Bed Bug Facts

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Female bedbugs can lay 200 to 250 eggs, which mature to adult stage within four to six weeks, meaning one or two bed bugs can turn into a massive infestation within a couple of months, if not caught and treated early. Bed bugs are resilient. Nymphs can survive months without feeding and the adults for more than a year. Bed bugs can spread quickly throughout a building. The bugs travel from room to room or floor to floor by crawling and by human transport. Bed bugs are efficient hitchhikers and may be brought in on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, and other items. Hotels, motels and apartments, face additional challenges due to the constant turnover of occupants.

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Our powerful computer monitored 450,000 BTU Heatwave System was called into duty by a Massachusetts municipality that needed to eradicate bed bug infestations in two public multi-unit residences.

Call A1 at 1-800-525-4825 (1-800-499-5866 for Cape Cod) to get rid of bed bugs in your home or business in MA & NH areas!

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Winter is a busy season for pests. Rodents are most active and insects come come in the house to find warmth for the cold months.. Find out more about Winter pests »

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Mouse in the House?

Winter months are the prime time for rodents to invade the home. Have you ever spotted a mouse in your house?

We have heard so many stories about what hapmousepens when people spot a mouse in their house.  Do you have any funny things that have happened when the first one was…

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Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs

bedbug-150x125 There are no residues or odors with our thermal bed bug treatment, also known as Heat Assault.

Bed bug heat treatment and general pest control heat treatment are effective in one application, with most complete in just one day. Heat can also penetrate areas where traditional chemicals can’t.

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Skating at Lynnfield Marketplace

Our new banner is up at the Lynnfield Marketplace skating rink.  Take the kids down for some fun family skating time.

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Protect Your Potted Plants

Have any indoor plants? Protect them from insects by mixing a tablespoon of cayenne pepper and a few drops of plain liquid soap. protect plants with pepper

Put in a spray bottle and let sit over night. Spray plants at the base and shake well after every few squirts to keep…

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Pet Pest Protection

Repel fleas and ticks on your cats and dogs with these essential oils.

For cats, mix 1/4 or a tablespoon of both lemon and lavender essential oils. Apply the mixture behind the shoulders and under the chin.

For dogs, add another 1/4 tablespoon of tea tree oil. Do not use tea tree oil on cats. This will repel ticks and fleas….

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Superbowl Snack

Heading out to watch the Superbowl?  Here is a quick and easy snack mix that everyone will love.

Ingredients:snack mix

  • 2 cups popcorn
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  1.  Place butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for about…
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