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Chemical vs. Natural Repellents—Which is Best?

Now that spring is in the air, bugs are in the air as well. How do you choose the best way to protect you and your loved ones from aggravating insects? And with mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika and West Nile …

Roaches, Fleas, and Ants—Oh My!

It’s that time of year. All the critters are waking up and ready to party—but you definitely don’t want them partying in your pad! Fleas, ants, and roaches are especially common (and especially annoying) when it comes to invaders you …

Termite Solutions


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Termites are a big deal here in Virginia. I am sure you have either personally been affected by them or know someone who has. Because termites can cause so much damage often homeowners our discouraged by potential high cost …

Do-It-Yourself Spider Pest Control

We know you care about the environment. We also know you care about keeping your home spider-free. In this age of do-it-yourself, all-natural solutions, we’ve polled our favorite holistic sources to compile this list of natural spider repellents:

  1. Make your

4 Outdoor Tips to Pest-Proof your Home

Spring has sprung! With the delights of the warmer weather also comes a long to-do list for homeowners. One of the important benefits of spring yard cleanup is that it helps protect your home from pesky springtime invaders.

Here are

Spiders — Do They Get a Bad Rap?

It seems we’ve vastly under-appreciated spiders as a species. We scream when we see them, squash them with our shoes, and even write whole horror movies about them. Come to find out, however, arachnids are supremely important to the world’s …

Spring Pest Series: Bring on the Bees!

Even though the calendar doesn’t make it official for another week, spring is definitely in the air! That wonderful warmer weather, however, brings with it an increased number of pests to watch out for. In fact, you can take the …

Spiders—Robot or Real?

One of the most common fears of humanity, besides public speaking, of course, is the fear of spiders. As much as 30% of the population suffers from at least some level of arachnophobia, not surprising given that they are one …

Baltimore Named Worst City for Bed Bugs

When it comes to popularity contests, this is one you definitely don’t want to win. This year a new city won top honors for—yuck— bed bug infestations. Baltimore now holds the honor of most bed bug-ridden city in the U.S. …

Play Defense When it Comes to Japanese Beetles

If you’ve never heard of the Japanese Beetle, it’s time you made their acquaintance. Chances are they are already burrowed deep in your lawn, or heading there eventually, as they especially thrive in Virginia and Maryland and the surrounding areas.