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Virginia Rodent Control

Even the cleanest, finest home can experience a rodent infestation. Mice, rats, squirrels and the other 2,274 species of rodents found all over the world don’t care how nice your home is, they are only searching for three things, water, food, and harborage. If your home offers any (or all) of these, then it’s like hanging out a welcome sign for these bothersome pests.
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Major Health Impacts of Rodent Infestation

If you've ever discovered a nest of shredded paper in your basement, found droppings under the sink, or noticed chew marks on food wrappers in your pantry, you're not alone. Studies show that 37 percent of Americans have spotted a rodent in their homes within the past year, and more than 21 million homes experience a rodent invasion every winter!
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How Do Termites Get In Your House

When you see signs of termites, you already have a termite infestation. Once you have termites, you need to take eradication and future prevention seriously. Termites cause over $5 billion in damage to homes every year and it’s a constant struggle to keep them out of your house. While there are several types of termites in the southeast, they all cause thousands of dollars of damage to homes.
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Fall Pests That Should Be On Your Radar

When the leaves start to change and the weather becomes cooler, you think about pumpkin spice, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, the rodents, cockroaches, spiders and other fall pests are thinking about eating, too – and finding a place to hide from the cold weather. That means it’s time to do the fall rodent control and pest-proofing to mitigate the chances of pests holing up in your home for the winter.
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The Benefits of Recurring Pest Control

Preventative pest control helps keep your home free of pests year-round. However, you must follow the instructions for recurring preventative pest control to be effective. You must also use chemicals that are effective. When you set up a schedule for recurring pest control with RichPro Pest Management, you will not only prevent pests from entering your home, but you will save money because we spray on time and with effective chemicals.
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Virginia Homeowners Beware Termite Season is Here

During the spring, termites look for a place to live and eat – and they stay there for what seems like forever. Getting rid of termites becomes an on-going battle once they get near or into your home. Virginia has several types of termites, including Formosan termites, conehead termites, subterranean termites, dampwood termites and drywood termites. Look for signs of termites to see if you have a termite infestation.
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Mosquito Lifespans: Get Ahead of the Swarms

If you have mosquitos buzzing around your home hoping to make their way in, you've likely wondered how long they live. The answer to this question largely depends on the type of mosquito that frequents your neighborhood. In Virginia, it's likely to be the Asian rock pool, yellow fever, banded spring, flood-water, or Eastern threshold variety. These are just a few species that can give homeowners of the state more than a few headaches. We'll look at how mosquitos perpetuate their genetic material and why taking care of them sooner rather than later is ideal. 
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Summertime Pests: Itchy Mosquito Bites

Although mosquitoes only live for a few days to a few weeks, it seems as though they live a lifetime – a human lifetime. They never seem to go away, especially when you want to enjoy some time outside. A mosquito infestation can cause a lot of problems – mosquito bites are itchy and they sometimes cause diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus and yellow fever. You can take several steps for mosquito control, including ensuring that no standing water is nearby and contacting RichPro Pest Management to spray your yard.
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Bed Bug Awareness Week: Bed Bug Tips

Few people really want to be aware of bed bugs. (In fact, the very thought could instantly cause our skin to crawl.) But that kind of squeamishness can ultimately lead to misconceptions about bed bugs, which can lead to an infestation if you're not careful. As tough as it might be to observe awareness week, there are a lot of benefits when you know how to identify a bed bug, what bed bug bites look like, and which bed bug prevention products actually work. Unfortunately, bed bugs can be one of the most relentless types of bugs to have in your home. They're extremely versatile when it comes to hiding and they don't necessarily need to feed that often to survive. As with so many things, awareness starts with vigilance. 
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Bed Bug Awareness Week: Bed Bugs 101

Once you find you have bed bugs, they are very hard to get rid of. Signs of bed bugs include bed bug bites – and though you usually find them in the bedroom, they can also be in other places in your home. These pests love to hide in mattress seams, walls, floors, bed frames, and even suitcases. You can unknowingly bring them into your house from an infested hotel or even a friend’s house. All you need to do is walk in your friend’s living room – if she has an infestation, there’s a good chance that you’ll bring these pesky bugs home with you.
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