What Are The Most Common Bugs Found In Alexandria, VA?
Why Should I Get Pest Control For My Alexandria VA Home?
While some pests may be nothing more than a nuisance, there are many species of bugs and insects in Alexandria VA that may cause damage to your home and property, as well as many species that pose a threat to humans and pets. For this reason, we highly recommended that residents in Northern Virginia have a continuous, year-round pest control plan.
Examples of Potentially Dangerous Bugs Commonly Found in Alexandria VA
- Cockroaches may carry allergens and illness-causing bacteria
- Wasps and Hornets are aggressive, stinging insects that release venom which may be fatal to humans
- Spiders: common to Alexandria VA are Black Widow spiders, and less common are Brown Recluse spiders. Both release venom that may be harmful or even fatal to humans if not treated. Wolf spiders, while intimidating, are less dangerous.
- Mosquitoes may carry a variety of harmful, and potentially even fatal viruses and diseases that can be transmitted to humans
- Carpenter ants and termites pose a significant threat to the structure of your home, which can be costly if not treated right away
How Often Should My Home Be Treated For Bugs & Insects
At Miche Pest Control, we highly recommend that our Alexandria VA customers have a regular pest control service performed at their home on a quarterly basis (every 3 months) to keep unwanted bugs and insects away.
What Do Our Pest Control Treatments For Bugs And Insects Include?
Our pest control program, which is specifically designed to exterminate, control, and prevent the return of various bugs and insects, includes:
- power-spraying a 4 to 6 barrier around the foundation of your home
- granulating an additional 10 feet out from the foundation
- applying a dust to any cracks and crevices found around your home
- cobweb & wasp/hornet nest removal
The power-spraying helps to keep existing bugs from getting inside, while the granules help to push and keep bugs away from the perimeter of your home.
What Bugs Are Covered By Miche's Pest Control Program?
How Are Bugs Getting Inside My Home?
Bugs and insects usually make their way into homes through openings, cracks, and crevices found around windows, doors, and the foundation of your home. For this reason, our pest control service is specifically designed to thoroughly treat the exterior foundation and perimeter of your home.
Do I Need Interior Pest Control?
Our pest control treatments are designed to be thorough enough on the outside that you shouldn’t need inside treatment, but the interior is always included at no additional cost by request.
Are Pest Control Products Dangerous to Use Around My Home?
At Miche Pest Control, we use products that are registered with the EPA and are labeled for use in and around homes, hospitals, daycares, and pet kennels.
In Addition to Pest Control Services, How Else Can I Keep Bugs Away?
We recommend the following steps be taken regularly in order to prevent bugs and insects from nesting in and around your Alexandria VA home:
- Maintain and clean your yard regularly, clearing any piles of leaves and branches
- Keep any potential hiding spots clean and clear of debris, such as behind appliance
- Use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in your home in places like the basement or the laundry room
- Keep floors and countertops free of crumbs and dirt
- Keep food containers, including pet food containers, covered, secured, and elevated off the ground
- Keep any interior and exterior trash bins covered at all times
Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in Northern Virginia that are specifically designed to exterminate and prevent the return of various bugs and insects in and around your home. Give us a call today at (844) 211-7378 to schedule your initial pest control service and rid your home of potentially dangerous and annoying bugs!
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.
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