Bug-Free Pine Cones

If you have any time left tonight before the guests arrive tomorrow morning try making a beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece.  Have the kids grab some Pine Cones from the yard and slow roast them. Slow roasting/drying Pine Cones will kill off any bugs that may have been living inside and preserve them for the future. You can also add sage leaves, oranges pierced with cloves, many things you already have either in your fridge, spice rack or backyard can make for a beautiful and festive Harvest Centerpiece.

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If you find a stink bug in your home, chances are you will find more.  If you find one, do not squish it.  Vacuum up the stink bugs, and take note of spots where they crawl in or where you find concentrated numbers – these are likely entry points. Common places to look for emerging stink bugs are…

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You don’t want to have fleas in your home and we are sure your pets don’t want to have them on either. A1 Exterminators can keep those pests away.  Contact us for more information on flea control in your area.

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Bug Tip Tuesday - Wasp Traps
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Wasp Traps

Enjoy the back yard again by trapping wasps in a container with vinegar, salt and sugar.  By placing containers of this mixture around your yard, the wasps will be attracted to the sugar and killed by the salt and vinegar.waspsphoto

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Lady Bug Jars

Send the kids out looking for Ladybugs!  Have them make these cute ladybug jars and send them out hunting.51e17d6496108de4b502ff96df9621c2

Supplies:

  • Clear plastic container
  • Paint & brushes
  • Eyes
  • Black marker

Have the kids paint the lid to their container what ever color they want, and then make black ladybug dots on the top.  Glue…

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Life Cycle of a Bed Bug
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Life Cycle of a Bed Bug

Female bedbugs can lay 200 to 250 eggs, which mature to adult stage within four to six weeks, meaning one or two bed bugs can turn into a massive infestation within a couple of months, if not caught and treated early. Bed bugs are resilient. Nymphs can survive months without feeding and the adults for more than a year….

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Stinging Insects

Honey bees are often confused with aggressive stinging insects like yellow jackets and wasps.  Bees and other pollinators support the environment in a vital way.  A1 Exterminators can protect you against stinging insect and protects bees for our environment.

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