World Pest Day Brings Awareness This Summer
For over 85 years, American Pest has been providing the most comprehensive pest control services for business and homeowners in Scaggsville and throughout Maryland and Virginia. As a locally owned and operated pest control company, American Pest has developed specialized pest control services that are highly effective, eco-friendly, and affordable. If ants, bed bugs, mice or cockroaches are plaguing your Scaggsville property, contact American Pest and let the experts to get rid of problem pests.
In Maryland there are three species of ants that are common to Scaggsville homes; odorous house ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants. Odorous ants are small dark brown ants that are the most common ants found within homes. They are easily identified by the distinctive odor they emit (similar to the scent of rotten coconuts) when they are crushed. Pavement ants are small brownish black ants that can be found in cracks and crevices of driveways, but can also invest buildings that are built on concrete slabs. Carpenter ants are one of the largest species of ants found in Maryland, with the winged queen reaching up to an inch in length. These wood destroying insects do not digest wood, but build tunnels and chambers for their colonies, within the wooden structure of your home.
If ants have made their way into your home, then they have found what they were looking for; food, water, and shelter. The professionals at American Pest would like to offer homeowners some helpful tips on how to prevent ants, as well as fleas, spiders, and stinging insects from invading your home:
Make sure food is securely sealed in containers with tight fitting lids
Repair or replace leaky faucets
Make sure sinks are clean and water is not left in them overnight
Seal holes or cracks around pipes, baseboards, cabinets, doors, and windows
If even after you have put in place our preventative steps and ants are still marching through your home, don’t attempt do it yourself chemicals or treatments. Contact the professionals at American Pest to schedule an appointment today! Specializing in ant control, we have the knowledge and tools to get rid of ants in your home!
Cockroaches, like many other pests, are always in search of food, water, and shelter and can easily adapt to a variety of environments, typically favoring warmer indoor conditions. The problem pests are sometimes found in commercial facilities, attracted to leftover food crumbs, spills, or dripping faucets. At American Pest, we have designed our commercial pest services to get rid of common commercial pests, especially cockroaches. Of highly trained team of experts will identify problem pest activity and apply environmentally friendly treatments and exclusion techniques. You can trust in the professionals at American Pest to eliminate nuisance pests and keep your image and reputation tarnish free.
After being dormant for nearly 50 years, bed bug infestations are quickly on the rise in the United States and Scaggsville, Maryland, is no exception. These tiny, flat bloodsucking parasites are rapidly colonizing in homes, apartment and condo complexes, hospitals, movie theaters, hotels, and retail stores. At American Pest, we understand how difficult it is to get rid of bed bugs, which is why we offer a variety of bed bug treatments for residential and commercial settings, including:
K-9 Scent Detection
Mattress and Box Spring Encasement
Conventional Pesticide Treatments
Typical signs of bed bug activity are itchy red welts on your skin, shed bed bug skins, reddish brown spots on linens, and in severe infestations a room will be saturated with a sweet musty odor, often compared to over-ripened raspberries. If you have noticed any of these signs or just want to be proactive in bed bug prevention, contact our Scaggsville office to schedule an appointment today!
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