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Here at Mitchell Pest Services, we don't just treat for insects, rodents and wildlife, we blog about them too! Catch up on our latest blog posts or search through older posts to learn more about the pests that call Virginia (and possibly your home) their home.  

Cockroaches And Kitchens

Cockroaches And Kitchens

September 24, 2015

What do you do in your kitchen? For some, a kitchen is a place where family moments happen. It is where your daughter learns to bake her first cake and your son discovers the joy of cooking marshmallows on the stove. You may use it to make the lasagna that…

The Mouse Invasion

The Mouse Invasion

September 18, 2015

Are you aware of the coming mouse invasion? No, you didn't miss anything. There was no news story and no recent event that is going to cause mice to start invading homes. This isn't something new that is about to happen. It happens every single year. When temperatures drop, mice…

Termites: The $5,000,000,000 Problem

Termites: The $5,000,000,000 Problem

September 11, 2015

One of the biggest dangers to you and your home could be living right under your own roof. That's right, termites cost American home and business owners over $5 billion annually, and have even caused entire buildings to collapse. Did you know that most insurance companies won’t even cover the…

Termites Love Water Damaged Wood

Termites Love Water Damaged Wood

August 29, 2015

The American Dream of most people has always included owning their own home. While renting is sometimes the more practical approach, there is just something special about being able to call the place you live your very own. There are so many things one can do when they own their…

Side Effects Of Summer In Virginia Beach

Side Effects Of Summer In Virginia Beach

August 25, 2015

Summer in Virginia Beach is sand between your toes, walks on the boardwalk, watching surfers compete, great times with family and friends and lots of sun. Sounds awesome, right? Unfortunately there are some side effects of summer that aren't enjoyable. Sunburn for one. That painful sting that hurts to touch…

No Buyer’s Remorse with Mitchell Pest Realtor Inspections

No Buyer’s Remorse with Mitchell Pest Realtor Inspections

August 19, 2015

I have recently been struggling with severe shoulder pain and loss of motion in my left arm. It has been an absolute nightmare – pain keeping me awake at night, inability to hold my grandchildren, needing help to do household chores, and worse of all needing assistance in getting dressed…

Termite Control with Mitchell Pest

Termite Control with Mitchell Pest

August 12, 2015

Termites - those dastardly little creatures that can destroy whole buildings without barely any warning. They are veracious little eaters and gnaw their way through any wood sources they can find including: home framing, sills, beams, flooring, furniture, ceilings – you name it, if it’s wood, they like it! Often…

Ant Prevention Tips

Ant Prevention Tips

June 17, 2015

This time of year ants are very active and can be found everywhere, the park, on sidewalks, your lawn, your picnic blanket, and unfortunately inside of your home. Most ant species are nuisance ants and won’t cause any major harm to you or damage to your house. However, they can…

Wood Destroying Insects In Virginia Beach

Wood Destroying Insects In Virginia Beach

June 12, 2015

Nobody wants their home remodeled without their permission, but that is just what will happen if wood destroying insects decide to invade your Virginia Beach home. The two most common species of wood destroying that invade homes and do their own version of remodeling are the termite and carpenter ant.…

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