We’re Now In Richmond, Virginia

June 2, 2020

Richmond, VA is one of America’s first-ever major cities. In fact, this is the city wherein the famous quote, “Give me liberty or give me death!” was declared by a U.S. founding father by the name of Patrick Henry. This happened at St. John’s Church in 1775. It is steeped in history; this is where you can tour the homes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

Richmond right now is known for its well-educated population and the strong job market. It has a diverse population where everyone gets equal opportunities. For instance, higher education is within reach and very affordable to everyone, including that in one of the best universities in the country, the University of Virginia.

If you love food, you would love Virginia. This place is famous for certain foods, like ham, oysters, crabs, peanuts, apples, and the world-famous Southern fried chicken.

Apparently, Richmond, VA is so attractive to everyone, that even pests are enticed to live here. This is why Richmond exterminators have remained busy even during these trying times. Pests do not let up in their quest for food, water, and shelter, but in the process are adversely affecting human activities. Residents of Richmond have suffered in silence from these pests; pests that destroy property, cause diseases, and just be irritating overall.

Well, Go-Forth Pest Control, the leading pest control company in the Carolinas, has good news for Richmond residents: they are now in Richmond, Virginia!

Richmond Locals Can Now Finally Enjoy High-Quality Pest Control Services!

If there is one thing that Richmond homeowners have in common with the rest of America, it is their struggle to contain pests. They have problems dealing with pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants, termites, mice, rats, and poisonous spiders. Even though there are DIY methods that are available to their disposal, these may not be 100% effective. Cockroaches, mice, and rats, in particular, are very resilient and can survive any attacks on their species.

This is where Go-Forth Pest Control can help. The go-to pest control company for residents of North and South Carolina is now taking its talents to Richmond, VA.

Richmond will now enjoy the benefits of having Go-Forth Pest Control by its side. Pest control will now be at a whole new level!

Protection From These Pests

Now, Richmond will have peace of mind because Go-Forth Pest Control is just a phone call away. For clarity, here are some of the pests that Go-Forth can handle for you.


It does not take a genius to know that there are plenty of ants on earth, and plenty is an understatement. There are more than 10,000 species of ants, and they can be found all throughout the world, except in Antarctica. They are small, their size ranges from .08 to 1 inch. They are omnivores, meaning they can eat a wide variety of foods. Most of the ants are out in the forests and are beneficial to the ecosystem. Inside homes, they are considered as pests.

Ants are notable for their social behavior. No single ant lives for itself but works to ensure that their colony survives. In their colony, they have the queen, males, and the female worker ants.

A colony is led by a queen. The queen ant’s role is to lay as many eggs as she can to ensure the survival of the colony. The rest of the female ants are sterile so they are not capable of laying eggs. They become the worker ants. The male ants are the queen’s partners. They only need to fulfill a single role, which is to mate with the queen. After mating, they die soon after.

Ants are always looking for food, water, and shelter. These necessities are what bring them indoors. Ants send out patrollers to look for food. Once the patroller finds a food source, it sends out pheromones that would signal to the other ants that food has been found and that they should come. This makes them such a nuisance. They might be carrying several bacteria and viruses because they crawl all over the place, thus contaminating our food. Having too many ants also makes them aggressive, biting humans without provocation. 


Mosquitoes have killed more people than all the wars in history combined, and still continue to kill millions every year around the world. This is why mosquitoes are referred to as the most dangerous creatures on the planet.

Looking at them, they do not seem to look like much. But these tiny creatures are transmitters of some of the deadliest diseases there is, including malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile fever, and encephalitis. Transmission happens when a female mosquito bites a human and sucks blood. Males do not bite because they do not have the necessary mouthparts to do so. Female mosquitoes bite because they need the proteins to fertilize their eggs, but for their own nourishment, they feed on nectar.

Females love to breed in standing water. Houses that have plenty of standing water around them. This is what Richmond locals should bear in mind. 


Termites are known as the “silent destroyers”. Termites cause billions of dollars in damages to homes around the world, plus millions of dollars more for repairs. And they do this without you knowing it, hence the moniker. People confuse termites and ants because of their appearance. To tell one from the other, ants have a narrowing at the waist, while termites have straight bodies.

Termites eat the wood structure of homes until the wood can no longer hold the entire structure. As a homeowner, you should try to check for termites. To know if you have termites, try tapping on exposed wood. If it sounds hollow, then termites might have eaten what is behind it. You may also hear clicking sounds behind the walls if you listen close enough. Seeing flying termites are of course signs that you have them too.

Getting rid of termites means you will have to call the professionals since there is no DIYs for termite infestation problems.  


Cockroaches are among the most common household pests in Richmond. It is also by farther the filthiest. Roaches have earned that distinction because of their filthy habits; they thrive in the dirtiest place like sewers, cesspools, and garbage bins. They are not choosy as to what they eat. Among their favorite foods are feces, rotten foods, decomposing animals, and garbage. Because they love being dirty, they get to carry with them plenty of bacteria and viruses. This makes them transmitters of some of the nastiest diseases like salmonella, cholera, and typhoid fever.

Roaches are hardy insects. They can survive for one month without food and one week without water. They have also developed resistance to some pesticides, which is why the most effective way to kill them is by hiring a pest control professional.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are tiny, bloodsucking nocturnal insects. They are the same size as an Appleseed. Their bites are itchy, but that is not the only damage they can bring to its host. People with bed bug problems have reported cases of stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and depression. They are considered as high health risks by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Center for Disease Control, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Due to their size, bed bugs are hard to spot, though they can still be seen through the naked eye. They reproduce quickly, and once they do it would be very difficult to contain them. Signs of bed bugs include a sweet, musty scent in your bed, bed bug feces that are red in color, and bloodstains on your bed covers. Places they hide include headboards, bed frames, mattresses, inside drawers, in cracks and crevices of walls and ceilings, carpets, furniture, and clothes. 

House Mice

Do not let their looks deceive you. They are not as cute as they look; instead, they are a huge nuisance and a health risk to you and your family. Aside from that, house mice destroy items in your home, like books, furniture, boxes, magazines, newspapers, gas pipes, and electric cables. Mice have incisors that are constantly growing, that is why they are always looking for something to chew on so that their incisors stop growing.

House mice also transmit diseases like salmonella, leptospirosis, and rat-bite fever. Whenever you spot a mouse in your house, it is important that you act quickly because mice reproduce fast.

These are just some of the pests that Richmond locals have to deal with, but now, they have a new ally: no less than the best pest control company in North Carolina, Go-Forth Pest Control. 

Let Go-Forth Pest Control Handle The Job

Go-Forth Pest Control will assess your pest problems and come up with a set of solutions to fit your needs. So, say goodbye to your pest problems. For more information check out what services we offer for Richmond, VA.

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