Scariest Looking Pests in Northern Virginia & DC

When the Halloween season comes around, you begin to see fake bugs and other frightening things in stores that can be used for decorations inside and outside the home. There are a few frightening pests that you want to keep your eye on if you live in the northern areas of Virginia and Washington D.C. that not only look scary but that have the potential to make you very sick as well. There are about 39 types of spiders listed in the Virginia database. Most of them are common household spiders that keep insects away. However, there are a few that...
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Preparing Your Property for Fall Pests

Many people claim that fall is their favorite season; the brilliant color of autumn leaves and the end of hot summer days can be quite enjoyable. However, as summer wanes, many pests begin searching for a warm, cozy, safe spot to spend the winter. Pests may invade your home or office to find a welcoming environment that also offers food and water. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to help keep fall pests from taking a winter vacation inside your structure. What Are Common Fall Invaders? Many pests have a season during which they are most active, but...
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At-Home Pest Control Products Versus Professional Pest Control Services

No matter who you are or where you live, you will likely encounter pests that will cause problems at some point. The steps that you take when you first notice the warning signs are critical when it comes to getting a desirable outcome. People will often head to the store to buy at-home pest control products that promise to reduce and eliminate the invaders, but others always opt for a pest control professional in these situations. To give you a clear picture of what to expect from each option, we are going to take a look at both choices. You will...
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When Is The Best Time To Get A Termite Inspection?

As a rule, the best time for a termite inspection is immediately. If you think that you have termites, an inspection is a must. However, if you are planning on buying a home or a business soon and want to know when to set up inspections, late winter is usually an ideal time. This is the time when termites are not as active. As the temperatures rise in early spring, termites become more active and multiply. When a termite colony gets larger, some termites leave and form new colonies, which are usually also on your property. The termites that leave are...
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Ways to Avoid Fleas and Ticks This Summer

Ticks and fleas are always a threat during the summer. Both of these parasites have the potential to cause trouble. While they feed on your blood, the likelihood of you becoming infected increases dramatically. Here are some tips to help you to remain safe. Ticks Where do ticks hide? Ticks typically remain hidden in tall grass and brush. You must be especially careful around wooded areas. They love the dark, humid environment. As you walk past, a tick can easily latch onto your skin. Family pets are especially at risk. Ticks will quickly bury themselves underneath the animal’s fur. What attracts...
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