Green Pest Solutions – Fleas

Now that temperatures have dropped and we're seeing 40's - 50's across the board this week, it's time to finally release this year's top five fall and winter pests in the mid-Atlantic states!

There are many household pests that you may be familiar with, but you may not know some of these strange but true facts about them.

As a pet owner, you know it is important to provide your pet with regular exercise, a nutritious diet and lots of love and affection. But you also have a responsibility to protect your pet from health risks, such as those posed by pests. Ticks and fleas can make your pets – and you – sick and can lead to infestations in your home.

Most homeowners spend a great deal of time on lawn maintenance. People mow, weed, fertilize and seed for hours each week trying to develop the greenest, most beautiful lawn possible. Beneath the lush greenery could lurk hidden intruders, however. Even the most beautiful lawn could be home to tiny creatures capable of doing a tremendous amount of damage.

It doesn't take much to make a rat or mouse happy—an available food source, protection from the elements and a sheltered spot to raise a family are really all a rodent needs to survive. Unfortunately these things are easily found in most houses and apartments.