While our staff at BUGOUT has years of experience with exterminations and preventive measures for pests of all types, we also have moments of realizing that educating our clients can be as much of a preventive measure as any action we can take. Simply recognizing situations that can become a threat to the home and household can also help to alleviate some of the impacts that vermin can have. Continue reading
At BUGOUT, we have an extreme respect for the balance of nature, and how interactions in the environment can create a state of mutual beneficence for all entities. However, we are also very aware of the fact that the human aspect can throw a number of variables into this balance, which makes it even more imperative to have professionals attending to pest problems.
For many residents in Baltimore County, rodent problems can present a particularly large concern. Not only are mice, rats, raccoons, and other furry scavengers dangerous in terms of structural damage to homes, but they can also carry both disease and other pests which may cause adjunct issues. Continue reading
To many Maryland residents, ants can seem like a fairly innocuous bug, so long as it remains outdoors. Within the home, tiny sugar ants can become an extreme nuisance, ruining dry foods that are stored in pantries, although the larger black carpenter ants can also make appearances in the home. However, different hierarchical structures in the nest also tend to keep carpenter ants closer to the colony when they are in droves, with scouting teams that will venture out for food.
At BUGOUT, we have found that one of the most common mistakes that homeowners will make about these ants is the fact that they are harmless as long as they are not in the building. What many people do not realize is that these colonies have tunnels which can spread extensively beneath the ground, and this is a cause for alarm. Continue reading
As the summer begins to heat up across the state, many coastal Maryland residents and businesses are also preparing for one of the busier times of the year. Visiting the Eastern Shore is still a hot spot destination for many national and international travelers. Further, individuals from nearby metropolitan hubs including Baltimore and DC will also indulge in a short day trip up to the shore in order to find some relaxation from work.
This also means that many commercial owners in Maryland should remain strongly aware of the threat of bed bugs, since this can quickly ruin a season and even a business itself. This can be particularly detrimental with smaller B&Bs, but even larger hotels can suffer financially from having to close down for treatment. Continue reading
Residents in Severna Park often appreciate how close the beauty of nature is to properties. While this can include benefits such as recreational use in fishing or launching a kayak, it can also include simply being able to look out over the waterways and marshlands while still in the comfort of the home. The importance of this eco-system is also not lost on Maryland residents, since protection for the watershed is extensive.
As a result, Severna Park residents are also a part of the delicate balance that keeps natural animal populations healthy, but not thriving to the point of infestation. However, the true extent of a population on a property may not always be apparent until it is too late. Continue reading
As summer in Maryland begins to heat up after a slow start, area residents are also starting to get back into the swing of regular yard work. Much of the initial first month of summer tends to be spent trying to keep up with out of control lawns, and bushwhacking projects that were tabled from last year. Taking these measures to keep the grass short can provide a proactive means of reducing the possibility of many pest infestations in the home, but it can also mean that residents need to brave a field of hungry ticks in order reduce overall vermin populations. Continue reading
On The Property And In The Home
Severna Park residents often look forward to the warmer summer months, as this beautiful area lends itself to many outdoor pursuits. Whether it is fishing in the inlets, kayaking through the marshes, or just building fun forts on the property with family, most people in the area do take extensive advantage of the natural surroundings.
For anyone who spend much time in nature, the treat of ticks and tick borne diseases can be concerning, although there are a number of measures that people can take to avoid having these parasites become a health hazard. One of the biggest can include the ability in identifying ticks in their different stages, and know the action to take should one be found on the body. Continue reading
At BUGOUT, we find that we often provide as much palliative as preventive services to our clients. Although it would seem logical that taking steps to avoid a pest infestation in the home would be much simpler and fiscally viable, many Maryland residents also take an understandable “out of sight, out of mind” approach. It can be very difficult to address an issue that is just an unknown probability, but these possibilities can also become very costly realities. Continue reading
The weather is warming all across Maryland, which also means that all types of residents are emerging from their homes. For people across the state, this can involve getting out and enjoying the sunshine, but other regional denizens may actually be looking to come in. Ant activity in the summer is naturally higher, but people should also remember that this is a time when ants are foraging for food for their winter stores. Continue reading
As the summer begins to warm in Baltimore County, many residents are also preparing for what tends to be a highly active time of year for mosquitoes and other blood sucking pests. Although personal precautions can be taken to avoid ticks and even a majority of mosquito bites, these are not always sufficient in addressing the impact of diseases that are carried by these insects. Continue reading