Bed Bug Facts

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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. Bed bugs can spread quickly throughout a building. The bugs travel from room to room or floor to floor by crawling and by human transport. Bed bugs are efficient hitchhikers and may be brought in on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, and other items. Hotels, motels and apartments, face additional challenges due to the constant turnover of occupants.

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Ants are the Number One Pest

Ants are the number one concern among the majority of Americans according to research from the National Pest Management Association, and rightfully so. With the average colony containing thousands of individual ants, the NPMA advises homeowners to stay on top of ant issues before they get too severe.

“Ranked the number one nuisance pest in America, ant infestations are one issue…

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Integrated Pest Management from A1 Exterminators

IPM is an abbreviation for Integrated Pest Management. Integrated Pest Management is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests. These solutions incorporate three basic techniques: 1) inspection, 2) identification and 3) treatment.

IPM is a more holistic approach to pest control, as treatments are based on…

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What Roaches Could be in Your Home?

There are over 70 species of cockroaches in the United States and one of them could be making their way into your kitchen this fall. Our cockroach identification can tell you which type of species might be infesting your home and how we can mitigate the problem.

 

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Keep Spiders Out

To try to keep spiders out of your house, you can use the following mixture in your home:

  1. Fill a spray bottle with water and add 10-15 drops of peppermint oil.  Take a sniff to make sure it smells minty, if you need more, add a few more drops.
  2. Spray the peppermint…
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Odorous House Ant Prevention

Pests such as odorous ants are attracted to moisture. To prevent odorous house ants, eliminate standing water. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes odorous ants use these branches to get into the home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the…

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Wondering Where Bed Bugs Come From?

If you’re wondering where bed bugs come from, remember: bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and are easily transported. They will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. Bed bugs are most often found in bed parts, such as mattresses, box…

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