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How to Detect Moisture-Loving Pests in Your Home

Homeowners with a moisture problem face a number of risks to their health and the value of their home, including mold and mildew, slippery surfaces, aesthetic concerns like peeling wallpaper and sagging floors, and yes… moisture-loving pests.

Water is essential for all life on earth, and moisture will attract a number of pests into your home. Some pests depend on water more heavily than others, and many pests’ need for water varies throughout the stages of their life cycle.

Some of the most common household pests attracted to moisture include:

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How to Handle a Flea or Tick Problem

For many pet owners, flea and tick season can bring feelings of dread and anxiety. But fleas and ticks don’t just pose a threat to our furry friends — these parasites are dangerous to all mammals, including humans. As it warms up, here are some of the most important things you should know about fleas, ticks, and the risks affiliated with them:

Flea and Tick Behavior

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Roaches and Dust Mites Could be Reason for Allergies this Season

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 50 million people suffer from seasonal allergies.

And, spring is considered to be one of the toughest times of year for allergy sufferers. But what people may not realize is that household pests could be the cause of their allergies.

Dust Mites

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When Is A Pest Problem An Infestation?

Similar to humans, pests need food, water and shelter. However, unlike us, pests assume they can get all those things for free by hiding in the dark spaces of your home. We’ve all come across one or two unwelcome guests, but how can we tell when those crawling freeloaders have officially moved in?

Here are some ways you can identify a pest infestation in your home:

Droppings

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Traveling for the Holidays? How to Spot Bedbugs and Not Bring them Home with You!

Bed bugs can be a major nuisance. Their bites are itchy and uncomfortable, and in some cases can even cause allergic reactions. While it may seem like bed bugs appear out of nowhere, the truth is, bed bugs are notorious for hitchhiking from one location to another including from hotels to homes. All it takes is one pregnant bed bug hitching a ride in your luggage to start a full-blown infestation in your home. But, if you are diligent about checking for bed bugs when you travel, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of bringing them back as a souvenir!

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How Often Should Pest Control Be Done at Your House?

In the DC area, pests don’t seem to take a break throughout the year. As new pests roll into town with the changing seasons, they are on the hunt for safe places to reside, eat, and mate—and your home can provide the perfect conditions to do so.

While professional pest control can help remedy an ongoing infestation, scheduling regular pest control treatments throughout the year can keep you proactively protected. But just how often should pest control be done at your house? And what pests should you be worried about throughout the DC seasons?

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