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  1. Starting with the area closest to the bed, visually inspect using a good, strong flashlight. Check for bed bugs in the mattress and pillow seams thoroughly.
  2. Check for dark brown or reddish blood spots from the bed bug fecal droppings on all bedding surfaces (sheets, comforters, dust ruffles, mattresses, pillows).
  3. Slowly lift the mattress or box spring off the frame. Check the underside of the box spring– the most common hiding place for bed bugs. Remember, that fine mesh lining the bottom of your box spring is no match for bed bugs wanting to hide inside.
  4. Check for bed bugs along the top and underside of the frame carefully. This is a particularly favorite place for bed bugs as it is close to its blood meal (you) and is an undisturbed and well-hidden location on the bed.
  5. Clutter on the floors, closets, bookshelves, etc, are all good hiding places for bed bugs. Inspect these areas methodically and carefully.
  6. Inspect yourself and your family. Bed bugs typically, but not always, bite in a straight line. The bites appear red and swollen and may have a small dip in the middle, much like a mosquito bite. Beware it is difficult, even for professionals, to diagnose that a bite is indeed from a bed bug. And remember, not all family members will show signs of bed bug bites, even though they are being fed upon.

Remember… Preventative services and early detection are the tools to keep you bed bug free! Bed bug control is a challenging task requiring professional exterminators. We can professionally check for bed bugs and give you a free estimate to get rid of these pests as soon as possible.

Call A1 at 1-800-525-4825 (1-800-499-5866 for Cape Cod) for your bed bug control in MA and NH!

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Against Mosquitoes And Ticks.


A1 Exterminators is now offering an Organic Mosquito and Tick Program.

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It’s Your Yard Tick Program

It’s Your Yard. Defend it with our tick control program.  This program offers:

  • 70-90% reduction in mosquitoes and ticks.
  • Safe and organic treatment.
  • Less pests means less diseases (West Nile, EEE, Lyme Disease).

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Hornets in Your Yard

Yellow jackets, or hornets, are the slim yellow and black striped bees that are a type of wasp and can sting repeatedly. They can build homes, which are usually not completely visible, a couple inches inside a structure.

The yellow jackets will be visible going in and out, and may be audible as they are rustling and eating through Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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Flea and Tick Prevention for Your Pets

As families tend to spend more time outdoors in the longer days of spring and summer, so too, will their pets venture outside more to accompany them in activities, exposing them to risky pests like ticks and fleas.

Likewise, tick populations increase in warmer weather, which is why the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and A1 Exterminators are reminding pet…

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Spring Cleaning and Pest Control

We all do some Spring Cleaning, but we are not just talking clean your house for the warm season, we are talking clean out any possibility of pests enjoying your living space with you.

It’s important to add pest control to your spring cleaning routine to help prevent pest problems later. Spring is a great time to get a Pest…

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Mosquitoes can Ruin a Party

Don’t want your spring to bite? Protect yourself from insect bites during outdoor activities. Be sure to get a bug spray containing DEET. It can repel disease-carrying mosquitoes, and to a lesser degree, ticks. If you’re worried

about DEET, don’t be—it is the safest repellent for the most people, from kids as young as 2 months old to pregnant women…

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Spring Spider Mites

What Are Spider Mites?

Spider mites are a member of the mite family. They generally live on the bottom sides of leaves of plants. They may spin protective silk webs around your plants, this is how they got the ‘spider’ part of their name. Spider mites are less than 1 millimeter (0.04 in) in size and vary in color. They lay small,…

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