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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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Bug Tip Tuesday | Outside Spring Clean Up

Once you complete your list of tasks inside, conduct an audit of your home’s perimeter, taking stock of any damage done over the winter months. Start on the roof by repairing fascia and rotted roof shingles, as some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood. Then, clean out clogged gutters and downspouts…

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What Could Be Happening Behind Your Walls

Termite infestations can severely damage the structural stability of a home without anyone even knowing before it’s too late. In fact, termites cause more than $5 billion dollars in property damage each year, making vigilance of the utmost importance. View this infographic to learn about the top five signs of a termite infestation in the home.

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Protect Your Family Pets from Fleas and Ticks

The spring season is a time when all members of the family, including pets, wander outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and blossoming flowers. Unfortunately, it’s also prime pest season, which means pets are at risk of encountering hungry fleas and ticks that are in search of active hosts. As such, A1 Exterminators, a pest management company servicing Massachusetts, Southern…

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Basement Spring Cleaning

Rodents, spiders and a slew of other pests can make themselves at home in the basement. The main reason that pests often take up refuge in this underground space is because this room tends to harbor dark corners and clutter, which provides the ideal place for rodents and spiders to hide. 

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Cockroach Prevention is Necessary for Protecting Health

There are few things hated more than a cockroach sighting in the home. A1 Exterminators warns that these pests can pose a significant threat to health and homes, and offers cleaning tips for homeowners to help prevent an infestation.

“Often times when people are experiencing allergy and asthma symptoms, they automatically chalk it up to the time of year without…

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Bathroom Spring Cleaning

Many spring pests like cockroaches and silverfish are attracted to moisture, so they are commonly found in bathrooms. Eliminating sources of water in the bathroom is the best way to prevent pest infestations, especially because this pest can only survive for one week without water.

In addition to washing the shower curtain…

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