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Top 5 Backyard Bugs that Could Ruin Your Fun in Waldorf This Summer

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 in Waldorf this summer, and how to get rid of them. If you have any questions, feel free to call Barefoot Pest Control. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Top 5 Backyard Bugs


No list of the most annoying bugs would be complete without mentioning the mosquito. Mosquitoes are often considered one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. There are literally thousands or mosquito species, which would love nothing more than sucking your blood. Mosquito bites can cause more damage than just a red, itchy lump. The insect is known for spreading the Zika Virus, the West Nile Virus, typhus, and other diseases.

The best way to exterminate mosquitoes is to remove all standing water from your yard. Also planting mosquito repelling plants can be helpful, as can wearing bug spray whenever you spend a lot of time outside.


Ants are not nearly as dangerous as the mosquito—only fire ants bite. However, they can be just as annoying as the mosquito. Like the mosquito, there are many different species of ant. No matter the species, ants are attracted to food. So, if you plan on eating outside in Waldorf this summer, know that you may invite an ant problem.

You can buy ant traps, which work reasonably well. Additionally, cleaning up all food and trash after you are finished eating will help keep the ant population from finding your yard.


Ticks come in a variety of species as well, but the most common in Waldorf are the Wood or Deer tick. Both of these types of tick can be picked up in high grasses or the woods. A tick is actually a type of mite. It doesn’t only eat the blood your pets, it will also happily latch onto you.

Just sitting outside in your Waldorf backyard will not likely cause you to pick up ticks. But, make sure to use a tick medication for your outdoor pets. And, always check for ticks after hiking. Ticks can spread disease just like mosquitoes.

Wasps and Bees

We’ve grouped wasps and bees together because they are a problem in a similar way: they both sting. Of these two types of flying insect, wasps tend to be more aggressive. They can also sting multiple times, while the bee can only sting once. Bees and wasps each have a yellow and black body. There are other important differences between the two insects, but if you see a flying insect coming toward you, you should get out of its way.

The best way to control bees and wasps is to spray for them. You may also want to consider putting a cover over your sodas, because wasps and bees are attracted to sugar.

Boxelder Bugs

The final bug on our top five list is probably less commonly known. The Boxelder bug is a beetle. It has a black body with red lines and it prefers to live in Box Elder Trees. These annoying insects will eat the trees that they live in, which could destroy the trees in your yard. Thus, your summer will be ruined.

Boxelder bugs should be removed by a professional pest control company like Barefoot Pest Control.


Don’t let the backyard insects mention in this article bring your summer down. Try some of the DIY solutions to control these annoying pests. People in the Waldorf, MD area should contact Barefoot Pest Control today.

Our professional staff will work hard to remove all of the annoying pests that can invade your Waldorf backyard in the summer. We provide service on the weekends and in the evenings without an extra charge. And, our services are 100% guaranteed. There’s no good reason not to contact us right now and start enjoying your Waldorf summer.

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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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  • November 28th, 2019

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  • July 29th, 2019
About Barefoot Pest Control

About Us

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.

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