to make educated decisions.

Bobby's credentials and history can be found at numerous places on the internet. Check:
Pest Management Professional article on Bobby
Pest Control Technology video footage of Rats filmed by Bobby