Professional Pest Solutions For Laurel, Maryland Properties

Laurel, Maryland is located in Prince George’s County along the banks of the Patuxent River. Residents benefit from parkland, community centers, pools, and parks like the Centennial Park, the Discovery Community Park, and the Riverfront Park. The community has concerts and movies in the parks, annual festivals like Lakefest and Riverfest, and events throughout the year.

Laurel residents and business owners can rest easy knowing that their city is within the service area of Capitol Pest. We’ve been active in the area for years. We value commitment, accountability, respect, and innovation. We know how much your community means to you, and we want to help you keep your family and friends safe from the dangers that many pests bring.
 
For premier pest control services in Laurel, call Capitol Pest today for a free inspection. No matter how big or small your pest problem is, we want to help. Let us take care of mosquitoes, cockroaches, rodents, and whatever other pests you’re fighting. You'll be glad you did.

Residential Pest Control In Laurel, MD

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With Capitol Pest, your pest control starts with a free inspection from one of our Field Inspectors. This inspection helps us identify the species of pests plaguing your home, as well as entry points, attractors, and steps we need to take toward elimination and prevention.
 
Because we know that one size does not fit all, we’ve created several plan options. You can request our services for a specific pest, like rodents or mosquitoes, or you can choose one of our comprehensive pest control plans. These are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
 
The Bronze plan covers 36 pests and includes both interior and exterior inspection and treatment. Silver includes over 55 pests, plus rodent maintenance. The Gold increases that with the option to add termite protection, mosquito protection, or a liquid barrier treatment. Finally, Platinum allows you the same choice as Gold, but you’re able to select two.
 
Our pest control treatment plans focus on eliminating current problems while preventing problems from arising in the future. We take a preventative approach built with innovative expertise from our team of technicians, entomologists, and a zoologist and biochemist.

Commercial Pest Control In Laurel, MD

Our team of pest control experts doesn’t just specialize in residential pest control. We’re happy to offer commercial pest control to properties, including apartments and condos, office buildings, corporate parks, hotels, restaurants, healthcare, and medical facilities. If you aren’t sure whether we can help your business, give us a call and we’ll let you know.
 
Capitol Pest is currently the highest-rated company in the DC area, but we’re always striving to improve. Our innovative approach lets us work with you to create customized treatment plans that are unique to the needs of your business.
 
We treat common pests like cockroaches and ants, and we also offer specialized treatment for rodents, termites, and bed bugs. No matter what pests you’re dealing with, we’ll talk you through the process and share our detailed documentation with you so that you’re a part of the team. If you aren’t satisfied, we offer a 90-day guarantee. We’re confident we can help!

Are Mosquitoes In Laurel, MD Dangerous?

Mosquitoes are universally known as nuisance pests. They’re loud, persistent, and their bites itch for days. However, people sometimes forget how dangerous these pests are. They cause more deaths than any other insect, because of transmitting diseases such as Zika, malaria, West Nile Virus, dengue, and more. Many of these diseases can be fatal. Even without transmitting these diseases, mosquito bites may cause allergic reactions in some people, resulting in rashes and swollen bites.
 
Mosquitoes are active in Maryland from April to October. They breed quickly anywhere there is standing water and they bite persistently. In order to find mosquito relief, give us a call to ask about our one-time or seasonal mosquito treatment plans. Our safe treatment targets mosquito resting sites, breeding sites, and mosquito hideouts such as tall grass, dense vegetation, and shaded areas.
 
We can treat residential areas in order to prepare your yard for a big event, or we can offer seasonal treatments to keep your home or business safe from mosquitoes throughout the year. Our treatments are safe for you and your family and safe for the environment. Your safety is our priority.

What Attracts Cockroaches To Your Laurel, MD Property?

For a business, the presence of cockroaches can be detrimental. Not only can they contaminate food and surfaces, but they’re also a sure way to scare away customers. In a home, cockroaches are an unwanted presence. They carry bacteria and diseases and are both a nuisance and a terror. When it comes to preventing cockroaches, professional services paired with knowledge about main attracting factors will help you keep your building safe from these pests. So what attracts cockroaches and how can you keep them away?
 
The main attracting factor for cockroaches is food. Of course, food for them isn’t just what we think of as food. While roaches do love human food, they’ll also come for decaying matter, organic materials, and fecal matter. They love waste, so they congregate around garbage and decay.
 
To prevent cockroaches, you first need to learn to clean well. This means sweeping crumbs and wiping spills. It also means cleaning under appliances and in hard-to-reach corners. It means storing trash in containers with airtight lids and storing food in tightly sealed containers. It means never leaving food out overnight, even pet food, and avoiding letting dirty dishes sit out.
 
Sometimes cockroaches are inevitable. Even the cleanest house can have cockroaches. When this happens, contact us at Capitol Pest for help. Our inspection will help determine why roaches are getting inside. Once we’ve determined the cause of your cockroach infestation, we’ll create a long-term solution for you. We’ll spray a chemical barrier to prevent a re-infestation, and we’ll eliminate any and all cockroaches already inside your home.
 
Our cockroach-elimination approach targets cockroaches at all stages of life, including eggs and nymphs, instead of just eliminating mature cockroaches. Plus, our plans are affordable and customizable, so that you never need to hesitate about whether or not to call.
 
Whether you’re dealing with cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants, termites, or rodents, Capitol Pest has the tools, expertise, and experience necessary to deal with all Laurel’s pest problems. We’re just one phone call away, and we love being able to keep you safe.

The Difference Between Termite and Ant Swarms in Laurel, MD

Springtime in Laurel brings a variety of insect activity – both inside and outside. No one wants to see insects in their home, especially termites and flying ants. These two pests can be a major problem for any homeowner.

Have you ever been outside working in your yard or doing spring repairs and seen a group of swarming insects? There are several different ways to tell a swarming ant from a termite swarmer. At first glance, they look quite similar. A trained pest control professional can identify them quite easily.

Swarming ants have a set of two wings and elbowed, or bending, antennae. The ant’s wings are different sizes. The set closer to the ant’s head is a little bit longer than the rear set. Swarming ants also have a narrower waist; this trait is much harder to notice when they are on the move. Swarming termites, or reproductives, also have two sets of wings, just like the swarming ant. Although, the antennae on termites are straight and do not bend.

Swarming presence of either insect indicates mating. Winged ants or termites are the reproductive insect of both ants and termites. They are swarming to find mates and start their own colonies. Both ants and termites will break off their wings after mating. If you have a problem with these pests you may notice or find piles of wings. Winged termites and ants have the ability to fly right into your home through an open window or door. It is also a possibility that a colony has already been established in your home and that colony may be looking to expand. They could also have flown in through an open window. Either way, the problem needs to be addressed as quickly as possible.
Worried about termites or ants around your Laurel, MD property? Contact the professionals at Capitol Pest for help today!

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite in Laurel, MD

Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite! We’ve all heard the rhyme at some point in our lives. But could we all recognize a bed bug when we’ve seen one? Learn more about these hitchhikers, how to prevent them, and what to do if you’ve found yourself sharing a room with them.

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans. Adult bed bugs look similar to an apple seed, and are reddish-brown in color. Bed bug nymphs differ from adults in that they are often much smaller (1 millimeter) and may appear clear or tan in color. There have been cases where Carpet Beetles have been mistaken for bed bugs. If you look for signs of bed bugs, but can’t seem to find any, Carpet Beetle larvae could be the culprit. 

Bed bugs are extremely adept hitchhikers. They travel in luggage, on clothing, and inside furniture or other items that have been in infested areas. Bed bugs aren’t limited to just homes and hotel rooms. They can be found in train cars, office buildings, and airplanes, too. Other places where people are at rest for a period of time are at risk, too. In multiple unit housing facilities (apartments, town homes, etc.), bed bugs will often infest surrounding units and will readily travel 5-20 feet from an established harborage to feed on a host.

The first sign of a possible bed bug infestation are small bites on your body. Another common sign is the presence of dark ink-like stains on the mattress or bedding materials and on furniture itself. Skins that are shed from bed bugs during the molting process may also be found near to where they hide. It’s important to note, however, that while some people show symptoms resulting from bed bug bites, many will observe no symptoms at all.

While bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, they are most active at night, and due to their nature, they are often not seen during the day. Because they are small and flat, bed bugs are able to squeeze into tiny cracks and crevices on mattresses and box springs, behind headboards, and inside furniture, sometimes making them virtually undetectable.

Unfortunately, when the bed bugs bite, there’s only one solution: call a professional for help. At Capitol Pest, our team of licensed professionals have all the tools and equipment you need to eliminate bed bugs and keep them from coming back. Contact us today and find out if a professional bed bug treatment from Capitol Pest is the right solution for your home. 

Dangers Rodents Bring to Laurel, MD Homes

Many homeowners do not react the way they should to a mouse climbing in their walls. We think, "great! We have a mouse," and go grab a few traps at the store. Why do we think laying a couple traps in the back of the sink cabinet is going to protect us from mice? Because we don't truly understand the threat. We think we are protecting ourselves against inconvenience. It is a pain to deal with a mouse thumping and scraping in the wall, or on the ceiling. And, even more frustrating to find a hole chewed through the oatmeal box. Mice can be frustrating. But that is not the real threat mice pose to families.

Wild rodents have scavenging habits, and mice and rats are one of the worst. Their superior GI tract allows them to eat some of the grossest things you can imagine. That is why you'll find them in a bacteria infested garbage bin, or crawling in a sewer pipe. They rather enjoy it--not unlike a pig rolling around in sun heated slop. This behavior is what make them a threat to your family. The mouse that just feasted on a five day old piece of meat loaf, and slid over a maggot infested clump of mayonnaise, is the same rodent sliding over your plates and silverware.

That bacteria can produce some undesirable health problems like: dysentery, pneumonia, diarrhea, and urinary tract infections--to name a few. If you get the wrong rodent living in your home, it can be far worse.

The solution is not to get a couple traps, and hope for the best. You don't need even one mouse or rat livinging your home. Protect and seal your exterior walls and foundation before fall, when rodents begin searching for a place to spend the winter. Look in hard to see places, like under a deck, porch, patio, or stairwell. If a mouse has been chewing its way into your house, it did it under some protective covering. Get a strong flashlight and look in those dark places, or pull some boards up, to get a better peek. If you have a broken gutter, or a hidden place where water is getting close to your exterior walls, this is a prime target for mice. Soft or rotted wood is easier to gnaw through. Find these areas and seal them with caulk, until you can get them properly fixed.

For added protection, contact a pest specialist and have them do an inspection. There is a large database on rodent infiltration, and a professional technician can give you exclusion tips based on your specific situation.

Have mice and rats invaded your Laurel home? Don’t wait: contact the pest pros at Capitol Pest for help today, and find out why a professional rodent treatment might be just what you need to take back your home against these destructive, dangerous pests. 

 

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