Merrifield, VA Pest Control

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Merrifield gets approximately 43 inches of rainfall annually, and the national average is 39 inches. The plentiful precipitation and fertile soil make it easy for vegetation to thrive. This brings insects, rodents and predators. Also, commercial and residential structures usually have multiple food sources, which attracts several unwanted insect and rodent guests indoors. Unfortunately, most pests multiply fast and find hard-to-reach areas to build their colonies. As the problem worsens, you see more and more of them.

Pests destroy your belongings and your property. For example, a colony of Argentine ants in your yard will destroy helpful ants, and destructive insects will then destroy your garden and plants. Silverfish and drywood termites can ruin important papers and clothing. Dampwood termites can destroy trees or even support beams on your home. Rats, mice, cockroaches and ants can all get into your food supply. While cockroaches and ants find open containers and bacterial residue, mice and rats can actually chew through thin plastic or paper containers to invade your food. Replacing destroyed food or belongings is expensive.

Also, pests pose several health risks. For example, mice and rats can carry dangerous diseases in their urine or feces, which they leave everywhere when they infest a building. Mosquitoes also carry harmful viruses such as Zika and West Nile. Wasps and bees can trigger allergic reactions when they sting, and some reactions are fatal. Several types of ants can sting as well, and their stings cause painful welts. Spiders such as brown recluses and black widows have severe enough bites that you will need medical attention. Possums and raccoons bite aggressively and may carry rabies.

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Residential Pest Control

No matter how secure your home might be, pests can find their way inside. They may enter unnoticed when you open your door, find a tiny crack around a window or locate another "secret passage" between your yard and your home. You may also carry them inside in a grocery bag or package. Once they have successfully invaded, their population will increase dramatically in a very short period. Cockroaches, mice, spiders and many other home invaders can pose a serious risk to your health, contaminate your food or damage your home and belongings. Eliminating pests, however, is a job that should be left to the professionals to ensure the safety of your pets and family as well as to make sure that the pests are truly gone. My Pest Pros has the training and experience to eliminate any type of pest that may be troubling you.

Commercial Pest Control

No matter what type of business you operate, pests are not going to help you retain customers or protect your investment. Cockroaches, for example, can ruin a restaurant's reputation, but they can also play havoc with customer loyalty at a grocery store, clothing boutique or hair salon. Bedbugs, mice or cockroaches can cause bookings at your hotel to plummet. Nor is it just your customers who may want to escape your business — your employees may be unhappy and spend more time worrying about the pests than handling their tasks. Whatever kind of pest is troubling your business, the experts at My Pest Pros has the solution.

Green Pest Control

For many decades, pesticides were the first strategy attempted for pest control. Growing concerns over the effects that pesticides were having on the environment, however, led to the development of alternative methods that were ecologically friendly. When you combine risk of environmental damage with the fact that many pests have developed varying degrees of immunity to traditional pesticides, it is easy to see the benefits of "green" pest control. Organic treatments, sanitation modifications and biological controls can often be the safest, most effective solution. At My Pest Pros, we practice this type of integrated pest management, which includes ensuring that pests are identified accurately and employing pesticides only as a last resort.

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