McLean, VA Pest Control Services
At Capitol Pest Control, we’re proud to serve the residents of McLean, VA. As the inheritors of a humid, subtropical climate with moderately hot summers and cold winters, we know what pests start to make a fuss and in what season, so you can count on us for accurate diagnoses and effective pest control.
Removing pests yourself is usually not a good idea, simply because over-the-counter solutions won’t get to the root of things. We know how frequently an area should be treated before the problem is gone, and we carry state-of-the-art equipment.
One of our specialties is eliminating subterranean termites. These pests can hollow out any wet or decayed wood on your property, and they’ll spread quickly by way of mud tubes and swarmers. If you find their mud tubes, their discarded wings, or damaged wood, you’ll want us to come over and identify the probable location of their underground colony. We’ll then set you up for one of two treatments.
The first is a baiting treatment. We’ll install a Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System right above the colony so that the termites are attracted away from your property and towards the poisoned bait. Or, using Termidor® and Premise termiticides, we can spray the perimeter of your home and create a barrier against the pests. Everything comes with a transferable damage repair warranty, and we can provide a termite certificate if you sell your property.
Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Control
From April to October, you’ll likely find mosquitoes haunting your yard. Not only can they become a nuisance, but their bites are liable to transmit all sorts of diseases from malaria to West Nile fever. They’ll lay eggs in areas of standing water. Fleas and ticks might also visit your property if it provides plenty of shady, damp areas. These will bite your pets and even suck on human blood.
Our treatments will kill these pests at all stages of life, from the eggs to the adults. You can even ask us for a preventative treatment two or three days before you host a barbecue, pool party, or another backyard event.
You may have brought these pests back after a stay at a hotel, in which case you can expect them to be hiding in warm, snug areas like the closet and the mattress.
Bedbug elimination requires several types of treatment. First, a specially trained K-9 from Potomac Canine will sniff out bedbugs and identify their hiding places. We’ll then use a liquid insecticide and a fast-acting dust on infested areas, wrap affected belongings in a bag and flood it with an insecticide vapor and end with a whole room heat treatment to kill any surviving bedbugs. Our work is backed by a one-year renewable warranty.
We’re the only company in the area with a full-time zoologist on staff, and we know how to remove rodents and other wildlife from customers’ properties. Rodents, in particular, can fit into the smallest nooks and crannies, including attic louvers and openings around pipes, so the first thing we’ll do is seal off all access points before trapping and removing those left inside.
Affordable Pest Control
We’ve been serving Virginia, Maryland, and the D.C. area since 1936, and we’re constantly refining our pest control methods. If you live in McLean, call us for a comprehensive inspection. We’ll provide you with a free estimate for the required services.