Ticks & Disease: What Every Maryland Property Owner Ought To Know
Catonsville has historic charm, a tight residential community, many commercial opportunities, and close access to highways and metropolitan areas. With all its amenities it’s no wonder so many people like to call it home! In order to protect their homes and properties against insects, rodents, and other pests the residents of Catonsville have come to rely on the experts at American Pest. American Pest has been providing pest control services since 1925 and has become the area's pest control leader; offering quality and affordable services that are all provided by knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced professionals!
Fall has arrived and the holiday season approaches. However, if you’re not careful, you could end up inviting more company inside than just friends and family. As the temperature cools, rats and mice are forced to seek sources of food, water, and shelter to survive the winter - all of which they can find inside the comfort of your home. Don’t put yourself at risk for the diseases and property damage that rodents bring with them: contact American Pest today to find out how our rodent exclusion programs can eliminate any rat or mice problems you might be facing and protect your home for the future.
Ants are a very common household problem; they create outdoor nests and are drawn to homes while foraging for food and water sources. Once they find easy access to food and water, they will continue to return until the food is gone or they are stopped! The best way to control ants and other common household pests like clover mites, box elder bugs, stink bugs, and mice is to put in place a year-round pest control service. Year-round pest protection means that current problems with ants and other pests are eliminated and future pest problems are prevented.
American Pest offers our customers 3 levels of protection for their Catonsville home; whatever your pest control needs are, we can help!
Through this plan our professionals will provide seasonal (4) treatments for existing pest problems, protect homes against over 30 common household pests, seal pest entry points around your home, and provide rodent monitoring and control. If pests return between our visits, we will return and treat at no charge.
The Preferred Care Plus plan includes everything that is in the basic Preferred Care program along with the added benefit of termite monitoring.
The Preferred Care Complete plan is our most inclusive plan, including everything that is in the Preferred Care Plus program; but it also provides our customers with termite control services using the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System.
Bed bugs are a pest that every homeowner fears; they feed on our blood, reproduce quickly, are difficult to eliminate, and cause many sleepless nights. Bed bugs, however, are no match for the bed bug control experts at American Pest; we have developed very safe, non-invasive, and effective strategies that eliminate and control all stages of bed bugs from Catonsville properties quickly. Bed bug control services offered at American Pest include:
K-9 bed bug detection- Bed bug detection dogs work very effectively to find bed bugs in hard to reach areas, they work quickly, and their noses are very accurate.
Bed Bug heat treatments- Heat treatments work by raising the temperature of your home through special mobile heaters. The hot air is circulated and penetrates throughout your home killing the entire bed bug population. Using heat to eliminate bed bugs is fast, non-invasive, and Eco-friendly.
Conventional pesticide treatment against bed bugs.
Mattress and box spring encasement services.
Termites are very damaging pests that cause billions of dollars’ worth of damages to properties all over the United States. Termites are a very frustrating pest for both home and business owners because they are difficult to detect, can cause significant costly damages, and are hard to eliminate. The good news for home and business owners in Catonsville is that the professionals at American Pest have great success when it comes to complete termite elimination and control.
At American Pest we understand that every home and business is different and requires custom services when it comes to termite control. After a thorough inspection if termite activity is discovered on your property, our professional will sit down and discuss which method of termite control is going to work best for your specific situation.
Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System
The Sentricon® system is non-invasive (no digging or trenching require), environmentally friendly, and extremely successful at eliminating termite infestation in both homes and businesses. Here’s how the system works. We place bait stations around your property that are filled with a very small amount of bait (grams). The foraging termites are attracted to the bait, ingest it, and bring the bait back to the colony, eliminating all members- including the queen.
This service includes: An inspection, the installation of the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, the continuous monitoring for new termite activity, and regular maintenance on Sentricon® Systems.
Liquid treatment Option
Liquid treatment is the more conventional treatment option when it comes to termite control. American Pest uses the highly effective Altriset® to eliminate termites through the liquid barrier treatment method. Treatment begins by digging a trench around the foundation of your home or business, the liquid Altriset® is then introduced into the soil. Invading termites will come into direct contact with the treated soil and will bring it back to the colony eliminating its members.
Many pests are a nuisance to have living in and around your home and can be extremely difficult get rid of, but they aren’t really a danger to you or the structure of your home. Other pests are very dangerous to have invading your property and/or home; ticks are an example of a dangerous pest. Not only do they feed on blood from you and your pets, but they also carry and transmit a host of serious diseases including Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is caused by the corkscrew shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi; the longer the tick is attached to its host the greater chance that they will become infected with Lyme disease. In general, if a tick is removed before 24 hours it reduces the chance of the host becoming infected with Lyme disease. Early signs of Lyme disease mimic the flu. A bulls-eye rash can develop on the infected person, but this is not always the case. Lyme disease is a serious disease that can be treated, but complete recovery cannot be guaranteed.
To begin controlling ticks on your Catonsville, Maryland, property our professional will provide an inspection to determine where ticks are hiding and breeding. Then once a month for a period of 6-7 months when ticks are active, American Pest’s tick control experts provide safe and effective treatment services to limit their numbers on your property.
For more information about how American Pest can protect your Catonsville home against nuisance, damaging, and/or dangerous pests, call us today!
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