Here are some general rules to follow regarding Bed Bugs and discarding beds: • It is usually not necessary to discard bed bug infested beds • Discarding of infested beds is rarely a solution • New beds that are purchased to replace discarded beds often become infested • It is not necessary to treat beds with pesticides • Non chemical…

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Ticks are most well-known for spreading lyme disease, but there are other tick-borne diseases to worry about in the D.C. area. There have been 11 case of Rocky Mountain Fever reported so far this year in Fairfax County, and another four in Prince William County, David Gaines, the public health entomologist for Virginia tells InsideNoa.com….

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There are cold spells coming up, and that means plenty of reasons for rodents and other common pests to try to get into your home. Rats, snakes, spiders and other nasty vermin don’t like being outside when it’s freezing, and they will take refuge in your warm house if they can. To avoid inadvertently sharing…

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All About Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are small insects that are highly specialized in what they do. They have particular habits and behaviors that are critical to their survival, and which can make them a challenging pest to eliminate. Knowledge is the key, as only by understanding every aspect of the behavior and biology of Bed Bugs can we…

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Stink Bugs Smelling Up

Have you recently encountered the smelly bugs with the five-sided shield shaped body in your home or office? Then you probably have stink bugs. This aptly named pest has pores on it sides that will emit a bad smelling and bad tasting fluid when handled or disturbed. This odor is a self-defense mechanism that protects…

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Tree Squirrels

What’s that noise in the attic? It sounds like something’s racing around up there! If you’re losing sleep listening to scratching and running noises in your attic, it’s most likely because tree squirrels have moved in. In urban and suburban areas, tree squirrels are difficult to control because of their great mobility and because people often encourage…

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In the not too distant past, pest management relied upon scheduled pesticide applications to achieve the desired result. Over time, however, the policy of “spray and go” proved to be ineffective and controversial in many situations. Due to the inherent limitations characteristic of many chemical control programs, a new theory (integrated pest management) based on…

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