Category Archives: Pest Control

Is Summer the Worst Season for Bed Bugs?

Summer is a season filled with vacations and fun summer activities, but it’s also a season full of increased pest threats. With increased traveling and resort stays, bed bugs can be a common fear during the summer.

Bed bugs are tolerant to varying temperatures, and they stay active all year. As you can imagine, increased travel in the summer months can cause a peak in bed bug transfer.

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Carpenter Ants Can Cause Serious Damage

Your home is likely your biggest investment. Many things can wreak havoc in your house, and carpenter ants can be near the top of the list. At Alexandria Pest Services, we can help protect your investment from these and many other destructive pests and rodents. Carpenter ants are particularly harmful because they don’t just infest rotting wood — they can move from softwood to hardwood in a very short amount of time when they infest.

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Are Bed Worms Really a Thing?

Ever twist and turn in the night to realize something is crawling on you? Whether it’s bed bugs, fleas, or unidentified worms — the surprise can be so unsettling you can’t sleep. But what causes bed worms?

Bed worms, also known as mattress worms, are not a specific type of pest, but a group of pests and their larvae that can end up infesting your mattress or bedding. Unlike adult bed bugs and fleas, their larvae have not yet developed into an insect with a hard exoskeleton, giving them a worm-like appearance.

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Why Termite Infestations Should Always Be Left to the Professionals

Termites may not directly threaten public health, but they are among the most formidable pests a homeowner can encounter. If you’re a property owner and you’ve identified signs of termites, you’re probably tempted to turn to DIY solutions — but unfortunately, termite infestations truly are best handled by a professional pest control company such as Alexandria Pest Services.

Here’s why only pest control professionals are well-equipped to tackle termite infestations:

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How Can You Determine if You Have Bed Bugs if They Only Venture Out at Night?

If you’re searching your home for bed bugs during the day, you probably won’t find them just by looking around. Not only do these small insects only venture out at night when we’re asleep, they’re also quite skilled at hiding themselves in the tiniest of cracks and crevices.

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Are Termites Less Active in the Cold Weather?

Winter is known for being a time of year when most of us, both creatures and humans, tend to slow down. However, it’s a common misconception that destructive pests fall dormant during the winter months. While some species of termites may slow down in colder temperatures, others remain active throughout the winter season.

What Happens to Termites in the Winter?

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Do I Have Rodents in My Walls?

Dealing with a rodent infestation is never fun, and once these pests have made their way into your walls, getting rid of them only becomes even more challenging. If you’ve found you’ve got a rodent problem on your hands, it’s important to tackle the issue as soon as possible. Mice and rats can spread harmful diseases and quickly destroy drywall, wiring, and other parts of your home.

Identifying Rodents in Your Walls

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Does My Infestation Require Fumigation?

Fumigation is a highly effective pest control method that can be used to treat a wide range of pests in residential and commercial settings. Some of the most common pests that can be eliminated through fumigation include termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, and spiders. In most cases, fumigation isn’t recommended unless absolutely necessary. Minor infestations, or early- stage infestations, can sometimes be addressed by less invasive treatment options, but when all else fails, fumigations can eradicate most pests.

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