Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas

Don’t Let Ticks Ruin Your Halloween Costume This Year

By |2017-08-29T14:47:21-04:00October 17th, 2016|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Halloween brings out an enthusiastic legion of costumed children and adult revelers enjoying outdoor festivities. Despite the cool autumn temperatures in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia, pests like ticks are still active and bloodthirsty. Bites from these arachnids can transmit pathogens that cause several life-threatening diseases and conditions, including brain inflammation and Lyme disease.

Keep Your Family and Pets Safe from Flea’s This Fall

By |2017-08-29T21:45:35-04:00September 15th, 2016|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Termites can strike fear into the heart of any homeowner, and bed bugs and mosquitoes star in countless real-world horror stories. In contrast, fleas are often dismissed as a nuisance, but these fast-moving pests can present a serious problem. Flea bites are itchy, uncomfortable and quite capable of transmitting an assortment of diseases that can

Prepare Your Yard To Be Pest Free For BBQ Season

By |2017-08-29T22:46:13-04:00May 15th, 2016|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Backyard BBQ: Preventing Pests This Grilling Season Spring has broken the winter spell at last and introduced warmer temperatures to our area. With the trees and flowers blooming, it's time to go outside, enjoy the fresh air and await the coming summer. The sunny days and warm weather also signal barbecue season, a time for

Keep Your Yard Tick Free This Summer

By |2017-08-29T21:52:23-04:00April 15th, 2016|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Whether you own an older property or just bought a new home, your property can benefit from home insulation. Ticks are a constant annoyance during the summertime, but you can prevent ticks from taking over your home through common preventative measures. A specially-formulated insulation can prevent pest infestations and add value to your property. Cellulose-Based

Protecting Against Zika Virus

By |2017-08-29T23:34:05-04:00April 1st, 2016|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

The Centers for Disease Control has been warning Americans to be vigilant about mosquitoes after the recent Zika virus outbreak. As warmer and rainier months approach, it is important to be prepared. What Is Zika Virus? This virus was discovered in 1947. Some common symptoms include fever, joint pain, rash, and red eyes. Symptoms are

Tick Control: Protection from Lyme Disease and More

By |2017-08-30T01:15:35-04:00July 20th, 2015|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Ticks in the United States are responsible for transmitting at least 11 different major diseases, including Lyme Disease, to humans. While generally not fatal to humans or pets, tick-borne diseases can cause aches and pains, chills and, in extreme cases, paralysis. Some landscaping tricks can help reduce the threat of ticks and other biting insects

How to Make Your Backyard a Mosquito-free Oasis

By |2017-08-29T08:58:40-04:00May 13th, 2015|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Backyard Mosquito Control: How to Make Your Backyard a Mosquito-free Oasis As summer approaches, it's time to get the backyard ready for outdoor activities. Mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus, pose a serious risk to your family's health, making mosquito control essential for enjoying backyard summertime fun. While there is no way to completely eliminate

Avoiding Diseases From Ticks

By |2017-08-29T08:53:11-04:00September 12th, 2014|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Pests are a part of life, but people still have to be proactive about avoiding the harm that insects can cause. Ticks are able to cause some serious diseases that may affect a person permanently, so it is important to be diligent about avoiding ticks. Dangers of Tick Bites There are many diseases that ticks

Mosquitoes – Nature’s Deadliest Pest

By |2017-08-29T22:13:13-04:00August 8th, 2014|Mosquito, Tick, and Fleas|

Mosquitoes are more than just pesky insects that everyone deals with every summer. Actually, they can transmit a number of dangerous diseases, some of which are deadly. Even outside of tropical environments, the following diseases are all contracted through mosquito bites. •Chikungunya – Typical symptoms of chikungunya begin as fever and joint pain, but people can