Preventing Holiday Bed Bug Infestations for Greater-DC Homes
Since 1925 American Pest has been offering pest control services to the residents of Bethesda, Maryland, we are part of the community and understand what our customers living in Bethesda want. At American Pest we love that you love living in Bethesda and want to make sure that your home and family stay protected from pests that can invade and damage your home and property. We want to take the stress of pest care of off your shoulders so that you more time to enjoy all that Bethesda has to offer with your friends and family! After all would you rather be controlling pests or taking in a show at one of our great theaters? We thought so.
The best way to protect your home from pests is to put into place a year-round pest control program, by doing this you are continuously protecting your home and investment from dangerous and damaging pests; any active infestations will be eliminated and future pest will be stopped from getting into your home. We offer 3 levels of Our Preferred Care Programs in order to suit the needs of all of our Bethesda residential customers.
Preferred Care- This plan protects your home from over 30 common pests and provides you with seasonal treatments (4 times per year). It also of course guarantees that if pests become a problem between visits we will come back at no charge.
Preferred Care Plus- This plan includes everything that is in the Preferred Care program along with the added benefit of termite monitoring.
Preferred Care Complete- This plan includes everything in the Preferred Care Plus program, but also includes termite control services
Termites can invade Bethesda homes and cause major structural damage that can become very expensive for homeowners to repair. The best way to eliminate an infestation and prevent future problems with these damaging pests is to get help from termite control experts. At American Pest we offer two solutions for termites, the highly effective and environmentally friendly Sentricon® Termite Elimination System, or the more traditional route of using a liquid barrier.
The Sentricon® system is non-invasive (no digging or trenching require), it works by placing bait stations around your home. The foraging termites are attracted to the bait and will ingest it and bring the bait back to the colony, eliminating it completely. After your infestation is eliminated the system remains in place and is regularly maintained and monitored to prevent future problems with termites.
For the more conventional route to control termites we use a liquid barrier treatment using Altriset®. A trench is dug around your home and Altriset® is introduced into the soil, the termites will come into contact with the treated soil and will bring it back to the colony, again eliminating all of its members.
Bed bugs are a problem for homeowners all across the country and unfortunately the residents of Bethesda are no exception. At American Pest we offer the following in order to control and prevent problems with bed bugs in your Bethesda home:
K-9 bed bug detection- A k-9 inspection can help to positively identify a bed bug infestation in your home, their highly trained and sensitive nose can find adults along with the more difficult to see eggs and nymphs.
Bed bug heat treatments- Using heat treatments to kill bed bugs is highly effective, non-invasive, and environmentally sound. Special mobile heaters are used to maintain a specific temperature in your home which kills all the stages of bed bugs that are in your home.
Conventional pesticide treatments
Mattress and box spring encasements
In order to get rid of pests from your home, you first need to correctly identify the pest that is in your home. Treatment will only work if it is being targeted to the correct pest or pests. Before treatment begins our professionally trained technicians will thoroughly inspect your home and property and correctly identify the pest or pests that have invaded your home. If pest activity is found we will put together a treatment plan that fits you and your home’s individual needs. For those tough situations we even have on-staff entomologists that our technicians can consult with in order to provide you with the most effective treatment services possible.
American Pest has been a locally, family owned and operated company that has been offering pest control services for over 90 years. Our goal is to treat each of our customers as if they were part of our own family. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with only the most advanced and environmentally sound pest control treatments available, we have over 100 highly trained employees to serve our customer’s needs, including staff entomologist that oversee all of our programs. In addition to the services already mentioned above some other services we offer include: bird control, commercial pest control services, mosquito mitigation services, tick mitigation services, and stink bug reduction services.
If you are in need of pest control services for your Bethesda home, call American Pest today!
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