Snakes are one of the most unusual looking animals on the plant. The way they look and move scares many people. But, not all snakes in Waldorf, MD are harmful. Some may even be beneficial to your yard. You do not want a snake infestation of any kind, though. Understanding more about snakes will help … Read More →
Posted on April 20, 2020 in Blog.
They are unfortunately fairly ubiquitous with summer in Waldorf, MD. Those itchy, annoying, red bites on our arms and legs. Mosquito bites can make doing outdoor activities especially challenging. But, do you know all the facts about mosquitoes? The answer is, probably not. Knowledge is power when it comes to mosquito control. Knowing the information … Read More →
Posted on April 6, 2020 in Blog.
Ticks are more than annoying; they can be dangerous. Ticks can spread diseases like Lyme Disease Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Colorado Tick Fever. These annoying pests are spreading all over the United States. They are now in states that never saw them before. This spring you need to be proactive and prevent ticks before they … Read More →
Posted on March 6, 2020 in Blog.
Bed bugs can be notoriously hard to remove once they gain a foothold into your home. Their eggs are tiny and very hard to identify. Plus, an adult female bed bug can lay upwards of 200 eggs in her lifetime. That’s a lot of eggs. The number of eggs coupled with the fact that bed … Read More →
Posted on February 6, 2020 in Blog.
It’s in 2020. Time to live in a pest-free home. Pests are a problem, and not just because they are annoying. You don’t want pests in your Waldorf, MD home. They can spread disease and cause other health concerns. The negatives don’t even take the financial damage they can cause into consideration. In fact, having … Read More →
Posted on January 6, 2020 in Pest Control.
No one wants a cockroach in their home. That’s a given. Cockroaches can spread disease, contaminate food, and even damage your home’s structure. It seems like it is impossible to kill cockroaches. But, don’t worry. If you find a cockroach in your Waldorf, MD home, you still have a lot of options. This article lays … Read More →
Posted on December 6, 2019 in Pest Control.
With bed bugs making a comeback in the Waldorf, MD area, it is not that unusual to find one in your home. Bed bugs can hitch a ride into your house in many different ways. But, if you see bed bugs, you shouldn’t panic. Your biggest concern should be removing them from your Waldorf home. … Read More →
Posted on November 18, 2019 in Pest Control.
No one likes having to deal with pests in their homes. Depending on the pest, there can be health concerns and damage to the structure of your house. That is why you need to call in the professionals. People in the Maryland and Northern Virginia area should seriously consider Barefoot Pest Control. There are a … Read More →
Posted on November 4, 2019 in Pest Control.
Termites are a major problem everywhere in the United States. If you have wood anywhere around you, then you should worry about getting a termite infestation. This, of course, applies to Waldorf, MD homes. There is plenty of wood in the DC area and our climate is just right for termites. Termites can cause thousands … Read More →
Posted on October 21, 2019 in Pest Control.
No one wants bed bugs in their home. These annoying pests invade your bedroom most often because that is where their food—you—spend a lot of time. Bed bugs are parasites that feed on human blood. They have recently been making a comeback in the Eastern U.S. coast. So, people in Waldorf, MD should be on … Read More →
Posted on October 7, 2019 in Pest Control.
If you live in Waldorf, MD, you are familiar with experiences four seasons. Often, people look forward to the cooler weather after the sweltering of a Waldorf summer. However, rodents and bugs do not like the cold as much as humans. So, when the weather turns colder in the Waldorf, MD area, rodents and bugs … Read More →
Posted on September 16, 2019 in Pest Control.
Worried about termites? In Waldorf, MD you should be worried. Termites love our temperate climate here on the east coast. Plus, if they get into your home, they can cause an enormous amount of damage. You really don’t want termites in your Waldorf home. Even though you know that termites are a nuisance, you may … Read More →
Posted on September 2, 2019 in Pest Control.
Animals live all around us in the DC area. Most people don’t mind this fact, except when an animal makes its way into their home. And, by animals, we don’t mean insects. Those are bad enough. But, Waldorf, MD has a variety of squirrels, chipmunks, mice, raccoons, and other wildlife. Depending on where you live, … Read More →
Posted on August 5, 2019 in Pest Control.
Looking for one of the best pest control companies near you? If so, then all you need to do is follow the steps below. No matter where you are, these tips and tricks will help you locate the best pest control company around. What to look for in a pest control company near you The … Read More →
Posted on July 15, 2019 in Pest Control.
Mosquitoes are no fun for anyone. These small, annoying little insects can actually cause a lot of damage to your health. Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous animals on Earth because they can spread so many diseases. The Zika Virus and malaria are just a couple of the serious health issues that mosquitoes can … Read More →
Posted on June 30, 2019 in Blog.
Waldorf, MD is beautiful in the summer time. Temperate and sunny, you can count on amazingly beautiful days. However, there is one thing that can completely ruin your enjoyment of a summer in Waldorf: pests. More specifically, bugs are your backyard nemesis. This article discusses the top five backyard bugs that could ruin your fun … Read More →
Posted on June 15, 2019 in Blog.
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.