5 Pest Problems You Could Have Avoided In 2013

February 16th, 2014|Categories: General Pest Control, Mosquitoes, Pest Prevention Tips, spiders, Stink Bugs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A new year is upon us and it is time to look back at 2013 and evaluate how your year went.  If you have problems with pests, you could have made a few simple changes last year to help avoid infestations.  However, with a little bit of effort, you can get rid of your problem [...]

What Is Meant By Overwintering Pests?

February 13th, 2014|Categories: General Pest Control, Mosquitoes, Pest Prevention Tips, Stink Bugs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many insects don't like the cold and will seek shelter, food and water in your home where it is nice and warm when the weather turns cooler.  When insects come inside for the winter, there is a term you may hear, which may be a new term to you, "overwintering."  This word is used to [...]

What Attracts Pests To Your Northern VA Home

December 27th, 2013|Categories: Mosquitoes, Uncategorized|

5 Conditions Around Your Home That Invites Pests Every Year If you've noticed that you have the same pests coming back year in and year out, it may be what you are doing to encourage them to come back to your house every year.  You may not be aware that you are attracting pests to [...]

Why West Nile Virus Should Be Taken Seriously

August 16th, 2013|Categories: General Pest Control, Mosquitoes, Pest Prevention Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Northern VA homeowners need to take action to protect their families and friends from mosquito bites that may cause West Nile Virus. Learn when infestations are more likely, how to prevent mosquito populations from settling near your home, and how to protect yourself and others from getting bitten. West Nile can be a deadly virus [...]

It’s Summertime! The Top 5 Pests You Will Encounter in Your Northern VA Home

August 11th, 2013|Categories: Fleas, General Pest Control, Mosquitoes, Pest Prevention Tips, spiders, Termites|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Summer is a beautiful time in Northern Virginia, as it brings blue skies and warm sun, but it also brings with it a number of different pests and bugs. Although some of these bugs are useful members of your home ecosystem, others are simply pests that are not only annoying, but can even be dangerous. [...]

How To Determine if You Need A Professional Pest Control Company

April 8th, 2013|Categories: Bees-Wasps-Hornets, Cockroaches, Fleas, General Pest Control, Mosquitoes, Termites|

Homeowners typically know when the pest control problem they have they should call in a professional.   For those who don't, here are a few quick tips. Pests are a natural part of life, it does not mean you have to like them or invite them in but it does mean that the line of [...]

Top Five Ways to Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus

February 25th, 2013|Categories: Mosquitoes, Pest Prevention Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

West Nile Virus is a potentially serious disease that is spread by mosquitoes. These insects bite birds that have been infected, then spread the disease to humans and other mammals when they bite them. According to the Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) 1 in 150 people who contract West Nile Disease experience serious symptoms. These [...]

Things Homeowners Can Do To Prevent West Nile Virus

February 18th, 2013|Categories: Mosquitoes, Pest Prevention Tips|

Mosquitoes frequently breed in standing, stagnating water. Their numbers increase in the late spring and early summer. When mosquitoes bite humans, they can spread West Nile Virus, a disease that can have debilitating symptoms. Homeowners who want to avoid contracting West Nile Virus can work to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds on their property. There are [...]

Why Northern Virginia Homeowners Should be Concerned About Mosquitoes

February 6th, 2013|Categories: General Pest Control, Mosquitoes, Pest Prevention Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

No one wants to be bitten by a mosquito, as the bite itself is itchy and uncomfortable. However, it's important to note that mosquitoes can spread a potentially severe illness known as West Nile Virus. This disease causes seasonal epidemics each year in North America, especially in southern areas. Northern Virginia homeowners should be concerned [...]

5 Ways A Mosquito Program Can Help You

February 4th, 2013|Categories: General Pest Control, Mosquitoes, Pest Prevention Tips, Ticks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mosquitoes can spread West Nile Virus to humans through their bites. The virus can have serious symptoms for those who contract it, leading to illness, missed time from work, and other unpleasant consequences. Homeowners who want to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus can put a mosquito control program into place. These programs typically [...]

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