Tag: ant control

Ant inspection | Bug Tip Tuesday

A proper inspection will help you determine the most heavily infested areas as well as the nest location. Before applying treatment you will have to know where they are coming from. In this step, you will be searching for ant activity and tell-tale signs of ant activity as well as potential entry... more
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Outdoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

Often, carpenter ant nests found indoors are satellite nests that can be traced back to a parent colony outdoors. Look for nests in: Trees Stumps Roots Fence posts Landscape timbers Other wood structures Try removing the wood with the parent colony. When that is not... more
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Indoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

The best way to control carpenter ants is to locate and destroy the nest, replace damaged or decayed wood and eliminate moisture problems, if they exist. Eliminating a carpenter ant nest can be difficult because of the hidden nature of the nest. Carpenter ant control is usually best done by an... more
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Carpenter Ant Prevention | Bug Tip Tuesday

Replace moisture-damaged wood. Prevent moisture from wood or lumber that is stored in a garage or near the house by elevating it to allow air circulation. Store firewood as far away from buildings as possible. Remove tree and shrub stumps and roots. Trim branches that overhang the... more
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Stinging Pests Interrupt Summer Fun

It's officially summertime – the season of backyard barbeques, pool parties and campfires. But, with a general uptick in time spent outdoors during the warmer months comes an increased risk of encountering yellowjackets, wasps, hornets and other stinging insects, A1 Exterminators, a local pest... more
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Bathroom Spring Cleaning | Bug Tip Tuesday

Many spring pests like cockroaches and silverfish are attracted to moisture, so they are commonly found in bathrooms. Eliminating sources of water in the bathroom is the best way to prevent pest infestations, especially because this pest can only survive for one week without water.In addition to... more
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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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