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Everything You Need to Know About the Termites in Springfield, VA

Termites are always unwelcome guests. These pests damage close to 600,000 homes in the U.S every year. Also, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that homeowners spend a total of $1 billion a year on termite extermination and repairs.  It’s obvious...
Carpenter Bees in Maryland and Virginia

Carpenter Bees in Maryland and Virginia

Can a Carpenter Bee Damage Your Home? 3 Facts You Need to Know Have you seen big bees hovering near your home? Do you have piles of sawdust in places you haven't drilled holes? You might have an infestation of carpenter bees.  They are native to Maryland and Virginia,...

This is What You Should Know About Lone Star Ticks in Maryland

This is What You Should Know About Lone Star Ticks in Maryland

Ticks of any kind are a pest problem that no one wants to deal with, but what makes the Lone Star Tick different from other types? There are a few differences between this tick and other types of ticks that you should be aware of.  If you're dealing with Lone Star...

Pests in Maryland and Virginia: A Guide to the Brown Dog Tick

Pests in Maryland and Virginia: A Guide to the Brown Dog Tick

There's a lot to learn when you move to Maryland or Virginia. Soon enough, you'll learn that life in the southeast means you'll have to deal with a handful of pests unique to this climate zone — and the brown dog tick is one of them.  You've heard of ticks before, of...

American Dog Tick: What Any Virginian Should Know

American Dog Tick: What Any Virginian Should Know

The number of tickborne diseases is at an all-time high, with a 22 percent increase from 2016. Virginia is ranked fifth in the U.S. for the number of ticks affecting dogs and cats. It's important to educate yourself and understand different types of ticks. Let's take...

Are Centipedes a Threat to Homes in Maryland and Virginia?

Are Centipedes a Threat to Homes in Maryland and Virginia?

You wake in the middle of the night and head to the kitchen for a glass of water. The instant you turn on the light, what looks like a hairball runs across the floor, going a foot per second. You, of course, panic. No one would blame you. House centipedes look...

What is a Deer Tick

What is a Deer Tick

What is a Deer Tick: A Guide on How to Identify One in MD and VA Millions of people get bit by ticks each year, which accounts for approximately 30,000 diagnoses of Lyme disease. If you live in southeast states like Maryland and Virginia, you need to be aware of the...