Pest Control 101: Ant Infestation in Maryland Homes

Everybody loves summertime.  The school kids are at home. College students are at home. Teachers are at home. Grandparents are at home.  And the ants are home. Yes, summertime in Maryland/DMV and that means that ants are probably going to invade your home, and unlike your family, they are uninvited and destructive. Ants will not only tear up your property, but they can also injure your loved ones and pets.   Here are the main types of ants in Central Maryland that can cause problems:  Carpenter ants: These ants build nests inside of wood. They tunnel and remove wood along the…

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Termite Control: “If You Have a Wooden Structure or Cellulose Materials, They Will Come”

“If you have a wooden structure or cellulose materials, they will come.” That’s a little creative play on a famous movie line, but it is so true when it comes to a massive pest: termites. These immensely destructive pests are active in Maryland, especially in March and April, but do damage all year round. Termites have to be exterminated or they will cause massive, uninsured property damage.    But, first, we need to understand how termites work. The Eastern Subterranean Termite is indigenous to our area. They live in colonies under the soil. They have a queen, soldiers, winged reproductives…

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How to Hire an Exterminator for Pests in Residences and Businesses

If you look up “exterminator” in the dictionary (www.dictionary.com) this is what you find: noun a person or thing that exterminates. a person or business establishment specializing in the elimination of vermin, insects, etc., from a building, apartment,etc., especially by the controlled application of toxic chemicals. “Exterminator” is a common term in the pest control industry. It does explain what we do. We “exterminate” bugs and other pests from homes and businesses. However, when the time comes and you need an exterminator, what do you look for exactly? Anyone can say they exterminate pests. Anyone may claim to be an…

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