Pest Prevention Tips

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Bed Bugs are Best Handled By a Professional. Hire One Immediately!

February 28th, 2014|Categories: Bed Bugs, General Pest Control, Pest Prevention Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bed Bugs and DIY Products are Not a Great Combination Bed bugs are a public health nuisance in many areas of the United States.  They can also be difficult to get rid of if you find them in your home.  You may be tempted to buy insecticides or pesticides at the store to try and [...]

These Pests Want To Make Your Home Theirs This Winter: Stand Guard!

February 25th, 2014|Categories: General Pest Control, Pest Prevention Tips, Rodent Control, spiders, Stink Bugs, Ticks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Much like many of us, many insects and rodents do not care for cold weather and they will seek out shelter wherever it is warm and dry.  Your home makes a convenient place to spend the winter for many pests.  Not only is it shelter from the cold, but they can find food and water [...]

Why You Should Have An Annual Termite Inspection

February 22nd, 2014|Categories: General Pest Control, Pest Prevention Tips, Termites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Home ownership is a big step.  Representing a part of the American dream, owning a home means numerous unexpected advantages and pitfalls.  Chief among the things you should watch out for while you are on the market, and then later as a homeowner is damage.  The chief cause of damage to the home isn’t natural [...]

Spiders: 5 Reasons Why There Are So Many Around Your Northern Virginia Home

February 19th, 2014|Categories: General Pest Control, Pest Prevention Tips, spiders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many people are scared of them, but for the most part, spiders are pretty harmless creatures.  They prey on other insects, so they can be very beneficial to have around, however, you may not wish to have them inside of your home.  If you live in Northern Virginia, there is really only one type of [...]

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 [...]

How To Protect Your Home From Mice

January 6th, 2014|Categories: Pest Prevention Tips, Rodent Control|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Guarding the Fort: 5 Ways to Protect your Home from Mice There you were… just minding your own business – when out of nowhere a grey mouse the size of Texas shoots across the kitchen floor and nearly gives you a coronary. At this point you do one of three things. You a) run screaming [...]

DIY Pest Control? Sometimes Its Best Left To The Pros

January 5th, 2014|Categories: Cockroaches, Fleas, Pest Prevention Tips, spiders|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Why Over-the-Counter Pest Control Products Frequently Don’t Work Chances are if you’re reading this article, you’ve found some humor, or a lot of humor, in the headline. You’ve faced a pest control problem whether that is ants, spiders, fleas inside the house or squirrels and moles in the yard. If you’re like the average do-it-yourselfer, [...]

How To Make Ant Baits More Effective

December 31st, 2013|Categories: Pest Prevention Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Five Tips to Help Make Your Ant Baits More Effective There is nothing more disturbing than an infestation of ants in your home. Sugar ants are one of the more common species found in Northern VA. These pests thrive in kitchens because, as their name implies, they are attracted to food in general and sugary [...]

3 Simple Steps To Stop Attracting Ants

December 24th, 2013|Categories: Pest Prevention Tips|

There is a reason that ants are known to like picnics, they like food.  If you are attracting ants into your home, they are probably scenting food in your house and have gone in to investigate.  Ants are also attracted to standing water sources so they have a place to get a drink when they [...]

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