Despite its relatively northern location, Maryland is considered part of the Southeastern United States and has high humidity and warmer temperatures in the summer. Pests like mosquitoes thrive in these conditions and make problems for residents during the spring and the summer seasons. Other pests, such as rodents and insects, continue to cause problems in the winter as they invade homes to escape from the cold temperatures.
Pests show up in greater numbers wherever there’s human activity. For one, humans leave behind a lot of waste, so you’ll find rodents rummaging through trash bins in the city and residential neighborhoods. Secondly, as cities and neighborhoods expand, they cut into the pests’ natural habitats. This human invasion brings pests and people closer together and causes problems for both.
Though some pests provide benefits to people, such as bees and their role in pollination, others pose a risk not only to humans but also pets. Mosquitoes spread viral diseases such as the West Nile and the Zika viruses; they also infect dogs and cats with heartworm. Ticks transmit Lyme disease and other bacterial infections, and rodents spread salmonella, hantavirus and more.
Not all pests transmit diseases but still cause numerous problems. Bed bugs can infest homes and businesses within weeks of introduction, and carpenter ants bore holes in a building’s fascia. Termites cost homeowners thousands of dollars every year, and stink bugs are a nuisance throughout the summer and autumn. Without professional pest control, a few rodents and pest insects can turn into a widespread infestation.
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No matter how secure your home might be, pests can find their way inside. They may enter unnoticed when you open your door, find a tiny crack around a window or locate another "secret passage" between your yard and your home. You may also carry them inside in a grocery bag or package. Once they have successfully invaded, their population will increase dramatically in a very short period. Cockroaches, mice, spiders and many other home invaders can pose a serious risk to your health, contaminate your food or damage your home and belongings. Eliminating pests, however, is a job that should be left to the professionals to ensure the safety of your pets and family as well as to make sure that the pests are truly gone. My Pest Pros has the training and experience to eliminate any type of pest that may be troubling you.
No matter what type of business you operate, pests are not going to help you retain customers or protect your investment. Cockroaches, for example, can ruin a restaurant's reputation, but they can also play havoc with customer loyalty at a grocery store, clothing boutique or hair salon. Bedbugs, mice or cockroaches can cause bookings at your hotel to plummet. Nor is it just your customers who may want to escape your business — your employees may be unhappy and spend more time worrying about the pests than handling their tasks. Whatever kind of pest is troubling your business, the experts at My Pest Pros has the solution.
For many decades, pesticides were the first strategy attempted for pest control. Growing concerns over the effects that pesticides were having on the environment, however, led to the development of alternative methods that were ecologically friendly. When you combine risk of environmental damage with the fact that many pests have developed varying degrees of immunity to traditional pesticides, it is easy to see the benefits of "green" pest control. Organic treatments, sanitation modifications and biological controls can often be the safest, most effective solution. At My Pest Pros, we practice this type of integrated pest management, which includes ensuring that pests are identified accurately and employing pesticides only as a last resort.