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Fun Fact Friday An engorged female tick may lay around 2,000 eggs or more. Adult American dog ticks are reddish brown in color with silvery-gray or whitish markings on the back or upper body. American dog ticks are most numerous … Continue reading

Heavy Rain plus Hot Weather equals Mosquitoes

With significant and frequent rainfall this year, combined with hot temperatures, the mosquito season is buzzing. Puddles of stagnant water are ideal breeding spots for the females to lay their eggs. All a female mosquito needs is a bottle cap … Continue reading

Increase in Tick Population

Rainy Spring Sundays, the Winter’s Snow, and Hot Humid Days, Increase Tick Population. In addition to rainfall and temperature, climate change with seasonal weather variations are contributing to the acceleration of a tick’s developmental cycle, causing an increase in eggs. … Continue reading

Southern Pest Control Announces New Location in Newport News, VA

Due to our increased growth in the Eastern Virginia area and our continuing efforts to ensure superior customer service, exact on the hour appointments, along with customized pest control and exterminating services to better serve our clients, we are proud … Continue reading

Are You Prepared for Mosquito Season?

Mosquitoes are remarkably hardy little creatures that can live through drought and withstand freezing temperatures. There are species of mosquito that travel long distances to feed while others live their entire life within 150 feet of their birth place. Mosquitoes … Continue reading

#1 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#1 ANTS Trouble distinguishing an ant from a termite? This can be difficult because termites and ants do look very similar, especially during the spring when female termites seek a mate before losing their wings and finding grounds for a … Continue reading

#2 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#2 SPIDERS There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders wandering around world, but only two in the southern and western United States can cause serious harm, the black widow and brown recluse. Many people associate spiders with webs, but the … Continue reading

2017 Associate of the Year

2017 Associate of the Year We are happy to announce that Matt Martin is the 2017 Southern and Sovereign Pest Control Associate of the Year. Matt started with our company during the spring of 2013 as a technician. He was … Continue reading

#3 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#3 MOSQUITOES Best known as a summer pest, female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. Mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days. Once reaching adulthood, the mosquito may live 5-6 months. … Continue reading

#4 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#4 COCKROACHES The largest cockroaches found in homes, the American cockroach, is not native to North America. The American cockroach most likely was transported to North America via ships from Africa in the 1600s. Being nocturnal, cockroaches spend the daylight … Continue reading