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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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Here is a Do-it-yourself ant remedy.

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Everyone loves to see a field filled with firefly’s. Here are a few facts about these insects that you many not be aware of.

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Yoga in the Park

Start summer weekends right with free yoga overlooking the Mystic River. Yoga in the Park takes place every Saturday at 9 a.m. from May through September in DCR’s Baxter Park. Advance registration is required for this event and will be available online each week. All you need is your yoga mat.

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