Confirm that you have a mouse problem

Mice are like tiny, four-legged ninjas who make themselves scarce, but when you have a potential rodent problem, you might spot one scampering away out of the corner of your eye. Once you see one inside your house, you should immediately suspect you have a nest somewhere—in your walls, in the... more
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What do ticks look like?

Ticks are small arachnids. Ticks require blood meals to complete their complex life cycles. Ticks are scientifically classified as Arachnida (a classification that includes spiders). The fossil record suggests ticks have been around at least 90 million years. There are over 800 species of ticks... more
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You can protect yourself against ticks

Know where the critters camp out. Ticks often reside on the foliage that borders meadows. Deer like to graze in the open grassy areas, says Dr. Krause, but also linger in the surrounding wooded outskirts so they can run away if a predator suddenly appears. As for the ticks? They’re just following... more
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Stink Bug Habits

In general, adult stink bugs feed on fruits and nymphs feed on leaves, stems and fruit. The life cycle of brown marmorated stink bugs generally involves mating, reproducing and feeding from spring to late fall. Upon the onset of cold weather, stink bugs seek shelter to spend... more
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Yellow Jacket Stings & Avoiding Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are aggressive and its sting is usually painful. But some people can suffer severe allergic reactions. Prevent wasp stings by avoiding them or by removing sources of food. Allergic reactions to yellow jacket bites include dizziness, nausea, stomach cramps, digestive problems,... more
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A Mouse Infestation in Your House: Health Risks and Solutions

Did you know that a house mouse is able to walk on a thin wire or squeeze itself through an opening or crack that is no wider than a ballpoint pen? It doesn’t take a very big opening before the mice find a way into our homes. These nimble rodents like to build small nests in cozy, dark spaces... more
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It’s that time of year again, stink bugs?

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is considered an invasive species, or a pest of foreign origin, as it was introduced to the United States from Eastern Asia in the mid-1990s. It is also referred to as the yellow-brown or East Asian stink bug. The stink bug earned its name from its... more
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Mice in the House

Do not be fooled by their cute and fuzzy faces: Mice are not creatures you want in your house. It’s one thing to see a little field mouse scurry down a path in a park, and another thing entirely when they’re chewing your furniture, leaving droppings all over the kitchen or gnawing electrical... more
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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from all of us at A1... more
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Buzzing Facts about Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are wasps 1/2 to 1 inch long and have yellow and black stripes. They are aggressive. Their sting is usually painful and mildly injurious. Although, they are not very dangerous, but significant precaution should be taken when you see one. Here are some worth knowing interesting... more
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