Pest Control Services in Mithlodian
Midlothian is one of those great places to live in Virginia that’s small-town enough to be comfortable, but with big-city amenities. Locals love it for what it is: a family-friendly suburb with an excellent school system that’s ideal for settling down and raising a family. Whether you just moved here, or you’ve lived here long-term, you know you’re in a great place. If you’re one of the thousands who’s settled here from the Richmond area, or have a daily commute to Richmond, you understand why people love Midlothian and its lively, diverse lifestyle.
From the early days of Midlothian coal mines, pests have always been a part of the landscape. The new construction of suburban homes offers more places for pests to invade and live.
Whether you work locally or commute, the last thing you want is to come home to pests. If they’ve moved in, you may need more than just a can of bug spray to rid your home of these unwanted guests. If you’ve tried to rid your home of ants, mice, termites, and other pests on your own unsuccessfully, it’s time to call for help. Pest Solutions understands your frustration, and is ready to help without the use of harmful pesticides inside your home.
The very name can send chills up your spine. Ants are those pests that can find their way in anywhere, anytime, and you find out the hard way. They live in every country in the world except Antarctica. They’re hungry and have a lot of mouths to feed, so they’re interested in setting up camp on your property for a bite and some for the family.
Once they’ve established a colony, they’re looking for food, and will find a way into your house to get to it. Most people think of “sugar ants” getting into a sugar bowl, but ants will look for just about anything available, including pet food. Keep all food sealed up and unavailable, and make sure the trash is inaccessible as well. You could open up a box or bag of food and discover that they’ve taken over, and feeding their fellow residents bit by bit.
One type of ant that Midlothian residents are seeing in recent years is the Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA), commonly called “fire ants.” Disturbing their mound or crossing their path invites a painful sting that can also lead to infections. Large mounds usually indicate ants, and you may have fire ants already on your property or even in your home. If you’ve discovered any ants, especially fire ants, on your property, call Pest Solutions for help.
Bees are an important part of our ecosystem, responsible for pollinating 50% to 80% of the world’s crops. They also make honey. But bees can also be dangerous, especially if you or your family are allergic to bees.
Virginia is home to over 60 varieties of bees, including:
- Sweat Bees
- Cuckoo Bee
- Leaf-cutter Bees
- Carpenter Bees
- Longhorn Bees
They can next all manner of different cavities and areas in and around your home. You may not realize you have bees until you remove a panel, wall, or other part of your home’s structure and find a huge nest.
The most common wasps in Virginia are called paper wasps, called so by the paper-like nests they build in door frames, windowsills, under the eaves of your home, and in corners of outdoor sheds and garages. These pests feed on nectar and pollen as well as prey on insects and spiders.
These stinging pests are dangerous to disturb, and will swarm if touched. Removal of bee and wasp nests (especially very large nests) require a professional. Pest Solutions can quickly and easily remove any bee or wasp nests safely so that you and your family can avoid being stung in and around your home.
Any house or other structure built from wood is a primary candidate for termites. But older homes built primarily from wood are particularly susceptible to this homeowner’s worst nightmare. Termites silently cause damage that totals about $5 billion yearly, and don’t stop. Left unchecked, termites eventually cause structural damage that can cause even more expensive repairs.
Newer homes may have termite prevention added into the home during construction, but older homes will require a more aggressive approach. We use a combination of baiting solutions and treatment liquids that deter termites from your home and eliminate some that may have already found their way inside.
You may think that getting a cat is the ideal solution for a mouse or rodent problem. That’s great, until you discover Fluffy isn’t the apex predator you thought she was. If your cat just isn’t a mouser, Pest Control is ready to help rid your Midlothian home of any mice and rodents that have taken residence inside your home.
Mice and other rodents are particularly interested in establishing residency during the winter months, so they can stay warm. Female mice breed quickly, meaning your home will have a large family living rent-free in a short period of time.
Pest Solutions offers multiple treatments for mice and other rodents. We’ll do two indoor and two outdoor treatments within 30 days, as well as exterior service that includes termite monitoring, sealing entry points, and other effective deterrents.
They’re the worst in spring and summer months, and ruin a backyard barbecue once they get settled. Mosquitoes are not only annoying, their stings can itch and irritate, become infected, as well as spread diseases like malaria, West Nile Virus, and others. Pets are also susceptible to mosquito bites—dogs with heartworm, and cats with mosquito bite hypersensitivity and feline heartworm disease.
Eliminating standing water is one of the easiest ways to control mosquito breeding, including puddles, buckets, and other places where water collects. But for areas where draining isn’t an easy job, we treat damp areas to eliminate mosquito breeding on your property.
Call Pest Solutions For Your Free Pest Evaluation
Is your Midlothian home pest friendly? Our pest control professionals are ready to take care of your most annoying pest problems. We’re locally owned and operated, with over 30 years of pest control experience in Midlothian and Virginia. Our 100% guarantee means you’ll be happy with all of our services. Call our North Richmond office at 804-550-9005, or use our online contact form to send us a note. Our free pest evaluation will show you all of the ways we can help you eliminate pests, eradicate their entry points, and make your home a very pest-unfriendly place.
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Did You Know?
- While gathering food, a bee may fly up to 60 miles in one day
- Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music
- For every human there are about 1 million ants.
- Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history
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Midlothian, Virginia is an unincorporated area in Chesterfield County, Virginia, U.S. Settled as a coal town, Midlothian village experienced suburbanization effects and is now part of the western suburbs of Richmond, Virginia south of the James River in the Greater Richmond Region.
- Source: Wikipedia