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A tick-borne disease is any disease that is passed to humans through a tick bite. While each tick-borne disease is different, most of them have a few symptoms in common including fever, chills, aches, pain, and a rash. Ticks survive by feeding on blood from both humans and animals. When they consume blood that is......
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A crawlspace is a hollow area under the floor of some homes, typically those without basements. It is found between the ground and the first floor of the home and is usually about 1 to 3 feet high. A crawlspace is used to elevate your home off the ground and also provides a convenient place......
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The battle against fleas isn’t just fought in the house. Fleas can breed and survive outdoors until they find a furry new host to latch on to. Pets that spend a great deal of time outdoors can lead to an infestation both in your home and in your yard. The best way to check your......
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Termites are one of the most costly and destructive pests that homeowners can face. Termite infestations can compromise the structural integrity of a home while also causing thousands of dollars in damage, all while going completely undetected. In fact, an established termite colony can eat up to a pound of wood per day. According to......
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Little black ants are one of the most common types of ants found in homes. The little black ant gets its name from its dark black color and diminutive size. These ants are native to the United States and are found throughout the country, although their heaviest populations are found in the eastern half. Swarms......
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Traditional insect repellents contain harsh chemicals that can damage your skin and be dangerous to use on and around children, pets, and pregnant women. One alternative that many people are using for mosquito prevention is to make your own mosquito repellent. There are several organic materials that have been proven to be safe, effective, kid......
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With spring comes warmer temperatures, more rain, and the start of many pest seasons. It can be a constant battle to keep pests away and prevent them from invading your home and property, especially in springtime. Your first reaction when you spot a pest in your home is to use the harshest chemical you can......
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Cockroaches are persistent pests that can seemingly multiply in the blink of an eye. There are two main species that homeowners typically deal with when it comes to roaches: the German cockroach and the American cockroach. German cockroaches have light brown bodies with two dark, parallel stripes running down their back. They are typically about......
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As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring… pests. Rain can bring in a flood of unwanted pests to your home. Some of the most common rainy day pests include mosquitoes, ants, roaches, and centipedes to name a few. Heavy rains will often destroy the shelters of these pests,......
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We are in unprecedented times here in our great state, and city. DC Scientific Pest Control has been serving our community for over 50 years and we are ready to serve the needs of our customers and team members while doing our best to protect the needs of the community at large. Customers first is......
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