Cockroaches are a common pest in homes all across the United States. The most frequently encountered domestic roaches in Virginia are German cockroaches, while the common species of peridomestic roaches (meaning they live outside) are Oriental cockroaches, American cockroaches, and various types of wood roaches. Peridomestic roaches often move inside when conditions are favorable.
Just the word “bedbug” itself brings up feelings of dread in most people. They’re tiny, multiply quickly, bite - and are notoriously hard to get rid of. Seeing just one bedbug in your home may send you off on a frenzied inspection of your entire home. We understand the frantic feeling of discovering you have bedbugs, which is why we’ve put together a checklist of what to do when you find a bedbug.
Ants inside homes are a year-round problem. Ants are more plentiful in the summer, where they begin to stray from their nests and enter houses looking for food - but they may decide to take up residence, creating ant problems all year. Ants are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Unless you can remove the entire colony, including the queen, they’ll keep coming back.
Termites are responsible for over $1 billion in home repairs each year in the United States. Fortunately, there are ways to exterminate termites, and there are ways to prevent the severity of damage if your home has termites. The longer an infestation goes on the more extensive the repairs will be. So time is money.