Family Owned & Operated Exterminator Serving Homeowners & Businesses In Fauquier County VA
Miche Pest Control is a top rated, family owned and operated, full service pest control company that provides exterminating services that get rid of ants, spiders, cockroaches, mice, rats, mosquitoes, ticks, termites, and more from homes and businesses in Fauquier County VA. Our expert technicians get rid of pest infestations fast, and use preventative methods to keep pests from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - give us a call today!
Miche Pest Control provides extermination services that get rid of ants, spiders, cockroaches, and more from homes and businesses in Fauquier County VA. We get rid of pests fast by using a combination of highly effective treatment methods, using the best products available for the specific pests that you're seeing. Our most popular plan in Fauquier County is our quarterly pest control service. Included in each quarterly service from Miche Pest Control:
- Spider Web Removal
- Wasp & Hornet Nest Removal
- 4 to 6 Foot Barrier Spray For Crawling Insects
- 10 Foot Granular Barrier To Push Bugs Away From The Home
- Detailed Crack & Crevice Treatments
- Inside Treatment As Needed
This service is designed to be thorough enough on the outside that you shouldn't need inside treatment, but the inside is always included when needed and/or requested. We use products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use in and around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service gets rid of any current pest issues, and immediately starts working to keep pests from coming back after they've been eliminated. A few months later, once the products break down and egg sacs start hatching, the pests usually come back - that's why we do four services per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with covered pests in between regular services, just let us know and as needed, we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
What Does Lyme Disease Have To Do With Rodents In Fauquier County VA?
Lyme disease, like other zoonoses, is transmitted by a vector that picks up the pathogen during a blood meal from a vertebrate host. In Fauquier County, the spirochete bacterium that causes Lyme Disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, infects blacklegged ticks (deer ticks), which then feed on a wide variety of birds, lizards, and mammals, including mice, deer, and humans.
Deer tick larvae hatch in midsummer, and acquire infection after feeding on an infected mouse or other small animal. The white-footed mouse is common in Fauquier County, and is known to be able to carry Lyme Disease. Larvae detach after several days of feeding, then molt into nymphs and enter a nearly year-long dormant stage. After another round of feeding, nymphs fall off and molt into adults, which prefer the blood of larger mammals. Tick larvae and nymphs acquire the disease while feeding, and can transmit their infection during subsequent feedings. People are most likely to contract Lyme disease from nymphs, since nymphs are more likely to feed on humans, and are less likely to be noticed than adult ticks due to their smaller size.
A comprehensive approach to preventing tick-borne illness will incorporate treating for ticks, as well as a proactive rodent reduction program.
Miche Pest Control provides rodent control services for mice, rats, and voles in Fairfax County VA and the surrounding areas. We get rid of rodents fast by using a combination of trapping, entry point exclusion, and outside bait stations. Included in your first rodent control service from Miche Pest Control:
- Entry Point Inspection
- Sealing Rodent Entry Points
- Trapping Mice & Rats Inside
- Tamper-Resistant Bait Stations Outside
We use tamper-resistant bait stations combined with products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use in and around homes, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service gets rid of any existing rats, mice, or voles, and immediately starts working to keep rodents from coming back after they've been eliminated. A couple months later, once the bait starts to deteriorate or run out and rodent populations start rebounding, mice and rats usually come back - that's why we do six services per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with rodents in between regular services, just let us know and as needed, we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
8 Tips To Reduce Deer Ticks In Your Yard In Fauquier County VA
- Remove fallen leaves from around the yard.
- Cut down tall grasses and brush around homes and at the edge of lawns.
- Install a 3 foot barrier of wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas to help deter ticks from migrating into your lawn.
- Mow the lawn frequently.
- Limit rodent nesting sites by stacking wood neatly and in a dry area.
- Keep playground equipment, decks, and patios away from trees and yard edges.
- Construct a fence around your yard to discourage unwelcome animals such as deer, racoons, and stray dogs.
- Remove old furniture, mattresses, or trash from the yard that may give ticks a place to hide.
Miche Pest Control provides mosquito control services in Fauquier County VA. We get rid of mosquitoes fast by combining yard fogging with larvicide applications, using high quality products for lasting protection from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas outside. Included in each mosquito control service from Miche Pest Control:
- Yard Fogging For Fast Relief From Mosquitoes
- Larvicide Applications To Keep Them From Coming Back
- High Quality Products For Lasting Protection, Rain Or Shine
Not only does this cover mosquitoes, but it also works on ticks and fleas outside. We use products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service gets rid of any existing mosquitoes, and immediately starts working to keep mosquitoes from coming back after they've been eliminated. Three to four weeks later, once the products break down and eggs start hatching, the mosquitoes usually come back - that's why we do eight services per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with mosquitoes in between regular services, just let us know and as needed, we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
What Kinds Of Termites Are Found In Fauquier County VA?
By looking at a single termite, it certainly doesn’t look dangerous or menacing, but a whole colony of them can inflict serious structural damage on a home in a fairly short period of time. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Each year, termites cause about $5 billion in property damage.
In Fauquier County, the main kind of termite we see is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. Subterranean termites are found in every state except Alaska. This termite species lives in underground colonies or in moist, secluded areas aboveground. A single colony of subterranean termites can contain up to 2 million members. They build distinctive "mud tubes" to gain access to food sources, and to protect themselves from open air. Subterranean termites can cause the most damage of any termite species. They eat wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using their saw-toothed jaws to bite off small fragments of wood one piece at a time. Over time, subterranean termites can critically damage a building structure, sometimes causing a total collapse.
Miche Pest Control provides exterminating services for termites in Fauquier County VA. If you have termites, we get rid of them fast by combining fast acting, direct foam treatments with bait stations that get rid of the termite colony. Whether you're looking to get rid of an existing infestation or protect your home or business from termites, we will take great care of you. Your first termite control service from Miche Pest Control includes:
- A Visual Inspection, Looking For Termite Damage & Live Termites
- Direct Treatments Of Areas With Live Termites & Termite Damage
- Installing Pre-Baited Termite Bait Stations For Colony Elimination
After your first service, we come back at least once per year to re-inspect for live termites and new termite damage. If we do find any, we'll treat those spots directly. In addition to inspecting for and treating damaged areas, we also check the bait stations and make sure those are properly stocked with bait.
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Fauquier is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The county seat is Warrenton. Fauquier County is in Northern Virginia and is a part of the Washington metropolitan area. The county is one of the fastest-growing and highest-income counties in the United States. Fauquier County was established on May 1, 1759, from Prince William County. It is named for Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the time, who won the land in a poker game, according to legend. The county is exurban. There has been increased growth in Warrenton and New Baltimore in recent years. The subdivisions of Brookside and Vint Hill have facilitated the growth in the eastern part of the county.
Fauquier County is bordered to the north by Clarke and Loudoun Counties, to the east by Prince William County, to the southeast by Stafford County, to the southwest by Culpeper County, to the west by Rappahannock County, and to the northwest by Warren County. Fauquier County is served by I-66, as well as US Route 15, US Route 17, US Route 29, US Route 50 and US Route 211. Fauquier County is also served by Virginia State Route 28, State Route 55, and State Route 245.