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Why flies are invading your home this summer

in pests in your home bug proofing and prevention Mosquitoes and Flies

The watermelon has been sliced, corn shucked, and burgers seared to perfection. You finally sit down at the picnic table with your friends and family to enjoy your barbeque, when a massive fly lands on the potato salad. Two more show up on the hamburger buns, and before you know it, you’re swatting flies between bites.

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Mosquitos are coming: How to battle them in your yard

in Yard Pests bug proofing and prevention Mosquitoes and Flies West Nile and Zika

It’s time to defend the north… south, east, and west of your property against the one true enemy of the realm: mosquitoes.

You’ve survived winter and are eager to enjoy some time in your yard. The last thing you want is to be driven inside by pesky mosquitoes.

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12 tips for keeping ants out of your home

in pests in your home bug proofing and prevention Ants and Termites

Ants aren’t just pests that invite themselves to outdoor picnics. They can invade your home, carry bacteria into your living spaces, and can even cause structural damage to your house.

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Safe gardening: How to protect yourself from pests in your yard

in Yard Pests bug proofing and prevention Mosquitoes and Flies Fleas and Ticks

Now that warmer weather has finally returned, everyone is anxious to get outside and do some yardwork and gardening. What’s the quickest way to thwart the excitement of being outdoors after a nearly six-month hiatus? Pests inhabiting your yard.

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How to tell the difference between flying ants and termites

in pests in your home bug proofing and prevention Ants and Termites

Have you ever seen a small, black insect flying in your house and wondered: Is it is an ant? Could it be a termite? Can ants even fly?

We’re here to tell you that ants can fly…and so can termites.

In fact, the flying members of ant and termite colonies are the only ones that can reproduce. Both ants and termites fly – or “swarm” – when they’re breeding. After mating has occurred, males will die, and queens will drop their wings and move to a nesting site.

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Is pest control really necessary during winter?

in pests in your home bug proofing and prevention

Winter typically provides much-needed relief from all the insects that plague us during warmer weather. So, you’d think pest control wouldn’t be necessary during winter, right?

Wrong! As a matter of fact, winter can be one of the best times to provide pest control service. Winter is the perfect time to prevent infestations before pests can populate and become an issue in the spring and summer.

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Commodity fumigation: Budget-friendly way to fight personal item infestations

in pests in your home bed bugs bug proofing and prevention

Faced with an increased demand for better pest control options, it’s the A1 Able Pest Doctors goal to deliver just that, while creating less stress and labor for our customers. As a result, we’re expanding our Vikane gas fumigation offerings with “commodity fumigation.”

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Do-It-Yourself bed bug treatment

in pests in your home bug proofing and prevention bed bugs and mites

As a continuation of the best bed bug treatment options, we would like to focus on A1 Able Pest Doctors “Do-It-Yourself” bed bug kits. For the entire month of October, we are running a bed bug kit special at our three Miami Valley retail locations (1320 N. Keowee, Dayton; 406 W. McCreight, Springfield; 1190 N. County Rd. 25A, Troy), also available at our Bug Store online. During the month of October, you can purchase one bed bug kit at full price and get a second kit for half off.

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Vikane gas fumigation: Explaining this bed bug treatment

in pests in your home bug proofing and prevention bed bugs and mites

In a previous post (“3 effective treatments for eliminating bed bugs”), we addressed three of the most common and helpful treatments for getting rid of bed bugs in your home. Vikane® fumigant is the most effective eradication method we offer, so we’ve decided to take a deeper dive into explaining this treatment

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3 effective treatments for eliminating bed bugs

in pests in your home bed bugs bug proofing and prevention

You’ve worked really hard to avoid a bed bug infestation in your home, but there they are: signs that the nefarious pest has invaded your living space. Of course, your first step will be to call your local pest expert, but it helps to know in advance what treatment options might be available to you.

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