Pest Control in Lake Monticello, VA

Pest Control Service in Lake Monticello

We provide preventative pest control services throughout the Lake Monticello area.

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Common Pests in Lake Monticello

As a waterfront community, Lake Monticello is especially susceptible to pest infestations. The region’s warm, humid summers are a perfect breeding ground for all kinds of critters, many of which will seek refuge indoors come wintertime. Fortunately, Pest Authority is here to keep your property pest-free year-round. Using our patented treatment, Barrier 360, our experts can shield your home from mosquitos, mice, and everything in between.


There’s nothing worse than opening a food container to find it’s been infested with ants. Ants are social creatures, and they work as a team to locate sources of food. Their colonies can have as many as 20 million individual members. Because of this, ant populations that infest your property can seem endless. While store bought traps may alleviate the problem, out experts at Pest Authority know how to tackle whole colonies, fixing your ant problem for good.

Bed Bugs

Bedbugs take away the comfort of coming home. Expert hitchhikers, these flat, oval-shaped insects can latch onto garments and pet fur on the way to invading your property. Once inside, one or two bedbugs can rapidly turn into a big infestation. If you discover itchy red bites on your skin upon waking up, or if you find small blood stains in your bed sheets, call the experts at Pest Authority of Lake Monticello. We’ll help you take your home back from bed bugs for good.


Famously resilient, cockroaches are a tough pest to tackle. Although different species can vary in appearance, most cockroaches native to the Lake Monticello area are about two inches long and red-brown in color. Commonly found in bathrooms and kitchens, this pest can spread salmonella and E. Coli to your food sources. They are also extremely adept at hiding, climbing, and sustaining injury—in fact, a cockroach without a head can survive for as long as a week.

Cave Crickets

Sometimes known and camel crickets and jumping spiders, these insects live in cool, damp places throughout the Lake Monticello area. You can spot them by their large hind legs, thin antennae, and brown color. Some species of cave crickets leave holes in fabric items like clothing, curtains, and bedding. They also use jumping as a defense mechanism to scare off predators.


Mice and rats, both common to the Lake Monticello area, invade homes to scavenge food and to take shelter from extreme temperatures. Once inside, they can be dangerous to both your property and your health. In addition to chewing through electrical wires and wood, these disease-carrying rodents can spread bacteria through their droppings, urine, and bites. They are especially hazardous to households with small children.


There are thirteen species of spider native to the Lake Monticello area. Of these, two are dangerous to humans and pets: the black widow and the brown recluse. Although many species are harmless and can in fact help catch other critters in your home, you may not be comfortable hosting these uninvited guests. Arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias in America. At Pest Authority, we’ll help you feel comfortable in your home again by banishing spiders for good.

DIY Tips for Preventing Pests

There are a number of preventative measures you can take to keep your Lake Monticello home comfortable and pest-free. The following steps will help make your home a safe haven from rodents and insects:

  • Try to keep all windows and doors shut as much as possible.
  • Make sure attics, crawl spaces, laundry rooms, and basements are well-ventilated and dry.
  • Seal all holes and cracks you find in your home’s interior.
  • Keep all trees and shrubbery well-trimmed.
  • Check clothes and pet fur for pests upon returning home from time spent outdoors.
  • Basil, citronella grass, marigolds, and mint are wonderful natural pest deterrents. When grown in your garden, these plants can help keep away mosquitoes, houseflies, ants, and other insects.
  • Keep your property clear of leaf and lumber piles, as these provide breeding grounds for a variety of rodents and insects.

Lake Monticello is a private, gated community located in Fluvanna County, Virginia. Developed in the 1960s as a vacation home community, Lake Monticello enjoys warm summers and a stunning waterfront view. The community is popular among retirees and Charlottesville commuters. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of about 10,000.

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