1st Defense Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

We provide termite and pest control services. We provide termite inspections, termite treatments, WDI reports for real estate closings, residential & commercial pest control.

Operating as usual

04/22/2022

Please help take care of our planet! πŸŒŠπŸ¦‹πŸŒΈπŸŒ³πŸŒŽ

04/19/2022

Ever wonder what it looks like for a bed bug to hatch from an egg? Well here it is. Enjoy.

04/17/2022

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!! 😊

03/20/2022

We are ready!! 🌞🌸🌷🌞

03/17/2022
03/12/2022

Here is a picture of worker termites. These are the guys that do all the damage to your home. They are about the same size as ants. Notice the one in the middle with reddish tint to his head, this is a soldier that defends the colony from invaders. If you find these guys in your mulch beds, or other areas close to your home, you may want to consider doing a fresh treatment around the exterior of your home. Especially if it has been 5-10 years since your home has had a termite treatment. Most generic products, which are commonly used for pretreatment during construction, only last about 3-5 years on average. This is also dependent on the product being applied correctly, and at the right dilution. Better termiticides can last for 7-10 years, like Termidor HE (EPA Reg# 7969-329), which is the product that we use for our termite treatments.

03/12/2022

This is a picture of a swarmer termite. A lot of people mistake these with flying ants. The most noticeable difference is in the wings, and the visible segments of the body with ants. The termite swarmer is usually released during the months of March, April, and May. If you find them inside of your home, it is a good chance that you have a termite colony located inside the structure somewhere. It is also possible to find piles of wings, but no insects. The swarmer termite drops it’s wings after a short time, finds a mate if it can, and returns to the soil to start a new colony. It is always best to save a sample of the wings, or insects, in a ziplock bag for the professionals to be able to identify when they come out.

03/12/2022

Sometimes, this is the only visible evidence that there are termites eating the wood in your home. That is why it is important to have an experienced, trained inspector, to check your home for termites. We recommend annual inspections, as termites can do significant damage within a years time. It is estimated that an average termite colony can eat through 10’ of 2x4 in a years time.

02/14/2022

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01/01/2022

We hope this is a great year for all of our customers and friends!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

12/25/2021

From our family to yours…have a wonderful day!!

12/07/2021

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11/25/2021
11/11/2021

For all of those who have served our country proudly, we take this time to say β€œThank you!” We truly appreciate your sacrifices. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

10/31/2021
10/21/2021

Some good information on venomous snakes from a very knowledgeable person in our industry.

Venomous snakebites can be avoided with common sense:
β€’ Do not handle or provoke snakes - leave them alone.
β€’ Do not feel the need to take action against a snake - just back away.
β€’ Beware of heavy brush. Don't stick your hands into dark holes, etc.
β€’ If you positively ID venomous snakes, maintain extra caution and try to take preventive measures.
The Mayo Clinic’s Recommendation for a Venomous Snake Bite
β€’ Remain calm.
β€’ Immobilize the bitten arm or leg and stay as quiet as possible to keep the venom from spreading through your body.
β€’ Remove jewelry before any swelling begins.
β€’ Position, if possible, so that the bite is at or below the level of your heart.
β€’ Cleanse the wound, but don't flush it with water and cover it with a clean, dry dressing.
β€’ Apply a splint to reduce movement of the affected area but keep it loose enough so as not to restrict blood flow.
β€’ Do not use a tourniquet or apply ice.
β€’ Do not cut the wound or attempt to remove the venom.
β€’ Do not drink caffeine or alcohol.
β€’ Do not try to capture the snake, however try to remember its color and shape so you can describe it, which will help in your treatment.
β€’ Call 911 or seek immediate medical attention.
Snake Characteristics
β€’ Snakes are seen mainly during the Spring and Fall season when temperatures are just right for activity.
β€’ Small mammals are the primary food for the larger snakes, while smaller snakes may eat insects, worms, frogs, lizards and other small snakes.
β€’ Many snakes prefer damp protected areas.
β€’ Most snakes lay their eggs in leaf litter, burrows or in loose soil. Some give birth to live young.
β€’ They shed their old skin once to several times a year depending on feeding rate, age and their general health.
β€’ Snakes often will sun, to obtain heat, on roads, driveways and rocks during cooler weather.
Living With Snakes
β€’ Try to convince the homeowner to accept non-venomous snakes in their environment.
β€’ Most snakes living under the front steps or cruising through the backyard aren’t anything to worry about.
β€’ Unlike other animals, snakes don't damage property.
β€’ If the customer still can’t handle the sight of snakes, there are a few things that can be done to reduce their presence.
β€’ Eliminate debris such as wood or rock piles on the property.
β€’ Grass should be cut at the recommended height and other debris should be picked up.
β€’ Cut down heavy brush and trim back hedges.
β€’ Repair cracks along the foundation and fill holes around pipes. Some snakes only need a ΒΌ inch crack to get inside. Fill the hole before they decide to set up house.
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10/19/2021

Some useful information as cooler weather approaches.

Rodents are extremely elusive creatures, but there are a few telltale signs of an infestation. Here are some of the most common signs to look out for in your home: https://bit.ly/2YuLF7d

09/11/2021

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For those that give it their all every single day, we wish you a day of much needed rest and relaxation! Thank you for everything you do to keep things running smoothly! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ€©

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Happy Fourth of July!! Enjoy celebrating freedom and independence today! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ†πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ†

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To all of the dads and father figures out there…have a great day!! 😊

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06/06/2021

Thank you. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

05/31/2021

We are grateful EVERY day, but today we take an extra moment to remember and thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈπŸ€πŸ’™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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As a veteran owned business, we are always proud to support the military...not just this month, but every month. However, we’d like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to all of those who keep our country safe on a daily basis. To you and your families, we appreciate you, and thank you! β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™

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05/09/2021
04/22/2021

Celebrate today, and every day. πŸ’™πŸŒŽ

04/04/2021
03/20/2021

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03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Have a great day!!! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

02/15/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day!! 😊

01/18/2021

Good thought for today, and every other day.

01/01/2021

We hope this year brings you and your family lots of joy and good health! We look forward to working with you!! 😊

12/25/2020

From our family to yours...πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ

12/09/2020

Virginia Tech Bed Bug and Urban Pest Information Center

Here is a video from the Virginia Tech Bed Bug and Urban Pest Information Center of a Bed Bug hatching from an egg.

It can be exhausting work emerging from your egg through a tiny opening.

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