RichPro Pest Management Knowledge

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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Why homeowners in richmond need professional pest control

Who knew that small things could cause such big problems? We all know to be afraid of large creatures such as wolves, bears, and cougars, but did you know that pests beat all of these wilderness predators out in problems caused each year? For instance, you don’t see bears destroying homes to the tune of 5 billion dollars a year as termites do. Wolves aren’t building homes on our properties and threatening us with harm every day as bees and wasps do. And can you imagine a cougar invading an attic during the wintertime to stay warm as rats do? Although pests are small, they can cause a plethora of problems for homeowners each year. Does your home have the protection it needs to keep these tiny threats at bay?
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What are these flying insects around my richmond home?

In spring, it’s pretty normal to see insects buzzing around. After the cooler temperatures of winter, all the bugs that weren’t active in the winter months make their comeback. Mosquitoes, dragonflies, honeybees, hornets… they all make an appearance. And while you certainly don’t want to see hornets around your house, there’s another type of flying insect that is even worse to have around your Richmond home.
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how to keep your virginia home rodent-free in 2019

Here’s the thing about rodents, they are a potential threat throughout the year. While some pests hideaway for the winter, rodents remain active. It’s important to protect your home throughout the whole year, especially during the winter months. Winter is a common time for wildlife to seek out your home for warmth and shelter. With close proximity to food (your garbage and cupboards), they have it made. At the first signs you notice, action is needed!
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why termites are still a threat to richmond homes

In a perfect world we’d become aware of danger well before it was upon us, and we’d be able to take the necessary precautions to avoid it. In the world we actually live in, sometimes we get blindsided by things that we had no idea were coming. And sometimes the danger is already with us even though we have no idea it’s there.
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