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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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Do Electronic Rodent Repellents Really Work?

Manufacturers of any electronic rodent repellents and traps should put a disclaimer on their product that reads, “Mice are smart.” In the case of electronic rodent control products, they might work at first, but mice learn that the sound isn’t going to hurt them, so they ignore it.
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Winter Pest Prevention Tips

As the fall air begins to grow cooler, many people breathe a sigh of relief that summer pests have disappeared for a while. Unfortunately, plenty of winter pests surface during the colder months, looking for suitable food and shelter.
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Is Pest Control Necessary During the Winter?

With summer a quickly fading memory, you might think you can stop bothering with pest control concerns for a while. But without necessary prevention measures, winter pests can become a problem.
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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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