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Buying a house soon? Why you need to get a termite inspection

You have been looking for months to find your dream home. Now, you have finally found it. You are calling the power company, your Wi-Fi provider, your water company, and all the necessary utilities to get your home ready to move into at closing. Have you called your pest control company? Yes, you need to call them for one crucial reason: your new home needs a termite inspection.  There are several reasons why you need to do a termite inspection on your new home:  Your mortgage lender may require a “wood destroying insect inspection”, usually referred to as a termite…

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How To Rid Your Home Of Odorous House Ants

We are dead in the middle of summer. Maryland has been incredibly hot and humid.  When it’s this hot and humid, you can count on the ants to ratchet up the infestation of your home. You may have seen a few in your home already. It’s frustrating that they get in, even if you are good about keeping your doors and windows closed.  We have a few ways you can combat one particular ant, the Odorous House Ant. They are also known as “coconut ants” or “stink ants”. These tiny bugs are only 2.0-3.2mm long. They are dark brown or black…

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Termite Control: How Quickly They Can Decimate Your Home

You’ve seen the cartoons. Termites march to the home and quickly begin eating it up, beam by beam, roof tile by roof tile, then raid the furniture and consume it. In just seconds, the home no longer exists and the termites turn around and leave for the next home to eat.  While the cartoon is an exaggeration, the truth is not that far off. Termites can attack your home and decimate it. It may take several seasons to do it, but these pests can do massive and costly damage to your home. The bad news is that they can do…

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How Many Times A Year Should Pest Removal Be Done At Your Home?

Pests come and go during the year. In the spring and summer, bugs are heaviest. In the fall and winter, the bugs disappear. Maryland is like most east coast states in that regard. You can predict when an infestation is coming or leaving.  So, can homeowners prepare adequately for when pests invade a home? And, if so, how often during the year should pest control be done? Professional pest removal can help remedy an infestation. So, scheduling regular pest control treatments for twelve months is a proactive way to prevent pest invasion and prevent the homeowner from having to do…

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