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Seasonal Pest Control in Northern Virginia

Virginians know that the arrival of spring means that ants aren’t far behind. This is just one obvious examples of seasonal pests in the Ashland area – and there are many more. The truth is that most pests are seasonal to an extent. To breed and thrive, they need abundant food resources and moderate temperatures. When those conditions are present, pest populations tend to rise sharply. That’s why seasonal pest control is the key to protecting your Virginia home or business.

Loyal Termite and Pest Control’s experienced seasonal pest exterminators have been protecting Northern Virginia’s homes and businesses since 1960.

What are the Common Seasonal Pests in Virginia?

Seasonal pests differ depending on the climate where you live. Since Virginia’s climate is fairly mild, that means we have a lot of potential seasonal pest threats.

Carpenter ant swarm in Virginia | Loyal Pest Control

How Do Seasonal Pest Exterminators Work?

Seasonal pest control means eliminating active seasonal pest infestations and preventing next season’s pests from gaining a foothold. At Loyal, we’re well versed in pest threats throughout the year, so when you sign up for seasonal pest control with us, we’re able to proactively stop future infestations from happening.

Spring Pests

Many pests go dormant when it gets cold. However, as winter thaws and the mercury rises, insects become active again. That’s why most people associate pest problems with spring and summer.

Here in Northern Virginia, the most common springtime pests include:

  • Ticks: If you ever take your dog hiking in the spring, then you know how easy it is to cross paths with ticks. The American dog tick, deer tick, and lone star tick are also known spreaders of diseases. Most frequently found in wooded areas or grassy fields.
  • Termites: These tiny, wood-destroying pests are the most destructive pests in the United States. They eat 24/7 and can chew through wood. Infestations may start slowly and go for years before they’re noticed. Typically, termites swarm in the spring, which makes them more noticeable than in other seasons.
  • Carpenter ants: Often mistaken for termites, carpenter ants can cause serious damage to wooden structures also. However, rather than consuming wood to eat, they make their shelters in wooden structures.

Summer Pests

Most people associate summertime with buzzing stinging insects, and for good reason! Warm weather and blossoming plants furnish many insects with everything they need.

Watch out for these common summer pests:

  • Mosquitoes: Most people are familiar with annoying mosquito bites, but these pests are more than just a nuisance. They can spread deadly diseases such as malaria and West Nile Virus, which could lead to long-term health consequences. 
  • Bees and wasps: Though bees and wasps can be beneficial to the environment by pollinating our plants, stinging insects pose a safety threat if they settle in too close to your property.
  • Bed bugs: While it’s possible to get bed bugs any time of the year, infestations spike in the summer because of vacation travel. It’s remarkably easy to accidentally pick up bed bugs at a hotel, on an airplane, or in other public places, which is why these are sometimes considered a seasonal pest.

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Fall Pests

At the end of summer when temperatures start to drop, rodents and insects may try sneaking indoors for shelter, food, and water. For this reason, you may see these pests more frequently in the fall:

  • Boxelder bugs: Though not considered harmful to human health, boxelder bugs can stain surfaces with fecal matter. Get expert tips on how to get rid of boxelder bugs and stink bugs.
  • Rodents: It can be tough to tell the difference between a house mouse, Norway rat, and a roof rat. The most important thing to know is all rodents can potentially spread diseases to humans and lead to major health consequences. They are active year-round but much more likely to infest homes and businesses in the fall or winter.
  • Stink bugs: Common across the United States and known for emitting a foul-smelling odor when frightened and crushed. Stink bugs feed on plant matter.

Winter Pests

Nobody likes getting caught out in the cold, and for pests it’s a matter of survival. Your warm and food-filled home is an ideal shelter for a variety of seasonal winter pests:

  • House centipedes: House centipedes can be quite scary to encounter, but they’re a beneficial pest because they hunt other pests like cockroaches that are known to transmit diseases to humans. If you find house centipedes, take it as a sign you may be dealing with another type of pest infestation elsewhere in your home.
  • Silverfish: Despite their frightening appearance, silverfish are not considered harmful to humans. However, they can contaminate your food if they make it into your pantry. They usually infest homes in winter while searching for something to eat.

Schedule Your Seasonal Pest Exterminators Today!

It’s possible to keep your property safe from seasonal pests. Loyal Termite and Pest Control can help! Our team has extensive experience with local seasonal pests and knows how to implement effective pest exclusion techniques. 

We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods and tailor our treatment plans to your lifestyle and needs. By focusing on treating the active problem and preventing future infestations from happening, we can protect you, your family, and your property all year long.

Ready to schedule your appointment? Give us a call today!

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