Ask most people what the world’s biggest killer is and you’ll likely get a wide range of responses. What many people don’t realize is that when it comes to animals, the lowly mosquito has actually caused more deaths than practically any other creature on the planet. The reason is simple – mosquitos can transmit a wide range of diseases.
Maryland residents have plenty to love about the state they live in. It’s historic, beautiful, and filled with plenty to see and do – this probably explains why almost 6 million people live within its borders. However, homeowners here do have some issues that they have to deal with and one of the biggest is certainly the management of pests. At Bugout Termite and Pest Control, Inc. we’ve been helping Maryland residents for more than two decades, and we serve a huge service area that includes Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Columbia, Pasadena, and more.
When most people think of pests that can impact their home, it’s likely that they will think of termites. Few insects can have quite the same lasting effect on your home, and that’s a key reason that it’s important to take a closer look at this pest and understand what you can do to prevent them from destroying your house. Whether you live in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, or the surrounding region, Maryland homes are susceptible to damage from termites and as such it’s important that you learn more about them.
Whenever a discussion focuses on the control and eradication of pest infestations, we are oftentimes reminded of the age-old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Granted, Benjamin Franklin was probably not thinking about controlling household pests when he coined the phrase. However it still applies here in that preventing this problem from occurring in the first place will save you a great deal of effort, time, and most importantly, money. So it follows that preventative pest control can go a long way to preventing any problems in the future.
There are literally thousands of species of mosquitos that inhabit our planet. However, even though there are only about 150 of them here in the US, Maryland sees their fair share of them, especially in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard Counties. Although these pests feed on some nectar, animal and human blood is their primary source of nutrition, especially during the egg-laying stage. For the most part, mosquitos are relatively dormant during the daytime while their most common feeding times are around dawn and dusk. Continue reading
Many residents living in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard Counties and cities such as Annapolis, Arnold, Bowie, Glen Burnie, Catonsville, Columbia, Pasadena, and Severna Park have a need for pest control services throughout the year. No matter what type of pest has invaded your home, they each pose a different type of threat to you, your family members, and your pets. Despite the fact that battling with pests is an on-going task throughout the year in many of these areas we have listed above, there are different concerns that arise with each different season. Continue reading
Whether you live in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, or Howard Counties, you may have a variety of insects living in your home with you. What’s worse is that you may not even be aware of their presence. Homeowners in these Maryland counties are oftentimes shocked when they discover that they are infested. In many cases, DIY and over-the-counter products will not be sufficient enough to control and eliminate these infestations and hiring a professional pest control service is the recommended course of action. Continue reading
There is an ongoing debate among homeowners and the pest control industry regarding the use of bait systems or liquid treatments where controlling termites is concerned. The most common products used in pest and termite control are Sentricon® pest colony elimination systems and liquid treatments containing Termidor®. Of particular concern in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard Counties is the Eastern Subterranean termite. Continue reading
It’s no secret that termites are some of the most destructive insects on the face of the Earth, causing millions of dollars in damages to commercial as well as residential structures. In fact, they cause more damage to homes than house fires do. Termites are referred to as “silent destroyers” because you don’t realize that they are living in your home and yard preying on the wood that it is constructed from. More importantly, it is unwise to leave your most prized investment unprotected and trying to treat the problem with OTC products. Continue reading
Fleas, mosquitos, and ticks cause a great deal of discomfort and problems for us during the warmer months of the year. Even more importantly is the fact that they can cause serious health problems for pets, especially cats and dogs. Although fleas and ticks are the primary concern, mosquitos and disease go hand in hand and can cause health problems for your pets. It’s relatively easy to detect any evidence of these blood-suckers. For instance: Continue reading