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A collection of current events and news about bed bugs, rodents, termites, and other pests in the MA and NH areas.


Beagle Sniffs Out Bedbugs in 38 Salem Apartments

Sat Nov 13, 2010, 05:58 AM EST By Tom Dalton Staff Writer The Salem News SALEM — The Salem Housing Authority said it will exterminate bedbugs from dozens of rooms in two elderly housing complexes after a specially trained dog detected the troublesome insects yesterday. Tracer, a beagle, went through the Philip L. Morency Manor and the James A. Dalton Residence searching for the small, bloodsucking bugs that have made headlines across the country. The dog, which was brought in by A1 Exterminators of Lynn, raised its paw and scratched furniture or other surfaces in 38 of the 89 apartments in the complex, which is along Bridge Street near the old Salem Jail. “Yes, we have found bedbugs at the Morency and Dalton buildings,” said Carol MacGown, executive director of Salem Housing Authority. “Right now, we’re looking at exterminating 38 units.” The bedbug-sniffing dogs have been used nationwide to find

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Resurgence Of Bed Bugs In Massachusetts

By Beth Germano, WBZ-TV November 17, 2010 5:08 PM SALEM (CBS) — The phrase “don’t let the bed bugs bite” is being said frequently these days in Massachusetts, thanks to a resurgence of the tiny, blood-sucking pests. From one end of the state to the other exterminators say their phones are ringing off the hook with calls to eradicate the bugs. At least 40 units at a senior housing complex in Salem are now getting the heat treatment to literally bake the bugs out of the apartments. Air heated to at least 125 degrees is being pumped in because “it’s lethal to bed bugs,” said Gary Weisberg of A1 Exterminators which is handling the job. Bob Waldie, whose mother lives in the complex, says it’s a problem that’s happened before. “I ran my finger under the box spring and they were dropping on the floor, it was disgusting,” he said.

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Beagle Sniffs Out Bedbugs in 38 Salem Apartments

Sat Nov 13, 2010, 05:58 AM EST By Tom Dalton Staff Writer The Salem News SALEM — The Salem Housing Authority said it will exterminate bedbugs from dozens of rooms in two elderly housing complexes after a specially trained dog detected the troublesome insects yesterday. Tracer, a beagle, went through the Philip L. Morency Manor and the James A. Dalton Residence searching for the small, bloodsucking bugs that have made headlines across the country. The dog, which was brought in by A1 Exterminators of Lynn, raised its paw and scratched furniture or other surfaces in 38 of the 89 apartments in the complex, which is along Bridge Street near the old Salem Jail. “Yes, we have found bedbugs at the Morency and Dalton buildings,” said Carol MacGown, executive director of Salem Housing Authority. “Right now, we’re looking at exterminating 38 units.” The bedbug-sniffing dogs have been used nationwide to find

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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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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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