SAFE, EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL FOR MIDLOTHIAN, VA RESIDENTS
We are proud to offer Pest Control in Midlothian, VA which is one of the best places to live in Virginia because it is small-town enough to be comfortable, but with bug-city amenities. Locals love it because it is a family-friendly suburb with an excellent school system, ideal for settling down and raising a family. So, if you just moved here or you’ve lived here long-term, you know you’re in a great place. If you’re one of the thousands who’ve settled here from the Richmond area, or have a daily commute to Richmond, you understand why people lobe Midlothian and it lively diverse lifestyle.
From the early days of Midlothian coal mines, pests have always been a part of the landscape. New construction of suburban homes offers more places for pests to invade and live.
Whether you work locally or commute, the last thing you want is to come home to pests. If you’ve moved in, you may need more than just a can of bug spray to rid your home of these unwanted guests. If you’ve tried to rid your home of ants, mice and termites and other pests on your own unsuccessfully, it’s time to call for help. Pest Solutions understands your frustration, and is ready to help without the use of harmful pesticides inside your home.
The very name can send chills up your spine because ants are those pests that can find their way in anywhere, anytime, and you find out the hard way. They live in every country in the world except Antarctica. They’re hungry, and because they have a lot of mouths to feed, they’re interested in setting up camp on your property for a bite.
Once they’ve established a colony, they’re looking for food and will find a way into your house to get to it. Most people this of “sugar ants” getting int a sugar bowl, but ants will look for just about anything available, including pet food. So be sure to keep all food sealed up and unavailable. Make sure the trash is inaccessible as well or you could open up a box of bag of food and discover that they’ve taken over, and feeding their fellow residents bit by bit.
One type of ant that Midlothian residents are seeing in recent years is the Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA), commonly called “fire ants”. Disturbing their mound or crossing their path invites a painful sting that can also lead to infections. Large mounds usually indicate ants, and you may have fire ants already on your property or even in your home. If you’ve discovered any ants, especially fire ants, on your property, call Pest Solutions for help.
Bees are an important part of our ecosystem, responsible for pollinating 50% to 80% of the world’s crops. They also make honey. But bees can also be dangerous, especially if you or your family are allergic to bees.
Virginia is home to over 60 varieties of bees, including:
- Sweat Bees
- Cuckoo Bee
- Leaf-cutter Bees
- Carpenter Bees
- Longhorn Bees
They can nest all manner of different cavities and areas in and around your home. You may not realize you have bees until you remove a panel, wall , or other part of your home’s structure an find a huge nest.
The most common wasps in Virginia are called paper wasps, called so for the paper-like nests the build in door frames, windowsills, under the eaves of your home, and in corners of outdoor sheds and garages. These pests feed on nectar and pollen as well as prey on insects and spiders.
These stinging pests are dangerous to disturb and will swarm if touched. Removal of bee and wasp nests (especially very large nests) require a professional. Pest Solutions can quickly and easily remove any bee or wasp nest safely so that you and your family can avoid being stung in and around your home.
Any house or other structure built from wood is a primary candidate for termites. But older homes built primarily from wood are particularly susceptible to this homeowner’s worst nightmare. Termites silently cause damage that totals about $5 billion yearly, and don’t stop. Left unchecked, termites eventually case structural damage tha can cause even more expensive repairs.
Newer homes may have termite prevention added into the home during construction, but older homes will require a more aggressive approach. We use a combination of baiting solutions and treatment liquids that deter termites from your home and eliminate some that may have already found their way inside.
You may think that getting a cat is the ideal solution for a mouse or rodent problem. that’s great, until you discover Fluffy isn’t the apex predator you thought she was. If your cat just isn’t a mouser, Pest Control is ready to help rid your Midlothian home of any mice and rodents that have taken residence inside your home.
Mice and other rodents are particularly interested in establishing residency during the winter months, so they can stay warm. Female mice breed quickly, meaning your home will have a large family living rent-free in a short period of time.
Pest Solutions offers multiple treatments for mice and other rodents. We’ll do two indoor and two outdoor treatments within 30 days, as well as exterior service that includes termite monitoring, sealing entry points, and other effective deterrents.
They’re the worst in spring and summer months, and ruin a backyard barbecue once the get settled. Mosquitoes are not only annoying, their stings can itch and irritate, become infected, as well as spread diseases like malaria, West Nile Virus, and others. Pets are also susceptible to mosquito bites – dogs with heartworm, and cats with mosquito bite hypersensitivity and feline heartworm disease.
Eliminating standing water is one of the easiest ways to control mosquito breeding, including puddles, buckets, and other places where water collects. But for areas where draining isn’t an easy job, we treat damp areas to eliminate mosquito breeding on your property.
Prevention against mosquito bites
They may not look like much, but the mosquito is one of the most dangerous living things on the planet. Mosquitoes are responsible for over 700,000 deaths annually, and can carry a whole host of diseases like West Nile Virus, Zika, and even Malaria. This article from the Virginia Department of Health advises on how to prevent mosquito bites and the spread of disease: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/public-relations-contacts/news-releases/2017-regional-news-releases/prince-william-health-district-urges-taking-steps-to-prevent-mosquito-bites/
Identifying Wasps and Bees
We all remember growing up afraid of wasps and bees. Chances are. you’ve been stung by one or two. This guide can help you identify your black and yellow invaders so you can deal with them accordingly: https://www.insectid.ento.vt.edu/insect-id/identify-pests/adult/bees/
Rodents, and how to deal with them
Rodents have been causing problems for mankind for centuries, and there are lots of rodents in Midlothian, Virginia. These small animals can quickly overrun you and cause lasting damage, and leave disease in their wake. The Center for Disease Control has developed a guide on how to deal with the little guys effectively, read it here: https://www.cdc.gov/rodents/index.html
Common Ants in Midlothian
Virginia Tech published a great guide to identifying the identification of ants that live in Fredericksburg, VA. https://www.insectid.ento.vt.edu/insect-id/identify-pests/adult/ants-termites/ants/index.html