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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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Why Do I Keep Seeing Spiders in My Home?

The sight of spiders in the home is usually met with either fear or disgust, followed by a quick slap with a book or shoe. Something about the sight of them can be downright unsettling. As frightening as they may seem to some of us, spiders are common household pests. But, if you’re seeing more of them than usual, it could be more of a problem than you think, and we’ll explain why!

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Are Rodents Plaguing Your Vehicles this Winter?

When it comes to car problems, there are countless possible causes. However, motorists might be surprised to learn that a rodent infestation could be what’s plaguing their vehicle. Alexandria Pest Services cautions drivers to be on the lookout for a rodent problem under the car hood and take the necessary steps to prevent it from happening to them this winter. If you park your car in the garage or a carport, the problem can easily spread to inside your home!

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How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home This Holiday Season

The holidays are the busiest time of the year for most of us. Whether you’re traveling to visit loved ones or they are coming to stay with you, the holidays are the top travel season of the year.  With all the hustle and bustle, the holiday season is also the busiest time for pests – especially bed bugs! Bed bugs, who are known for being hitchhikers, often tag along on your luggage, purses, and even your clothes. They can be picked up on planes, trains, buses, and hotels.

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