Pest Control Virginia Beach VA

Pest infestations are so annoying. It’s unsanitary to have an out of control problem with roaches, fleas or rats. Termites can cause intense damage if you don’t take care of it right away. Insects such as mosquitoes, spiders and ants can become an inconvenience as well. Sometimes insect repellants aren’t enough of a pest control option and it’s time to call an exterminator. Please scroll down for more information and access to the pest control experts and exterminators in Virginia Beach, VA listed below.

AACHREN TERMITE PEST CO
(757) 518-0777
3320 Bow Creek Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
 
ABC TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC
(757) 340-2554
524 Greencastle Ln
Virginia Beach, VA
 
BUG-N-OUT
(757) 431-0276
PO Box 2157
Virginia Beach, VA
 
WESTERN PEST SERVICES
(757) 463-0974
4205 VIRGINIA BEACH BOULEVARD
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
 
AACHREN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL CO
(757) 216-7064
3320 BOW CREEK BLVD
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
 
EDWARDS PEST CONTROL INC
(757) 498-3617
709 Burgesses Ln
Virginia Beach, VA
 
SOUTHERN PEST CONTROL
(703) 257-9250
2697 INTERNATIONAL PARKWAY
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
 
ALL SEASONS EXTERMINATION
(757) 467-3185
3419 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
 
STOP TOMPN PEST CONTROL
(757) 463-1440
717 S Rosemont Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
 
PEST MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
(757) 486-5048
3707 VIRGINIA BEACH BOULEVARD
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
 

Pest Control

Natural Repellents To Get Rid Of Pests


Kibkabe Araya - Columnist
Posted on Monday 30th November 2009

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Last week, a noisy ladybug snuck in my open window. I failed to put the screen down fast enough and it fluttered into my room. As I was closing the screen, I noticed the carcasses of a moth and a beetle and knew I needed something to repel the insects from making my outside window ledge their newest hangout to escape the fall weather.

Pest repellents and controls usually contain toxins I should not be inhaling. The poison sign will accompany the harmful ingredients on the box, yet we as consumers purchase it because we are desperate to rid ourselves of simple pests. The remaining stragglers we usually trap with a swatter.

Products with DEET will work to kill harmful insects, but it’s still an active pesticide, hence DEET-free and natural products. Companies are trying to lessen the chemicals in repellents by offering natural ones like traps and sticky paper. I found a few products here .

However, considering the environmentalist in me, I wanted to use a natural alternative for repelling insects. I wasn’t interested in the labels promising to be non-toxic, although the harmful chemicals were substituted with supposedly safe chemicals. I wanted to use something I could find in my own kitchen cabinet.

One natural repellent is peppermint, which can repel a variety of insects and rodents. Scatter cinnamon or black pepper on a surface to drive away ants. Silverfish and fleas don’t like citrus-scented products. Many oils like citronella and lemon eucalyptus repel insects, ...

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