Your neighborhood Orkin Man offers an advanced pest protection plan, backed by science, for your home using the Orkin A.I.M. Solution. It consists of three steps — Assess: complete a comprehensive inspection; Implement: develop a customized solution; Monitor: provide ongoing protection and communication. Based on service calls in your area.
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Top Pests in Manassas, VA
Your neighborhood Orkin Man offers an advanced pest protection plan, backed by science, for your home using the Orkin A.I.M. Solution. It consists of three steps — Assess: complete a comprehensive inspection; Implement: develop a customized solution; Monitor: provide ongoing protection and communication.
Based on service calls in your area.
Famous for being the site of two major battles of the American Civil War, Manassas, VA, is now home to various invading pests. Residents routinely encounter swarming termites as spring turns to summer. Finding mud tubes snaking up walls from the ground is a sure sign of the pests. Not nearly as destructive, fungus gnats can be found flying around windows and house plants in Virginia. While adults are merely nuisances, their larvae hatch in moist soil and attack plant roots, causing stunted growth.
Manassas homeowners are seeing an increase in occasional invaders across the city, most notably brown marmorated stink bugs. Gathering around screens and doorframes, these pests make their presence known by emitting a foul odor when disturbed or squashed. Though they cause very little damage and don’t reproduce while inside, their sheer numbers can be overwhelming.
Yesterday, the Orkin man took an opportunity to do a random act of kindness. I was stuck in the middle lane on Sterling Boulevard. My hazards were not working, and cars were coming behind me quickly before they noticed that my car had died. He looked over and saw that I was crying. He immediately took over. I explained to him that I had a three-month-old baby in the back seat and was scared for her safety. He tried pushing my car out of the middle lane, but it was stuck in park. He proceeded to get behind my car and wave traffic away. He put himself in danger to ensure we wouldn’t get rear-ended. I explained to him that my husband usually saves the day in circumstances like this, but he is in Iraq. The Orkin Man calmed me down and had me call 911 and then AAA. He directed traffic until the police officers came. Then, he waited for the tow truck. He gave me his number and told me to call him so he’d be sure everything turned out okay, and that my baby and I were safe. I told him that I would like to call his boss. He said that wasn’t necessary. He really didn’t want any recognition, just to be of help. There were so many people who drove by me and didn’t stop or even glance my way to see if I needed help. The Orkin Man was the only one who cared enough to stop and help me. He didn’t even know the circumstances about the baby. I was so grateful for his help I called his boss anyway. I, also, told my husband, who is my hero, what he had done for me and the baby. My husband said the Orkin Man was his hero for helping out his most prized possessions while he is overseas. Thank you for being a hero. You made a difference, and we won’t forget your kindness.