Tag: bedbugs

Appearance of Bed Bugs

Adult bed bugs, in general, are: about the size of an apple seed (5-7 mm or 3/16 - 1/4 inch long); long and brown, with a flat, oval-shaped body (if not fed recently); balloon-like, reddish-brown, and more elongated (if fed recently); a “true bug” (characteristics of true bugs... more
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Bedbugs making a comeback

The resurgence of bed bugs since the late 1990s has resulted in much anxiety for the general public as well as significant concern in the pest management industry about successful control. The control and elimination of this pest can be very difficult, invasive and expensive due to a number of... more
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Pest Control Quick Tips

Here are some quick and easy bug and pest control tips to follow to help keep your home pest free! Seal and caulk cracks around windows, doors, siding, chimneys, and other small openings to prevent stink bugs and other uninvited guests from getting into your home. Store firewood at least 20... more
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Bed Bug Prevention When Traveling

If you stay in a hotel or motel, keep these bed bug travel tips in mind. It is important that you take some precautions to ensure that your room is bed-bug free before you settle in. In a recent survey by NPMA, 75% of pest control professionals indicated that they have encountered infestations of... more
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‘Tis the Season for Bed Bugs to be on the Move

As Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, Americans will be making travel plans to celebrate with relatives and friends, both near and far. With the increased amount of travel occurring during the next couple of months, A1 Exterminators reminds travelers to be on the lookout for signs of bed... more
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Check for Bed Bugs

When checking for bed bugs, pay close attention along the top and underside of the bed frame. This is a particularly favorite place for bed bugs as it is close to its blood meal (you) and is an undisturbed and well-hidden location on the... more
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Recent Bed Bug Removal

A1 Exterminators was recently hired to remove bed bugs from the 11th floor of a building in Massachusetts.  Using bed bug heat treatment and general pest control heat treatments, one application is effective, most bed bug removal is complete in just one day. Heat can also penetrate areas where... more
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April is National Pest Management Month

A1 Exterminators is proud to celebrate National Pest Management Month, a public observance formally recognized each year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to acknowledge the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health and property from household pest... more
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Bed Bug Tips for Everyday

It is important to be aware of how to prevent bed bugs in your everyday life. Here are some prevention tips to keep in mind regarding how to avoid bed bugs: Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your sheets for tell-tale blood spots. Consider bringing a large plastic... more
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Traveling Tips to Avoid Bed Bugs

Summer is almost over, but that also means there are a ton of last minute vacation plans. Before hitting the road to enjoy some rest and relaxation, we encourage travelers to learn and practice bed bug prevention tips to help avoid bringing home these unwanted souvenirs. “Bed bugs can turn a... more
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