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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Don't Bring Bed Bugs Back From Your Summer Vacation

They're sneaky and prefer to feed on human blood; they're bed bugs. Considered one of the most difficult pests to eliminate, you can find these parasitic insects in all areas of the United States. If you plan to travel outside of Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. or Maryland this summer for vacation, take every precaution possible to avoid them. How You Might Pick Up Bed Bugs When Traveling When you travel for vacation with your family, there are plenty of opportunities for a bed bug or two to hitch a ride back home with you. Considering the annoying bites and sleepless nights...
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Occasional Invaders: What They Are And What To Look For

While some pests such as spiders and ants may be common on some properties, other pests are occasional invaders. If you start seeing more of them, it is time to call a pest control professional. These are some occasional invaders to watch for. Earwigs These pests have a formidable appearance with their distinct pincers. Earwigs are long and black. They look like a cross between a beetle and a large ant. Although you will usually see them outdoors in the summer, they may wander into your home. If you have plants in your home, earwigs may ruin them. They wreak havoc...
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