Pest Control Washington DC

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 Washington, DC listed below.

Fanatic Pest Control
(202) 388-6501
1836 Burke St SE
Washington, DC

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REMEDY PEST & TERMITE CONTROL
(301) 277-7863
PO Box 233
Mount Rainier, MD
 
WILLIAMS EXTERMINATING SERVICE
(703) 979-4440
2814 17th St S
Arlington, VA
 
DONALD R EDWARDS
(703) 582-4188
5424 8th Pl S
Arlington, VA
 
Bio-Logical Pest Management, Inc.
(202) 237-7509
PO Box 9578
Washington, DC
 
AMERICAN PEST MANAGEMENT
(703) 787-6662
462 Herndon Pkwy Ste 103
Arlington, VA
 
AMERICAN PEST MANAGEMENT INC
(301) 891-2600
6460 New Hampshire Ave
Takoma Park, MD
 
American Pest Management, Inc.
(301) 891-2600
6460 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD
 
Deephaven Landscapers
(301) 270-4456
7410 Aspen Avenue
Takoma Park, MD
 
WESTERN PEST SERVICES
(703) 243-5039
226 N THOMAS STREET
ARLINGTON, VA
 
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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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