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If You Don’t Want A Rat Problem, Do These 4 Things!

June 19th, 2014|Categories: Rodent Control|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are many simple ways to prevent your home from attracting rodents, especially finding the evidence of rats.  Keeping rats out of your home is important not only to prevent damage to your investment, but to also proteect you and your family's health. Rodents can carry a number of deadly diseases, including: Ÿ Hantavirus Ÿ [...]

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 Do I Know If I Have a Rat Infestation

January 8th, 2014|Categories: Rodent Control|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Easy, Look for These 5 Signs! In order to protect the investment in your Northern VA home, it is important to be able to recognize the signs of a pest infestation.  Some pests can cause  damage and in some cases, endanger the health of your family.  Recognizing the signs of a rat infestation can protect [...]

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, [...]

Why Snap Traps For Mice Alone Do Not Solve Your Problem

January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Rodent Control|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mice, Rats and Infestations, Oh My: Why Snap Traps Aren’t Solving Your Problem It’s the middle of the night. You rouse from your sleep to pad down the hall and innocently open the kitchen cabinet for a midnight Chips Ahoy… but instead of finding the bag of cookies you are seeking, you are greeted by [...]

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 [...]

Pest Control Company Near Alexandria VA

December 28th, 2013|Categories: spiders, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

5 Pests That Are Likely Living In The Basement Of Your Northern VA Home Many Alexandria, VA homeowners have great reasons to be concerned with pest infestation occurring in their home. Unwanted pests such as crickets, spiders, millipedes, centipedes and even mice can be a threat to the peace of mind of many homeowners for [...]

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