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Monday, June 17, 2013

Bird Mites

Bird mites are very tiny parasites. Bird mites have piercing mouthparts and take blood meals from their bird hosts. Bird mites will mistakenly bite people but cannot reproduce without a bird host.
They are found where ever birds nest and most infestations occur during early spring and summer when bird nesting is most prominent.

Adult bird mites are barely 1mm in length and have no color until they take a blood meal and turn reddish brown. The eggs and nymphs cannot be seen without magnification. They have a very short life cycle and can grow in number rapidly. If no bird host is available they usually perish in several days.

All mites seek alternatives hosts. It is during these times that they may come in contact with humans. The bites can cause a rash and some people can feel them crawling on their skin.

Treatment: Removal of the birds and nesting material is imperative. The area should be cleaned and treated. Installation of bird spikes or netting will prevent future infestations. The interior of the home may not require treatment unless depending on the extent of the the infestation. Wet paper towels and vacuuming will remove most of troublesome Mites. The remaining Mites will die off in several days


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring Pests to Watch for:
Termites, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees and Wasps

Termites are a hidden threat. They live in the ground and can invade your home through a hairline crack in the foundation. They travel in mud tubes and usually remain undetected. Sometimes the first warning is a swarm of winged termites during the spring.

Termites cause more than 5 million dollars worth of damage to homes like yours every year. More than tornados, earthquakes & fires Combined.

Sentricon’s Termite Baiting System has been proven to eliminate Termite Colonies.

Sentricon Always Active Bait is the newest revolution in Termite Control. Always Active bait lasts an entire year. This provides 24/7 365 days a year protection for your home. Additionally, the Bait is formulated to affect only Termites and is contained within the station protecting the environment.

Carpenter Ants

These large black ants carve out galleries, within wood, where they build their nest. They normally live in trees, but are constantly foraging and if they find an entrance into our homes they will create a nest.

These pests have smaller satellite colonies making eradication sometimes troublesome.

Carpenter Bees

These large bees are rarely dangerous but are often menacing. They drill perfectly round holes in wood railings, swing sets, and house trim that receive direct sunlight. They create galleries and lay their eggs within the hollowed out wood.

They have a knack for coming back every year and eventually destroying the entire length of wood. Some birds attack the wood while extracting the growing Carpenter Bee within the wood creating even more damage to the area.


Most Stinging Insects become active in the spring. The Queen sets up shop and begins laying eggs and hatching workers who begin building the hive and gathering food.

Quite often they choose to build their hives under awnings & eves around our homes near doors and windows. This is dangerous since soldier bees will interpret any human activity as a threat to the hive and signal an attack.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Termites, Magic Exterminating and Sentricon Always Active

Termite Season is upon us.

This short video explains what Termites are and how to Combat them with Sentricon Always Active.

Magic Exterminating and Sentricon Always Active... by Andrew_DeLuca

Friday, March 22, 2013

Carpenter Ants a Year Round Problem

Carpenter Ants are large ranging in size from .25 to 1 inch. The most likely species to be infesting a house in the United States is the Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus).

They prefer to build their nests in dead, damp wood. Unlike Termites, they do not consume the wood but hollow out “Galleries” in the wood. Houses are vulnerable around and under windows, roof eaves, decks and porches, because these areas are most susceptible to moisture.

Carpenter Ants colonies expand by establishing satellite colonies. They are always looking for additional food sources and another home to habitat. Once found, a new queen will establish a new colony. The colonies usually spread from tree to tree but if your home is susceptible they will colonize it.

Evidence of an infestation include a constant sighting of 5 or more ants foraging within the home, a swarm of the winged reproductive or a sawdust like material called frass that is left behind during the nest building process. Also, if seen during the winter months the nest is most likely located within the home.
Control of Carpenter Ants must address excessive moisture within the home, replacement of damaged wood and the exterior condition of trees surrounding the home.

Treatments aim at targeting the nest directly. Due to the possibility of Satellite colonies the initial treatment area may have to be expanded or follow up treatments may be required to treat additional areas outside the scope of the initial treatment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to help Ant Bait work

How to help Ant Bait work

¤ Don’t squash foraging ants or block their path to and from the Bait. We want them to be able to carry the Bait back to the colony.

¤ Don’t use other pesticide during the Baiting Process. Ants will avoid any surface where chemicals have been sprayed and doing this may actually cause the Ant Colony to divide into several smaller colonies

¤ Clean up all food sources that the ants are feeding on. The ants will by more attracted to the Bait by removing other competing food sources.
¤ Don’t move the Bait; it has been placed based on the Ant’s feeding habit and the Technician’s experience.

¤ Stay away from Strong Cleaning products. Ants use pheromones (scent trail) to help other Ants find the Bait.

¤ Baiting takes time. We don’t want to kill just the ants you see. We want to eliminate them entirely by allowing them to take the Bait back to the colony.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hospitality and Food Service Industries

Hospitality and Food Service Industries
Why: Magic has been delivering superior service to our clients since 1960.
Expertise: Magic Employees three (3) Entomologists who oversee the education of our technicians and treatment protocols.
Knowledge is power. Magic attends all of the national and regional pest control educational events and leverages the power of knowledge for our clients.
Tools: Magic is always implementing new cutting edge tools that are more effective and environmentally responsible.
Integrated Pest Management: IPM addresses the conditions that create infestations avoiding embarrassment, fines and higher costs.
Entry Points - Water Sources - Food Sources - Harborage Areas are the focal points.
Hospitality: Keeping the environment free of distractions and disturbances is imperative. Even one fly can distract the audience.
Banquet Halls: A pest free experience is demanded by even the most casual dinners.
Food Service: Often the heart of the problem, Kitchens and Concession Stands demand rigorous maintenance.

Keeping these areas free of clutter, litter and food debris is imperative
Sanitation is pest control. Magic has the products and educational programs to help you help yourself.

Flies are a major health concern. Magic has developed effective treatment protocols and educational programs to help you deal with them.
Bed Bug Detection and Control: Magic offers scalable solutions from one (1) room to one thousand (1000) with on-sight heat remediation.

Bird Removal: Birds are an eye sore and a sanitation nightmare. Magic offers an array of products to fit all circumstances.
Reporting: Magic’s technicians use handheld devices allowing for almost instantaneous reporting of problems and treatments.

Green: Magic’s services are Green Shield Certified by the IPM Institute of North America and are HACCP, QRF, AIB & New York Local Law 37 of 2005 compliant.

Termites: Magic is proud to offer the Sentricon Always Active Termite Elimination System, winner of the Presidential Green Chemical Award.