Burke Pest Control

Three Pests You Can Live Without

Soldier termiteMany nuisance pests make Northern Virginia their home, but that doesn't mean that you have to share your house with them. Better Termite and Pest Control has been eradicating pests for over 50 years. Here are three of the worst pests that can invade your house.

Ants might be small, but they can cause big problems. They live in the smallest spaces behind walls and under appliances. They can cause short circuits and fires when they chew on the electrical wires in your home. They quickly discover dropped food particles and signal their colony to help themselves to the food source. You'll see a long trail of ants heading to and from any crumbs or dribbled drinks on your kitchen floor.

Termites are silent invaders. They enter your home through outdoor tunnels and burrow into your rafters, cabinets and furniture. Tiny dirt tubes on the surface of the wood in your home are the most obvious sign that you have termites. It doesn't take a termite colony long to completely hollow out your rafters, window sills or shelving. The destruction they cause is permanent.

Rodents enter your home via holes in the foundation or under doors. They can squeeze through very narrow crevices. You'll know you have an infestation if you see their droppings in your cabinets or on your floor. Rats and mice can spread germs and disease because they live in dirty areas and walk through the filth. Rodents are intolerable.

At Better Termite and Pest Control, our technicians are standing by to rid your home of these pests. If you've noticed symptoms of an invasion, contact us immediately for a free estimate to rid your home of these unwanted guests.