What is an overwintering pest? Before discussing overwintering pests in Maryland in depth, it will be helpful to describe the term itself. An overwintering pest is any pest that invades your home in order to survive the winter. Because of our cold days in the Fall and Winter here in Maryland, there are many different … Read More →
Posted on November 26, 2018 in Blog.
It is inevitable that at some point you or a loved one will get bitten by an insect. For the most part insect bites are not dangerous. Most insect species are not poisonous or dangerous to humans. But, it is always best to use first aid to treat an insect bite just as soon as … Read More →
Posted on November 14, 2018 in Blog.
Cockroaches are nasty little insects. They have been around for thousands of years and are even thought to predate dinosaurs. This means that they are especially good at surviving many different hostile conditions. There are also over 4000 species of them worldwide. Thankfully, in Maryland there are really only four species of roaches that will … Read More →
Posted on November 12, 2018 in Pest Control.
Bugs can be extremely annoying. They can buzz, bite, and annoy you right out of your yard. In addition to calling in professionals like Barefoot Pest Control, there are a few things that you can try at home. The most important of these is simple, plant the correct plants that naturally ward off bugs in … Read More →
Posted on November 9, 2018 in Pest Control.
No one likes having pests in their home. Creepy crawlies of all types—ants, bed bugs, fleas and ticks, or even cockroaches—can be more than a nuisance. Insects and rodents can spread disease, contaminate food, and destroy the foundation of your home. Your best bet is to find some way of controlling pest populations before they … Read More →
Posted on November 6, 2018 in Blog.
Here in Maryland we have a desirable climate. But, we humans are not the only ones who want to take advantage of the nice weather. A variety of rodents live in Maryland. Especially as the weather gest cooler, these pests can decide to invade your home. Employing rodent control methods can help keep the little … Read More →
Posted on November 5, 2018 in Pest Control.
Summers in Maryland are filled with warm weather, lots of sun, and plenty of fun outdoor activities. If you have pets, though, it is important to think about how you can keep your animals safe from the many outdoor pests that are in your yard. Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and spiders can all be harmful to … Read More →
Posted on November 1, 2018 in Blog.
There is a misconception among homeowners that pest problems are a direct result of unclean living environments. While dirt and clutter certainly don’t help, they are not the only reason that bugs migrate onto your property. There are a lot of reasons why your home may be targeted, and there may not be anything you … Read More →
Posted on October 31, 2018 in Pest Control.
Let’s face it, mosquitoes are a big problem in Maryland. Many people have resigned themselves to dealing with itchy welts every time they step outside, particularly if they want to avoid using an over the counter mosquito repellent. Luckily, there are a number of ways to repel mosquitoes without using these products! Mosquito Spray A … Read More →
Posted on October 29, 2018 in Pest Control.
There are a lot of pests in Maryland, and unfortunately, most homeowners are forced to deal with a bug infestation at one time or another. There are so many insects in the world that it can be difficult to know what you are dealing with at any given time. However, proper identification is essential to … Read More →
Posted on October 24, 2018 in Pest Control.
Bed bugs are a problem all over the country, and Maryland is no exception. Baltimore was part of a list of the top 50 most bed bug infested cities, and experts with the University of Maryland have noted the rise in bed bug infestations in the state. Just the thought of sharing a bed with … Read More →
Posted on October 22, 2018 in Pest Control.
Maryland winters are chilly, which means that mice are constantly looking for a place to stay warm and get the food they need to survive. It’s not unusual to see them pop up in homes, and once an infestation takes root, you’ll likely be dealing with these little pests for months. Seeing one or two … Read More →
Posted on October 18, 2018 in Pest Control.
Rats and mice cause a lot of problems. Not only are they interested in our food and our living space, but they can damage our property and cause significant health issues for our loved ones. In Maryland, the house mouse, roof rat and Norway rat are the most common types of rodents. If left unchecked, … Read More →
Posted on April 29, 2018 in Blog.
Temperatures are starting to rise in Maryland, with the heat and humidity of summer right around the corner. Bugs thrive during this time, because they have access to the water that helps sustain them. It is important not to turn a blind eye to a pest infestation, because the earlier you address a problem, the … Read More →
Posted on March 20, 2018 in Blog.
Putting a stop to termites is our duty. The talented team at Barefoot Pest Control have years of experience getting rid of these termites and are prepared to help you with issues at your home or business today. Subterranean termites are termites that live underground. These pests live in the soil and will enter your … Read More →
Posted on February 14, 2018 in Blog.
Buying or selling a new home is a stressful process. There are what seems like hundreds of things you have to take care of before the closing process can begin. Before you sell your home or once you have put down a deposit on a property, doing a termite inspection is vital. When you have … Read More →
Posted on February 12, 2018 in Blog.
Dealing with termites in the home is no one’s idea of a good time, so we have put together a few simple tips to help you fight termites this year: Keep Up with Yard Work – Believe it or not, staying on top of your yardwork will stop termites from entering your home. Make sure … Read More →
Posted on February 1, 2018 in Blog.
Taking care of your home is essential and knowing where pests like to hide is vital knowledge. Here is a list of the areas ants tend to congregate: Kitchen – Ants are most commonly found in the kitchen, as this part of the house gives them access to food and water at all times. When … Read More →
Posted on January 30, 2018 in Blog.
It goes without saying that rats are terrible pests in the home that need to be eliminated immediately. The team at Barefoot Pest Control has put together a list of reasons why rats are bad for you and your property: Disease – Did you know that rats carry a minimum of 60 communicable diseases? A … Read More →
Posted on January 23, 2018 in Blog.
2018 is here and it is time to make resolutions! If improving your property is one of your resolutions, here are some great ways to improve your pest situation: Keep up with Yard Maintenance – From trimming trees to making sure that you mow regularly, keeping up with yard maintenance is very important. This year, … Read More →
Posted on January 16, 2018 in Blog.
Most wasps tend to die off when winter comes around, but that does not mean that wasps have left altogether. Paper Wasps tend to start building colonies during the winter time. They tend to make their way into your home, often hiding in attics or warmer spaces within the wall. You do not want to … Read More →
Posted on December 25, 2017 in Blog.
Ant infestations are annoying and troublesome. When you start noticing ants creeping into your home, you should consider the following: Stop Feeding Them – One of the reasons ants may be coming into your home is that you are feeding them. It is essential that you keep your kitchen tidy at all times, cleaning the … Read More →
Posted on December 18, 2017 in Blog.
Are you noticing ants around your home? These pests are always problematic, but some ants can cause more damage than others. This fall, you should be watching out for carpenter ants. These pests are known for causing damage to wood in the home. The damage can get so bad that people often mistake them for … Read More →
Posted on November 30, 2017 in Blog.
Do you think you may have a rodent or many rodents in your home? We have put together a list of signs rodents may be living in your house: Rodent Droppings – You may not see much of them, but you will not be able to miss rodent droppings around your home. Droppings are most … Read More →
Posted on November 24, 2017 in Blog.
Fall weather is here, so it is time to start fighting against fall pests. Here are a few things you should do to combat fall pests: Fix Your Screens – If you like keeping your windows open, you should make sure that your screens are protecting your home from pests. Take the time to install … Read More →
Posted on November 17, 2017 in Blog.
As you know, mosquitoes don’t really bother us while it is cold outdoors. That’s because the mosquito eggs enter a state of suspended development, waiting for the right temperatures before hatching. During fall and winter, it’s a wise idea to do the following to put a stop to mosquito problems: Search for Items That Hold … Read More →
Posted on October 23, 2017 in Blog.
Owning a home means keeping up with regular maintenance, such as an annual termite inspection. Read some of the reasons why annual inspections are crucial: Termites Go Unnoticed – Unless you have had termites in your home before, it’s likely that you won’t even notice that termites have infested your home. A trained pest control … Read More →
Posted on October 16, 2017 in Blog.
Mice are interesting little creatures – except when they are living in your home. Here are some curious facts about these pests: Mice Can Fit Into Very Small Gaps – If you’re wondering how the heck a mouse got into your home, it’s important to know that they can fit through gaps that are as … Read More →
Posted on October 9, 2017 in Blog.
The seasons are changing and it’s time for the fall pests to start moving into local homes and businesses. Here are some of the pests you may see this year: Rodents – As the weather starts to cool in fall, mice and rats are looking for warm places to stay. They tend to live in … Read More →
Posted on October 3, 2017 in Blog.
Fall may just be around the corner, but before you know it – winter will be here! This is the time when rats and mice tend to show up in homes, so here are some tips to help you keep them out: Inspect Your Home – When it comes to keeping the rodents out, the … Read More →
Posted on September 19, 2017 in Blog.
Pest Control, La Plata, MDRats and mice are both rodents but third cousins at best. If your home or business has rodents, you want to clearly identify the invasive rodent in order to control and get rid of it. However, most non-professionals can’t accurately identify and trap rodents because they don’t know which kind of … Read More →
Posted on August 23, 2017 in Blog.
Is your business vulnerable to pests? Many non-food retail stores—from clothing to books to appliances—are havens for a variety of pests. Ants, beetles, flies, and even rodents are capable of finding the entry points they need to provide them with the food, water, and shelter they seek. If a business doesn’t regularly empty its trash … Read More →
Posted on August 16, 2017 in Blog.
People don’t often think about it, but offices also have many problems with pests. Here is a handful of ways you can stop pests from invading your office this summer: Food and Crumbs – People love to snack at their desks in offices and it is important to make sure that people are cleaning up … Read More →
Posted on July 17, 2017 in Blog.
Imagine you are preparing for an outdoor family gathering and you just spotted the biggest wasp’s nest you have ever seen. What would you do? Don’t worry about canceling the party because we specialize in emergency pest removal. Stinging insects like wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets should be taken very seriously and removed by professionals. … Read More →
Posted on June 17, 2017 in Blog.
Pests can hide in a variety of areas in your home. Take a look in the following spots if you suspect that you have a pest problem: Pantry – When was the last time that you’ve cleaned out your pantry? If it’s been a while and you are having a pest problem, it’s likely that … Read More →
Posted on May 12, 2017 in Blog.
Having a pest problem in your restaurant is a big problem. Here are just a handful of the ways you can avoid pest problems: Store Food Properly – Pests are going to try hard to get into your food, so it’s important you store your food properly. Before the food even enters your storage area, … Read More →
Posted on May 1, 2017 in Blog.
Finding wasps around your home is not necessarily a bad thing. They help pollinate flowers and make sure that your home isn’t overrun with insect pests. That said, if you have too many wasps on your property, you may have a wasp problem. Whether you are allergic to these insects or have children who like … Read More →
Posted on April 27, 2017 in Blog.
As a homeowner, you will eventually have to deal with termite issues. We know that it’s frustrating, so making sure that you take every step necessary to prevent termites from getting into your home is vital. Whether they enter through the floor or the attic, these creatures can wreak havoc on your property. Termites migrate … Read More →
Posted on April 15, 2017 in Blog.
Even as winter starts to wind down, you can be sure that mice are still looking for any way into a warm home with plenty of food. Whether you are hearing scratching sounds in your walls or think you have seen something out of the corner of your eye, it’s important to put a stop … Read More →
Posted on March 23, 2017 in Blog.
Discovering pests in your home is frustrating and unsettling. Getting rid of pests on your own can be even more frustrating and unsettling. Instead of going through the whole rigmarole of purchasing pest control products from the store, you can just call the professionals at Barefoot Pest Control. The dedicated team at our pest control … Read More →
Posted on March 8, 2017 in Blog.
Have you ever wondered where pests go during the winter? They seem to come back every year, so they must be going somewhere! You are in luck – we know where they are hiding: Ants – Many of us have heard the story about the grasshopper and the ant. Did you know that it is … Read More →
Posted on January 1, 2017 in Blog.
Managing pests that are invading your home can be a pain. After multiple incidents, stings, bites, or other issues, you may finally be willing to throw in the towel and contact an exterminator for more assistance. Fortunately, residential pest control in Maryland is right around the corner, thanks to the professionals at Barefoot Pest Control … Read More →
Posted on October 15, 2015 in Blog.
As a homeowner, you know how important it is to keep your living space free of pests and rodents. These unwanted guests can not only be annoying, but they can be dangerous and carry diseases. Whether you’re living alone or caring for a family, there are many reasons to request a pest inspection by a … Read More →
Posted on October 1, 2015 in Blog.
As you sleep nestled in your bed at night, mere inches away, on the other side of your wall, mice, rats, bats, and other rodents could be nestled in their own beds — your insulation. If you manage to see just one, there are likely many more you never see. You might not even see … Read More →
Posted on September 23, 2015 in Blog.
Owning your own business and running a company takes a lot of work. Your work is never done and it’s highly important that the business property is kept neat, tidy and free of rodents. Should your commercial space fall victim to any unwanted creatures, there is now even more work on your plate. That’s where … Read More →
Posted on September 13, 2015 in Blog.
Back to school means a lot of things to new and returning college students: independent living, homework, friends and so much more. What you probably don’t think of is bed bugs — but unfortunately, there’s a real risk of these pesky insects in your dorm room. Watch for signs of bed bugs in your room … Read More →
Posted on September 9, 2015 in Blog.
Searching for Annapolis pest control to take care of unwanted pests in and around your home? Barefoot Pest Control provides comprehensive services that are tailored to the specific needs of your home. We customize the program to be put in place based on the outcome of your home’s inspection. Every home is different, so there … Read More →
Posted on September 8, 2015 in Blog.
Do you really need to exterminate termites? The answer is YES. They contribute to over a billion dollars’ worth of damage every year to home and business owners. Here are a few answers about termites to help keep your house clear! Consider pest removal Maryland services today. What Do Termites Eat? Termites feed on wood, … Read More →
Posted on September 2, 2015 in Blog.
Ants are on the top lists of pests to invade your home. Getting to know your enemy can be the key to removing the pest from your home! Here are a few tips to knowing ants so you can devise an action plan to remove these nuisances from your home. Diet – The ant’s diet … Read More →
Posted on August 24, 2015 in Blog.
Every summer, fruit flies arrive and love to hover around our fresh produce. Not only are they annoying, but they can spread germs around your house. Find out how to keep them clear of your home, even if you haven’t identified their source. Fruit flies like to appear near our unrefrigerated produce. Other common breeding … Read More →
Posted on August 19, 2015 in Blog.