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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 easier it is to handle.
The following pests are particularly prevalent in Maryland in the spring, although they can be seen at other times of the year as well. Finding out more about them and their habits can help you figure out how to address a potential infestation on your property.
Ants want food, and that is the main reason they’ll invade your home. If they can’t find what they are looking for, they will move on to someone else’s property. That is why it is so important to carefully store food and to secure your trash. If you do see ants inside, make sure you clean the area well. Use a combination of water and vinegar to get rid of the ants pheromone trail; doing so will help keep the ants contained.
Traps are another option and allow you to avoid the use of pesticides. However, you need to put down plenty of traps if you want to truly cut back on the ant population. Targeting the nests is another method of reducing the numbers as well.
There are nearly 60 kinds of mosquitoes in Maryland. The breeding season begins in March and continues through October; any bit of standing water, even that in ditches and pools, can spur on mosquito populations and make it difficult to enjoy the outdoors.
Because there are so many mosquitoes in Maryland, many people believe that there isn’t much they can do to control the population. That isn’t true, however. Search for and eliminate standing water. Wear protective clothing when outdoors and put on mosquito repellent if you know you are going to be outside for a while. Get in touch with Barefoot Pest Control and ask for help if the situation starts to overwhelm you.
Stink bugs pop up in Maryland a few times over the course of the year. In the fall, they come inside to try and find a place to nest. In the spring, they want to reproduce and are also interested in food. For that reason, they tend to congregate around windows.
Don’t smash these pests; if you do, you’ll figure out very quickly why they are called “stink” bugs. If you find them inside, suck them up with a vacuum cleaner. Feel free to smush them whenever you see them outside, however. The resulting smell warns other stink bugs that there is danger nearby, so they start to avoid your property as a result.
It is essential to get a handle on the most prevalent pest species in your area. Armed with that knowledge, you can devise a plan to keep bugs out of your home throughout the year. In some cases, you may need to bring in a professional pest control company to help, particularly if an infestation has already taken root.
Spring brings with it a wide variety of pest infestations that require pest management services. These include the spotted lanternfly, carpenter ants, carolina mantis, termites, beet armyworm, asian giant hornet, birds
Many of these insects eggs lay dormant over the winter months. Our pest control experts can help you in the spring.
When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Barefoot Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Barefoot Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Barefoot Pest Control.
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The office was able to quickly arrange a visit to get rid of a wasp nest in our soffit. The technician came twice to fog and re-fog. We only had to pay for the first visit as they guaranteed their results. The wasps are now gone.
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Barefoot Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Waldorf for over 7 years. During this time we've helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems.
Barefoot Pest Control is a Waldorf locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.
Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Barefoot Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Waldorf pest issue.
Barefoot Pest Control provides a zero obligation free inspection and estimate in Waldorf. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.
We conduct a thorough home inspection. We will identify the source of your pest problem.
We put together a plan that best fits your home in order to eliminate and protect against pest.
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