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Time For Aggressive Yellow Jackets

The end of summer in Virginia marks the unfortunate time for aggressive yellow jackets. Yellow jacket colonies grow largest in late summer and early Fall, just when their food sources begin to diminish.  So when the weather turns cooler, it makes for plenty of frustrated, hungry wasps.

10 Ways To Avoid Bee Stings

Being stung by a wasp or a bee is not exactly a picnic.  If you’re allergic, it can even be deadly. Lucky for us, most bees aren’t looking to sting us.  Most bees sting simply to protect themselves, so the best way to avoid getting stung is to make sure they do not feel threatened by you. Here are 10 other ways to avoid bee stings.

Mosquito Biting Season

Why Mosquitoes BITE

You have spent all day outside, and once you’ve come back to relax, you feel an itch, and then another, and then another! You try to count the number of mosquito bites you have, but there are too many to count! “Why are they so attracted to me?” you wonder, and why do mosquitoes BITE?

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Eco-Friendly 4th Of July

Termites are a very big problem to home owners. They’re almost invisible, completely quiet and have the potential to cause extensive damage before a homeowner ever recognizes that they have a problem. Termites are active in 49 of the 50 states (Alaska is too cold to sustain them), and cause more than $50 billion in property damage every year.  You can imagine that there are a great many benefits to having a termite inspection on the home you are considering purchasing.  Let us tell you what they are.

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Black Widow – Virginia’s Venomous Spider

Termites are a very big problem to home owners. They’re almost invisible, completely quiet and have the potential to cause extensive damage before a homeowner ever recognizes that they have a problem. Termites are active in 49 of the 50 states (Alaska is too cold to sustain them), and cause more than $50 billion in property damage every year.  You can imagine that there are a great many benefits to having a termite inspection on the home you are considering purchasing.  Let us tell you what they are.

Cicadas, A Very Temporary Pest

Cicadas, A Very Temporary Pest

Termites are a very big problem to home owners. They’re almost invisible, completely quiet and have the potential to cause extensive damage before a homeowner ever recognizes that they have a problem. Termites are active in 49 of the 50 states (Alaska is too cold to sustain them), and cause more than $50 billion in property damage every year.  You can imagine that there are a great many benefits to having a termite inspection on the home you are considering purchasing.  Let us tell you what they are.

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Which Ticks Make You Sick

Termites are a very big problem to home owners. They’re almost invisible, completely quiet and have the potential to cause extensive damage before a homeowner ever recognizes that they have a problem. Termites are active in 49 of the 50 states (Alaska is too cold to sustain them), and cause more than $50 billion in property damage every year.  You can imagine that there are a great many benefits to having a termite inspection on the home you are considering purchasing.  Let us tell you what they are.

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Benefits To Having a Termite Inspection

Termites are a very big problem to home owners. They’re almost invisible, completely quiet and have the potential to cause extensive damage before a homeowner ever recognizes that they have a problem. Termites are active in 49 of the 50 states (Alaska is too cold to sustain them), and cause more than $50 billion in property damage every year.  You can imagine that there are a great many benefits to having a termite inspection on the home you are considering purchasing.  Let us tell you what they are.

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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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Termites – damaging insects

All species of termites prefer the warmer months and may be inactive during the winter months, unless they are in an area where winters can be mild – such as CENTRAL VIRGINIA. You need to know some things if termites are eating you out of house and home. Let’s take a closer look at our UN-friend, the termite.