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Unwelcome Pest Invasion

What do we do when the temperature drops? We seek warm shelter. Same for a lot of pests. In addition to seeking refuge from the cold, pests are also searching for food sources. Rats and mice transmit diseases, transport fleas, … Continue reading


Don’t Do It Yourself Pitfalls

Homeowners may be tempted to buy “do it yourself” pesticides at a local hardware store in an attempt to rid their home of bugs. In order to effectively treat your home for pests, the insect must be correctly identified. Our … Continue reading


Ouch. What stung me?

Fire Ants Fire Ants can sting several times Male fire ants die soon after mating A fire ant queens’ lifespan is 7 years or more Fire ants are extremely aggressive, especially if their nest is disturbed The fire ant uses … Continue reading


KICK the TICK

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