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Identifying Common Pests by Their Bite

For many home or building owners who have dealt with pests at some point in the past, identification is one of the most frustrating elements of this process. Especially when it comes to insects, there are a whole host of different pest types out there, many of which are very small and look somewhat similar

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Spring Bird Behavior: Bird Returns and Property Protection

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic migratory and nesting habits of birds during the winter. While most are aware some birds don’t appear as often during the winter in cold places like Utah, this is actually due to a mixture of effects – some birds are

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Spring Bird Behavior: Migratory and Wintering Birds

If you’re a Salt Lake City, Utah home or property owner who has dealt with bird pest issues in the past or is concerned about them moving forward, spring is an important time of year here. This is when many bird species migrate back into northern climates as they become warmer, this following several months

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Bed Bugs: Risks, Symptoms, Prevention and Extermination

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on bed bugs and how they can be identified. These invasive pests, which bite and feed on human blood, are also known for their versatility and ability to spread between locations, and preventing them involves understand how they behave. At A-1 Exterminators,

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Bed Bugs: Identification, Hiding Places and Spread

There are a few pest types out there whose names are at least slightly misleading when it comes to their behavior, and a good example here is the bed bug. While their title obviously suggests their presence in and around beds, and this is indeed a major area where these invasive pests are found, this

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Homebuyer Pest Prevention: Mulch, Trees and Branches

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on areas to look for when you’re touring a prospective new home and want to ensure there are no pest concerns at play. While we’d like to believe sellers of homes would never conceal a pest issue, some unfortunately would

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Homebuyer Pest Prevention: Termites and Pest Locations

If you’re a first-time homebuyer entering the market, this is an exciting time filled with new experiences – and important boxes to check. While most of the tips you’ll get in this realm are related to financial areas like the mortgage and other homebuying needs, there’s another area during the home search that’s vital, especially

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Mice and Rodents: Identification, Prevention and Removal

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on why mice and other rodents are a significant risk if they infest your home. From disease spread to the potential for dragging in other pests along with them, these rodents should be promptly attended to if they’re spotted at

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Mice and Rodents: Why They’re a Significant Risk

There are a few pest infestation types that often become more common during the colder part of the year, and invasion from rodents like mice or rats are a good example. As these pests seek shelter from the cold during this season, they’ll be even more determined than usual to find their way into the

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Invasive Pest Identification, Knowledge and Removal, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on what are known as invasive pests. These species, which are both non-native to the area they’re in and generally cause significant damage or health issues, are some of the most concerning when it comes to pest control and exterminator

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