Best of Hampton Roads 2013

Please vote for Reliance Pest & Termite in the Best of 2013. Vote online at www.hamptonroads.com/bestof (We are participating in the Western Branch-Churchland-North Suffolk: Supplies & Services – Home: Pest Control) or text ACCD to 21333

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#1 Nuisance Pest: ANTS!

#1 Nuisance Pest is ants! Some of the most common are carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, little black ants, Argentine ants, red imported fire ants, acrobat ants and crazy ants.

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Fact of the Day: 2012 Most Bed Bug-Infested Cities

The 2012 Most Bed Bug-Infested Cities:
1. Philadelphia
2. Cincinnati
3. New York City
4. Chicago
5. Detroit
6. Washington, D.C.
7. Columbus, Ohio
8. San Francisco
9. Denver
10. New Haven, Connecticut
11. Dallas
12. Houston
13. Indianapolis
14. Miami
15. Cleveland

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Fact of the Day about Mice!

Mice generally enter a house at a point low to the ground, and then make their way around through the walls and in many cases up to the attic.

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Rat Fact of the Day!

A single pair of rats can produce 15,000 offspring in just one year!

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How to tell an Ant from a Termite

Termite swarmer season is here. Please use this picture as a reference to be able to tell the difference between an ant and a termite. If you are unsure of what is affecting your home make sure to call us at 757-485-5005.

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Best of Hampton Roads!!

This is our first year participating in the Best Of Hampton Roads competition. Please take your time to vote us for Best Pest Control online at www.hamptonroads.com/bestof or text YUH to 21333. Thank you for your support!

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Bedbug Facts (Part 2)

  • After feeding, fully engorged bedbug nymphs can grow as much as six times their body weight; adult bedbugs can grow about two to two and a half times their typical size after feeding.
  • If necessary, bedbugs can get a blood meal from other bedbugs; although this might be a rare occurrence, it is possible and it underscored the tenacity of this troublesome pest.
  • Bedbugs reproduce via a process entomologists call “traumatic insemination”; this term is used because the male pierces the abdomen of the female to inseminate her.
  • Adult bedbug “ground speed” on a smooth surface is three to four feet per minute; this means a determined bedbug can cover up to 20 feet in just five minutes – giving these bloodsuckers plenty of time to cover long distances while victims sleep.
  • It is possible for bedbugs to crawl up walls, across ceilings, and drop onto unsuspecting victims as they sleep.
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Bedbug Facts (Part 1)

  • Except for the egg, all stages of bedbugs, from nymphs to adults, feed on blood.
  • Bedbug eggs can be about the same size as one stitch of sewn mattress fabric.
  • Bedbug eggs are coated with a sticky substance; once deposited by the female, the eggs become glued in place to hidden areas, which can make them difficult to find and remove with a vacuum.
  • Bedbugs must have a blood meal to molt or grow to the next stage of development.
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Cat Flea Facts (Part 3)

  • Mature larvae are twice the length of adults (1/4 of inch).
  • Larvae are whitish, elongated, have no eyes and are legless. They have anal struts for movement.
  • Larvae have 10 abdominal segments.
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