The more than 30,000 residents of lovely Bristow, Virginia, are lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of four distinct seasons each year. As nice as that is, it’s unfortunate that each of those seasons brings out a variety of unpleasant pests. Bristow residents often find their homes and yards invaded by such nuisance creatures as ants, roaches, spiders, rodents, stink bugs and silverfish. Fortunately, here at Better Termite and Pest Control, we’re here to protect the people of Bristow from these and any other pest-control issues. These are just a few more of the problem insects that we are often called upon to eradicate in Bristow and the surrounding areas.
- Mosquitoes: With more than 40 inches of rain each year, conditions are perfect for the hatching of mosquitoes. These blood-sucking insects spread many dangerous diseases, and their newest threat is of great concern to pregnant women. The Zika virus can be transmitted from a single mosquito bite, and it can cause extreme birth defects in unborn babies. Our professional technicians specialize in mosquito prevention and control so that you can safely enjoy your own yard once again.
- Ticks: While most people think about protecting their dogs and cats from ticks, these nasty insects don’t mind feasting on humans as well. Bristow attracts three different types of ticks, and they’re all bad news. The deer tick carries Lyme disease, the American dog tick carries Rocky Mountain spotted fever and the lone star tick carries various forms of ehrlichiosis. Each of these ticks have the potential to make your pets and your human family members sick, so we apply a special barrier spray around your entire yard that kills all of these ticks immediately upon contact.
- Termites: Eastern subterranean termites are the most common termite in Bristow, and these wood-hungry insects cause billions of dollars in damages across the United States every year. Due to the fact that these particular termites have the habit of tunneling into your walls from underneath your home, it’s easy to miss their presence until they’ve eaten vast amounts of wood from the inside of your home. Fortunately, we have technicians on staff who are highly trained to spot the presence of termites early before extensive damage can occur, and we use top-of-the-line products that will leave your home free of termites.