Pest Control in Petersburg, Virginia
As an independent city in Virginia, Petersburg has a rich history with beautiful architecture across several districts. The city's northwest border lies on the Appomattox River, and the James River is only about 10 miles to the northeast. Combined with rising temperatures and high humidity, insects and wildlife can threaten homes and businesses. Premier Pest Control offers pro-active treatments to eliminate and prevent infestations.
Pest Services for Homes and Businesses
Residents and businesses owners alike deal with ants, bees, fleas, rodents, and spiders in Petersburg. Premier Pest Control provides services for all of these pests as well as cockroaches, crickets, and flies. In addition, there are few insects that commonly cause problems here: bed bugs, mosquitoes, and termites.
Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed. Their bodies are flat and reddish-brown. After they have a blood meal, however, their bodies swell and turn brighter red. Along with their size making them hard to see, they're only active during the night. During the day, they hide in tiny nooks and crevices such as mattress seams, baseboards, curtain pleats and rods, chipped paint and loose wallpaper.
Female bed bugs can lay up to 20 eggs after a blood meal. They could lay the eggs spread out or in groups. The ratio of male to female eggs that they produce is about even. When more female bed bugs hatch, they produce eggs as soon as they mature. An infestation can get out of control quickly because of that, making it hard to get rid of the insects without help from a specialist.
In Petersburg, mosquito season starts in May as the temperature and humidity rise. Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes are the most common in the area. It's hard to avoid them because, unlike other species, they're active during the day. They can fly into homes and businesses through open doors and windows, biting people when they least expect it. Aside from being a nuisance, they can transmit the Zika virus, West Nile virus and Malaria.
Mosquitoes are attracted to dark clothing, body heat, and sweat. Yellow fever and Asian tiger species lay their eggs in containers of water such as birdbaths, potted plants or small pools. The females can lay up to 300 eggs at a time, which can rapidly lead to a swarm that requires professional pest control.
Termites are mainly destructive of property, but the damage that they cause puts people's lives in danger too. Although thousands of termite species exist around the world, subterranean termites are the most common in this area. Reproductive termites are dark in color and have two sets of equally long wings. The soldiers and workers have cream-colored bodies. However, the soldiers have brownish-colored heads and large jaws.
Colonies of thousands to millions build tunnel systems with nesting chambers underground. When they go above ground for food, they build mud tubes to protect them from air and light exposure. Their diet consists of wood and other cellulose materials such as drywall, paper, and plastic. Since females can lay millions of eggs during their lifetime, termite colonies cause billions of dollars in damage every year. Expert pest treatments are the only way to be sure that an infestation is eliminated.
About Premier Pest Control
Premier Pest Control is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive services in Petersburg, Virginia. Our satisfaction guarantee includes returning to homes and businesses for no extra cost until the pests are gone. Call us for a free quote on any pest control service.