Posts Tagged ‘pest control Mt Airy MD’

How To Prepare Your Home For Pest Removal Services

You’ve seen the problem: Insects are invading your home. You’ve seen their nests in your ceiling, your walls, your basement. They are stressing you out. So, you’ve made the right decision and called the professional pest removal services company.  The pest removal company is going to visit in a few days. Now, what do you do? You are excited that experienced and knowledgeable pest removal technicians are coming to your home. However, you have a lot of questions. How do you prepare the sections of your home to be treated? How can you make sure that you’ve done everything you…

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Five Reasons You Should Consider Hiring A Residential Pest Control Company  

Pest control isn’t something we do only during the spring and summer.  a lot like allergies. Just because the pollen is gone doesn’t mean that the bugs are gone. As we have written in past blogs, residential pest control is a year-round affair.  When you call a residential pest control technician, you are calling the experts at regulating, managing, and eradicating pests in your home. Pest control professionals exterminate pests safely and efficiently. At Pest Shield, Inc., we have studied the habits and habitats of bugs and other pests in Western Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area.  As you enjoy…

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Pest Removal: What Are Those Scary Sounds You’re Hearing In Your Attic?    

You’ve been hearing it for weeks now.  Those scratching, clawing, and light pitter-patter sounds coming from your attic. It’s annoying and it keeps you up at night. The dog is even barking at your ceiling. It knows there is something up there. You may have a hunch as to the critters running around up there but you’re not sure. *** In our many years of pest removal in Bethesda, MD, and the Northern Virginia region, we can tell you that you have an infestation of one or more of the following: Mice: The scratching and nibbling you hear are from…

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Buying A House Soon? Here’s 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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 Bed Bugs and the Damage They Can Do to Your Home

There is nothing cute about bed bugs. In fact, they can be destructive and annoying pests. You definitely don’t want them in your home.  What are bed bugs? These pests hide in beds. They dig into bed frames and mattresses during the day. At night, they feed on pets and people.  They do not have wings, are dark brown in color, have a flat and oval-faced body and are smaller than a ladybug. If they are in your room, you will smell their sweet, musty odor. They mark their territory by leaving red colored spots on your mattress or linen.You…

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Pest Control Update: Mice and Rats are Active in Maryland in November

Fall has gotten quite cold in Central Maryland.  It even feels like winter on some days. If you think it’s cold for us, imagine how it must be for those rats and mice! Their little bodies are shivering and they want to find a place that is warm.  So, where do they go? They go to your home, of course. They have to find somewhere to live for the winter as their grasses where they burrow and live have died off. As the cold weather hits, mice and rats will leave their dead homes and scurry into your live one. …

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They’re Here: House Ants Invasion

Home Pest Control: Odorous House Ants If you live in Howard, Montgomery, Carroll, or Frederick County, Maryland, and are experiencing an issue with ants, the most likely annoying culprits are known as Odorous House Ants. They are often referred to by homeowners and home pest control professionals as Sugar Ants. These smaller ants (1/16″ to 1/8″ inches) invade Central Maryland by the thousands. They create homes on our countertops, in our sinks and even in our dishwashers. They are found almost everywhere. They derive their infamous name because if you happen to squish one, they emit foul odor resembling a…

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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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