Magic Exterminating is a family owned business founded in 1960 offering Green Shield Certfied Services.
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You can reach us at 212-431-5009 - 718-961-9000 - 516-767-1700

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Welcome 2015!!

Welcome 2015!

2015 is a fresh start, a brand new year.  We hope you had a great holiday season!  Visit us on the web

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wishing your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Independence Day!!!


Magic Exterminating has been providing pest control service to the 5 Boroughs of New York and Nassau County in Long Island since 1960.

Wishing you and your family a great holiday weekend. 

Let's remember those that risked their lives for our freedom.  

From our family to yours, Magic Exterminating would like to wish you a Happy and Safe Fourth of July.

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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.