Ant Control Tips from My Pest Pros

No homeowner wants to be invaded by ants. The only effective approach to ant control is a holistic strategy to prevent an invasion and to get rid of all ants that are presently in your home. If you are looking for ant control tips, it’s important to understand how ants function and what attracts them…

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Tips for Preventing Spring Pest Problems

Springtime means warm weather, sunny days, budding flowers, and greener pastures. Unfortunately, however, it also means spring pest problems like termites, ants, and lady bugs. The influx of moisture in the air combined with the improved temperatures outside beckons insects from their hibernation and into your home. Luckily, there are some things you can do…

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How Are Mice Getting Into My Home?

  Clients are always asking us ‘how are mice getting into my home?’ Never underestimate mice. These critters are smart and amazingly adept despite their size. The reality is that no home or building is usually 100 percent sealed, and they can get through cracks as small as a #2 pencil. That’s about ¼ inch,…

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Winter Pest Problems Lurking in Your Firewood

A roaring fire is a great way to take the chill off on these cold winter nights. The mesmerizing flicker of the flames and warmth emanating from the fireplace creates a cozy environment for the entire family or a romantic evening. One thing that can quickly ruin this atmosphere is winter pest problems! That’s right,…

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Do You Need Professional Pest Control?

DIY products to treat for ants, roaches, bed bugs and many other pests are readily available to consumers from grocery stores to home improvement stores and big box retailers. Knowing when to call for professional pest control help versus tackling problems yourself can be tricky. Many minor pest problems can often be self-treated. A minor…

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Do Termites and Other Pests Remain Active in Winter?

The weather outside has been in the teens and single digits many days over the last week in Northern Virginia ad across the East Coast. Many homeowners would assume that pests, especially termites, would die or go away during weather like this. That would be wrong. Termites and many other pests remain active in winter.…

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It’s Cold Outside, Why Do I Need Winter Pest Control?

We’re often asked whether winter pest control is needed. After all, it’s cold outside and pests such as ants, mosquitoes and spiders and dead, hibernating or nowhere to be seen, right? Wrong! Just as you want to cozy up inside a warm home, many pests seek out a warm place to overwinter. Often, your warm…

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Restaurant Pest Control Is A Recipe for Success

Restaurant pest control is often overlooked  issue. Yet pests, especially in food service business, can mean the difference between being in business or out of business. Consequences can include health department fines, negative online reviews, and food safety issues. Pest in restaurants and food processing facilities can lead to food contamination and the spread of…

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What Virginia residents need to know about rodents

Rodents span a wide variety of animals, from cute little chipmunks to foot-long rats. Whether you live in an urban, suburban or rural setting, various rodent species pose a threat to your health and safety. Find out more about the behaviors and signs of two of the most common rodent pests — rats and mice…

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Landlords: Top Five Things to Know About Pest Control

Landlords face a unique challenge when dealing with pests on their property. This is a matter of maintaining their rental income, and the presence of various types of pests can undermine this source of revenue. There is the serious possibility of being shut down by various agencies for noncompliance, and this could result in the…

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