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Pest Control Portsmouth VA

No one likes creatures and critters invading their home. Pest control products and specialists will provide the tools to keep your household pest free. Check the listings below for more information on pest control.

A-ATLANTIC TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(757) 397-0706
PO Box 7364
Portsmouth, VA
 
RELIABLE SERVICES
(757) 923-0912
4106 Arlington Pl
Portsmouth, VA
 
UNITED TERMITE & PEST CONTROL CO
(757) 393-7766
402 Biltmore Pl
Portsmouth, VA
 
A ALERT TERMITE & PEST STRUCTE
(757) 465-6111
1707 Hodges Ferry Rd
Portsmouth, VA
 
SHEENA BALLARD
(757) 305-2653
1763 Campostella Rd
Norfolk, VA
 
ACTION TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(757) 393-2947
416 Rockbridge Rd
Portsmouth, VA
 
CHRISTIAN TERMITE & MOISTURE CONTROL
(757) 397-0684
601 EFFINGHAM STREET
PORTSMOUTH, VA
 
NORTHERN EXTERMINATING
(757) 397-4511
402 BILTMORE PLACE
PORTSMOUTH, VA
 
A-ATLANTIC TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(757) 397-9458
PO BOX 7364
PORTSMOUTH, VA
 
LIBERTY TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(757) 483-6200
5825 Churchland Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
 

Home Remodeling Tip: Garden Pest Control

Use Plants to Protect
Garden and Home from Pests

home remodeling articles and tips

topic: water heating
by Jami J. Rodgers

The notion of a pest-free yard is a myth. The fact is garden pests like deer, rabbits, Japanese beetles, and mosquitoes will almost always have the upper hand. They outnumber us, for one thing, and get around better than we do. But choosing wisely what to plant can help level the playing field.

Don't Feed the Animals

Deer are adorable creatures--when they're in your neighbor's yard. The same is true of rabbits. They're quite a bit less cute when they invade your property, as they can devour your entire garden practically overnight. Fortunately there are steps you can take to make your yard less appetizing to these garden pests.

I Can't Eat This!

Flowers such as daffodils, buttercups, and snapdragons are poisonous and will be left alone. Thorny bushes around the perimeter of your yard can help keep deer out (although rose bushes will be treated like candy dispensers). And garden pests also tend to eschew plants with a strong taste or aroma such as rosemary, sage, and lavender.

Stop Bugging Me

Plants can also be used for insect control. Catnip repels a number of insects, including Japanese beetles, aphids, and mosquitoes. It works best if you actually own a cat, since catnip's aroma will be released each time your cat rubs against it, and the cat hair left behind naturally repels rabbits and squirrels. Also co...

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VA Pest Control Regulatory Agencies

Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Division of Product Industry Regulation

P.O. Box 1163, Rm. 403

Richmond VA, 23218

804-371-6558