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Is There A Humane Way to Get Rid of Mice?

When rodents, including mice, get into your home, you need to get rid of them one way or another, or they’ll destroy your home and could make you and your family sick because of some of the diseases mice carry.
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How Does Rodent Control Work?

How Does Rodent Control Work? For rodent control to work, you have to be proactive in preventing them from re-entering your home. Rodents are dangerous in that they chew wires, drywall, flooring and insulation in your home and sometimes carry disease. Rodents are attracted to places with easy-to-get food such as the bag of chips in your cabinet. They are also attracted to leaky pipes because it’s an easy source of water for them.
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How to Get Rid of Ants in My Home: Home Remedies vs. Professional Help

How to Get Rid of Ants in My Home: Home Remedies vs. Professional Help Ants can be especially creative when it comes to getting into your home, so you can be forgiven if you've had enough. And while their size gives them a clear advantage, there are ways for you to put the power back in your hands. But now you have to ask yourself: should I do it on my own or do I need professional help? If you're looking for how to get rid of ants in the house, learn more about how to get rid of ants in house.  
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Why Are Ants in My House?

Ants are sneaky little critters. Their diminutive size allows them to hide in the tiniest nooks and crannies, entering your home through impossibly small cracks and crevices. Most people don’t even know they have an ant problem until they wake up one morning to find tiny black ants all over their kitchen.
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Ant Season in Virginia: Types of Ants

Worldwide, there are about 12,000 species of ants, but only about 1,000 species are found in the United States. Surprisingly, only a few species of ants are considered to be nuisance pests.
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Mosquito Control Methods: Residential vs. Commercial

Mosquitoes are the bane of our existence. They invade your space as if they own it. And then, since they are not happy with other food sources, they have to bite you. That red, itching bite is annoying because you are having an allergic reaction to the pest’s saliva. While that is a minor inconvenience, the diseases mosquitoes transmit are not — and could be fatal. Mosquitoes are carriers of several diseases, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, meningitis and a host of others. Not only do these pests make us sick, but they can also transmit diseases, including heartworm, to our dogs.
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What Types of Diseases do Mosquitoes Carry?

Over one million people in the world die each year from diseases they contract from mosquitoes. Some of these parasites and disease also affect horses and dogs. If you are allergic to the mosquito’s bite, you may suffer from skin irritation. The mosquito’s saliva is what causes the allergic reaction and the red bumps and itching. Protozoan diseases such as malaria and viruses such as encephalitis and dengue affect humans. Filarial diseases such as heartworm affect horses and dogs.
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Mosquito Season in Virginia: Mosquito Types

All regions of the United States have mosquitoes. About 170 different types of mosquitoes make the U.S. their homes. Several types of mosquitoes make their homes in Virginia. The most common types are the Asian tiger mosquito, Asian rock pool mosquito, yellow fever mosquito, the banded spring mosquito, Eastern treehole mosquito, flood-water mosquito, the Vexans mosquito and the Northern house mosquito. The mosquito bites itch and, if the mosquito is carrying a virus, it could spread to you when you get bitten.
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Keep summer ants out of your virginia yard with these 5 ant-prevention tips

Ants can become a real problem when they invade Virginia yards and homes. Some types of ants are more hazardous than others. A lot of ant activity usually occurs underground or in wooden structures. This tunneling will cause root damage that will result in dead patches of grass. 
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Problems termites in virginia cause

When a certain pest does damage to homes each year to the tune of billions of dollars, it makes them hard to ignore. Let us ask you this, how much do you know about termites? If the most you know about termites is that they like to eat wood, we would like you to stick around. We have some information you really should know.
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