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What You Need To Know About Termites

Termites may be tiny, but they cause about $5 billion in damage to American homes each year.  Yes.  We said FIVE BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.  The thought that these invasive insects might be silently eating away at one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make can certainly be disturbing. Why do those wood-munching monsters eat wood, you may wonder? Is their diet restricted to wood, or can these teeny tiny termites cause other kinds of damage in and around your home? Read our latest blog and find out what you need to know about termites.

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Termites In Central Virginia

When humans get hungry, we’ve been known to say “I’m starving to death” or “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse.”  When humans are hungry, we may get a little dramatic with overstatements to express it, but ultimately, we eat.  Termites skip the drama and go straight to the eating. Although they aren’t interested in eating a horse, just all parts of your HOUSE.  There are Drywood Termites that can eat your home from the inside out and Subterranean termites that eat your house from the outside in.  Together, they cost property owners billions of dollars in damage each year.  Eastern Subterranean termites are the most popular here in Central Virginia and they won’t hesitate to make a meal out of your house if you leave it unprotected. We know a great deal about termites in Central Virginia and we’re here to tell you more about how to control them.

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Termite Inspection Benefits

Termite Inspection Benefits

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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Wintertime Pest Worries

Sure, you could buy your decorations at the store—but if you want a more natural look this holiday season, why not head outside and find some natural holiday beauty? Many of us have artificial Christmas trees now (and goodness knows, real trees are both expensive AND difficult to get this year), but still, bringing the outdoors IN can be great way to get ready for the holidays and add a bit of festive cheer to your home. These holistic holiday decoration ideas will not only save you money, but they’re also a snap to DIY! 

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Ways Rodents Get In Your Home

Ways Rodents Get In Your Home

Sure, you could buy your decorations at the store—but if you want a more natural look this holiday season, why not head outside and find some natural holiday beauty? Many of us have artificial Christmas trees now (and goodness knows, real trees are both expensive AND difficult to get this year), but still, bringing the outdoors IN can be great way to get ready for the holidays and add a bit of festive cheer to your home. These holistic holiday decoration ideas will not only save you money, but they’re also a snap to DIY! 

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Expect Fall Pests

Expect Fall Pests

Expect that fall pests will already start making trouble for homeowners in Central Virginia.  Pests are starting to look for a safe, warm place to call home and, since we’ve been having so much rain, they may be searching for a dry place sooner than later. Holistic Pest Solutions is here to provide you with some information about controlling fall pests and how you can stop them from invading your home this season.

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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.

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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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