Pest Identification

Termites

It’s no secret that termites can cause costly damage to your home. Many new arrivals from outside Coastal Virginia do not realize that we are building homes in an area of the country with very heavy termite pressure.

Coastal Virginia living lends itself to heightened termite activity. Termites are active year-round and need to be taken seriously as a threat to damage to your home. Help us help you look for the signs of termite activity. Swarming termites, mud tubes, wrinkled paint, soft door casing or baseboard, all signs to call us immediately. Save us a sample so we can accurately identify active termites versus an ant problem. Ants and termites can look very similar at this stage of their insect life.

Call National today for an inspection or tips on how to keep your home free of termites.

Ants

Ants have been identified as the #1 nuisance pest in the USA. Ants enter your home or business through almost any entry point and can colonize for as long as 20-30 years. Many species of ants including Odorous house ants, “Little black ants”, Carpenter ants and even Fire ants are prevalent in Coastal Virginia.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches have been known to be one of the most stubborn and havoc-wreaking home pests. They reproduce quickly and are constantly laying eggs on your counters, in cabinets and even in your walls. Some cockroaches are primarily outdoor seasonal pest, such as the American Roach, Oriental Roach, and Wood Roach. But the Brown Banded and German Roach can infest a home rapidly and are known allergy pathogens. Let National help rid your home of these pests for the health of your family and pets.

Rodents

Rodent infestation is more serious than most people realize. Rats and mice enter your home in search of food, water and shelter. It can be nearly impossible to get them out without professional help. Rodents reproduce rapidly and can transmit several serious diseases. For example, the Hantavirus which has flu like symptoms and Salmonellosis caused by salmonella bacteria in rodent droppings.

Flies

Flies are a common problem in Virginia. Homeowners and business owners should be wary that the many species of flies in the area can carry bacteria that cause Salmonella, Staphylococcus, E. coli and Shigella.

Sanitation is a major component in Fly control. One of our trained technicians can inspect in and around your home for conducive conditions and provide you with a fly control program designed just for you.

Ticks

The most common ticks we encounter in Virginia are the Lone Star Tick, the American Dog Tick, the Brown Tick, the Deer Tick and most recently the Asian Long horned Tick. They are known to transmit diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease and cause medical complications for both humans and pets.

Bed Bugs

Remediation starts with proper identification. Bed Bugs are not limited by economic status, ethnic preference or regional boundaries. Anyone anywhere can pick up these “hitch hikers” and an infestation can occur. Initial Bed Bug inspections are performed by one of our trained technicians to provide you with a cost-effective remediation program. If you travel, speak to us about our Pro-Active Bed Bug Treatments and Insurance.

Spiders

These often-scary pests are usually beneficial to outdoor garden spaces. However, no one wants to have that many eyes on them in their own home. Allergic reactions can occur from the bite of household spiders. The Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders are known to cause greater health concerns. Let our spider brushing program help decrease the spider activity around your home as we use products that also deter the spider web building process.

Bees, Wasps & Hornets

Don’t BEE a hero. Stinging insects like Bees, Wasps and Hornets can be dangerous to deal with. Whether you are stung intensely and multiple times or fall from a ladder during your attempt to remove, National Exterminating asks you to leave these concerns to the professionals here who have years of experience treating and removing these pests. Our bee technicians are willing and able to go into harm’s way and make the affected area safe again.

Mosquitoes

You and your loved ones don’t need to be trapped indoors in fear of getting eaten alive by vicious mosquitoes. Enjoy your beautiful lawn, barbeque, pool or outdoor chores. Besides Mosquitoes making life less enjoyable outdoors, they can be disease carrying vectors that transmit diseases such as Zika virus, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and Dengue Fever. Let National Exterminating push the swarm back with our seasonal yard sprays, guaranteed to make your life outdoors safer and more enjoyable.

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