Effective Northern Virginia Pest Control
Northern Virginia is a wonderful place to live and visit. There’s history, commerce, and great neighbors to welcome you to the area. No matter what part of the world you live in, pests are an unfortunate certainty. However, the types of pests that you come in contact with will depend largely on where you live. Northern Virginia Pest Control often includes the most common pests: rodents, crickets, ants, spiders, as well as a plethora of other insects. This article will attempt to identify the most common pests that Northern Virginians’ face, as well as possible solutions to rid them from your home.
As always, the most important step in keeping your home pest-free is to call a Northern Virginia Pest Control service provider to treat your home routinely.
When it starts to get colder, crickets become a large problem in Northern Virginia. While most of the year they reside outside, crickets are cold-blooded creatures and must find shelter during the cold months. To the cricket, your home is the perfect place to ride out the winter. If you find that they’ve taken up residence, it’s best to confine them into one room. When the chirping begins, lock off that room. Take into account that crickets like the warmth, so make sure that you don’t leave any clothes or blankets on the ground, which end up serving as a safe haven and breeding ground.
Like crickets, mice and rats will attempt to enter your home during the winter to get warm. You can protect your home offensively by making sure that there are no cracks or holes in the exterior where they can enter. Basements, attics, and garages are typical entrance points for rodents. Take the time to board up any area that may allow rodents in. Ensuring that no food stays out will also help keep them away, because even crumbs, loose paper, and other items will attract rodents. Rat traps are also a helpful tool. However, you may not catch them all that way, and if they start breeding— you’ve got a real problem on your hand. Call Capitol Pest Control and we’ll solve the issue at the source.
Carpenter ants are a big Northern Virginia pest control problem. They can creep into moist places in your home and consume wood with vigor. They breed and set up camp very quickly, so if you start to notice them, it is important to act fast. Spray ant killer at the source – however, most homeowners might not even have access to the source, so it’s pointless to just spray along their trail. It will not eliminate the problem. Carpenter ants can cause serious damage to the infrastructure of your home, on par with termites, if left untreated.
While most of the spiders in Virginia won’t kill or even injure you, they are still an unwelcome house guests for most people. Keep in mind that they are great for pest-control themselves, as they capture and consume other bugs. Sometimes it’s best just to capture and place the spider outdoors, rather than kill it. However, if you have a serious spider problem, most store-bought spider spray will kill them on impact. Yet, it may not prevent a reoccurrence if the problem is very bad, and it can also be hard to eliminate the egg sacs.
You’ll find DIY spider pest control online such as rubbing peppermint oil over all your walls, especially in the nooks and crannies where the spiders often go. White vinegar, citronella, citrus, and tea tree oil are said to ward off spiders. But do you really want to make a mixture of all these ingredients and spread them all along your walls? It doesn’t even sound remotely effectively.
Remember that in Virginia, there are only two spiders that require immediate medical attention: the Black Widow and Brown Recluse. If your home becomes subjected to these spiders, please consult a professional pest control company immediately. Bites from these spiders are very serious, and should be treated with medical supervision.
Learn how to remove spider eggs.
All Other Bugs
There are over 2,000 species of insects that call Virginia home— and all of them can become pests if left to their own devices.
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