Tag: pest control

How To Get Rid Of Gray Squirrel In Your House

If you learn that you have squirrels in your house, you will certainly want them gone as quickly as possible. They can be dangerous by spreading disease through their droppings. They leave debris in your house and nasty smells. They also do a fair amount of damage by chewing through electrical... more
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How Dangerous Are Bat Droppings?

Bat droppings are a bad thing to have around, because they are a source of diseases that will affect other animals, pets, and people. At the same time, because bat droppings have such mineral and vitamin content, it makes the perfect stuff to fertilize your garden with ... Except, you might not... more
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Mice Pest

Mice are usually classified as a pest species due to their habits of living in houses, getting into food and gnawing on wood and wires. The most common complaints include the following: Mice living in the attic Mice scratching in the walls Mice raiding the pantry Gnawing on electrical... more
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Common ticks in Massachusetts

Identification There are two species of ticks common in Massachusetts: the deer tick (I. scapularis) and the dog tick. An adult deer tick is substantially smaller than the more common dog tick, however size is not always a useful indicator since an engorged tick can be several times the size... 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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