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Short Pump Pest Control

Seasonal weather changes and other uncontrollable factors bring undesirable visitors like rodents, spiders and bed begs indoors, and they can be hard to get rid of once they’ve taken up residence. Professional pest control services from Accel Pest and Termite Control can help address the problem and keep your family safe from the hazards associated with these common invaders.

Rodents

Rat newRodents may hang out inside your house, the garage or outbuildings around the yard and are known for spreading disease. Piles of wood and brush provide alternate hiding places. Mice and rats can squeeze into very small spaces, so even if you think your property is rodent-proof, there’s a chance that you could have a few hanging around.

If these pesky creatures do migrate inside, you’ll find evidence in the form of droppings, chewed food containers and structural damage. Any of these can pose a hazard to you and your family by potentially exposing you to illness or undermining the safety of your home. Diseases may also be transmitted by rodent bites or through the ticks and fleas that often hitch a ride in on your furry houseguests.

Spiders

Look up Virginia spiders, and you’ll find a whole list of creepy but relatively harmless eight-legged residents:

• Grass spiders
• Garden spiders
• Fishing spiders
• House spiders

Others, such as the black widow and brown recluse, transmit venom in their bites that can cause serious reactions in humans and animals.

Planting too much vegetation close to the house and neglecting to fill in exterior cracks and gaps can encourage spiders of all kinds to make your house their home. Once inside, they may build webs, get into food and crawl around on the furniture. Even bites from non-venomous species can be painful, so it’s best to take precautions to keep them from migrating indoors.

Bed Bugs

If you wake up with small red bumps that make the next few days uncomfortably itchy, you’re probably dealing with a bed bug invasion. Bed bugs are the quintessential hitchhikers. They can come into your home on everything from clothing to old furniture, and they don’t like to leave once they’ve found an easy food source. Although these little brown critters most commonly hang out in beds, they can also be found in other furniture, wallpaper, carpets or curtains.

Bed bugs will bite both humans and animals, and they could spread to other homes if they decide to hitch a ride on you when you go out. To prevent these problems, it’s best to deal with them as soon as you suspect an invasion.

Let Accel Handle the Problem

Accel Pest and Termite Control serves the Hampton Roads and Richmond areas of Virginia with a comprehensive approach to pest control. Each control protocol is tailored to your specific situation to properly address pest infestations and eradicate the problem before it gets wore. Request a free quote or schedule a free estimate to start enjoying a pest-free home today.