Common Bethesda Maryland Pest Control Issues
Bethesda joins Maryland’s many other cities in its beauty, but no matter how beautiful and well-designed a city is, it is a target for pests. A Bethesda Maryland pest control company can help explore common pests in our area. Anywhere there are people, you can be assured that the pests will follow them. However, most people don’t know what pests are common to Bethesda much less how to control them.
There are many different varieties of ants that call Maryland home, and for the most part, you will only see most of these varieties outside the home – where they belong. However, there are a few that are commonly drawn to homes by the presence of food or moisture. If you have leaky pipes or any source of constant water in your home, it will likely attract two common kinds of ants – odorous house ants and carpenter ants. Both species need constant sources of water to survive, so are naturally drawn to old, leaky pipes in your house. While odorous house ants are more of a stinky pest, emitting a rotten odor when crushed, carpenter ants can cause structural damage wherever they build their nests as well as have painful bites.
Regardless of which type of ant you have, the colonies can be difficult to get rid of on your own. A few missed ants could mean that the infestation will continue and because their colonies only send a few ants out at a time to forage for food, finding their colonies is the key to success. The best course of action is to have a professional remove the nest and inspect your house to treat with preventative treatments on the exterior in order to prevent ants from getting in.
Bed Bug Infestation
Infestations of bed bugs typically ravage larger cities, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be found in places like Bethesda. In many cases, they are localized to the bedroom where they hide in bedding, behind headboards, and within bedside tables, but they can easily spread to the rest of your home. Unfortunately, once you have bed bugs, they may be difficult to get rid of. Simply cleaning your bedding is not enough as any missed eggs can still hatch. Bed bugs will need to be handled professionally.
Some areas don’t really have a problem with cockroaches, but unfortunately Bethesda isn’t one of them. While there are many different kinds of roaches in the area, the German Cockroach is the most common of them all. They prefer to live near food sources, so your kitchen is a major target. Not only can they spread bacteria and parasites, but their shed skin and feces cause allergic reactions in some. As cockroaches are experts in hiding and their offspring can often go unnoticed, it is difficult to get rid of these guys without a professional.
While the above are the most common home invading pests, Bethesda is home to plenty of other pests. No matter what pests your home has, you can benefit from contacting a Bethesda Maryland pest control company like Capitol Pest to help get them out of your home and keep them out.
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