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These Squirrely-Squirrels!

DO I NEED SQUIRREL CONTROL… AND WHAT DAMAGE CAN SQUIRRELS DO IN THE HOME? Squirrels tend to run away and hide from humans and pets. However, they are not shy about taking up residence in your attic, especially during the colder season. Are you hearing…

Squirrel Removal: Where Do I Begin?

Where Do I Begin With Squirrel Removal? You are hearing the scratching noises and scurrying feet above your head in the attic and think maybe you need squirrel control. Now, where do you begin?   Identifying the possibility that you have squirrels in the attic…

Honey Bees Apiology

Honey Bees Apiology Honey bees are a fascinating model organism with a complex mating and inheritance system, highly evolved social behavior, dance communication language, and mutualistic interaction and evolution with flowering plants. All honey bees belong to the genus Apis and bees in this genus…

Trash Panda Facts You Need To Know

Trash Pandas The raccoon (Procyon lotor) is a native mammal, measuring about 3 feet long, including its 12-inch, bushy, ringed tail. Because their hind legs are longer than the front legs, they have a hunched appearance when they walk or run. Each of their front…

A Technical Brief About Squirrels

Squirrel Squirrel, (family Sciuridae), generally, any of the 50 genera and 268 species of rodents whose common name is derived from the Greek skiouros, meaning “shade tail,” which describes one of the most conspicuous and recognizable features of these small mammals. These distinctive animals occupy…

Q & A On Squirrels in The Attic

Q & A Guide to Squirrels in the Attic   Are you a homeowner who has an issue with squirrels? If yes, this blog is for you! Squirrels are very demiurgic creatures and have exceptionally powerful jaws. They can gnaw through any dwelling roof or…

Why Do Basements Start Leaking Water?

With all this rain, it’s definitely on the minds of homeowners who are dealing with a wet basement! Especially since you need to add a water rider to your insurance policy in order to get coverage for water damage inside the home because of a…

First Steps To Take When Your Basement Floods

The First Steps to Take When Cleaning up a Flooded Basement If your basement flooded recently, read the tips below: Never Enter a Flooded Basement Basement floods do more than cause property damage: they can also pose a threat to you and your family members. If you wake…

Why Should I Replace My Insulation? 5 Reasons Why.

It’s not often I am in my home and think…I wonder if I need to replace my insulation? However, when it’s too cold or too hot I sure do notice how uncomfortable it is! Insulation removal or replacement is necessary if you are dealing with…

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7 Days Of Rain Storms Headed Our Way

The weatherman is predicting record rains for the next 7 days and more! My vegetable garden is flourishing with the soggy weather we had a couple of weeks ago, and we are expecting rain starting tomorrow through the next seven days or longer! With all…

Extend Your Living Room Outdoors And Save

Do you have an outside space to enjoy? There is nothing like coming home from work and sitting outside on the deck enjoying an iced tea infused with fresh peaches. This is my favorite pastime before getting supper started. Our deck has lots of planted…

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Your Field Guide To Ticks In Virginia

YOUR FIELD GUIDE TO TICKS IN VIRGINIA Welcome, adventurer, to Summit Environmental Solution’s field guide to battling ticks during the hot season. It’s been an especially warm summer, and ticks are out in full force. So strap on your protective gear and get ready to…