Williamsburg, VA Termite & Pest Control
Founded during Colonial times, Williamsburg is a flourishing community on the Virginia Peninsula. Surrounded by water and woodlands, it features a humid, subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. While the local area is appealing to a wide range of families and professionals, a variety of pests also thrive in this environment. In many cases, they will seek food and shelter inside your home or business.
Termites chew through wood to produce the resources needed to support their colony, which can number in the thousands. The extensive network of passageways can weaken the support structure of your property if the infestation continues over a period of years. These ravenous pests cause billions of dollars worth of damage annually in the United States as they chew through support beams, sill plates, and other wooden structural elements. Because most of their damage occurs inside walls and other obscure locations, it is important that you have regular termite inspections and treatment to protect your property.
Acrobat, Argentine and carpenter ants along with odorous house ants leave scent trails that others can follow whenever they find food or conditions that will support a colony. These opportunistic pests contaminate food and countertops as they invade kitchens and pantries in search of meat, grease or sweets. Ants often seek shelter in seldom-disturbed areas, such as behind cabinets and underneath large appliances. Wood-boring insects, carpenter ants carve a network of tunnels inside framing materials. These galleries and voids weaken support beams and other structural elements. Hidden inside the wall, the infestation may go unnoticed until you experience significant property damage. Because of their painful stings, fire ants can ruin your ability to enjoy outdoor living spaces. Once an ant colony has been established, it can be very difficult to eradicate. Proactive pest control treatments can help prevent ants from entering your property and eliminating those that do.
Squirrels, opossum, and raccoons will take advantage of any opportunity to build a nest in your home or business. Rodent infestations usually increase during the fall as these pests look for a safe place to overwinter. It is important that these rodents, as well as mice and rats, be removed as quickly as possible. These pests can cause serious problems if they get inside walls, attics or crawl spaces. Along with the distressing sound of these small animals running around inside your property, these rodents chew on drywall, wood, and insulation as well as electrical wiring. This weakens the structural elements of your property and increases the risk of an electrical fire. Their waste material can contaminate food with numerous pathogens. Rodents may carry fleas and ticks that can transmit life-threatening diseases.
Why Hire a Professional Pest Control Company?
Pests can cause serious damage to your property and endanger the health and well-being of your family and customers. As a result, you should take proactive steps to prevent an infestation. At Accel Pest and Termite Control, our team of technicians has the expertise and equipment necessary to develop a customized treatment plan for your individual circumstances. This targeted approach will help prevent future pest problems. For more information and a free, no-obligation quote, contact Accel Pest and Termite Control for all your pest control needs.