Pest Library

Pest Library

Understanding Pest Invaders

Dealing with pest invaders is never something that property owners want to tackle, especially not alone, due to the health and safety risks all kinds of pests bring. In order to stay safe from pests and ensure your property is protected, skip hit-or-miss DIY pest control methods and invest in assistance from No To Bugs.

With professional services provided by our expert team, your Virginia Beach area property will be free of pests in no time, and you can reclaim the peace and safety you deserve.

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  • Ants

    Ant invaders may be small, but these pesky critters bring major problems with them when they invade your property. Ant species vary in the troubles they bring. The types of ants you should be looking out for in Virginia Beach include carpenter ants, pavement ants, odorous house ants, little black ants, and fire ants.

    The most common problem with ant invaders is that they can track bacteria and pathogens into your property as they scavenge for food, resulting in illnesses. Some ants spread more serious illnesses or deliver painful stings.

    Other types of ants, such as carpenter ants, are known for their love of chewing through wooden structures. As this pest invades your property, they hollow out the wood holding your home or business together, something that results in costly damages and the risk of collapse.

    Contact No To Bugs today for effective ant control that helps remove ants from your property and ensure those you care about stay safe from these pesky insect invaders.

  • Bed Bugs

    When it comes to bed bugs, many individuals fear these small pests and the troubles they can bring to a property. After all, bed bugs are no larger than the size of an apple seed, dark in color, and easy to miss unless they are invading your property in large numbers. Most infestations of this pest start unnoticed, making proper bed bug prevention tactics essential to avoid anxiety-inducing, itchy bites.

    Keep bed bugs away from your property and decrease your chances of picking up an infestation of this pest by following these helpful prevention tips:

    • Elevate your luggage and bags on public transportation and in hotels, as high spaces make it more difficult for bed bugs to crawl into your items and hide.
    • Wash all clothing in hot water upon returning from travel to ensure you eliminate any unnoticed pest hitchhikers.
    • Double-check accommodation areas for signs of bed bugs such as reddish staining, unpleasant odors, and other signs of bed bugs before settling in.
    • Make sure second-hand items are free of bed bugs before you move them into your property.

    If you do accidentally pick up a bed bug infestation, contact No To Bugs right away for reliable, effective bed bug control.

  • Cockroaches

    Cockroaches are highly unhygienic, and most individuals cringe at the sight of this pest running around their property. After all, cockroaches bring major problems with them, such as diseases, allergic reactions, and asthma or respiratory problems. When left untreated, cockroaches are prolific and will reproduce quickly, something that causes a minor infestation to become widespread and even more difficult to get rid of.

    In our area, there are a few different types of cockroaches that you need to keep an eye out for around your property, such as the German, American, smokey brown, brown-banded, and oriental. If you are having trouble identifying the type of cockroach invading your property, our service professionals at No To Bugs are happy to help you out as we craft cockroach treatment plans that meet your property’s every need.

    Additional steps you can take to deter cockroach invaders from your property include the following:

    • Store leftover food properly around interior areas and consider using airtight storage containers in pantries to keep hungry roaches out.
    • Make sure that you clean up food and drink spills immediately, as the aroma of these items left out attracts cockroaches to your property.
    • Always dispose of trash promptly and make sure that outdoor waste disposal areas are tightly sealed to prevent cockroach scavenging.
    • Cut back overgrown areas outside and declutter interior spaces to reduce easy cockroach hiding spots.
    • Address moisture issues both inside and outside to deter roaches from looking for water sources around your property.

    Reach out to No To Bugs for more cockroach prevention advice or control assistance.

  • Mosquitoes

    Mosquitoes are common insect invaders that are common outside during the warmer months. Many individuals think of mosquitoes as nothing to be worried about, but this small species of fly is dangerous to encounter, especially in larger numbers. Not only can mosquito bites result in itchiness and allergic reactions, but they may also pass on severe illnesses. Diseases carried by mosquitoes include the West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, encephalitis, and tularemia.

    Mosquitoes are often difficult to get rid of because of their prolific nature and small size. Steps you can take to reduce your chances of mosquito infestation include removing standing water from your property to stop mosquitoes from laying their eggs in these spaces, addressing moisture issues both inside and outside, and cutting back overgrown areas and long grasses to reduce mosquito hiding spots. It’s also a good idea to use window screens, door screens, and weather stripping to keep pesky mosquitoes outside.

    Contact No To Bugs today if you have questions about how to protect your property from mosquito invaders or for assistance defeating an infestation of mosquitoes that may have already moved onto your Virginia Beach, VA, property.

  • Rodents

    Rodents are a commonly seen pest around human structures, and these adaptable critters are known for their love of scavenging in human trash cans and other food storage areas. However, rodents are incredibly unhygienic and bring serious diseases with them, such as hantavirus and salmonella, in addition to spreading fleas, ticks, and mites throughout the properties they invade. The best way to avoid rodents and the many dangers they bring is to contact No To Bugs for rodent exclusion and control services.

    Our area is home to several different types of rodents, including roof rats, Norway rats, house mice, and field mice. Our service providers at No To Bugs will help you identify the rodent culprits invading your property and work with you to develop treatment plans that safely eradicate all traces of this pest. With our help, you won’t need to worry about exposing yourself to rodents and the problems they bring, nor will you need to deal with the troubles that widespread rodent infestations bring to your property.

    Other steps you can take to prevent rodents include sealing cracks around your property’s windows, doors, and foundation, repairing roof tiles, installing mesh screens over vented attic areas and crawl spaces, and storing leftover food properly. You will also want to cover outdoor trash cans and compost piles to stop the aroma from attracting hungry rodents.

  • Termites

    Termites are one of the most destructive pests you can encounter around your property, and treating termite infestations with proper care is essential to ensure that an invasion is fully eliminated. If not, this pest is likely to return over and over again, damaging the wooden structures of your home or business and increasing safety risks.

    In the Virginia Beach area, Eastern subterranean termites are the most problematic type of termite. They can be identified by their oval-shaped, somewhat flat body and their tan or light brown coloration. Reproductive termites, also known as swarmers, will have wings, and sightings of shed swarmer wings around your property often indicate that you have a termite problem starting.

    Warning signs of termites that indicate you should contact No To Bugs for professional assistance include termite frass or droppings that appears like wood shavings sighted around your property, wood that appears moisture-ridden or damaged, and sinking floors or ceilings. You might also notice galleries, the trails that make up a termite colony, carved into furniture or exposed wooden areas.

    Take steps to safely remove termites by investing in professional termite control, as this is the best way to make sure that every termite is removed and your property is safe from this destructive pest.

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