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Control Mosquitoes, Protect Your Health

By | 2017-09-25T19:59:54+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Control Mosquitoes, Protect Your Health The seasonal warmth of summer is long anticipated by families each year. Getting out to enjoy the sun and fun in your yard is always a treat; that is, until the mosquitoes arrive. Now that Autumn is here, it's still important to control mosquitoes. While their itchy bites eventually go

How Often Should You Schedule a Termite Inspection

By | 2017-09-25T19:42:23+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Termite|

How Often Should You Schedule a Termite Inspection? Termites are both a common and extremely serious problem. Typically older homes or those in an extremely moist environment are at a heightened risk. Since the Washington D.C. metro area checks off both of these boxes on a checklist, we recommend a regularly scheduled termite inspection for

Use Rodent Control Tactics To Stop Mice From Invading A Home

By | 2017-09-25T19:05:19+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Mice|

Use Rodent Control Tactics To Stop Mice From Invading A Home If your home is near a wooded area, chances are you will notice a pest or two lurking around your structure. Using proper rodent control tactics is necessary to stop mice from getting inside. Since mice are known to be carriers of bacteria, do your

Don’t Bring Bedbugs Home From Your Summer Vacation

By | 2017-08-23T14:18:10+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Bed Bugs|

Bringing home a few mementos is a great way to remember your summer vacation. Bedbugs, however, make terrible souvenirs. If you have a trip coming up, it's time to learn more about what you can do to prevent bedbugs from taking a ride home with you. Choose Your Accommodations Wisely Checking the online reviews of

Bees vs. Wasps: How to Tell the Difference

By | 2017-08-29T09:10:11+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Bees & Wasps|

Bees vs. Wasps: How to Tell the Difference nce the weather warms up, insects such as bees and wasps start pestering us as we make our way around the D.C. area, taking part in barbecues in our backyards, going to baseball games and so on. Many people group these two insect types together, and, although

Top Places Mosquitoes Breed

By | 2017-09-01T12:58:34+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

For centuries, mosquitoes have remained a major problem for homeowners. These disease-carrying insects can definitely jeopardize your family’s well-being. Mosquitoes are especially active during the summer, which means you must take the proper precautions. Here are some of the top places where mosquitoes tend to breed. Swimming Pools For some local residents, nothing is more

How to Check Your Dog for Fleas

By | 2017-08-29T16:01:35+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

If you own a dog or have recently decided to get one, you might be wondering what steps you can take to prevent your pet from getting fleas. When your dog has fleas, it will experience skin irritation and other problems that you won't want to ignore if you care about its well-being. Fleas can

Why You Need Professional Ant Control

By | 2017-08-30T00:14:50+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Ants|

In recent news, a man in Maine burned his parents' house to the ground when he tried to eliminate an ant infestation on his own. According to the report, the 21-year-old man tried to incinerate the ants with wooden matches when he accidentally ignited the combustible material. Although no human lives were lost in the

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