Pest Control Blog About Bugs and Rodents

Welcome to A1 Exterminators’ Uninvited Guests blog! Here we talk about anything and everything bug related. Big and small, from ticks and bed bugs to roaches and termites; from bugs and insects to mice, rats, squirrels and rodents. Follow us to keep track of the new pests you should be worried about in your area. Get the latest news on pests, tips on how you can keep pests away from your home and business, and some other fun and interesting tidbits about bugs.

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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 the wall to expand their nest. They make large cone-shaped hives that are protected by a paper covering that they make. These nests are often in high places like in trees or on the side of exterior walls and roofs. They can hold thousands of hornets and are aggressive when their nest is disturbed.

Types of yellow jackets can also make their home a couple inches within the ground, and get aggressive when it is disturbed. Unlike the honey bee, the yellow jackets are annual, so they will not set up and remain in their nest for years. They may be the strongest and most painful stingers of this group. Being a type of wasp, they can also sting repeatedly.

If you have a hornet nest on your property, do not try to remove it without professional help.  These pests can become very hostile if disturbed. A1 Exterminators can safely remove any hornet nest.

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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 owners to take extra precautions for their furry friends.

“Nutrition, exercise, play and affection are the more commonly known basics for pet care taking, but ensuring pet safety by protecting against pests like ticks and fleas is equally important,” said Gary Weisberg, President of A1 Exterminators. “Learning how to avoid these pesky critters, from walking pets on shorter grass trails, maintaining each pet’s hygiene properly, and more, will keep ownera1-slide-fleass and their four-legged family members from missing out on any spring and summer month fun.”

To help shield pets from the discomfort of ticks and fleas in their fur as pest activity increases in the warmer spring and summer months, A1 Exterminators recommends pet owners use the following tips:

  • Check pets frequently for ticks and fleas. Be aware of excessive scratching and licking.
  • Avoid walking dogs in tall grass, where fleas and ticks often hide.
  • Bathe pets after walks or playtime with other animals.
  • Frequently wash pet bedding, collars and plush toys.
  • Wash bed linens and vacuum carpets, floors and furniture frequently.
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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 Prevention Plan. A1 Exterminators offers a Residential Pest Control Prevention Plan that is perfect for your home.

Here Are A Few Things You Can Add To Your Spring Cleaning Checklist:

  • Yard Cleanup: Starting outside and moving in is a good way to begin! Pests make nests in dark moist spots so remove them if possible. Insects like dead plant, weeds and fallen branches, so grab a rake and get to work. And open containers that gather water, not a good idea, mosquitoes lay eggs in still waters such as these, dump the water and keep covers on all containers.
  • Closets & Attics: Sweep, dust and mop! Get all boxes out and remove anything you are no longer using. Bugs love boxes and if you are not using them for proper storage then they are making a home out of it.
  • Cupboards: Who doesn’t like leftovers?? To pests living in a pantry you want to think about that, I am not talking about last nights casserole, we are talking about all the little spills that happen in your pantry. Or what about the crumbs left in your sofa, you may not think much about it when they are falling off your lap or when the bag of chips falls over, but to the insects roaming around, you have just given them a formal invite to dinner. Clean our your furniture and all shelves in the pantry, wipe them down and vacuum good.

If this is not enough and are noticing signs of pests moving in, call A1 Exterminators and we will be able to help you with all your pest control needs. Call today at 800-219-3651!

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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 past their first trimester, and also everybody else on the planet.

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For more information about mosquitoes, visit our website at www.a1exterminators.com

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It’s Your Yard. Defend It.

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

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

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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Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

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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Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

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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Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

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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