Learn the dangerous difference between ants and termites!

Ant

Ant

Termite

Termite

Ants

Ants have an elbowed antennae, a narrow waist and both pairs of wings are different sizes.

Termites

Termites have straight antennae, a thick waist and both pairs of wings are the same size.

Learn about the differences between ants and termites, so you can treat the right pest. Termites are much more dangerous to your home and need to be treated immediately before causing a lot of damage. If you need a pest control professional for termite or ant treatment, call 800-525-4825 or for Cape Cod 800-499-5866 for your FREE estimate today! For a location in the MA & NH areas near you, click here.

These are termites

Termite WorkerWorker
Actual size 1/4-inch. Remains hidden inside wood or earth. Resembles a grayish-white ant—except subterranean termite has thick waist and straight antennae. His job is to feed colony; to do this he travels between the ground and wood through mud tubes.
Termite SoldierSoldier
Actual size 5/16-inch. Remains hidden inside wood or earth. Resembles worker, except for longer armored head, with large jaws to ward off enemies. His job is to defend the colony, mainly against ants.
Termite QueenQueen
Actual size 1/2-inch. Young queens swarm to form new colonies. Brownish or black, with a thick waist and 2 pairs of wings equal in length. Her only duty is to lay eggs.
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Call A1 at 1-800-525-4825 (1-800-499-5866 for Cape Cod) for termite control in MA & NH that is effective and safe for the environment!

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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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Lady Bug Jars

Send the kids out looking for Ladybugs!  Have them make these cute ladybug jars and send them out hunting.51e17d6496108de4b502ff96df9621c2

Supplies:

  • Clear plastic container
  • Paint & brushes
  • Eyes
  • Black marker

Have the kids paint the lid to their container what ever color they want, and then make black ladybug dots on the top.  Glue…

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Life Cycle of a Bed Bug

Female bedbugs can lay 200 to 250 eggs, which mature to adult stage within four to six weeks, meaning one or two bed bugs can turn into a massive infestation within a couple of months, if not caught and treated early. Bed bugs are resilient. Nymphs can survive months without feeding and the adults for more than a year….

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Stinging Insects

Honey bees are often confused with aggressive stinging insects like yellow jackets and wasps.  Bees and other pollinators support the environment in a vital way.  A1 Exterminators can protect you against stinging insect and protects bees for our environment.

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Bug Tip Tuesday – Remove Ticks Quickly

Ticks are a big pest issue this time of year.  After taking Fido for a walk, use a lint roller right after being in the woods or on a brush f28e1d62eebde509907794862cdaab15walk. By rolling the sticky tape from the lint roller, you can catch some ticks before the embed themselves into your…

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Getting Rid of Ants, The Most Common Home Invader

While homeowners across the country enjoy the warm weather and the sights, smells and activities of the season, they also must contend with increased pest activity. This season, A1 Exterminators is reminding homeowners to be on the look out for one of the most prevalent pest – ants.

Odorous Ants

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Olympics and the Zika Risks

The 2016 Olympics started August 5th and are highly unlikely to spread Zika worldwide, federal officials said, noting that the 500,000 people expected to travel to Brazil for the August games account for less than 1% of all international travel to Zika-affected areas.

Visitors to Brazil will have a relatively low risk of contracting the mosquito-borne illness because the Olympics will take place during…

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