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A collection of current events and news about bed bugs, rodents, termites, and other pests in the MA and NH areas.


Beagle Sniffs Out Bedbugs in 38 Salem Apartments

Sat Nov 13, 2010, 05:58 AM EST By Tom Dalton Staff Writer The Salem News SALEM — The Salem Housing Authority said it will exterminate bedbugs from dozens of rooms in two elderly housing complexes after a specially trained dog detected the troublesome insects yesterday. Tracer, a beagle, went through the Philip L. Morency Manor and the James A. Dalton Residence searching for the small, bloodsucking bugs that have made headlines across the country. The dog, which was brought in by A1 Exterminators of Lynn, raised its paw and scratched furniture or other surfaces in 38 of the 89 apartments in the complex, which is along Bridge Street near the old Salem Jail. “Yes, we have found bedbugs at the Morency and Dalton buildings,” said Carol MacGown, executive director of Salem Housing Authority. “Right now, we’re looking at exterminating 38 units.” The bedbug-sniffing dogs have been used nationwide to find

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Resurgence Of Bed Bugs In Massachusetts

By Beth Germano, WBZ-TV November 17, 2010 5:08 PM SALEM (CBS) — The phrase “don’t let the bed bugs bite” is being said frequently these days in Massachusetts, thanks to a resurgence of the tiny, blood-sucking pests. From one end of the state to the other exterminators say their phones are ringing off the hook with calls to eradicate the bugs. At least 40 units at a senior housing complex in Salem are now getting the heat treatment to literally bake the bugs out of the apartments. Air heated to at least 125 degrees is being pumped in because “it’s lethal to bed bugs,” said Gary Weisberg of A1 Exterminators which is handling the job. Bob Waldie, whose mother lives in the complex, says it’s a problem that’s happened before. “I ran my finger under the box spring and they were dropping on the floor, it was disgusting,” he said.

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Beagle Sniffs Out Bedbugs in 38 Salem Apartments

Sat Nov 13, 2010, 05:58 AM EST By Tom Dalton Staff Writer The Salem News SALEM — The Salem Housing Authority said it will exterminate bedbugs from dozens of rooms in two elderly housing complexes after a specially trained dog detected the troublesome insects yesterday. Tracer, a beagle, went through the Philip L. Morency Manor and the James A. Dalton Residence searching for the small, bloodsucking bugs that have made headlines across the country. The dog, which was brought in by A1 Exterminators of Lynn, raised its paw and scratched furniture or other surfaces in 38 of the 89 apartments in the complex, which is along Bridge Street near the old Salem Jail. “Yes, we have found bedbugs at the Morency and Dalton buildings,” said Carol MacGown, executive director of Salem Housing Authority. “Right now, we’re looking at exterminating 38 units.” The bedbug-sniffing dogs have been used nationwide to find

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Are you noticing a lot of spiders in your home? These pests love to spin their webs indoors to keep warm throughout the winter. Here are some spider prevention tips to try to keep these pests from entering your home.

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Many people associate the cold weather with high heating bills, power outages and other related problems, but rodent infestations should also be added to this list of winter woes. In fact, a survey by the National Pest Management Association found that 45 percent of rodent issues occur in the fall and winter. Since now…

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Keep Rodents at Bay

Not looking to cuddle with a rodent for warmth? We don’t blame you! Here’s how to keep mice and rats out of your home in the winter.

No matter how tiny they are, rodents  have the capability to wreak havoc at your home. Not only are they irritating, but they can…

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Bed Bugs Can Ruin Your Romantic Getaway

If you’re planning a romantic getaway, don’t let bed bugs crash your trip. Check out these prevention tips to avoid an encounter with these blood-sucking pests.

If you stay in a hotel or motel, keep these bed bug travel tips in mind. It is important that you take some precautions to ensure that your room is bed-bug free before you…

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Prevent a Spring Termite Invasion

Moisture from rain or snow can attract termites, which will emerge in full force before we know it in the spring. Here’s how you can prevent a termite invasion before the season begins.Preventing termites from accessing your home and treating known termite colonies is your ultimate termite control.

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Bed Bug Prevention for Travelers

Planning a vacation to cure the post-holiday blues? We’ve got your prep covered with these bed bug tips for travelers.

  1. Pick up the mattresses in the rooms and look under it. Check around the edges of the box springs.
  2. Check under the box spring.
  3. Look at the corners of the room….
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