History of the Mosquito


She’s less than a quarter-inch long, has six legs, and has been a BIG TIME disease spreader thoughout history and world wide. The female mosquito is devious and diabolical, and she uses scent to find us and is attracted by the lactic acid and other ingredients in our perspiration. She also senses the carbon dioxide in our exhalations and follows the slipstream back to our faces. So how did this bug get so far in the world?

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5 Facts About Hornets

There’s been a good bit of news out there about hornets lately.  Hornets (not the “murder” kind) are definitely an issue in the state of Virginia right now.  Hornets certainly have a bad reputation, but they are so much more than the meanies they are portrayed as being.  Holistic Pest Solutions wants to share 5 facts about hornets that you may not know.

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Pests To Your Furry Friends


Holistic Pests love our animals and we strive to take care of their well being. Sadly our Furry Friends have pests that seems to like to follow our beloved pets even when we protect them. We like to make sure we understand the pest we deal with before acting but helping you learn more will help everyone. The flea is a pest that just won’t go away and it infest our beloved pets.

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Mosquito Season Virginia

Mosquito Season Virginia

We are facing many challenges this Spring, the least of which will be the onslaught of mosquitoes in our yards.  The mild and relatively wet winter that we had here in Virginia has allowed for mosquitoes to have an easier transition into Spring.  Unfortunately, they may be even more of an issue for us this year at a time when we REALLY need to be comfortable at home and in our yards. Mosquito season in Virginia has begun.

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Mindful Of Our Earth


Here at Holistic Pest Solutions, we are mindful of our clients AND our Earth. We take pride in doing research to find the most Earth friendly solutions to your pest problems rather than just charging in with a bunch of chemicals. There are many ways to be Earth-friendly in your day-to-day. Here are some terrific ways that we can be mindful of our Earth.

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Winter Rodent Infestation


It’s nearing the season of food and family visits but, unfortunately, it’s also nearing the season for rodents to visit. When the weather gets colder, rodents search for warmth and food. Winter rodent infestations are usually prevalent by mid-November in Virginia. The best thing to do is prevent them from coming into your home in the first place. Once inside, these small and yet resourceful critters are likely to cause a lot of problems making them one of the most dangerous fall pests homeowners must contend with.

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The Trouble With Your Jack O Lantern

The Trouble With Your Jack O Lantern

The season for scary tricks and spooky treats is upon us. Get those decorations ready, make your scarecrows, purchase your candy, and carve those pumpkins! Maybe think twice before the pumpkin carving though. Something really scary could happen if you carve those pumpkins too soon. There are some pests that will be attracted to your jack o lantern and you would not like them in your home. So what is the trouble with your Jack O Lantern?  Let’s find out.

Pumpkin Spice Is So Nice, But Pumpkin Pest Are A Mess!

Your family eating those tasty pumpkin pies, breads and lattes make us ALL LOVE FALL. Unfortunately, rats and mice will take notice of a freshly carved pumpkin and see it as a great feast! Fruit flies and ants will be attracted to pumpkins as well, and will likely show up for the feast.

Best Way To Enjoy A Scary Pumpkin

We can’t just go without a jack o lantern. How can we still have the scary, smiling, orange blob without inviting unwelcome guest to your home?  If you want to have one inside, just don’t keep it for very long and check it a few times a  day for any signs of interested intruders. It would be best to carve it right before Halloween and then remove it right after.

Keep outdoor jack-o’-lanterns further from your home and remove them before they rot.  If you want to completely avoid the chance of attracting pumpkin-eating-pests, you could choose artificial pumpkins that can be carved or just paint faces on an uncarved pumpkin.

The trouble with your Jack O Lantern doesn’t have to be trouble at all!  Make good choices and have fun!

If you suspect that you have pests in or near your home, Holistic Pest Solutions can provide you with a free assessment, suggestions, and treatment for long term control if you need it.  Give us a call at 434 842 1700.  Whether you’re in Charlottesville, Waynesboro, or close by to either; Holistic Pest Solutions has the perfect plan that is mindful of our clients AND our Earth.

*Our Environmental Commitment:  Holistic Pest Solutions is committed to the preservation of our environment. Our goal is to nurture the soils and plant life of lawns and landscapes.  Utilizing holistic pest control practices that cause the least amount of impact on the environment.