Bed bugs have been checking in to hotels in the Baltimore City area. When summertime arrives, unfortunately, so do the pesky insects. Since the bugs are small and relatively portable, travelers can bring the unwanted guests home from their vacation destination without even being aware of it. When vacationing near the city or near the sea, the best protection against infestation is to be sure that the only ones staying in the room are you and your family; checking for bedbugs might not be the most pleasant thing to do on your first-day-of-vacation list, but it can be the most important. Continue reading
As the days grow warmer and the nights grow long, summertime is the best time for sitting outside enjoying activities in the cool evening hours. Maybe you want to get out and see one of the Sunset Serenade concerts in the park in Howard County, or maybe you just want to sit on your own back porch. Wherever you go and whatever you do to enjoy the summer, you may find that mosquitoes are just waiting to join in the fun with you.
One of the most important things that we can do to stay healthy is to control the population of the pesky creatures nestled under the title of “pests.” Mice, rats, termites, ants…these are just a few of the vermin that can infest our homes, business, and our lives. By controlling the spread of their populations, we can find ourselves in a much cleaner, and safer, environment
Summer in Maryland is beautiful! From ship and shore to parks and recreation, there is always something to do just outside your door. Going for a walk is not only healthy for your body, but it can be healthy for your mind as well. Whether you go for a leisurely stroll or an invigorating hike, getting out into nature is a great way to spend a summer day.
When it comes to our homes, we often daydream during the winter months of the time when we will finally get outside again in our yards again. This was a particularly rough winter for all of us here in Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties; we wondered when the snow would ever end! Continue reading
So far, most Maryland residents are enjoying a relatively calm start to the summer in terms of mosquitoes. While this should certainly be enjoyed while it lasts, BUGOUT does recommend that homeowners remain proactive regarding mosquito control, as these pleasant conditions are unlikely to last. Continue reading
Although Maryland residents are familiar with the type of damage that pests can do to the actual structure of the home, it can sometimes be difficult for people to remember that vermin can pose an actual health threat in many cases. While the full extent of the danger may vary based on the individual, at BUGOUT, we do feel that it is important for Maryland residents to stay aware of this fact. Continue reading
Many commercial structures in Baltimore County do make use of the traditional brickwork buildings as reconverted office, retail, or other industry specific space. In many ways, this is a wonderful example of urban renewal but also of repurposing infrastructure in manner that preserves history while also promoting progress. For many structural owners, maintenance tends to include improving amenities and access for modern technology, but more practical factors are also a big consideration. Continue reading
For homeowners in Howard County, as much as the summer can be a time to enjoy heading outdoors for relaxation, it can also be a time of taking advantage of the nice weather in order to attend to some functional concerns. Taking care of property repairs and improvements can also be ideal during this time of year since it can uncover issues with pests that are infiltrating the structure. Continue reading
For most Maryland residents, the recent dry and hot spell that has seemed to mark the official start of summer has been a welcome relief after a long winter. However, a number of early storms and high precipitation also means that Maryland residents can expect the possibility of many pests this year. At BUGOUT, we expect this to be particularly true with:
At BUGOUT, our commitment to keeping Maryland residents safe from pests includes managing population control for a variety of species that are prevalent in the region. Like many other coastal areas that also have extensive marshlands, Maryland is host to a larger infiltration of mosquitoes. The brackish waterways serve as an ideal breeding and feeding ground for these pests, and this can also mean that populations can quickly rise to extreme levels. Continue reading