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Ants in the Home

Odorous house ants, are common home invaders in the spring. Sugar ants can be about 3 millimetres long or smaller, and are attracted to food. Moisture ants are larger than sugar ants, about 4 to 4.5 millimetres long, and usually show up when there is a problem with excess water. An infestation is... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!

Ants will be trying to find food and entering your home.  If you find you have a small ant problem, try this do-it-yourself ant remedy. You will need: Baking soda Powdered sugar Jar lids Measuring spoon Instructions:  please a tablespoon of baking soda and powdered sugar in the jar lid. ... more
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Hiker Attacked by Rabid Raccoon

The raccoon attacked a hiker who was in a restroom at Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia on Thursday, May 10th, near the Valley Green Inn. The animal was trapped and tested positive for rabies. The victim is undergoing treatment to prevent rabies infection, the Health Dept. said. Officials are... more
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New Method to Control Disease-Carrying Insects

Purdue researchers are discovering the next generation of insecticides directed at disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies, which could help professionals in the human health and veterinary sectors. Catherine A. Hill, associate professor of entomology in the College of... more
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Spring in February

A1 Exterminators Carpenter Ants Control
So the weather was beautiful yesterday and looks to be about the same today so don’t be surprised if you happen to see signs of spring insects soon. No, it’s not spring yet, and yes we still have about 6 more weeks or so of winter according to Punxsutawney Phil, but 6 weeks can fly by. So start... more
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Possible Mental Effects of Bedbugs

Bedbugs can cause all sorts of problems, a really big one that can affect anyone in the house are psychological effects. Mothers, fathers and even children can suffer from anxiety and embarrassment due to bedbugs. The Psychological Effects of Bedbugs Arguably one of the worst things about having a... more
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Insects Found In Valentine's Day Flowers

Many people probably don’t know but the U.S. Homeland Security have specialized agents with Customs and Border Protection going through every shipment of flowers sent to the Port of Atlanta, looking for invasive bugs and plant diseases. Agents say some of the bugs could wipe out entire fields,... more
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Bedbugs Have Been Around For Thousands Of Years And Aren’t Going Anywhere!

Haven’t heard too much on the bedbug front lately have we… but let’s not forget, those disgusting little bugs chomping away are still out there. They have been around for thousands of years and I imagine they will be for thousands more. Bedbugs are a parasitic insect that prefer to feed on... more
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Poinsettias and Insects

The holidays are here and the beautiful poinsettias are a very common flower for most house holds. They are often thought to be poisonous but research shows that poinsettias contain no chemicals commonly considered toxic. However, eating the plant is NOT recommended. Several insects may attack... more
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Silverfish not a Centipede

Silverfish are common insects that may infest and feed on items (especially paper items) in the home. They are commonly spotted in bathrooms where they enjoy the moist environment; they especially enjoy that room if there is mold or mildew to eat. They don't directly harm humans, however, these... more
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