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How to Identify Different Types of Ticks

By | 2017-08-29T16:10:16+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Bed Bugs|

Ticks are a serious issue in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia. In addition to being parasitic, ticks can spread diseases that can cause lifelong disabilities. Some of the diseases that are spread by ticks are Lyme disease, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis and others. In 2014 alone, 976 new cases of Lyme disease

How To Check Pets and Kids For Ticks

By | 2017-08-29T15:59:47+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Despite their small size, ticks can cause big problems. As they feed on their victim’s blood, the parasites can transmit serious ailments, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can lead to a variety of health problems. As a result, it is important that you check your children and pets for ticks as

Preventing Ants From Joining Your Memorial Day BBQ

By | 2017-08-30T00:15:35+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Ants|

If you take pleasure in kicking off the sunny summer season with a Memorial Day barbecue, you're not alone. People all across the country take part in this annual tradition. Sadly, many of their events will have uninvited and unwelcome guests: ants. Fortunately, Capitol Pest can help you thwart these pests. Tips for Identifying Ants

Proof Your Yard for Fleas and Ticks

By | 2017-08-29T23:24:05+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Fleas and ticks are small brown pests that are difficult to detect with the naked eye. These pests are frequent and unwelcome guests in your yard and can cause health problems for your family and your beloved pets. Using a few common sense methods, including regular lawn care, can help keep these creatures away. How

Avoid Stinging Insects This Spring

By | 2017-08-29T08:50:49+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Pest Types|

With spring approaching, many folks are looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the warm weather. Whether you love taking a stroll to see the cherry blossoms or can't wait to play in the park with your kids, spring has a lot in store for you. Unfortunately, some unpleasant things come with spring too. Stinging

Ways Prepare for Termite Swarms

By | 2017-08-30T01:35:45+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Termite Control|

In order to prevent swarms of termites from damaging your home, you can eliminate cracks in the foundation, add durable coverings to small spaces, decrease moisture in sections that contain wood and replace shingles that have become damaged. Moreover, you may integrate extra vents into walls that are connected to attics or basements, and the

Pests to look out for as spring approaches

By | 2017-08-29T22:43:21+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Pest Types|

Many people consider spring their favorite season, and most bugs and rodents would agree with them. Check out this list of critters that thrive in the springtime, and learn what you should do if they show up in your home. 1. Bees Bees are essential to the environment, which is why they should remain outside.

5 Signs of a Rodent Infestation

By | 2017-08-29T08:21:45+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Pest Control|

5 Signs of a Rodent Infestation Rats, mice and other rodents are active year-round. These animals enter your home through cracks and holes as small as a dime in search of food, water and protection from the elements. Once established, a rodent infestation can cause extensive damage to your house and endanger the health of

New Year’s Resolution: Keep your home Pest free

By | 2017-08-29T22:20:04+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Pest Control|

Throughout the year, various household pests remain on the prowl. From mice to roaches, there are a number of different creatures that would like to call your home their own. One of your New Year’s resolutions should be to keep your residence pest-free. Here are a few critical tips to keep in mind. 1) Keep