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Stay protected from mosquitoes

Mosquito Diseases

Did you know, being exposed to a simple bite, mosquitoes can spread devastating diseases such as the Zika Virus, Malaria, Chikungunya, LaCross Encephalitis (LACV), and West Nile Virus?

Mosquitoes are considered the world's DEADLIEST insect and are responsible for killing 725,000 people per year with their deadly diseases!

They are attracted to water sources, scented body products and study has shown, even certain blood types!

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Stay protected from ticks

Dangers of Ticks

By simply latching on to our pets or clothing, ticks such as the Lone Star tick, American Dog tick, and Deer tick can enter your home and can spread such diseases as Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Encephalitis, Erlichiosis, and other illnesses.

Ticks aren't just found in the deep woods, they can latch on to your pets by way of wildlife in your area such as rabbits or mice.

Stay protected from fleas

Fleas (aka Ectoparasites)

This a parasite that lives on the outside of its host. They live by consuming blood from their hosts and have been associated with carrying diseases.

Fleas lack wings, but they have strong claws preventing them from being dislodged, mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood, and have hind legs extremely well adapted for jumping which allow them to leap a distance of some 50 times their body length.

Flea larvae emerge from the eggs to feed on any available organic material such as dead insects, feces, conspecific eggs, and vegetable matter. Once the flea reaches adulthood, its primary goal is to find blood and then to reproduce.
Flea bites can cause an itching sensation that can last up to several weeks and also cause infection or a skin disease.

Fleas can be extremely harmful for you and your pets if not prevented or treated quickly.

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Image Source: Wikipedia /Katja ZSM

Most Common and Dangerous Ticks

Lonestar ticks
Lone Star Ticks

Amblyomma Americanum (Linnaeus)
Photo Wikipedia/James Gathany

This tick is a vector of many dangerous diseases, including tularemia, Heartland virus, Bourbon virus, and Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI).

Deer ticks and why you should be concerned
Deer Ticks

(Ixodes Scapularis)
Photo Wikipedia /Scott Bauer

Blacklegged Deer Ticks or "deer ticks" are the main transmitters of Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is a primary concern in the United States.


American Dog Tick can spread diseases
American Dog Ticks - Female

(Dermacentor Variabilis)
Photo Wikipedia/Peterwchen

The American dog tick is the primary vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), which is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsia.
These tick bites can cause itching, fever, and in some cases tick paralysis.

American Dog Tick male
American Dog Ticks - Male

(Dermacentor Variabilis)
Photo Wikipedia/Peterwchen

Another disease American Dog Ticks are known to transmit is tularemia. This is caused by the bacterium Fracisella tularensis. It is transmitted from rabbits, mice, squirrels, and other small animals.

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Office Locations

Virginia Offices:

Corporate Headquarters
22395 Powers Court
Sterling, VA 20166

Fredericksburg & Richmond VA
17041 Merchants Drive
Ruther Glen VA 22546

Prince William County
8144 Flannery Court
Manassas, VA 20109

Winchester Area
114 Ashley Drive
Winchester, VA 22602


Maryland Offices:

Prince Georges County
14100 Brandywine Rd
Brandywine, MD 20613

Montgomery County
9639 Doctor Perry Road #121N
Ijamsville, MD 21754

Baltimore Area
9 Gwynns Mill Court Unit I
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Crofton Area
2138 Priest Bridge Court, Suite 3
Crofton, MD 21114

West Virginia Office:

West Virginia Area
205 Starry Way Drive
Stephenson, VA 22656

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