Be Aware of Flying Insects

Be aware of any flying insects going in and out of shutters or eaves of your home.  That could be a sign there is a nest being built.  Yellow jackets like to build papers likes nests in these areas.  Contact A1 Exterminators at 800-525-4825 to get rid of any nest you may find.  yellow

Hornets and wasp look similar because hornets are a type of wasp. Yellow jackets, sometimes known as hornets, are short wasps that are black and yellow or white. All yellow jackets build paper nests that are completely surrounded by a paper envelope. Most yellow jackets nest underground. They often use burrows made by rodents or other natural openings as nest sites. The yellow jacket likes to nest inside walls of houses.

Bugging Questions

Here are a few truths behind some bugging questions:

Are some people more attractive to bugs than others due to their scent?
This is actually a true statement. One person’s sweat may be more tastier to bugs than others. So keeping cool in the summer and sweat free is a big help in keeping the bugs away. Shower often and take dips in the pool to keep cool.

Can adults develop allergies to bee stings?
Yes, adults can have allergic reactions to bee stings. No matter what your age, you can always develop an allergy to something. If you think you or someone you know is having an allergic reaction within one hour of being stung by a bee, you should have it checked by a doctor. You never know how sever the allergy can be.

Do citronella candles really repel mosquitoes?42_Mosquito
This is a tricky one. The answer is yes, but only to a certain degree. A citronella candle can reach a max repellency rate of 22 percent outdoors, according to a 2009 study. If you can get a diffuser with geraniol. This plant-derived oil had a 75 percent repellency rate within 20 feet.

Can you apply sunscreen then spray on insect repellant immediately?
This really should not be done. When applying your sunscreen, you should apply at least 20 minutes prior to being outside. Bug spray should only be applied when needed. Be sure to reapply your sunscreen every two hours or when ever you get out of the water.

If you have any type of pest control problem, contact A1 Exterminators at 800-525-4825 and we can come out to give you a free estimate on your pest control issues.


Bug Tip Tuesday!

Keeping fruit on the kitchen counter will attract ants.  Don’t keep your fruit on the kitchen counter. Odorous IMG_6268house ants love honeydew melon.

4-Step Termite Control using Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System

Find out how our 4-Step Termite Control program works using Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System.

Whether you are building a new home and want to take preventative measures against termite attacks, or you currently have a termite problem in your home, A1 Exterminators can help. Our team of professionals has the solution – we’ll evaluate your property and discuss termite treatment options to protect your home.

Haverhill Farmer’s Market

The Haverhill Farmer’s Market is back in full swing on Saturday’s throughout the summer.  Stop by to see what has been growing in your neighborhood this week. The market is located at 40 Bailey Boulevard, Haverhill, MA.10308395_10152726041444723_7259063395991911704_n