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Anyone know Aggressive Pest - or a guy named Richie? (Brooklyn)

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  1. bedoozled

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    I live in Brooklyn, NY, and my building is having a company called Aggressive Pest come tomorrow to do an inspection (I found a life bed bug on my pillow this morning, but they're theoretically going to discover the extent of the problem before coming back "for real"). I can't find any information online about this company, and I was just wondering if anyone else knew anything about them? Thanks!

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    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aggressive-Pest-Elimination/149382105121789

    Based out of staten island. Actually they are on face book. Has a picture of a fellow called Richie

    Rob

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    Posted 6 years ago
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    Richie rider

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    Hope that helps

    Rob

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    This post explains how to check a company's license or individual pesticide applicator's license in NY:
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/warning-if-you-hire-a-pco-on-the-forums-check-their-license#post-46907

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Nobugsonme - 1 minute ago  » 
    This post explains how to check a company's license or individual pesticide applicator's license in NY:
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/warning-if-you-hire-a-pco-on-the-forums-check-their-license#post-46907

    Hi David
    I believe the orginal post(er) doesn't have much to work with.
    I read the other posts he or she placed looks like the landlord has somewhat kept he/she in dark about the pest control company.

    Rob

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    Thanks Rob! The visit this morning seemed to go well, so I'm a little less apprehensive now than I was last night, but I definitely appreciate the extra information you dug up : )

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    Your welcome
    The more knowledge you have the better chance you will have to defeat these nasty bed bugs

    Best of luck
    Take care
    Rob

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    Bayonnebedbug - 17 hours ago  » 

    Nobugsonme - 1 minute ago  » 
    This post explains how to check a company's license or individual pesticide applicator's license in NY:
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/warning-if-you-hire-a-pco-on-the-forums-check-their-license#post-46907

    Hi David
    I believe the orginal post(er) doesn't have much to work with.
    I read the other posts he or she placed looks like the landlord has somewhat kept he/she in dark about the pest control company.
    Rob

    Hi Rob,

    One item in the post I linked to was a list of individuals who are pesticide applicators in NYS, the other was a list of businesses which are licensed to commercially apply pesticides in NYS.

    If you're correct that this is Aggressive Pest on Staten Island, then the information I linked to (NYS list of businesses licensed to commercially apply pesticides) listed:

    AGGRESSIVE PEST ELIMINATION INC
    SALVATORE TOCCO
    29 IBSEN AVE
    STATEN ISLAND NY 10312
    13844 2/28/2014
    7A, 7C, 7F

    (FYI 7A is structural pest and rodent control, 7C is termites, 7F is food processing)

    Being a licensed company is just that-- it doesn't prove someone is particularly skilled or knowledgeable about bed bugs, but it's a bare minimum if someone is going to be applying pesticides, and since there have been cases of people advertising their services who aren't licensed, worth checking.

    I'm not a David, by the way-- you may be thinking of David Cain (bedbugscouk) or David James (djames1921).

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    bedoozled - 13 hours ago  » 
    Thanks Rob! The visit this morning seemed to go well, so I'm a little less apprehensive now than I was last night, but I definitely appreciate the extra information you dug up : )

    bedoozled,

    When they inspected today, did they find any visual signs of bed bugs?

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    category 8 (which he doesn't have) is Public Health Pest Control

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    Sorry nobugsonme
    Did not mean to get your gender wrong!
    As far as helping the post(er) I do not endorse or promote this company. Just was answering the question.

    Take care

    Rob

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    loubugs - 30 minutes ago  » 
    category 8 (which he doesn't have) is Public Health Pest Control

    Hi loubugs

    Category 8 you mentioned he doesn't have what exactly does it mean? He/she is not licensed for insect control?

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    bedoozled - 13 hours ago  » 
    Thanks Rob! The visit this morning seemed to go well, so I'm a little less apprehensive now than I was last night, but I definitely appreciate the extra information you dug up : )

    bedoozled,
    When they inspected today, did they find any visual signs of bed bugs?

    As a matter of fact, they didn't! He checked the mattresses, the bed frames, the boxsprings, a chair, and briefly around the baseboards, but no signs (aside from the one I'd caught, and put into a ziploc, and then the bites my sister and I have been getting!).

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    If you still have the bug in a bag, you might want to post a photo.

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    Nobugsonme - 1 day ago  » 
    If you still have the bug in a bag, you might want to post a photo.

    Here's the photo I took when I caught it: http://s1136.beta.photobucket.com/?postlogin=true

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    Link no good. Takes you to sign in page
    Rob

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    Just found a second exactly like it as I finished up the last stages of boxing and bagging in my room (dead already, on the mattress). Slid it in the bag next to his friend, just in case...Up next: my sister's room! The exterminators come Monday morning - fingers crossed it only takes a handful of treatments!

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    It looks like a bed bug or closely related species-- but the latter is a possibility, especially when you mention that you and PMP found no obvious visual signs, and yet you're finding multiple bugs. Try to get a detailed close up. A flatbed scanner can work also.

    Experts need to see detail on the head and thorax in particular to rule out bat bugs and bird bugs. Also see if there's evidence of bats or birds nesting on or in the home (or even very close by).


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