The Best Way To Protect Your Maryland Business From Pests


Commercial Pest Control   
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Being a business owner can sometimes feel like being on a rollercoaster. The ups and downs of the business world often remind you that many things related to the success of your business are completely out of your control. However, that’s not a reason to throw in the towel. Instead, it’s a reminder to make sure that you’re doing everything that’s within your control to maximize your success.

While pests getting into your Maryland business can seem like something that is out of your control, the truth is that there are plenty of things you can do to stop a pest infestation, whether they’re already inside your building or even before the infestation starts. In fact, being proactive is the best way to protect your Maryland business from pests!

What Maryland Businesses Need Pest Control?

No matter the industry, every business is at risk of experiencing a pest infestation. Because of that simple fact, it follows that every type of business needs pest control. At American Pest, we service a wide variety of business types, including all of the following. If you don’t see your industry listed below, we can probably still help. Contact us to find out!


A school is primarily a place to learn, but it serves many other functions as well. For the parents who send their children to your educational facility, they expect it to be a safe place where their children are nurtured, cared for, and kept healthy. A pest infestation makes it difficult for any of those goals to be accomplished.

Kids can’t learn when they and their teachers are distracted by pests. They can’t be nurtured, cared for, and kept healthy when pests are threatening their health and safety through the spread of germs and by damaging the building and the things inside it. The best way for your school to maintain your primary and other objectives is to remain pest-free. In order to do that, you need pest control from American Pest.

Healthcare Facilities

From doctor’s offices to nursing homes to hospitals, healthcare facilities all share a responsibility to keep their facilities as sanitary as possible for their patients. Any pathogens that come onto the scene have the potential to cause new illnesses or worsen the symptoms of the people you’re trying to care for.

Pests frequently carry and spread bacteria and other pathogens, and ending up with a pest infestation in your healthcare facility will not only keep patients from wanting to utilize your services, but could lead to illnesses or even death. Protecting your patients’ health while also protecting your facility from potential lawsuits requires the help of American Pest to keep your healthcare facility pest-free.


Your manufacturing facility has a lot of moving parts that need to work properly in order to keep production running at its peak performance. Anything that gets in the way of that will slow things down at best and bring everything to a grinding halt at worst.

When pests get into your facility, they can easily get into your equipment, causing breakdowns you don’t have the time or resources to deal with. Furthermore, depending on what your facility manufactures, you could end up with damaged goods that you’re no longer able to sell. Protecting your manufacturing facility from a pest infestation requires commercial pest control from American Pest.

Office Buildings

Your office building can readily become a hot spot for pest activity. With the number of people that come and go each day, pests are easily able to get inside by riding in on someone or by finding an entry point from outside. Even if an infestation begins in just one section of the building, pests can effortlessly move throughout the entire structure through wall and ceiling voids. A small, contained infestation can quickly grow and spread into a nightmare in a short amount of time.

With warm accommodations and a steady food supply, once pests get inside your office building, they’re unlikely to leave on their own. To protect your employees or tenants, as well as the building itself, you need the help of American Pest’s commercial pest control.


Regardless of what is stored in your warehouse, it is expected that it will provide an environment that will keep the inventory in the condition it arrived in. Unfortunately, pests find the warehouse environment extremely inviting, so keeping them out, and keeping your inventory safe from damage, can be easier said than done. For the best protection against pests, you need the services of American Pest.

Property Management

Managing apartment buildings or condominium complexes requires that you have the forethought to stop problems before they start. Happy tenants lead to filled units, but problem-plagued buildings lead to vacant units and bad reviews, making it all the more difficult to find tenants in the future.

Even if a pest problem occurs in just one unit, it can quickly spread throughout a building, infesting every apartment or condo before you know what happened. Being proactive helps keep pests out, tenants content, and units filled. Let American Pest help with our commercial pest control.

What Kinds Of Pests Infest Maryland Businesses And What Kinds Of Damage Do They Cause?

There are many pests that can infest your Maryland business. Many fall under the nuisance category; they’re annoying, but don’t cause any major issues. Others cause serious problems, damaging your building or spreading illnesses. Regardless of the type of pest you’re up against, you don’t want them in your business. The following are some of the most common pests to infest Maryland businesses:

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can become a problem in any type of business, but are best known for infesting hotels. Although they could technically be considered nuisance pests since their bites are not known to transmit any diseases and they don’t cause any true damage to your facility, the mental and emotional toll these pests take, as well as how large an infestation can become, makes them a serious problem. If word gets out about a bed bug infestation in your business, you can be sure you’ll lose customers.


Birds are common problems for businesses. Some, such as geese, can make it difficult for customers to access your facilities due to their aggressive natures. They also leave contaminated droppings all over the ground. Others, such as pigeons or swallows, like to nest or roost along your roof or in your attic. These birds cause serious damage to your building with their acidic droppings and nest building. They can also cause illnesses through their droppings and parasites they carry on their bodies.


Flies are definitely a nuisance, but they are also dangerous when they get into your Maryland business. Flies spread contaminants all over the place, so they become especially dangerous in settings with food, such as restaurants and food processing facilities. Unfortunately, these are also the places they most often frequent.


Of all the pests that can infest your business, cockroaches are amongst the worst. They are filthy creatures that spread many diseases and can cause problems for people who suffer with allergies or asthma. Making matters worse is how difficult it is to eliminate a cockroach infestation. They can increase in population very quickly and they are extremely difficult to kill. Getting rid of cockroaches requires the skilled services of a professional, and no one does it better than American Pest.


Mosquitoes are rarely a problem in indoor locations, but they certainly make their mark outside. As the deadliest animal on Earth, they spread serious, and sometimes fatal, diseases through their bites. They’re also irritating because they leave itchy spots behind after they bite. If your business relies on its outdoor areas, you’ll want to get your mosquito problem under control for both the safety and comfort of your guests.


Rodents are one of the few pests that cause problems for both people and buildings when they infest an area. The health problems they cause mostly stem from the contaminated waste they spread around, although they can also bite and scratch. The damage they cause can be extensive, from chewing holes through your inventory to gnawing on electrical wiring to ruining insulation. A rodent infestation is something no business owner wants to deal with.


Termites are rarely seen, but they will cause serious damage to your building the entire time they’re there. These tiny pests eat wood and will happily snack on the wooden structures inside your facility, including the very structures that hold your building up. Eliminating an active termite infestation is vital, but preventing one before it occurs is the better option.

Why Is Proactive Pest Control So Important?

Many Maryland business owners feel that pest control is only something that’s necessary after pests invade instead of something that needs to be done proactively. After all, why spend money on a problem that doesn’t exist yet? The truth is in the well-known saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” By taking the time and money to institute pest control practices at your business, you can save a lot of time and money down the road.

Consider the effect of a rodent infestation in your place of business. If you have no prevention methods in place, rodents can easily access your building. Once inside they’ll start damaging the building, as well as the things inside. They’ll reproduce and quickly grow in number. They’ll contaminate things, such as food, that can cause illnesses in your employees or customers.

At this point, you won’t simply need pest control to take care of the problem. In addition to the pest control that will now have to both eliminate the active rodent infestation and prevent future rodent infestations, you’ll also need services to properly clean and sanitize the areas where the rodents spent time. You’ll need to remove damaged items and replace them. All of this takes time and may require that your business be shut down, which further cuts into your ability to generate revenue. Furthermore, you’ll need to take steps to repair your business’s damaged reputation. All of these things cost far more time, money, and effort than simply enacting proactive pest control measures before a pest infestation can occur.

How Can American Pest Help Your Business Thrive?

At American Pest, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to develop and implement a pest control plan for your business that is designed to protect it from any pests that may try to invade. Using the latest technological advances in the industry, eco-friendly solutions, and sustainable practices, you know you’re in good hands with American Pest.

Don’t let the stress of a pest infestation damage your business and steal your time and money. Contact American Pest to protect your business from pest threats of all kinds. We are standing by and ready to help with all your commercial pest control needs.


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