Category: Beetles, Cockroaches & Other Insects

Cockroach Detection

American cockroaches can be detected by examining the premises after dark with a flashlight. They occur in dark, damp, warm places, often near steam pipes, in sewers, grease traps, damp basements, etc. During the day, probing hiding places with a wire will expose... more
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Cockroaches In your home

Cockroaches are considered a pest because they can contaminate food and kitchen utensils with their frass (droppings), possibly spreading microbes and causing health problems. Some people may be allergic to cockroaches, or their byproducts, and many people dislike their appearance. Large... more
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What Foods Attract Roaches

Cockroaches are the oldest surviving insects in the world, scientists believe. This is due to their ability to adapt, and to survive off of almost any food source. Cockroaches are scavengers and will look for food anywhere that they smell it. With the ability to eat natural sources of food as well... more
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Pesticide Use Around Pets

People often use pesticides in their homes or yards to control a variety of pests such as insects, weeds and rodents. Pet owners may also apply pesticide products directly to their pets to control ticks and/or fleas. Although these pesticides can be beneficial, they have the potential to hurt... more
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A message from A1 on COVID-19

As we work together as a community and nation to better understand and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, we are all being asked to adhere to new guidelines and to do our best to practice social distancing. Please know that as protectors of public health, food and property, we take... more
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Yes we are open!

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We are considered an Essential Service per the government so if you have any rodent, ant, termite or other pest issues, we can come to you and exterminate them! We have protocols set in place, if anyone is sick or feeling ill we cannot treat their residence or business. If there are no medical... more
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How do I get rid of stink bugs?

If you find stink bugs in your house or garden, the best way to eliminate them is by physically removing them. Vacuuming is one reliable method for removing the bugs from both indoor and outdoor areas. Be warned: They’re called stink bugs for a reason! The bugs release the skunk-smelling... more
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How do I keep stink bugs away?

The nasty smell stink bugs give off when killed or handled is enough to give them a bad reputation. They can be nuisances, but luckily they don’t cause any damage to the structure of your home. And even better, they don’t reproduce indoors. If there’s a stink bug infestation near your... more
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Do stink bugs bite or cause damage?

The good news is that stink bugs don’t bite. They also don’t harm people or pets, nor do they spread disease. However, some people are allergic to the compounds released by the stink bug. Symptoms of this allergy can include a runny nose and, if you come in contact with crushed bugs,... more
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10 Pest Control Tips to Keep Pests Away This Summer | Bug Tip Tuesday

Nothing ruins a picnic like a line of ants. Nothing ruins a barbecue like a swarm of mosquitoes. And nothing ruins a morning like spotting a spider, cockroach, or mouse somewhere in your house. Keep bugs and critters away from your home and yard this summer with these 10 best pest control... more
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