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What Kinds of Pests Lurk in Your Basement?

The basement of your home can be a great space for storage, an office, a workout room, or a tv room. Unfortunately, bugs tend to enjoy basements just as much as we do. The darkness in a basement is often a perfect place for them to hide, and if the basement happens to be damp, then their situation is even better. This is especially true if you use your basement as a storage space. Here are a few kinds of creepy crawlies that might love to live in your basement:

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How You May Be Welcoming Termites into Your Home

As a Northern Virginia homeowner, your property is one of your biggest investments. However, a termite invasion can quickly and quietly destroy your home’s value. Preventing termite damage begins with understanding termites, what they eat and key signs of an infestation. Here are some things you could be doing that are attracting termites into your home.

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COVID-19 Can Mean More Rodents in Our Homes

As we all know, the DC Metro area has a lot of delicious restaurants. This means that there are usually dumpsters full of food waste in the alleys behind them. But now, everything is shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This being the case, the usual food resources available to rodents are not there. This may cause these rodents, such as rats, to search elsewhere for food and these marauding rodents may find their way to residential areas.

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There’s a “Hole” Lot You Didn’t Know About Moths

We are in the middle of winter, and one day it’s bound to get freezing cold. The time will come to take out your warmest winter clothing, including your very favorite woolen sweater, the one you had since college. Then, much to your horror, you discover that it has a giant hole right in the middle of the penguin on the front. If that’s not bad enough, you notice several smaller holes in the left arm and on the back. It is only logical to wonder, “what on earth could have caused this?” The answer may actually surprise you.

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