Preventing Holiday Bed Bug Infestations for Greater-DC Homes
Gibson Island’s location overlooking the Chesapeake Bay provides a beautiful backdrop for its lucky homeowners to enjoy. Gibson Island, Maryland is located only an hour away from the major cities of Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Annapolis, and offers the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Unfortunately, along with people enjoying the plentiful outdoor spaces found in Gibson Island, insects and rodents also love the plentiful rolling hills, open waterfronts, wetlands, and wooded areas Gibson Island provides. To protect your home from area pests using green pest control services, turn to the area pest control experts at American Pest. Our industry-leading pest control services can provide you with the modern, effective, and eco-friendly services needed to keep pests out all year long and to protect your family and home from their dangers and damages. Contact us today to learn more about our pest preventative and control services or to schedule a free pest control estimate!
Implementing a year-round pest control program into your Gibson Island home is important for many reasons, reasons that include:
Pests spread dangerous diseases to people and pets.
Pests feed on food found in your home, contaminating it with their saliva and excrement.
Pests can cause damage to the structure of your home.
Pests damage personal belongings like clothing, furniture, books, pictures, and more.
Pests are a nuisance to deal with inside of your home.
At American Pest, our professionals have developed the pest control programs that are needed to solve your Gibson Island home’s unique pest problems. We offer year-round pest control through our Preferred Care programs, and targeted solutions to eliminate pests like bed bugs, termites, ants, mosquitoes, ticks, termites, and rodents. To maintain a pest-free environment in and around your Gibson Island home and to protect your family and pets from their dangers, contact the professionals at American Pest to request a free pest control estimate!
At American Pest, we can protect your home from destructive carpenter ants through our highly effective residential pest control services. Carpenter ants often invade homes while foraging for food sources; they then typically decide to stay to create additional satellite nests inside of your home to be close to their newly discovered food sources. Once inside they continuously tunnel through your home’s structural wood creating more and more structural damage inside of it as they go. To stop carpenter ants in their tracks, the professionals at American Pest have the experience needed to find all of their nesting areas, provide the necessary targeted treatments to eliminate the infestation, and then will put into place the prevention measures to stop future problems with these damaging ants. In addition to our professional services, you can do the following things in and around your property to help protect it from a carpenter ant infestation.
Remove piles of wood, leaves, fallen trees, and other organic debris from your property that have the potential to attract carpenter ants
Remove overgrown vegetation from the exterior of your home that could allow the ground to retain excess moisture
Seal entry points into your home; inspect the foundation, exterior walls, and exterior doors and windows
Make sure that outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids on them; pick up uneaten pet food in-between feedings
Install dehumidifiers in the basement and make sure that crawl spaces are properly ventilated to help reduce humidity levels in your home
To learn more about controlling and eliminating carpenter ants, call us today at American Pest!
Cockroaches are very dangerous pests that unfortunately have the potential to find their way into any Maryland home, including homes located in Gibson Island. To prevent these invasive, disease-spreading pests from walking, flying, or hitchhiking their way into your home, the professionals at American Pest want to offer you the following cockroach prevention tips:
Quickly clean up spills and crumbs found in kitchen and pantry areas
Store food in air-tight containers instead of in the original packaging that they were purchased in
Make sure to wash dirty dishes on a regular basis and regularly remove trash from your home
Inspect boxes and packages for signs of cockroaches before bringing them inside of your home
If possible don’t purchase used furniture or appliances for your home, they could be harboring adult cockroaches or their eggs
The best solution to any size cockroach infestation is to partner with the cockroach control experts at American Pest; our professionals can find and eliminate every single cockroach and put into place the preventative services needed to stop a re-infestation.
A bed bug infestation can be tricky to spot, which is why they often become so large before professional help is sought. The bed bugs flat oval-shaped body allows them to easily hide unnoticed in the cracks and crevices of mattresses, box springs, walls, furniture and other areas of your home. Understanding some of the common signs of a bed bug infestation is the best way to get the professional help that is needed to eliminate them from your Gibson Island home as quickly and completely as possible. If bed bugs are in your home they will leave behind dark streaks of their excrement or spots of blood on bedding, pillows, mattresses, box springs, furniture, or walls. You may find that you or family members are waking up with unexplained mosquito-like bites. Also, bed bugs in large number give off a musty smell, noticing a musty smell in a room or home that is otherwise free of mildew and mold is another good indication that bed bugs are present. For peace of mind knowing whether or not bed bugs are in your home, schedule routine bed bug inspections from the Maryland bed bug professionals at American Pest. If bed bugs are ever discovered we have the services needed to quickly eliminate the infestation in an environmentally friendly manner. Give us a call to learn more about our bed bug control services.
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