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Ants in Your Home

Ants are the number one nuisance pests in the United States. This means that most do not pose a significant threat to anyone’s health or your property. They are just a big annoyance when found in your home.

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The Ants are Coming!

Are ants coming into your home now that it is warming up outside? You see one, kill it and only to return a few minutes later and there are two more.

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Ants in the Winter

This winter has been rather chilly. Especially in the Northeast. If you live in a climate where the temperatures get cold during the winter, you may have some extra guests during these cold months.

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8 Interesting Facts About Ants

Ants are very common almost anywhere you live, but certain species of ants are truly unique and can provide insight on a range of topics from social behavior to traffic patterns.

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Homemade Ant Repellant

With the warm weather come the ants, out looking for food and water. Here is an easy homemade repellent to keep them out of your home.

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Fall can be a very busy season for insects, rodents, and other pests but many homeowners don’t realize it. Many overwintering pests, like mice and rodents become a problem. Find out more about Fall pests »

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Keep Pests out of Your Pantry

Pantry pests, or stored product pests that tend to gather around food stowed in pantries and cabinets, can quickly become a hassle for homeowners during the fall months.

A variety of critters fit into the category of pantry pests including beetles, ants, earwigs, but the most common species are the Indian meal moth. Fortunately, this pest does not pose any…

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Common Winter Pest in New England

When living in New England, here are the most common pests to look out for. Rodents, which include mice, rats and squirrels, are very high populated in this area. They are known for hoarding food inside homes, which eventually attracts insects to the food. They also leave waste all over the home which can spread diseases.

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Spider Bug Tip Tuesday!

Repel spiders naturally – one cup of vinegar, one cup of cayenne pepper powder, a teaspoon of oil and liquid soap. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and spay along the outside of your door and along windows; be sure to refresh after it rains.


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‘Tis the Season for Bed Bugs to be on the Move

As Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, Americans will be making travel plans to celebrate with relatives and friends, both near and far. With the increased amount of travel occurring during the next couple of months, A1 Exterminators reminds travelers to be on the lookout for signs of bed bugs in order to avoid spreading these hitchhiking pests—or, even…

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Are There Critters and Germs in My Library Books?

Books are no better hosts for bacteria and viruses than many other objects. All pathogens need a critical mass for an exposed person to become infected. Chances are you won’t bring home any unwanted guests.

An outbreak of bedbugs at the library in a fictional correction facility in “Orange is the New Black” prompted officials on the TV show…

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Summer Can Impact Fall and Winter Pests


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