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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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A1 Exterminators is now offering an Organic Mosquito and Tick Program.
“You can expect up to a 70-90% reduction in mosquito and tick populations around your home…. less pests and less risks of diseases”

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Preventing Mosquitoes Around the House

As mosquito season kicks into full gear, it’s important to take a walk around your home and yard to identify areas that may be conducive to mosquitoes. Check out this infographic to learn what to look for when inspecting your property.

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By using the Sentricon Termite Elimination System, we are doing out part in protecting the environment while protecting your home.

  • The Sentricon System uses only a few grams of active ingredient sentricon-termite-elimination-150x150on each property, compared to the hundreds of gallons of chemical solution used in a traditional liquid chemical treatment.
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Don’t Get Stung By Summer’s Stingers

As the official start of the summer season is well on its way A1 Exterminators aims to help protect the public from harmful stinging insects like wasps, yellow jackets and hornets that could be buzzing and nesting nearby.

“While summer is an especially ideal time for fun, relaxing activities in the yard, it is also the season during which stinging…

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Worlds Longest Insect

The latest insect discovery in China is an intense one. This bug that resembles a stick is 24.6 inches long. That’s two feet!!

The scientist who found this insect has been trying to discover it for 6 years, and he finally found one. Out of the worlds known 807,627 insect species, the “Phryganistria Chinensis Zhao” breaks the record for longest…

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The Taj Mahal Needs A Good Exterminator

Recently in the news it has been reported that due to the heavy jahmahalpollution in the Yamuna River that flows around the Taj Mahal in India, there are large numbers of insects that are breeding on the land of the Taj Mahal and leaving droppings all over the place.

Due…

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