Curious what creepy, crawly critters and insects are running around Maryland? Below are some of the usual suspects. If you notice any of these pests in or around your Maryland home or business, be sure to give us a call at — 410-788-8014. We offer fast, affordable, and reliable pest control services in Baltimore Country and a number of neighboring counties, including Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford, and Howard. Learn more about us and contact us today to schedule your service.
Common Maryland Pests
Rodents can be some of the most alarming pests because of their size and potential damage. Mice, moles, and rats are capable of gnawing through many types of materials and are able to squeeze through unimaginably tight spaces. This, coupled with their keen ability to sniff out food, makes them a regular nuisance in the Northeast. Although rodents typically operate under the cover of darkness, they often leave behind waste and fur, which can contaminate a space. A successful rodent removal will involve baiting, trapping, and making sure your home or business is thoroughly cleaned.
Ants are social insects, meaning when you have an ant problem, you don’t just have a few ants — you have a whole community. There are an estimated 12,000 ant species on the earth, and while not every type exists in Maryland, it sure seems like we have most of them — but in reality, we have around 20 or fewer varieties. Because ants forage and develop colonies — sometimes far away from where you notice them — it can be difficult to fully eradicate them. An experienced pest control expert can, however, accomplish this through inspection, treatments, and regular follow-ups.
Unfortunately, termites can be found in almost every state, including Maryland. Here, we mostly have Easter subterranean termites, which are small, foraging insects that live in underground colonies. Each year, these pests account for over five billion dollars in damage in the U.S. While they are not an immediate threat to your personal health, they can wreak havoc on your home. If you spot any of the nasty critters, you need to contact a termite specialist immediately. They will be able to develop a specific treatment plan for your individual circumstances. Remember, time is of the essence with these pests.
Primarily feeding on the blood of non-domestic wildlife, like mice, deer, fox, and raccoons, ticks are external parasites that are far too popular here in the Northeast. Because they are blood-feeding parasites, they pose a serious health threat and can carry and transmit diseases and illnesses to humans and domestic animals. Protecting you and your family from ticks can be done by being vigilant and making yourself aware of tick habits and habitats. Another solution is to work with a pest management service to create customize tick control solutions for your home or business.
Wait, where are the mosquitoes, spiders, silverfish, stink bugs, beetles, fleas, raccoons, and BED BUGS? Did they pack up and leave Maryland? Unfortunately, they did not. We’ll get to those in our next blog post. If you are in our service area and looking for reliable pest management services, contact us today.