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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Center for Biological Diversity files Endangered Species Lawsuit

At Magic Exterminating we take the Environment seriously.

Our services are performed using Integrated Pest Management Protocols (IPM) and we offer Green Shield Certified Services.

IPM is a necessity to eradicate pest problems and deter the excessive use of pest control products. Our staff is trained to spot sanitation and structural conditions that are allowing pests to thrive.

Along with the correction of the conducive conditions, and a responsible treatment plan, infestations are brought under control quickly.

Additionally, Magic has sought Green Shield Certification by the IPM Institute of North America (IPMINA). The IPMINA is not associated with the Pest Control Industry and audits our protocols. Green Shield Certified Services prohibit the use of any products banned by the States of New York & California, and New York City's Local Law 37.

Magic's Entomologists have developed a Heat Chamber which kills Bed Bugs without the use of chemicals and an Economical Bed Bug Monitoring System.

I remember visiting the Oceanside Marine Study Area on a school trip. I was amazed at the flock of Roseate Terns sweeping back and forth along the shoreline.

I discovering that a bat inhabited the garden courtyard area of an apartment I lived in. At dusk I would hear his tweeting and step outside and catch him darting just over the shrubs and trees feasting on insects.

I have a friend that is a clam digger and another that is a fishing boat captain and my mother lovers butterflies so I planted a butterfly garden in my backyard.

Everyone at Magic has experiences like this and we are all concerned about our environment and understand our responsibilities.

All of us at Magic want future generations to have the same opportunities to experiences the beauty of nature as we have.

You can read more about the lawsuit here click

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bed Bugs Harder to Kill

The Wall Street Journal has reported on the release of the newest Bed Bug research. It confirms that Bed Bugs are developing resistance to some of the most common pest control products.

Magic's NYC Entomologists have been aware of these developments for years. They continually review and change our Bed Bug Protocol and Magic believes our protocol is the best in the industry.

Our Entomologists have also developed a Heat Chamber which is a Non-Chemical methods to eradicate Bed Bugs and have created an affordable Bed Bug Monitoring System.

For more information visit our website for New York City Bed Bugs.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation in your Home

I came across this great video that features Dr. Louis Sorkin of the Museum of Natural History.

I have attended seminars given by Dr. Sorkin. After one meeting I was invited into the bowels of the Museum and given a jar with some paper towels stuffed in it to hold. Dr. Sorkin told me to rub it and warm the glass up. Within several minutes the paper was swarming with hundreds of Bed Bugs looking to feed. It was a surreal experience.

This video is very informative and contains most of the information I pass along to our clients. Please give it a moment to load.

How to know if you have bedbugs

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cleaning specialists' tips for evading bedbugs

I had to publish this article By Kitty Bean Yancey of USA TODAY.

I am asked this question all the time and this is some great advise.

New year, new travels.
Bedbugs can hide in seams of mattresses and in luggage in hotel rooms.
Among travelers, bedbugs are a growing concern, since the hitchhiking, blood-sucking critters have proliferated (whether because certain strong pesticides have been banned or because more of us are on the move is a matter of debate).

You don't want to get bitten in a hotel room, even though bites are not lethal. And you certainly don't want to bring bedbugs home, where eradication can cost thousands of dollars, and bedbugs can lie dormant before reappearing to feed.

Here are some travelers' tips from The Maids, a franchise cleaning company in the USA and Canada.

•First, put your luggage in the bathtub or on the toilet seat while you inspect a hotel room. "Apparently bedbugs can't get a decent grip on porcelain" and climb up, says Tamara Moller of The Maids.

•Keep luggage on the luggage rack, off the floor. Hard-sided luggage kept closed also makes it harder for bedbugs to hide in your bags. Safest of all is to keep your luggage inside tightly closed plastic bags. Trash bags or giant zippered bags are used by some travelers, including Moller.

• Check the mattress and bed frame and wall behind the bed for black spots (fecal material) or blood stains that indicate bedbugs have been present. Pull back sheets, inspect the mattress and seams, plus upholstered furniture and nightstand and dresser. Bedbugs are large enough to see, but they often hide and are active in the dark.

• When leaving, place luggage in plastic bags and seal securely. Once home, wash clothing on the hottest temperature setting you can. Bedbugs die at high heat. Dry on high for at least 30 minutes. (Some travelers store their bags in sealed plastic to be sure no hitchhikers came back home.)

Doing all this "can be tedious," Moller admits. Bedbug "bites can be bothersome. And it's hard to get rid of (bedbugs) when you get them home. They don't respond to typical household chemicals. You need a professional" exterminator. Treatment often means tossing mattresses and furnishings.

Those who haven't encountered bedbugs may scoff (I haven't seen one yet, but itch every time I write about them). However, I know people who went through horrible times trying to eliminate them and lost treasured possessions in the process.

The Bedbug Registry is a useful tool to see whether a hotel you plan to visit may have been infested. It contains more than 20,000 reports on hotels and apartment buildings in the USA and Canada. You can post anonymously, which can invite false reports, but it's an interesting tool. Hotels can respond, and some do. What surprised me was that a few luxury properties that I've stayed at in New York City have reports of bedbugs. New York is a hive of bedbug activity.

I also have learned that big hotels and major hotel chains are likely these days to use regular detection and extermination services, which lessens the chance of meeting up with one of the little pests. Readers, have any of you encountered bedbugs and how did you get rid of them? I have never heard much about bedbugs on planes or trains; anyone know anything about this?

Posted Jan 10 2011 4:30AM

Monday, January 3, 2011

Magic Exterminating Awarded Angie's List Super Service Award AGAIN !!!

Magic Exterminating is proud to announce winning Angie's List Super Service Award for the second consecutive year. 2009 Angie's List Super Service Award

This awarded is determined by customer reviews of our services. Magic must receive an "A" in all categories for the entire year to be eligible.

We want to thank all of our Customers for their reviews and congratulate our Staff for performing at a such a high level of excellence.

Magic Exterminating has been in business since 1960 and 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.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Magic Wins 2010 Angie's List User Award

For the second year Magic Exterminating has received the Angie's list Super Service Award which is presented to a company that maintains an "A" rating in all categories for an entire year. This 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 Exterminating is on of the Best.

Magic congratulates all 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.