Aldie Pest Control

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Aldie attracts many people due to its beautiful, relaxed natural setting as well as its location near Washington and many of its major suburbs. However, that same beauty also attracts plenty of pests such as mosquitoes, ticks and termites. Fortunately, Better Termite & Pest Control can help rid your house and property of these and other pests so that you can once again be safe and comfortable at home.

Mosquitoes

Mosquito bites are not only annoying, but mosquitoes can also transit diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever and the Zika virus. Note that they are attracted to areas of standing water and like to lay their eggs there, so make sure that you have as little standing water near your home as possible. Asian tiger mosquitoes, which are known for being especially aggressive, have started becoming a significant nuisance in the D.C. area as of late. They were introduced to the United States in the 1980s when they were brought into Texas.

Ticks

These tiny insects are about the size of a sunflower seed and are oftentimes difficult to see. However, they can have quite an impact. Like mosquitoes, they transmit diseases. The most common one is Lyme disease, which can cause neurological disorders as well as rashes and joint swelling. Other common diseases include Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis. Headaches and a fever can result from all three of these ailments. To help prevent infestations, make sure your grass is kept short, and keep brush and weeds from the sides of your house. They can also make their way inside by hitching rides on people and animals, so regularly check them and yourself for ticks.

Termites

Termites can have quite a negative impact on the structure of homes, damage that is often not noticed until a significant amount of it has already been done. They can also squeeze through openings that are as small as 1/32 of an inch. Be on the lookout for branches that touch the side of your home as termites often travel from those branches to the outside of the house and then in through one of those tiny entryways. Also see if any of the paint on your wooden surfaces has cracked. Note that they tend to prefer being in basements and garages due to the higher levels of moisture and the ease of access to wood that exists there, so regularly check those areas.

If you are having issues with any of these pests or the many other ones that exist in Aldie, contact Better Termite & Pest Control, and we’ll ensure that you are protected from them. Our family-owned business has been protecting homes throughout the area since 1968.

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MC Dale
MC Dale
14:59 18 May 22
We have been with... Better Termite for 30+ years and have been extremely satisfied with their work and flexibility. We recently signed up for mosquito control. Our technician, Felipe came today and did a great job. Overall we have been extremely satisfied with our services and will continue using Better Termite!read more
Janet MERRILL
Janet MERRILL
11:59 13 May 22
Steve Cox came out... for my ant problem. He was very thorough and explained what he was doing and that if any further problems I could just call back.read more
Jeannette Jeannette
Jeannette Jeannette
16:07 12 May 22
Steve Cox came out... to do my month pest control, he was professional and he listened to my concerns. He wore proper covers on his shoes and work a mask. He gave me helpful knowledge about what he did and made sure I understood exactly what he was going to do before he got started.read more