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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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You Will Be Surprised What Termites Can Do

The sun is finally out and you want to get outside every minute you can. While you’re trying to get outside, Termites are trying to do everything they can to get into your house.

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Cockroaches May Help Explain Asthma Outbreaks

A new study by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health that finds that higher exposure to cockroach dust may explain why some New York City children have asthma while others, who grow up just blocks away, do not.

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Killer Hornets in China

Chinese officials are fighting back against giant hornets which have killed 42 people and left 1,600 injured. In China’s northern Shaanxi province, whole cities have been terrorized by the world’s largest hornet.

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Earwigs – Summer Pests

The primary risk resulting from an earwig bite is a risk of infection. Carefully wash and disinfect the site of your earwig bite. If your earwig bite was administered by a male earwig one of the curved forceps may have broken off underneath your skin (especially if you stepped on it) so be sure to examine the site of the wound for any foreign material.

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It’s Your Yard. Defend It. Against Mosquitoes And Ticks.

A1 Exterminators is now offering an Organic Mosquito and Tick Program.
“You can expect up to a 70-90% reduction in mosquito and tick populations around your home…. less pests and less risks of diseases”

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Spring Cleaning Advice to Keep Pests at Bay

Now that spring has finally arrived, and the weather conditions are beginning to improve along the east coast, many homeowners will be spending the next couple of weekends tackling their spring cleaning to-do lists. If you are one of these people, make sure that you address the pest hot spots around your home in between wiping down the windows…

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Fleas Can Cause Real Harm

Don’t take a flea infestation lightly if you have pets. Fleas are actually parasites and after a while they can make your animals become very sick.

They produce offspring very quickly and spread like wildfire. Your pets can suffer from serious diseases from fleas, such as tapeworm, Pulicosis, and cat scratch fever.

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Mosquito Season is Starting Up

We are hoping for some long summer days and balmy nights spent outside in the upcoming months, but those can quickly be ruined by the telltale buzz of a relentless mosquito on the hunt for its next meal. The itchy, red reminders mosquitoes leave behind should be enough of an indication to take precautions against these pests, but A1…

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Mealmoths Can Come Home In Your Groceries

Mealmoths can be brought into your home with your groceries.  The Indian Meal Moth is found more often than any other on stored food and grain pantry pest in the United States. Since they feed on any items containing grain or cereal products, the Indian Meal Moth alone is responsible for most of the insect problems associated with the…

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Make A Snack Time Puzzle

Let the kids play with their food!  Try getting all the ingredients cut up and see if the kids can put it together to look like a bumble bee.

Ingredients:

1 yellow plum
A handful of black grapes
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1 baby carrot
2 black currants
2 Honey-Nut Cheerios
A handful of Honey Kix Cereal

Instructions:

  1. Slice the yellow…

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Bug Tip Tuesday – Ladybugs

Do you have ladybugs in your home?  These pests find their way into your home in the early winter and are now starting to emerge due to the warmer weather.  Sometimes, they get a little confused as to which way they are suppose to exit the hibernation location.  Obviously they should be heading out!  However, you may find some…

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