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The Most Common Household Pests In Waldorf And How To Keep Them Away

December 14, 2023 - Spring Pest Control

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Sometimes, you have to take time to consider the things in life that might cause you harm. This is the case with driving on busy roads and climbing tall mountains as much as it is for living inside your home with pests. Today, we will be talking about the most common types of pests in Waldorf and how you can keep them out of your interior spaces.

Reach out to our team at Mike’s Pest and Termite Control if you need our assistance handling a problem with invasive creatures. We will make sure you have everything you need to know about local pest control and share with you some of our options to handle problematic species.

Top Pest Threats For Area Homes

There are so many different types of pests that call our area home. Some are exclusively outdoor pests, while others like to come indoors. Today, we will focus on the creatures that love to invade homes. These include spiders, ants, rodents, and termites.

Spiders are eight-legged arachnids that sometimes build webs to catch their prey. Ants are social insects that live in large colonies and enjoy trailing through homes looking for food. Rodents are one of the largest pest species locally and have a good time breaking into homes to find food, moisture, and shelter. Finally, termites love wood. They will consume homes from the inside out, which tends to be a problem. Speaking of problems, here are some other problems local pests cause. 

The Hidden Risks Of Pests In The House

Living with any type of pest infestation comes with its fair share of trouble. Although it is true that some local species are worse than others, all are, at the very least, annoying.

That said, lots of local pests are dangerous and destructive. Rodents spread disease and damage property with their sharp teeth. Spiders sometimes bite people and can be seriously harmful. Ants can contaminate food and occasionally get people sick by spreading bacteria indoors. Finally, termites destroy wood and severely damage homes given enough time. 

Things You Can Do To Prevent Pests In Your Home

Before we talk about professional pest control, we think you should know some things about general pest prevention. Here are some tips and tricks that might help you keep local species out of your home.

  • Make sure your home’s exterior has proper sealing.

  • Invest in screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps to properly seal and protect exterior doors and windows.

  • Keep your living areas clean and tidy.

  • Address food messes and drink spills when they happen inside your home.

  • Invest in trash cans that have tight-fitting lids.

  • Fix leaky fixtures and piping.

For more help keeping pests out of your home, talk with our team about our service offerings. We will find an option for pest control near you that best works for your home. 

Professional Pest Control Offers Lasting Protection For Your Home

The only way to find long-term relief from pests is with professional pest control services. We work hard at Mike’s Pest and Termite Control to make sure our community has access to advanced options to deal with all sorts of invasive species.

Let us pay you a visit to find out what types of pests are inside your home and offer some simple solutions to get them out fast. If you want year-round protection, ask us about our general pest control plans. We would be happy to schedule ongoing services to protect you and your home. Contact Mike's Pest and Termite Control now to learn more about our service offerings and find a treatment time that works for you and your Waldorf property.

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Fast, friendly, and thorough! I reached out via the web contact form about a deluge of ants outside that were starting to breach my home. They called me right away, Angie was very personable and got me scheduled immediately for an inspection with Mike. Mike arrived ahead of schedule, walked the yard with me and provided great insight on my pest issues. The very next day Roy came out and treated the exterior. He was very thorough and knowledgeable and was done in no time. I’m so relieved to have these folks in my corner to battle my pest problem. I would highly recommend them to anyone with a pest issue.

Kelly Q.
18 May 2023
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