What Are The Most Common Bugs Found In Arlington VA?
Why Should I Get Pest Control For My Arlington VA Home?
While some pests may be nothing more than a nuisance, there are many species of bugs and insects in Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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!
Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referred to simply as Arlington, Virginia. The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River directly across from the District of Columbia, of which it was once a part, under the name Alexandria County. The county is coterminous with the U.S. Census Bureau's census-designated place of Arlington. Arlington is considered to be the second-largest "principal city" of the Washington metropolitan area. If it were incorporated as a city, Arlington would be the fourth most-populous city in the state.
With a land area of 26 square miles, Arlington is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the US, and by reason of state law regarding population density, it has no incorporated towns within its borders. Arlington is home to the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, and Arlington National Cemetery. In academia, the county contains Marymount University, George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, the administrative offices buildings and graduate programs for the Schar School of Policy and Government and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, as well as satellite campuses of the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
The area that now constitutes Arlington County was originally part of Fairfax County in the Colony of Virginia. Land grants from the British monarch were awarded to prominent Englishmen in exchange for political favors and efforts at development. One of the grantees was Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who lends his name to both Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. The county's name "Arlington" comes via Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, a Plantation along the Potomac River, and Arlington House, the family residence on that property. George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of First Lady Martha Washington, acquired this land in 1802. The estate was eventually passed down to Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of General Robert E. Lee. The property later became Arlington National Cemetery during the American Civil War, and eventually lent its name to present-day Arlington County.
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