Brookeville, MD Pest Control

Professional Pest Solutions For Brookeville, Maryland Properties

Unfortunately, pests are a fact of life for home and business owners across Maryland. Rodents, mosquitoes, termites, and other critters are always looking to find a way onto your property and into your life. Luckily, you now have a way to stop them: Capitol Pest. No matter your situation, our team has the tools and know-how to make your pest problem a thing of the past. Contact us today and find out why residents across Maryland and beyond trust us for all their pest problems. 

Home Pest Control In Brookeville, MD

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If pests are living in and around your residential property, you can depend on the professionals here at Capitol Pest to provide innovative home pest control solutions. We offer four levels of pest protection: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. All of our home pest control plans are designed to deal with current pest threats and prevent pest activity in the future. Don’t allow pests to take over your Brookeville home and cause problems for you and your family. Instead, give a call to Capitol Pest today for help with all of your residential pest control needs. We’re ready to provide a customized solution to any pest control problem you may encounter. 

Commercial Pest Control In Brookeville, MD

Invading pests make it impossible to run a successful business. Even one customer spotting a cockroach, mouse, or fly in your commercial facility could lead to a loss of revenue and a destroyed reputation. However, when you partner with the pest technicians here at Capitol Pest, you can rest assured that your commercial property will be protected from pests of all shapes and sizes. We will develop a customized pest treatment plan based on the needs of your property and budget. Contact Capitol Pest today for the exceptional commercial pest control services you deserve. 

Tips to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes in Brookeville, MD

Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying summer pests for Brookeville residents. Incessant buzzing, painful biting and itchy welts are enough to drive anyone indoors and away from these flying blood suckers. Not only are these insects irritating, but they can carry serious infectious diseases like West Nile Virus, which can cause serious neurological issues and even death.

The early spring weather combined with rains will produce mosquitoes earlier than usual. Here are some tips to enjoy your summer outside with fewer interruptions from mosquitoes.

Lotions, Sprays, and Towelettes

During mosquito season, it is important to keep your family and pets safe. If you choose to protect your family with mosquito-repellant sprays, look for those that contain a minimum of 10-25% Deet. Deet is the most reliable and lasting active ingredient for use on the skin. If you plan on taking your family on extended wilderness forays, consider selecting a product with at least 50% Deet as the higher the concentration, typically the longer the ingredient will last. Over the counter products containing Deet are also very effective at repelling ticks, chiggers, and some species of biting flies.

Alternatively, plant-based “natural” mosquito repellants offer minimal protection and are rapidly losing favoritism as incidences of West Nile Virus and Encephalitis are on the rise.

Mosquito-Repelling Plants

There are many plants which act as natural mosquito repellent:

  • Catnip
  • Rosemary
  • Marigolds
  • Citronella

Planting a few of these in natural landscapes can not only beautify your home but also create a barrier against mosquitoes.

Eliminating Standing Water

Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a tablespoon of water. For this reason, ridding your yard of any pools of standing water is vital. After a rain event it is a good idea to do a perimeter check of your property and knock over anything that may remain undisturbed for the week that it takes for mosquito larvae to develop.

For rain barrels designed to capture and store water for use in the garden, it is important to take some preventative measures so you haven’t created a mosquito breeding paradise. Adding goldfish will eat mosquito larvae, a bit of vegetable oil on the surface of the water will deter female mosquitoes from landing to breed, and a filter will move the water enough to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Professional Help

Ultimately, if mosquitoes are giving you trouble, the best bet is always to contact a professional for help. At Capitol Pest, we have decades of experience treating mosquito problems of every shape and size. Contact us today and find out why a professional mosquito treatment could be the perfect solution for your home or business. 

Simple Tips to Keep Your Brookeville, MD Home Rodent-Free

How do you know if you have a mouse in the house? Rodents like rats and mice seek food and shelter as the weather cools to prepare for the harsh cold of winter. It just so happens that kitchens and pantries are some of their favorite places to spend their winter days.

Tiny cracks or holes in outer walls or in the foundation are all it takes for a mouse to find its way into the warmth and comfort of your home. One of the first steps in Integrated Pest Management is to seal exterior entry points to keep pests out before they have a chance to become a nuisance in your home. 

Taking care to clean crumbs and place food in tamper-proof containers can also help in deterring the little rodents from setting up house in your cupboards. Being sure to not let trash pile up inside or outside, especially if it contains food, or mice will move right in.

Luckily, rodents are not the best at hiding their presence. While you may or may not see a mouse scurrying around, these critters are not shy when it comes to pooping in public places. Tiny bits of mouse excrement on counter tops, under the sink or on shelves in the pantry are a surefire sign that there is a mouse in the house.

Do you have rodents in your home, or are you afraid you might? At Capitol Pest, our experienced service staff is trained to find the common entry opportunities and seal them as the first line of defense to keep pests out. Contact us today and find out if a professional rodent treatment might be the perfect solution to keep you rodent-free both now and into the future. 

Preventing Bed Bugs In Your Brookeville, MD Home

Bed bugs are small copper-colored insects that grow to be about 5mm as adults. They are nocturnal insects that feed exclusively on blood. Bed bugs prefer human blood but will also feed on animals if need be. These creepy insects are easily hidden in box springs, bed frames and even the seams of mattresses. They do leave signs of their presence in the form of cast skins and the spotting of their excrement, but in smaller infestations these signs may be overlooked if you don’t know what you are looking for. If you think you might have bed bugs it is best to contact a professional so they can determine the next step.

Since bed bugs can travel so easily in close quarters, remaining vigilant against the threat is your best defense. If you think you may have come in contact with bed bugs, your best course of action is to wash and dry your clothing and bags on the highest temperature possible in order to kill any potential hitchhiking bugs.

Bed bugs are not picky about their environment. They do not have a preference for dirty rooms over clean rooms and their presence does not indicate anything about the sanitation of a certain area.

While bed bugs may be tiny insects, they cause a huge headache that only gets worse with do-it-yourself remedies. From catching your bed on fire to poisoning yourself from chemical misuse, please do not take it upon yourself to try and eradicate the bugs from your home. This is a task best left to professionals with knowledge of products and techniques best suited for each individual case of bed bug infestation.

Prevention is so important because bed bugs are impossible to fight on your own. If the bed bugs start biting, don’t worry: contact us today and schedule a professional bed bug treatment

 

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