Family Owned & Operated Pest Control Company Serving Alexandria VA
Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated pest control company serving Alexandria VA and the surrounding areas. Miche Pest Control was started in 2019 by Tom Miche, after he had worked for years as a pest control technician and service manager. His wife, Miquela Miche, with a degree in business management, oversees the administrative side of the business.
Since its formation in 2019, Miche Pest Control has become the top rated family owned and operated pest control company serving Alexandria VA by providing high quality pest control, rodent control, tick & mosquito control, and termite control services. Miche Pest Control has earned a 4.9 star rating with over 1,000 reviews.
With service times available as soon as the next business day, you can count on Miche Pest Control. Give us a call - get your free quote on the best pest control in Alexandria VA, and we'll add a free upgrade to include termite monitoring services when you enroll in one of our quarterly pest control plans. Call today or book online!
Pest Control Services In Alexandria VA
Home Pest Control
For home pest control in Alexandria VA, we recommend our quarterly pest control service. Our goal is to provide the best pest control in Alexandria. With that in mind, we implement a multi-step process to get rid of pests fast, and keep them from coming back. Each of our quarterly, residential pest control services includes:
- Spider Web & Cobweb Removal
- Wasp Nest Removal
- Spraying For Ants, Spiders & Other Pests
- Insecticide Granules
- Insecticide Dust Application in Exterior Cracks & Crevices
- Miche Pest Control's Pest Free Guarantee
Our pest control service is designed to be so thorough on the outside, that you shouldn’t need treatment on the inside, but treatment inside your home is always included, at no extra cost. With safety in mind, we use products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use in/around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service is designed to get rid of a pest infestation, if you have one, but most of our customers use our services preventatively. Each service works proactively to keep your home protected from pests. The products we use don’t last forever, so once the products break down and egg sacs start hatching, we come back and maintain the protective barriers that we’ve applied around your home. These services are typically provided quarterly, but Miche Pest Control’s Pest Free Guarantee means that if you have issues with pests in between your quarterly services, all you have to do is let us know and we’ll come back at no additional cost.
To keep things simple and affordable, we bill monthly for our quarterly pest control service. Give us a call - get your free quote on the best pest control in Alexandria VA and we’ll add a free upgrade to include termite monitoring services when you enroll in one of our quarterly pest control plans. Call today or book online!
How To Get Rid Of Spiders In Alexandria VA
Spiders cause regular concern among home and business owners. Though they kill other nuisance insects, an overabundance of these creatures proves unpleasant. They hide in dark corners, they’re difficult to control, and they build unsightly webs. To stop these eight-legged pests from becoming a problem in your Alexandria home or commercial facility, our experts want to provide some easy-to-execute spider prevention tips:
To keep spider populations from developing in your yard, get rid of cluttered areas where they can burrow or build their webs. Avoid overgrown gardens, shrubs, and grass by pruning and cutting regularly.
Eliminate access points that would allow spiders to crawl into your home or business. Place door sweeps on exterior doors, replace ripped screens, place weather stripping around windows and doors, and use a caulking gun to seal spaces in the foundation. Make sure to repair holes along the roofline and place metal mesh covers over vents leading into your property.
Spiders feed on insects, so they will be attracted to properties where there is a lot of insect activity. Whenever you discover spider webs in or around your home clear them away. Removing their webs helps prevent spiders from catching their prey, which will make them less apt to stick around.
Our experts at Miche Pest Control offer routine spider control services for property owners in Alexandria looking for a foolproof solution to their spider problems.
Rodent Control In Alexandria VA
Available on a standalone basis or bundled with our pest control services, we provide rodent control services in Alexandria VA and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide the best rodent control service possible. With that in mind, we implement a multi-step process to get rid of rodents fast, and keep them from coming back. Rodent control services from Miche Pest Control include:
- Installing Tamper-Resistant Rodent Bait Stations Outside
- Identifying Rodent Entry Points
- Sealing Small Rodent Entry Points
- Documenting & Reporting Large Rodent Entry Points
- Trapping Rats & Mice Inside As Needed
- Miche Pest Control’s Pest Free Guarantee
With safety in mind, we use rodenticides that are registered with the EPA, labeled for use in/around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels, and secured inside tamper-resistant rodent bait stations. The first service is designed to get rid of a rodent infestation, if you have one, but most of our customers use our services preventatively. Each service works proactively to keep your home protected from rodents by maintaining an uninterrupted supply of fresh bait. Rodents are constantly exploring, looking for new sources of food and shelter, so they consistently find and are eliminated by the bait in our stations. When bundled with pest control, these services are typically provided quarterly, but Miche Pest Control’s Pest Free Guarantee means that if you have issues with pests in between your quarterly services, all you have to do is let us know and we’ll come back at no additional cost. Standalone rodent control services are typically maintained every 2 months, since often, some insects will consume the rodent bait.
To keep things simple and affordable, we bill monthly for our rodent control services, regardless of their frequency. Give us a call - get your free quote on the best rodent control in Alexandria VA and if you bundle our pest and rodent control services, we’ll add in a free upgrade to include termite monitoring services at no additional cost. Call today or book online!
What Are The Signs Of A Rodent Infestation In Alexandria VA?
Rats and mice are responsible for the spread of a number of diseases, either directly, by contamination of food, or indirectly, by way of fleas and mites. As if that wasn't bad enough, rats continuously gnaw to keep the growth of their teeth in check and to gain entrance to obtain food and shelter. Rats destroy approximately ten times more food through urination and defecation then they actually eat. Additionally, numerous fires have been started by rats chewing through electrical wiring.
If you are trying to determine whether or not you have an infestation of rats or mice, there are some key indicators that can alert you to the rodents' presence. Here are several important signs of a rodent infestation, according to the City of Alexandria:
- Spotting live or dead rodents
- Rodent nests can be made of many kinds of materials, such as bits of paper, straw, rags, etc.
- Rodent urine has a distinct odor, so the presence of rodents may sometimes be detected by first smelling that odor.
- Rodent droppings can indicate the severity of a rodent infestation; the more droppings there are, the more rodents there likely are.
- Evidence of gnawing, since rodents gnaw constantly to keep their front teeth from growing too long
- Rub marks can often be found along the paths that are frequently traveled by rats and mice.
- Runways are the frequently traveled paths along floors, stairs, and shelves where droppings, rub marks, and stains from rodent urine are found.
- Tracks can indicate the presence of rodents, and may provide insight as to where rats and mice travel.
- Burrows are the tunnels and nests that are dug below ground level. These are most commonly used by Norway Rats.
What Kinds Of Rodents Are Most Common In Alexandria VA?
Rodents are common in Alexandria - this is normal for cities that are right next to a river. Rodents can cause a number of issues - they can spread diseases, and they can cause damage to structures and other personal property. The three rodents of most concern in Alexandria are the House Mouse, the Norway Rat, and the Roof Rat. Rats contaminate as much as ten times more food by urination and defecation than they eat.
As recommended by the City of Alexandria's guidelines for successful rodent control programs, at Miche Pest Control, we use a combination of rat and mouse traps inside, entry point exclusion (rodent proofing), and tamper-resistant rodent bait stations outside to get rid of rats and mice.
What Kinds Of Mosquitoes Are There In Alexandria VA?
While there are about 50 different species of mosquitoes in Virginia, there are three primary species of mosquitoes that pester residents of Alexandria VA: Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, and two species of Culex mosquitoes.
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) are the most common pest mosquito found in Alexandria. It is a black mosquito with distinct white stripes on its legs and body. It is very aggressive, and bites almost exclusively during the day. Because it is a container breeding mosquito, they will lay their eggs in old tires, buckets, flowerpots, and any other place water can accumulate. Some of their favorite resting places include ivy and azaleas.
Alexandria also has two species of Culex mosquitoes that typically bite during dusk and dawn. While they prefer to bite birds, they can and will bite people and other mammals. They aren't as aggressive as the Asian Tiger mosquitoes, and you may not even notice when Culex mosquitoes bite. Because they prefer to bite birds, Culex mosquitoes are more likely to spread West Nile virus than the Asian Tiger mosquitoes.
Things Property Owners In Alexandria Can Do To Help Prevent Mosquitoes
Once A Week
- Empty the water from and scrub containers such as flowerpot saucers, watering cans, and buckets.
- Empty bird baths and scrub them before refilling them.
- Empty the water that collects on tarps over wood piles, vehicles, boats, and pool covers.
- Position drainpipes to make sure they drain properly.
- Use screens on doors and windows. Repair holes in screens to keep mosquitoes outside.
- Clean leaves and debris from your gutters.
- Recycle old tires.
- Be sure the water on your property flows freely from drainage areas.
- Fill in puddles and other areas of your yard that stay wet for more than a week at a time.
- Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito-eating fish.
Tick, Flea & Mosquito Control In Alexandria VA
Fleas and ticks are both active year round in Alexandria VA and the surrounding areas. While these pests are active year round, their peak season tends to be in the spring, summer, and fall, coinciding with mosquito season. Miche Pest Control provides both seasonal and year round treatment options for its yard services for ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes.
Our goal is to provide the best tick, flea, and mosquito services possible. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks all tend to be most concentrated in areas with tall grass, standing water, leaf litter, under sheds, and other places with shade and moisture, but ticks especially will sometimes be found in the middle of a yard, having fed on and fallen off of animals in your yard. Our tick, fleas & mosquito services treat all of the foliage in the yard, as well as grassy areas, and under decks and sheds. We use a combination of products designed to eliminate adult mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, as well as their larval stages, effectively breaking the pests’ life cycles.
With safety in mind, we use products that are registered with the EPA, labeled for use in/around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service is designed to get rid of an existing infestation, if you have one, but most of our customers use our services preventatively. Each service works proactively to keep your yard protected from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. The products we use don’t last forever, so once the products break down and eggs start hatching, we come back and re-apply the protective treatments that we’ve applied around your yard. These services are typically provided once per month, but Miche Pest Control’s Pest Free Guarantee means that if you have issues with ticks, fleas, or mosquitoes in between your monthly services, all you have to do is let us know and we’ll come back at no additional cost.
Because we will sometimes schedule your monthly services as frequently as every 3-4 weeks, to keep things consistent, simple and affordable, we bill monthly, year round, on the same day every month for our tick, flea & mosquito services. Give us a call to get your free quote on the best tick, flea and mosquito control in Alexandria VA or if you would prefer to schedule your first service yourself, you can book online!
3 Things Everyone In Alexandria VA Ought To Know About Termites
Termites are destructive pests that unfortunately thrive in our area of the country. These wood-eating pests will cause extensive damage to your property. They will sustain their large colonies by eating away at the structural integrity of your home or business. Though termite infestations are often impossible to prevent, certain measures can help you make your home or business less appetizing. Furthermore, there are tell-tale signs of infestation, and if you recognize them in or around your home or business, you need to contact a professional immediately.
Here are three tips to help you avoid and recognize a termite infestation:
1. Termites enter into structures through spaces only 1/16th of an inch, allowing them to enter inside of almost any structure they come across.
2. Termite swarmers or winged reproductive termites swarm from a mature colony to find a mate and create a new colony. A termite swarm is a clear indication of a termite infestation in a home or business. However, it can take 4-10 years for this to occur.
3. Termites are attracted to moisture and thus seek out decaying or water-damaged wood.
To prevent problems with termites, it is important to reduce excess moisture in or around your home, seal all entry points into your home, and partner with Miche Pest Control. By working together, we will keep destructive termites from choosing your home as their next food source. Contact us today to learn more about our termite control services.
Termite Treatment In Alexandria VA
Termite treatments in Alexandria VA are a necessity, since there are on average, 8 to 10 colonies of subterranean termites per acre, each with 80,000 to 100,000 termites. Due to the Alexandria's proximity to the Potomac River and the potential for liquid termiticides to leach into the watershed, Miche Pest Control uses the Sentricon System® for its termite control services. Available only to Certified Sentricon Specialists®, Sentricon termite bait stations provide complete termite colony elimination, and is the only termite product that has earned the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award for superior, environmentally responsible chemistry. Included in your termite protection program from Miche Pest Control:
- Termite Inspection: to locate active termites, termite damage, and conducive conditions
- Sentricon bait stations are installed every 10 to 20 feet around the perimeter of your home
- Installation of Above Ground Sentricon stations in areas with active termites
- Complete termite colony elimination - including the termite queen
- Reliable, ongoing protection from subterranean termites
- Annual inspection and service to ensure your home is properly protected
The Sentricon System is registered with the EPA, and labeled for use in/around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels, and is even used to protect the White House from subterranean termites. The first service is effective when used to get rid of an existing termite infestation, but we recommend proactive termite protection to safeguard what is often a homeowner's largest investment: their home. These services are typically scheduled once per year, but Miche Pest Control’s Pest Free Guarantee means that if you have issues with termites in between your annual services, all you have to do is let us know and we’ll come back at no additional cost.
To keep things simple and affordable, we bill monthly for our annual services. Give us a call to get your free quote on the best termite control service in Alexandria VA. Call today!
Home Pest Control In Alexandria VA
Let the professionals at Miche Pest Control provide the services needed to inspect and control any of your current pest control problems. We offer both preventative and curative extermination services so that you can enjoy a pest-free home. Our trained experts understand our area’s most common pests and their life cycles of growth, maturation, and reproduction.
Our home pest control services work to break up the life cycle of pests and destroy them in the process. Your Alexandria home’s pest problems will become a thing of the past by taking advantage of our Quarterly Pest Control plan which includes an initial service designed to break up a pest’s life cycle, as well as quarterly visits to maintain a protective barrier around your home and prevent pest re-infestation. If you have issues with covered pests in between regular service visits, just let us know! We'll return and treat again at no additional charge.
Commercial Pest Control In Alexandria VA
Miche Pest Control provides the resources and experience needed to protect Alexandria businesses from pest damage. We are experienced in controlling and eliminating a wide variety of pests from different types of industries and businesses; you can trust us with your business's pest control needs. Pests live all around us, and unfortunately, they have the potential to enter any commercial facility and damage its structure, equipment, and inventory. Miche Pest Control provides the quality commercial pest control services needed to take action against pests and stop them from negatively affecting your business and its reputation.
Pests We Can Get Rid Of For You
Crickets | Hornets | Yellowjackets | Termites | Ticks | Lady Bugs | Rats | Silverfish | Spiders | Carpenter Bees | Cockroaches | Fleas | Bees | Wasps | Earwigs | Centipedes | Mosquitoes | Stink Bugs | Carpenter Ants | Ants | Voles | Bugs | Millipedes | Insects | Boxelder Bugs | Fire Ants | Mice | Springtails | Clover Mites | Pill Bugs | and more!
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Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles south of downtown Washington DC.
Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as Central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U.S. Capitol. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Another is the Institute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria, and in 2017, so did the headquarters of the National Science Foundation.
The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for all who live in Alexandria as well for visitors. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.
A large portion of adjacent Fairfax County, mostly south but also west of the city, has Alexandria mailing addresses. However, this area is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County's government and separate from the independent city. The city is therefore sometimes referred to as the "City of Alexandria" to avoid confusion. Additionally, neighboring Arlington County was formerly named "Alexandria County" before it was renamed by the Virginia General Assembly in 1920 to reduce confusion with the city.
Arlington VA (6 miles), Washington DC (7 miles), Springfield VA (8 miles), Falls Church VA (9 miles), Hyattsville MD (12 miles), Bethesda MD (13 miles), Silver Spring MD (13 miles), Fairfax VA (14 miles), Woodbridge VA (15 miles), Upper Marlboro MD (16 miles), Bowie MD (20 miles), Rockville MD (20 miles), Herndon VA (22 miles), Laurel MD (23 miles), Manassas VA (23 miles), Gaithersburg MD (25 miles), Ashburn VA (29 miles), Columbia MD (29 miles), Annapolis MD (32 miles), Ellicott City MD (35 miles), Leesburg VA (35 miles), Baltimore MD (41 miles), Fredericksburg VA (41 miles), Frederick MD (46 miles)
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