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5 Tips to Keep Ants out of Your Home

If you’ve experienced an ant infestation, you already know it’s no fun. You may have tried a home remedy as an ant killer, and it didn’t work. You’re also probably wondering how the ants got into your home in the first place. Ants are very smart and will find a way to infiltrate your home when they want to. There are tons of home remedy suggestions and different suggestions on how to get rid of ants in house spaces, but if they don’t work, it’s time to call in the professionals.
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Are There Termites In Your Home?

For some people, this question is not really a question. Piles of wings on windowsills or several collapsing floorboards can make it pretty obvious that termites there is a termite infestation in house. However, termites can actually be a sneaky pest in the first few years of colony formation. While a large colony can eat their way through a cup of wood in just two hours, a few termites really won't leave any lasting damage. That's why it's so important to stay aware of them before the colony gets to be that destructive. Termite infestation treatment is far easier to accomplish at the beginning than after they've already set up shop. We'll look at the signs of termite infestation, so you're less likely to be caught unawares. 
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Spring Has Arrived In Virginia and So Have Termites

Termite season is upon us. Implementing prevention tactics can help you keep these pests away from your home. Still, if you already have an infestation, you probably won’t get rid of the entire infestation with over-the-counter termite treatment chemicals. You’ll need professional help to make sure you get every one of those wood-chewing pests.
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Virginia Termites and the Damage They Cause

If you notice termite damage to your home, it’s time to take action. Termite damage repair gets expensive, especially when you have to rip out entire sections of the wall or replace the floor joists, rafters, or supports for upper floors in and under your house. You can mitigate the chances of getting termites by spraying around your home frequently. If you notice signs of termites despite keeping incentives such as woody shrubs and moisture away from your home, call in the professionals at RichPro Exterminating to spray.
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5 Termite Prevention Tips For Virginia Homeowners

Preventing termites in Virginia is a common goal for any property owner. Once a colony gains a foothold in a home, it can quickly work its way through everything from the porch to the foundation. To prep your home, you need the right approach. And it all starts with learning the basics of different kinds of termite species. Those who come into contact with the soil are the most destructive, but this doesn't mean you should let your guard down when it comes to the winged variety. We'll look at five ways that you can keep termites away from your property and why termite prevention treatment might be easier than you think. 
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DIY Rodent Control: Does It Really Work?

When you see signs of rodents, your first question is, “How to get rid of rats in house fast?” If you are using DIY pest control, you need to know where they are coming in and where they are hanging out. The trick to getting rid of rodents fast is knowing their behavior so you can put traps in places where the mice and rats will get into them.
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Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

Waking up with itchy bites is no fun. And the first thing on your mind should be, “bed bugs.” If you can find the early signs of bed bugs and get rid of them, you might be able to take care of the problem on your own. If the infestation spreads to other areas of your home, it is more difficult to get rid of these pests. When looking for them, look in the box springs of beds, the bed frames, walls of your house, suitcases, and on the floor.
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How To Seal Your Home From Winter Rodents

How To Seal Your Home From Winter Rodents During the winter, mice and other rodents want a place to stay out of the inclement weather, too. Your home is the perfect place for them. They find a warm, dark corner to nest in, and they have plenty of food and water. It is imperative that you seal your home against winter rodents, or you’ll be fighting them constantly. One way of mouse proofing your home is to use a foundation wrap for mice. Other ways include looking for access points and blocking them off.
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The Ultimate Hitchhikers: How To Identify Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are annoying. They keep you awake at night since their bites itch. If you wake up itching, you might be wondering, “Where do bed bugs come from? Why do I have them? Where are these pests hiding?” You can find them in box springs, seams in mattresses, walls, suitcases, bed frames, and even on the floor.
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Winter Pests that Should Be On Your Radar

One question that is often on the minds of homeowners is, “Do you need to spray for bugs in the winter?” The short answer is, “Yes.” Several pests, including bugs and mice, are looking for a warm, dry place to live during the winter. You should always keep up your pest control practices, including spraying and ensuring that rodents do not have a way into your house.
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