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Top 3 Pests to Watch Out for This Fall

Now that fall is here, you may be thinking that you're safe from pests until spring. Think again! Some pests are more active during the cooler months and some pests are active all year round. Here are our top 3 pests to watch out for during the fall months. Termites Termites in fall you say? Yes, and in winter.... spring.... summer. Termites are active all year round. They eat 24/7/365. They don't sleep, they just eat and reproduce, eat and…

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Termites – Pest of the Month

Termites are out in full force and the calls continue to come in. Like last year, termites are swarming early - seen as early as February. Swarming is one of the visible signs. What is a swarmer? A swarmer is where the termites will leave their existing colony and pair up with another to create a new colony. Thus a new king and queen are created and their job is to reproduce for the new colony.…

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Termite Swarm in North Carolina

Two weeks ago saw my first few calls coming in about a termite swarm in North Carolina. It was the middle of February and to say this is extremely early is an understatement. Normal sightings would be around April time. I mentioned in my last post that we've had a mild winter which has had a knock on effect on the insect and animal world. The fact that swarming termites have been seen already proves that. It's not to say…

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Pest Activity Increases as Spring Arrives in Virginia

The first day of spring in Virginia arrived earlier this week and we have seen increased activity in the insect world. I've mentioned before in earlier posts that we've had a mild weather which has in turn had a knock on effect on the insect world. This week I've received calls from customers concerning termite swarmers, carpenter bees, spiders, wasps, and rodents. With the weather warming up insect activity is definitely increasing. For many insects spring sees their emergence…

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Pests to Watch Out for This Winter

Winter is fast approaching, and you'd be wrong to think that you won't have any pest problems until spring. Spiders, earwigs and other insects are looking for a cozy place to live during the winter months and your home will provide them with everything they need to survive. Taking a few extra steps can help keep them out. We've put together a list of the pests to watch out for this winter and how to deter…

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Termites in Virginia – Do It Yourself vs Professional Route

I was on a home pest control job in Virginia Beach the other day when it came to light that the homeowner had used a do-it-yourself chemical which they had bought from a leading do-it-yourself store for treating termites. The homeowner wanted peace of mind that the termites were treated and that they didn't have to worry about any potential damage. The thing you need to be aware of with do-it-yourself chemicals is that in order…