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Why Do I Have Silverfish In My Maryland Home?


In most cases, pests are just plain annoying or ugly. Few people would voluntarily spend their time reading things about them. However, it’s a necessary discomfort. Studying insects and creatures is the only way to figure out how to conquer them.... Read More

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The Key To Effective Centipede Control In Washington D.C.


With more legs than you can count at a glance, the centipede is a bizarre creature. And although most homeowners don't want to have centipedes in their homes, they don't know how to keep them out. If you know the key to centipede control, you can keep these dangerous and annoying pests away from your property.... Read More

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What To Do About Yellow Jackets On Your Maryland Property


Spring has sprung, and the summer season is quickly approaching.  The time has finally come for both people and pests to re-emerge from their winter hideaways.  Neighbors who have been hibernating during the winter months are once again coming outdoors to fire up barbecues and dust off deck furniture. ... Read More

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What Smells Do Mosquitoes In Washington D.C. Hate?


When pest problems happen on your property, it can be tempting to try and deal with things yourself. However, this typically leads to three results: You either make the problem worse. You barely make a dent in the problem. Or it seems as if the problem went away, only to return again later. All of these results can be problematic (and even dangerous).... Read More

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Is It Dangerous To Have Sowbugs Around My Maryland Home?


There may be plenty of bugs that invade your Maryland home. Sowbugs probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you consider all of your pest problems. However, no matter what kind of pest is invading your property, it’s never a fun feeling to have bug problems.  The more you learn about these peculiar pests, the more prepared you’ll be to defend your home and yard.... Read More

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The Problems Pavement Ants Can Bring To Your Washington D.C. Property


What’s in a name? Typically names can lead us to judgments about reputations, qualities, and expectations surrounding the subject, but don’t let pavement ants fool you. While they might get their name from their affinity for nesting under the pavement, they can create a variety of problems in the structure of your home or business as well.... Read More

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What You Ought To Know If You Spot Termite Swarms In Maryland


Termites are one of nature’s most destructive forces, but, unlike other natural occurrences, they can be avoided. By understanding what a termite swarm on your property could mean, you might just be able to keep your home from incurring an expensive infestation.... Read More

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Getting Ready For The Return Of Wasps To The D.C. Area 


There’s a lot more to these stinging insects than meets the eye, and no, it’s not just their stingers! The stinging insect family contains quite a lot of variety, including the not-so-friendly backyard wasp. The wasp family includes all sorts of stinging creatures, such as hornets, yellow jackets, and more. They may not look like much, but a single sting from one of these creatures can pack a serious punch. Wasps are unwelcome and ... Read More

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Why Are There Ants In My Maryland Home? 


The season of spooks, ghosts, and boogeymen is long since over, but there is no lack of creepy, freaky ants lining up at your door for a chance to pillage your larder. Ants are not as dangerous to human health as other pest species are, but they certainly are not harmless in any sense of the word. You may be risking your family’s food stores and good health by allowing even a single infestation to continue. If there a... Read More

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What You Can Do To Protect Your Washington D.C. Home From Termites 


Would you believe that a 3/8 inch bug can cause over five billion dollars’ worth of damage every year? If you don’t believe us now, you will when they come knocking at your door! Termites are a species of wood eating insect that have found a forever  home here in Washington D.C. They are cream or white colored worker pests that work hard to build secretive mud tunnels throughout the home, transp... Read More

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Five Easy Silverfish Prevention Tips For Maryland Property Owners 


They can’t hurt you physically, but these creatures are capable of hurting you in other ways: mentally, emotionally, and even financially. Silverfish are short, ¾ inch pests with a penchant for dark and moist areas. They are completely harmless to humans, but extremely dangerous to precious items and memories. Your clothing, photos, and even scrapbooks may be eaten in a short period of time by these creatures, more or less right u... Read More

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What Maryland Property Owners Should Know About Overwintering Pests


Winter is here in Maryland, bringing with it the calmness of snow-hushed roads and quiet evenings indoors. Maryland winters have lots of charm, but they also may bring a specific threat to your property: overwintering pests. Cool weather encourages outdoor pests to seek warm shelter. Overwintering pests are common throughout Maryland, but that doesn’t mean property owners should succumb to pest problems. Here’s all you need to know... Read More

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Here's Why You Should Never Attempt To Get Rid Of A Hornets' Nest


As a kid, you learned to associate things with certain emotions. Birthdays are happy, funerals are sad, the first dates are awkward, and being stung is extremely painful. If you were stung at a young age, you might still have a deep fear of stinging insects. Even if getting stung doesn’t terrify you, it is probably still something you will actively try to avoid.... Read More

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The Best Way To Keep Bees & Wasps Away From Your Maryland Yard This Summer


We all look forward to summer because it means time off from school, vacations, swimming, and outdoor fun. However, flying insects can ruin or disturb all of that. Bees and wasps are feared by many Maryland residents because they sting.  Find out which bees and wasps frequent the area, and how to prevent them with Capitol Pest’s help.... Read More

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How Do I Know If The Ants In My Bethesda Home Are Dangerous?


Proper pest control is so important because infestations can range from mild to hazardous. The diversity among pest varieties means that matching the right solution to the right pest can be a daunting proposition. The information age we live in can be a direct source for the kind of knowledge you need to stay up on pest prevention -- or it can be a source for ineffective at-home solutions.... Read More

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Washington D.C.’s Guide To Protecting Your Clothes From Damaging Moths


Many different types of pests can cause damage to property, but one of the most disheartening side effects of a pest infestation is when holes form in your clothes and linens. Clothing moths are a common culprit, and understanding more about their behavior and traits may be just the thing that puts your home a step ahead on moth prevention and control.... Read More

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Expert Advice About Mosquito Control In Arlington


It doesn’t take long for people to become annoyed by mosquitoes. Their constant buzzing, their itchy bites, and their ability to carry diseases makes mosquitoes one of the most annoying pests in Arlington. With some expert advice on mosquito control, you can prevent these insects from being a nuisance in your home and yard.... Read More

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The Truth About Ground Bees Around Potomac


Most people notice bees as they fly in the air, but there is one type of bee that you will most often see close to the ground. In Potomac and the surrounding area, ground bees are common pests. Learn the truth about these bees and find out what you can do to prevent them in today's article.... Read More

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Now Is The Time To Be Thinking About Ant Prevention In Bethesda


Maryland is home to several types of ants. Some ants are worse than others in terms of risk to your property and your health. Whatever type of ants they may be, we don't want them in our homes. Luckily, Capital Pest Control has experts with experience dealing with all types of Maryland's pests. ... Read More

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Who Else In Bethesda Is Having Problems With Clothes Moths?


Clothes moths are delicate and clumsy little flying insects that you will find bouncing off of lights at night making them hard to distinguish between other moths and flying insects. But unlike most other insects, clothes moths wreak havoc on fabric. One sure sign that you have clothes moths is finding mysterious holes in your stored fabric. If you have a clothes moth infestation, you will find their larvae chewing up your favorite winter outf... Read More

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How To Spot A Clothing Moth Problem In Your Maryland Home


If you were to guess, how much do you think you spend annually on clothing? A couple hundred, several thousand? Regardless of where on the spectrum you fall, we are confident of one thing: you don’t want moths chewing on what clothing you do have. The question is: how do you spot them before they can cause too much damage? We have your answer here today.... Read More

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All You Need To Know About Centipedes In Bethesda


 Centipedes are one of those creatures you never want to find crawling around your Bethesda home. Even just seeing one in the bathroom can make you wonder how many more are lurking in the shadows, and even worse, what they are up too late at night while you are sleeping.... Read More

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Bethesda's Exclusive Guide To Rat Control


There have been many speculations on what the phrase, “Its raining cats and dogs” means. One popular theory is that it came from ancient Greece when cats and dogs would nestle in the thatch of roofing during storms causing them to collapse. Why were they up there? We think they could have been chasing rats. Rats have been around since as far back as recorded history and hunted by cats and dogs for at least that long.... Read More

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What Every Maryland Resident Ought To Know About Overwintering Pests


Do you know that there is a group of animals that like to get into homes just before winter? They're called overwintering pests. And they may be overwintering inside your Maryland residence right now. Let's take a look at which pests are known to act this way, and what you can do about these unwelcome guests.... Read More

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Protecting D.C. Pets From Fleas All Year


We understand that pets are like part of the family. Whether you’re a cat owner or a dog lover, your pets deserve to be loved and protected. Part of that means protecting your pets from fleas. Not only do fleas bother animals, but they can also harm humans. They may seem like a summer pest, but they can appear any time of year.... Read More


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