Keeping the household safe and comfortable is a prime aspect of every homeowner’s duty. This is regardless of whether the dwelling houses a growing family, or a single owner and their pets, since the home itself represents a safe haven from the outside world. However, many residents in Anne Arundel County can be unpleasantly surprised to find that they are offering comfort to unwelcome guests who can threaten the health of the household. Continue reading
Regardless of whether Howard County residents are concerned about rodents or insects, there are still general preventive measures that can be taken to reduce pests in the home. Although rodents and insects are quite different in terms of biology and behavior, they do share the fact that they are all opportunistic. What this means is that if there is a resource that is needed for survival, they will find it, no matter where it is. Continue reading
Although you may feel that hiring a professional extermination or pest control service is a costly expense, repairing the structural damage that results from an infestation could cause a considerable financial strain on your household by costing you thousands of dollars. If they go unnoticed, pests can multiply rapidly. Consequently, the larger the infestation, the greater the amount of structural damage that occurs and the more costly the repairs will be. It goes without saying that pests are capable of contaminating just about anything that they get their “hands” on because they are constantly nibbling and scratching on something. Continue reading
Your home is your castle, your private retreat that you escape to every day after a stressful day at work or running the kids all over town for a multitude of reasons. The last thing you want to come home to is a pest problem. Hiring the right professional pest control service for the extermination of the problem and for preventative maintenance can be a wise decision, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region.
As a state nestled in the heart of this area, Maryland sees its fair share of unwanted pests. But today’s homeowners have hectic schedules throughout the week and the last thing they want to have to deal with is an infestation of ants, bed bugs, mosquitos, spiders, or termites. It is unfortunate, however, that many individuals attempt to deal with these problems themselves and save the cost of hiring a professional service. Continue reading
The control and elimination of termites is not a recent subject for ongoing debate within the pest control industry. Extermination and pest control specialists have argued about the best method to use – baiting systems or liquid barrier treatments –more specifically, Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination systems vs. Termidor® liquid barrier treatments. To make an effective comparison, you have to look at both sides of the coin, so to speak. So what is all the dissension about and is one method better to use than the other? Continue reading
Most of the pests that have invaded a Maryland home prefer the darker, uninhabited areas within the structure. Plus, you oftentimes fail to notice them as many are nocturnal and only come out when it is dark and very quiet inside your home. Unfortunately, the homeowner is not aware of any infestation until your entire home is under their control. However, there are certain warning signs that will alert you to the possibility of an infestation in your home. Continue reading
Other than Alaska, every state in the US is home to some species of house spiders. In Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard Counties, one of the more common varieties is known as the American house spider.
The termite has long been recognized as the #1 enemy of homes and structures built from wood. They are even more of a threat to homes than fires, flooding, and high winds are. The key to avoiding termite damage to your home is to educate yourself about the insect’s behavior, learn how to identify the warning signs of a possible infestation, and take proper measures to prevent this from occurring. Here are the 5 most common signs indicating a possible termite infestation: Continue reading
There are two basic strategies where preventative pest control is concerned – the DIY version and the professional version. The safest and most effective extermination of pests should be performed by a licensed professional. Over-the-counter products that you purchase in the store can easily be over-applied which increases the risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals. Conversely, Bugout Termite and Pest Control now uses organic, reduced-risk pest control options that can be safely used around humans and their pets. Continue reading
If you have ever been searching for a pest control service in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, or Howard Counties, you’ve probably noticed that some offer commercial or residential services. On the other hand, Bugout Termite and Pest Control offers both types of pest control and extermination services. Since a wide range of pests and rodents call these areas of Maryland home, many clients require our services in their homes and places of business. So you may be wondering how commercial services differ from residential services. Continue reading