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Diseases and Parasites Spread by Birds, Part 1

While a primary reason many home and property owners want many bird types kept away from their property and structures based on damage and dropping risks, these are not the only reasons for bird barriers and other bird control solutions. Another major reason many have this desire: To prevent the risk of parasites, contamination and

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Asian giant hornet risks

Asian Giant Hornet Basics and Risks, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on the Asian giant hornet, or “murder hornet.” This species, which was recently spotted in the US for the first time in history, is one of the largest stinging insects on earth, and can be dangerous to both other insects,

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Asian giant hornet basics

Asian Giant Hornet Basics and Risks, Part 1

If you’re the type who watches the news regularly, in the last few months you may have heard or read about the “murder hornet” situation taking place. Also known as an Asian giant hornet, this potentially destructive and dangerous pest was sighted for the first time in the US in the later parts of 2019,

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Nests and Other Stinging Insect Identifiers, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common summer stinging insects to be aware of around your property. There are a variety of such insects out there, ranging from low-risk to a few that may present significant concerns for both health and structures, and being able to

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Nests and Other Stinging Insect Identifiers, Part 1

During the summer period of each year, the pest type many homeowners are most worried about is the stinging insect variety. There are numerous insect types out there that may sting or bite in some circumstances, from common bees to a wide variety of others, and many homeowners – especially those with children – want

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summer birds

Problems Caused by Common Summer Birds, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic issues that birds cause when they infest properties during the summer. While some summer birds are harmless and won’t infest an entire property in huge numbers, others pose potential property risks, particularly when they congregate in large swaths. At A-1

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summer birds problems

Problems Caused by Common Summer Birds, Part 1

Within a home or property situation, birds are an interesting group of creatures that sit on both sides of the spectrum. Many birds are beautiful and some are friendly, offering a great atmosphere through their chirping and limited impact on humans – but others, unfortunately, may congregate in huge numbers and pose several property risks,

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Common Fly

Understanding Common Fly Types and Risks, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common fly types that may be found in or around properties during the year. Most of these will be prevented with the right basic pest control methods, but those who fail to obtain these may deal with multiple biting or

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common fly

Understanding Common Fly Types and Risks, Part 1

While many of our pest control and exterminator services at A-1 Exterminators are focused on a specific infestation of a single pest, such as termites, bed bugs or others, we’re also proud to offer general insect control services to protect homes and buildings. Our pest control pros utilize only the latest in insect control equipment,

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Primer on Pest Control in Apartment Complexes, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics of apartment complexes and how pest control is handled. The setup here is a bit different from traditional homes, particularly when it comes to dealing with landlords or property management companies and determining who is covering the costs. At A-1

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