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Winter Termite Threat

Are Termites Active in the Winter? Termites DO remain active year round – even in cold winters.  Cold temperatures bring some changes in the daily routine of subterranean termite colonies. In cooler climates, subterranean termites typically move deeper into the ground during the cold season to access the warmth they need to survive. Foraging tunnels…

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How To Get Rid Of Stinkbugs

Stink bugs feel like nature’s revenge for every insect you’ve ever squished. They get their name from the foul stench they release when they’re threatened or disturbed. It’s a smell that’s tough to describe. Notes of dirty socks, rotting fruit and paper-mill pulp. In short, it stinks — and worse, it lingers. If you have…

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Common Misconceptions About Pests

If we hear things enough, we tend to start thinking those things are fact.  When it pertains to pests in your home, things that you’ve ‘heard’ aren’t necessarily facts.  At Holistic Pest Solutions, we are mindful of our clients AND our Earth and we want to help clear up those common misconceptions about pests in…

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Benefits of Having a Termite Inspection

I think we’ve all heard the phrase, “the bees knees”, but do we know what the heck it means?  Yes, I know this is supposed to be a blog about actual pests and not idioms about their knees, but hey, we all have to have our fun!  Let’s find out what the origin of “the bees knees” is and how it has buzzed it’s way into several different countries over the years.  We might even get into the “cat’s pajamas” while we’re at it!

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Mosquito Time – A Summer That Bites

I think we’ve all heard the phrase, “the bees knees”, but do we know what the heck it means?  Yes, I know this is supposed to be a blog about actual pests and not idioms about their knees, but hey, we all have to have our fun!  Let’s find out what the origin of “the bees knees” is and how it has buzzed it’s way into several different countries over the years.  We might even get into the “cat’s pajamas” while we’re at it!

Bees Knees

I think we’ve all heard the phrase, “the bees knees”, but do we know what the heck it means?  Yes, I know this is supposed to be a blog about actual pests and not idioms about their knees, but hey, we all have to have our fun!  Let’s find out what the origin of “the bees knees” is and how it has buzzed it’s way into several different countries over the years.  We might even get into the “cat’s pajamas” while we’re at it!

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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?

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.

Odd Insect

Odd Insect

Here at Holistic Pest we prefer to identify the pest we’re dealing with before taking action so what better way to help you, and us, out than to give information on some of the types of rodents. Virginia has four common rodents that invade homes.