Wasps are temperamental and dangerous foes for homeowners in Maryland.
Wasps build nests out of paper and wood that they scavenge from the outside. They can build up potentially very large nests within a short time. They tend to set up smaller nests in shady areas and then continuously build on to them.
Sadly for humans, wasps are aggressive in setting up nests around homes, especially in eaves and awnings. It’s important to eliminate a wasp nest as quickly as possible once you’ve noticed it, or else you could be attacked later.
A termite infestation is one of the most severe problems that you could face if you are a Maryland homeowner. Termites can storm through your home causing thousands of dollars in damage within a very short time.
One of the challenges of a termite infestation is that it can be difficult to detect at first. If you have an acre of land or more, termites could be living around your property without making their presence known until it’s too late.
Termites are a serious problem not only throughout Maryland, but in many neighboring states. There is no place throughout the continental United States that is completely safe from them.
Although there are many different types of termites, the defining aspect of the termite is the fact that it consumes and bores through wood. Termites may be more or less aggressive and may act more or less quickly in doing this, but it is the overarching issue.
Are all spiders dangerous? Although not all spiders are venomous or bite humans, it’s important to remember that there are some very dangerous spider species that make their homes in the state of Maryland.
Generally speaking, spiders that are drab or dusky colored are the ones that are least likely to be dangerous. Spiders that have unusual markings or spots, especially brightly colored ones, are more likely to be dangerous and venomous.
Spiders! Nobody likes them. And yet, there’s always that certain argument for keeping spiders around that comes out any time they do: The idea that spiders consume other pests.
Is it true? Does it matter? And does it make up for the horror of having spiders in your home?
Rodents can be a significant issue for Maryland homeowners, and even the first signs of an infestation should be acted on immediately. That goes double for owners of businesses in the region, who can be shut down right away for the presence of any rodents.
“Rodent” is a catch all term for mice and rats. Mice are smaller, but tend to be more numerous in an infestation because they generally require less food. They are more timid than rats and confine their activities to the night time in most cases.
There’s nothing more awful than getting up in the middle of the night and feeling a rat running across your bare foot. Rats tend to stay away from people during the day, but like many other kinds of pests, they will move freely during the night.
When you’re thinking about investing money in pest control, you probably have many questions. As we want to make sure you make an informed decision no matter what you choose, we thought it’d be a good idea to discuss just how someone becomes a pest control expert.
As with many different types of businesses that work around others’ homes, becoming a pest control expert requires detailed state licensing in Maryland. The licensing process covers:
When it comes to the different pests of the state of Maryland, there’s no substitute for experience.
Although certain types of poison affect many different types of pests, rooting out a full scale infestation isn’t a matter of simply laying down the most powerful poison you can find:
As January of 2015 disappears behind us, we’re another month closer to the return of one of the biggest problems in Maryland: Mosquitos!
Mosquitos are attracted to stagnant water and can also breed like wildfire around lakes and ponds. You might forget about them during the cold season, but they don’t forget about you!