how to recognize a bed bug infestationThere’s nothing more discomforting than the thought of a bed bug infestation in your home. The idea that in the nighttime, vampirous insects come out of hiding to drink blood sounds more like a movie plot than anything else, but this is the reality of the countless people who suffer from bed bug infestations each year. It’s a problem we see time and time again so, we’ve put together this blog post to help educate people about where these pesky critters may be hiding, and what to do if you find them in your home.

Here Comes GranddaddyHaving unwanted pests in your home can put you and your family at risk for unwanted insect bites and possibly the spread of illness. What’s even more dangerous is being misinformed about these uninvited visitors, causing you to treat the problem incorrectly and possibly put yourself at an even higher risk for infestation. That’s why the Eagle Pest Services team has put together this list of common pest myths that should be exterminated from your mind immediately!

bigstock House CentipedeFall is arguably the most beautiful time of year. With it comes changing leaves, the start of the holiday season and yes, pests. It’s important to remember that the change in weather from summer to fall can send many pests running right into your home. According to Missy Henriksen, Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Pest Management Association, "when the weather cools, our warm homes are just as enticing to pests as they are to us." In fact, you may not realize it now but fall is one of the most important seasons for pest control services for this very reason. That’s why we’ve put together this list of pests to look out for this fall.

How Does Temperature Affect Insects & Pests?

A common misconception is that people believe that come the fall and winter months, homes and businesses will be pest free. Where many pests hibernate during the cold temperatures, there are quite a few that remain active. More often than not, the pests that are left to rough the winter months will intrude into homes and businesses when food becomes scarce and temperatures become extreme. They barge inside to escape frigid cold and predators, looking for shelter, food and water. Once they find your abode perfect for their needs, they rarely leave. Today, we at Eagle Pest Control would like to list the common pests that Virginia can see as fall takes root and winter moves in.