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Specific Threats Caused By Birds on Your Roof

For certain understandable reasons, some home or property owners may struggle to understand why preventing large quantities of bird nesting and similar behavior on your property is important. Most birds seem friendly and harmless, after all, and they almost never interact negatively with humans, so why are they a concern?  At A-1 Exterminators, we’ll help

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Keeping SLC Bees Away from Your Home

There are certain insects or other pests that inspire a bit more fear than should actually be present, and a good example here is bees. But while bees aren’t actually too dangerous in general, and are actually important pollinators in our system, many people (especially children) are naturally frightened of them due to their ability

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Basic Facts on Clothes Moths and How to Avoid Them

At A-1 Exterminators, we’re proud to serve as true full-service pest control and extermination experts for clients throughout Utah. While many of our services focus around everything from general insects to rodents, birds and other common pests, we’re also here to help with some of the rarer or lesser-known pests out there — and a

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Stopping Birds from Nesting on Your Property

While many people don’t think of birds as threatening or risky, the fact is they can create some pretty significant damage to various properties if they aren’t controlled. For many bird types and property owners, a major key to preventing this from happening is stopping the issue at its source — and that means stopping

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Termite Swarm Basics, Timing and Preparation

As we get ready to enter the hottest period of the year in Utah, we’re already well into a “season” that pest control experts around the state and country are quite familiar with: Termite swarming season. This is a long period, usually five to six months, and starts at the end of winter — what

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Why Termite Inspections Are Vital When Purchasing a Home

There are several themes you’ll be thinking about when considering and negotiating the purchase of a home, and one of these that’s very important for all buyers is ensuring certain pest types are not present in the existing home. One particular pest type that deserves special attention here: Termites, which are some of the most

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Birds and Other Pest Types Found in Your Rain Gutters

For many home and building owners in Utah, the late winter or early spring period we’re in right now is one where they perform yearly inspections or checkups on their rain gutters after the bulk of the winter is past. One possible issue some may find, either at this time of year or some others:

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Protecting West Valley Vehicle Wires from Rodent Chewing

When it comes to rodents like mice and rats, particularly during the winter, many homeowners are naturally concerned about these animals invading the home itself. And while this is a legitimate concern that should be managed, especially if you’ve had rodent issues in the past, there’s another to be aware of as well: The safety

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On Cockroach Resiliency – And How to Deal With Them

There’s a reason why, when making reference to a person or item that’s seemingly invincible or very hard to get rid of, cockroaches are often the chosen comparison point. These are some of the most resilient insects on the planet, often able to live through situations most others would be killed off by — but

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