Common Pests in Bristow, VA


Bristow is a wonderful city to live in, and it only continues to get better. One of the few drawbacks, however, is the number of pests in the area. Bristow has a warm climate with high humidity and relatively short winters that mimics the tropical climates where many species of bugs thrive. This results in a high number of pests when you are outdoors in Bristow, and increases the chance that local homes and businesses could experience a pest infestation.

ExtermPRO is a Bristow pest control company that has extensive experience with all of the local pests in this area. Through a combination of preventative management and pest extermination, we assist homeowners in keeping all of Bristow’s pest populations under control.

Types of Pests in Bristow

Of the many hundreds of species of insects and spiders that live in Bristow, there are several that pose a significant risk when it comes to pest infestations in homes and businesses. These pests include:

  • Ants – There are several types of ants in our area. Little black ants, pavement ants, and odorous house ants are some of the most common that will invade kitchens. Another is the carpenter ant, which can do extensive damage to wood since they build their colonies inside wooden structures. Generally with ants, the main problem is that an infestation will quickly grow to several thousand insects that will not go away without concentrated effort.
  • Cockroaches – Bristow is home to the American cockroach, German cockroach, and Oriental cockroach. In homes, these roaches are known for spreading bacteria and disease and causing significant allergy problems. Roaches are a survivor pest that can resist many forms of prevention and pest control, so you will need the advanced methods ExtermPRO uses to effectively get rid of them.
  • Flies – Another species known for spreading bacteria, there are hundreds of types of flies in Bristow. Flies may be drawn to your home through food sources and decaying organisms, and quickly become an environmental hazard. Our preventative pest control is effective at keeping fly populations under control and we have extermination for when you have a large number of flies.
  • Mosquitoes – Mosquitoes in Bristow are extremely aggressive and known for spreading a number of diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. From the Culex mosquito that bites during daylight hours to other types that bite in the evening, mosquitoes can be present all day long, putting you at risk for bites whenever you go outside. Our mosquito control uses bi-monthly treatments throughout the summer and fall to reduce the number of mosquitoes. We treat the locations where mosquitoes typically hide and breed.
  • Bees and Wasps – Stinging insects in Bristow, such as yellow jackets, paper wasps, bald-faced hornets, and bees, can be dangerous if they are too close to your home, your children, and your pets. Stinging insect control often starts by locating the nest and determining If it needs to be removed for safety reasons. ExtermPRO can handle the removal process if needed.
  • Spiders – Bristow is home to two species of poisonous spider – the black widow and the brown recluse, both of which you do not want around your home. But even harmless spiders can be unwelcome, especially since they often indicate a more extensive pest control problem that requires treatment.

There are a range of other pests that can become a problem or nuisance at properties in the area. Fleas, ticks, silverfish, centipedes, pantry pests, and others are all common insects in Bristow. Rodents often cause issues when they invade local homes as well.

With the number of potential pests in Bristow, it is helpful to have a pest control company you can rely on whenever you have an issue. ExtermPRO is able to provide the best pest control in the area by incorporating up-to-date pest control methods and research with a highly trained team that is dedicated to service.

We emphasize preventative pest control while also providing a quick response when an unexpected pest problem occurs. If you are dealing with any of these pests or another type of bug at your home or business in Bristow, contact us to schedule pest removal today.