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Alexandria Pest Pressure

Located along the Potomac River and just miles away from Washington D.C. is Alexandria, Virginia. The city’s size, geographical location and climate make it attractive to residents; however, those three factors also make Alexandria a hot spot for cockroaches, ants and domestic rodent activity. Also, pests like bed bugs are found here. These tiny, biting pests can be spotted in a number of public places, including hotels and hostels, gyms, hospitals, universities and homes. Although these pests are not proven transmitters of diseases, their bites can cause redness, swelling and itchiness. The City of Alexandria has taken some precautionary measures and helped educate residents about the pest since 2005. They suggest using bed bug-proof mattress covers, as bed bugs are frequently found on mattresses and box springs, as well as headboards and bed railings. Another very helpful way to prevent or control the number of bed bugs is to reduce clutter that can provide places for bed bugs to hide in the home. Additionally, The City of Alexandria recommends hiring a local pest management professional if bed bugs are suspected.

Many cities bordering rivers struggle with rodent populations, and Alexandria is no exception. These sneaky, disease-carrying pests can pose a risk to human health. Roof rats, Norway rats and the common house mouse are some of the most common rodents found in the city. The city has taken action to help control rodent populations by installing several programs that operate on a daily basis around the area. While residents can use baits, traps and exclusion techniques to help keep rodents out of their homes, prevention starts with sanitation. Residents are urged to keep garbage in sealed containers. Eliminating weeds, addressing standing water, trimming branches and removing excess debris can help take away potential shelters for rodents, which is helpful since they cannot survive if food, water and shelter are not available.

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