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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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Insects in Christmas Trees

Buying a Christmas tree is a beloved tradition for thousands of families, and there’s something nice about having a real pine tree in your home. It smells nice, and it’s so pretty.

But, because they’re part of nature, it also means they can double as homes for several types of insects, many…

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Bed Bugs in Winter

Bed bugs can withstand temperatures from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes controlling them extremely difficult.

However, they often succumb after a few days of exposure to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The bad news is, as we heat our homes, we provide the perfect habitat for bed bugs…

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Do You have an Unwanted Guest?

Raccoons have been looking for warm place to spend the winter.  If you are

unlucky enough to have one decide to be an unwanted house guest, do not try to remove a Raccoon on your own.

Raccoons will do what ever they need to in order to survive.  If you come across…

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Keeping Your Food Safe From Pests

Almost everyone brings out the flour and cookie sheets around the holidays. The smell of sweets coming  from the kitchen will certainly put the whole family in the holiday spirit, but not having proper storage for food can bring festivities down. Improperly stored food can attract pests, and if left unchecked, a small problem pest could turn into an…

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Pests in Firewood

Many people enjoy having a wood-burning stove or fireplace in their homes for the warmth, comfort and homey feel it can bring, especially in the cold of winter. But the firewood that is brought into the home for that fire isn’t always quite as comforting, as there are a numerous household pests that can be carried in with the firewood.

Thankfully, control…

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Where Do Ants Go During Winter?

It’s not all that often you see an army of ants marching across the kitchen counter in the dead of winter. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t nearby. Ants are very successful at overwintering in the great outdoors, including our own yards.

During the fall months, ants…

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