Tag: spring pests

Checking for Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants love damp climates and moist area and nest in those damp locations, like wood that has been damaged by water. They make nests in the floors or walls of your home and search for food through your home. Carpenter ants, unlike termites, do not eat the wood in your home, but are... more
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Spring Bring Warmth & Ants

The weather conditions have improved so ants will be trying to enter homes in search of food and water. A1 Exterminators encourages homeowners to take proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of seeing these nuisance pests in your garage or crawling across the kitchen counter. “Ants often... more
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The Most Common Home Invader – Ants

While homeowners across the country enjoy the warm weather and the sights, smells and activities of the season, they also must contend with increased pest activity. This season, A1 Exterminators is reminding homeowners to be on the look out for one of the most prevalent pest – ants.... more
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Termite Facts & Prevention

TERMITE FACTS Termites are wood-destroying insects whose presence dates back to the dinosaurs. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. There are about 2,000 known species of termites in the... more
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Termite Facts for Spring

Termites start to swarm in the spring months and can create a colony on your property.  Here are a few not-so-fun-facts about termites. Termites swarm throughout the warm season, but not as much as during the springtime. Colonies may swarm multiple times.  Later swarms do not math... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Outside Spring Clean Up

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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Bug Tip Tuesday | Spring Cleaning in Kitchen

Ants, among other common spring bugs, are known to infest kitchen spaces because this room provides easy access to food and water sources. They often march through the heart of your home while searching for crumbs left behind from dinner, liquid spills and overripe fruit sitting out on the counter... more
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Spring Spider Mites

What Are Spider Mites? Spider mites are a member of the mite family. They generally live on the bottom sides of leaves of plants. They may spin protective silk webs around your plants, this is how they got the ‘spider’ part of their name. Spider mites are less than 1 millimeter (0.04 in) in... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Marigolds Repel Mosquitoes

Commonly grown as ornamental border plants, marigolds are hardy annual plants which have a distinctive smell which mosquitoes, and some gardeners, find particularly offensive. Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents. Marigolds prefer full sunlight and reasonably... more
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Insects Can Trigger Indoor Allergies in Spring

With spring comes some unpopular side effects: asthma and allergy symptoms. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, coinciding with the peak season for allergy-related symptoms. Even though many people associate... more
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