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Richmond Pest Control

Richmond provides breathtaking views of the James River, and history is around every bend. Unfortunately, pests are also prevalent. Since insects commonly carry diseases and cause costly structural damage, it is essential to learn how to prevent and eliminate the most common infestations.

Termites

termites 4Termites commonly live and hide in the walls of your home, so they are hard to detect. However, you may notice signs of droppings that look like wood-colored pellets, mud tubes, or shredded wings near entry points to your home. These pests often pose a terrible threat to southern states. As they invade homes, they can cause expensive structural damage. They fit into the smallest concrete gaps and devour all the wood they encounter. These insects work silently. By the time an infestation is detected, it is probably too late. Taking preventative measures will prevent problems before they begin.

Roaches

Cockroaches can grow to over two inches long. They have six legs and two antennae. Some have wings as well. Since they spread disease, they can become health hazards to humans, especially when they infest food in your kitchen. They enter your home through drain pipes or other open cracks in walls or floors and search for food and a warm and moist environment. Since they reproduce rapidly, a large problem can develop in a short period of time. Besides spreading diseases, cockroach droppings or old skins often aggravate allergies and can cause asthma attacks.

Spiders

Certain spiders like moist areas, especially in basements and crawl spaces. Others enjoy warm and dark locations, including air vents and attics. These pests commonly enter homes through cracks in windows and doors. Although most spiders are harmless, they can bite, which leads to red welts or allergic reactions. Richmond is home to more dangerous spiders as well. For example, the brown recluse spider can make a person extremely ill. This spider loves to hide behind furniture and among clothing that has been packed away. Bites begin red, turn black, and can spread to the rest of the body. If untreated, a person may experience flu-like symptoms. To prevent an infestation, it is best to seal entry points and remove hiding places in your basement or garage.

Contact Accel Pest & Termite Control

If you suspect an infestation in your home, you should consult with a professional pest control company. These experts understand the safest and most effective methods of removing the problems. At Accel Pest Control, skilled technicians are always available to deal with your issues in an appropriate and affordable manner. After the problem is gone, they will recommend ways to keep future issues from developing. For a free quote, call (804)445-2672.