Don’t Let Pest Ruin Summer Fun

Some of the best summer memories are made while spending time with family and friends at backyard barbecues and celebrations. However, an invasion of pesky pests such as mosquitoes, ants, flies and stinging insects can quickly put a damper on outdoor activities. A1 Exterminators reminds homeowners... more
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Outside Spring Clean Up | Bug Tip Tuesday

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... more
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Ants Will Be Bothering Homeowners this Spring

Spring is officially here and with it comes one of the most persistent warm-weather pests—ants. As temperatures rise, A1 Exterminators warns that America’s number one nuisance pest will invade homes across New England in search of food. While most species present problems in people’s... more
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Keep Firewood Away | Bug Tip Tuesday

The spring is a great season to snuggle by the outdoor fire pit. Outdoors, firewood should be stored at least 20 feet from the home on a raised structure, such as concrete blocks. These tips should help reduce the possibility of encountering unwanted visitors in your home this season, but if... more
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Little-Known Tick Facts

If you’re a warm weather lover, know your risk of tick exposure when spending time outdoors this spring and summer. Read up on these potentially disease-carrying pests and learn how to protect yourself. 5 Little-known Facts Related to Ticks It’s summertime, which means more... more
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Spring Cleaning | Bug Tip Tuesday

Ants, among other common spring bugs, are known to infest kitchen spaces because this room provides easy access to food and water sources. They often march through the heart of your home while searching for crumbs left behind from dinner, liquid spills and overripe fruit sitting out on ... more
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Termite Swarmers in Spring

When you think of spring, you probably envision blooming flowers and the return of warmer weather. But in the pest control industry, spring marks the beginning of peak pest season, when most insects are coming out of their winter hiding spots, mating – and in some cases – finding their way... more
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Know Thy Neighbor

Many ask about what a termite looks like vs what a flying ant looks like.  Here are a few differences in the two: There are 3 easy ways to tell flying ants and termites apart: Wing size Termite wings are all equal in length and extend well past the abdomen. Ants have wings which are unequal... more
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Safely Use Pesticides

If you must try to get rid of pests in you home on your own, be sure to use proper safety measures when using pesticides. Keep pets and children away from areas where pesticides have been applied.After preventive steps have been taken, you can use baits as a first line of chemical defense... more
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Do You Have Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants can be many colors and sizes. They typically are dark and larger than other ants. They can have wings when they are in their "reproductive" stage. Carpenter ants without wings are the "worker" ants and are commonly found during the spring when mating. If you find a few random... more
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