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Bug Barometer Predictions for the DMV

April 24, 2019

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently released their bi-annual Bug Barometer report predicting what pests Americans can expect to see in different regions across the country. Given the exorbitant amounts of rain this winter and early spring, pest populations will see a spike the remainder of this spring and summer. Here’s what they’re predicting for the southeast region of the U.S. and how you can prepare.... Read More

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How To Detect Mice In Your Home & What To Do About It

January 14, 2019

This year the presence of mice has increased due to the mild winter we had last year. When the weather is warmer, mice will reproduce at a more rapid rate. Now that temperatures have dropped outside this winter, these mice are looking for warm places to hide.... Read More

The 3D’s To Mosquito Protection

June 28, 2018

As we wrap up National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we thought we would provide you with a few facts and tips about how to control mosquitoes at your home and how to protect yourself from these blood-sucking pests when you venture outside. According to a study from the Center for Disease Control, disease cases from infected mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas have tripled in the past 13 years, which makes protecting yourself and loved ones even m... Read More

Spring Into Warmer Weather Pest-Free

February 12, 2018

Warmer weather will be here before you know it, and with the arrival of spring comes the arrival of all those insects and pests that seem to disappear in the winter like ants, bees, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. Termites also become more active as the weather warms up. The best time to prepare and prevent these pests from doing any damage is now. Being proactive about treating your home is always the most effective route to take.... Read More

10 Tips To Prevent Stink Bugs In Your Home

October 10, 2017

It’s that time of year again where those pesky stink bugs are back. Let’s face it stink bugs, stink! Although there isn’t a pest solution out there to completely eradicate them from your home. There are ways you can prevent them and contain them. Here are 10 Tips to Prevent Stink Bugs in Your Home:... Read More

The Tick And The Mosquito

August 1, 2017

Towards the latter part of the summer, it becomes very important to be on the lookout for, and protect yourself from, ticks and mosquitoes. Due to the size they begin their life cycle as (one-eighth of an inch) and the size they grow to (one-half of an inch) ticks can be extremely difficult to detect and protect against. ... Read More

Rodent Hide And Seek

November 22, 2016

We’ve discussed how mice and rats can get in to your home, but where do they hide once they’ve found shelter? The answers can be surprising. Rodents don’t want to be in the middle of the action in your home and find quiet hiding spots. ... Read More

Interesting Facts About Wasps

August 23, 2016

Most people fear them, but wasps are actually fascinating and have an interesting social order. Unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly and an ordinary wasp sting (for someone who isn’t allergic) can be treated with deodorant containing aluminum.... Read More

How To Effectively Remove A Tick

July 19, 2016

For residents of Washington, DC and  Northern VA,  it is known that our region is ripe for Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Erlichiosis. All of which are tick-borne illnesses.... Read More

What’s Biting You?

June 9, 2016

It’s summer and that means hours spent outdoors. Unfortunately this can lead to bug bites. Sometimes mosquitoes will have a feast on a host leaving several bites in the same location. ... Read More

Ant Societies

April 19, 2016

Surprisingly, ants and humans have a lot in common. Ants live in highly developed societies in which every ant has a designated role. These assigned roles assure that ant colonies are efficient and thrive.... Read More

Fruit Fly Prevention Tips

November 21, 2013

Almost everyone loves a piece of fruit every now and then, and sure, leaving your fruit out in a fruit bowl may seem like a great idea for easy access, but it’s not. Leaving your fruit out can cause an infestation of fruit flies. Fruit flies are attracted to over-ripened fruit as well as other decaying matter. Fruit flies may be very small but they are not a pest to ignore. Fruit flies carry all types of diseases that are harmful to you ... Read More

Using Sticky Traps

August 22, 2013

Sticky traps consist of a sticky glue layer mounted on a piece of cardboard. Sticky traps are most often folded into a tent-shaped structure.  Most sticky traps contain no pesticides, although some may have aromas designed to be attractive to certain pests. ... Read More

How To Enjoy The Summer – Without The Bugs

June 24, 2013

There’s something about summer: running around in flip-flops, hitting the beach, getting outside without layers and layers of clothing. Simply stated, summer is great! But why does there have to be so many bugs... Read More

Out, Mouse! Simple Tips To Get Rid of Mice

May 28, 2013

It starts with rustling in the attic and walls. You try to convince yourself you’re imagining it. Soon you start smelling the musty odor and you pretend it’s simply dust. But when you find droppings, there’s no mistaking it: You’ve got mice.... Read More

Fall Weather Could Bring Pests Into Your Home

September 11, 2012

As fall approaches, the declining temperatures can drive outdoor pests to seek warmer temperatures in your home. Without taking the proper preventative measures, homeowners may start to see an increase in termites, ants, beetles, and other biting & potentially dangerous bugs.... Read More

Tips To Prevent Termites

June 23, 2012

Termites are one of the biggest contributors to home destruction, costing a staggering $1 billion in damages each year. One of the few insect colonies to eat continuously, a typical single termite colony can completely consume 2.3 linear feet of 2×4 pine in a single year. ... Read More

 

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