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Summer Picnics in Maryland Mean One Thing: Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets are aggressive pests located throughout Maryland. Whether you’re having a cookout on your deck or eating an ice cream cone on the boardwalk, yellowjackets can ruin a fun moment (and sting you) in seconds. Every year, yellowjackets bother Maryland homeowners and lead to thousands of painful stings and emergency room visits. Yellowjacket 101 Yellowjackets
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Watch Out for Poisonous Snakes This Summer

In Maryland, poisonous snakes are rarely near or inside of residences. However, these pests can be spotted on hiking trails and in parks around the state. While your initial reaction might be to panic if you come across one on your property, you should call pest control immediately and leave the snake alone. Some of
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Enjoy Your Summer Without Hopping on a Plane

Want to have some summer fun without the lines at the airport? There are tons of gorgeous, family-friendly beaches within driving distance of the Baltimore area. So pack your bags and grab a book—it’s time for fun on the beach! The Best Local Beaches There are many public beaches along the Chesapeake Bay of various
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Bugs (and BUGSS) in Baltimore, MD

There’s plenty of talk about bugs in Baltimore, but have you encountered any of these awesome, unique bugs that make the city great? Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS) BUGSS is a unique public laboratory space that offers classes, lab access, and seminars so that anyone in the city can investigate the world around them. BUGSS
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Every Dog-Day Cicada Has Its Day

The infamous Brood X of cicadas that emerge every 17 years won’t be popping out of the ground until 2021. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t see any cicadas in the meantime. The Dog-day cicada is a common sight in Maryland, especially during the late summer months. Dog-Day Cicada 101 As you might be able
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All About the Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Eastern tent caterpillars are all over Baltimore in the late spring on black cherry trees, ornamental apple trees, and ornamental cherry trees. While these caterpillars aren’t pests to be treated, sidewalks and trees will be teeming with them shortly. How Can You Identify the Eastern Tent Caterpillar? These pests lay eggs on the thin twigs
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Preparing Your Home and Garden for Spring Pests

The odorous house ant is one of the most common pests facing Maryland homeowners. Most pest species of ants are attracted to sweets, and they can cause huge headaches for gardeners and anyone else wanting to protect plants from aphid and ant infestations. Are the trees and shrubs near your home encouraging an ant problem?
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The Cost of Invasive Species in Maryland

Invasive species have serious consequences for every part of the United States, and they amount to billions of dollars’ worth of damage to United States crops, properties and landscapes. These harmful pests spread rapidly and ruin ecosystems if allowed to go unchecked. Even in Maryland, invasive species are a serious problem. The Basics of Invasive
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Should You Call Pest Control for a Head Lice Problem?

Every year, we receive calls from concerned parents about head lice, and every year we have to let them know that head lice are a medical issue and not a pest control issue. Are you dealing with a bad case of head lice or concerned about preventing your children from catching a nasty infestation? Here’s
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Anne Arundel County’s Solution to the Rabies Virus

Over the course of seven months last year in Maryland, over 112 animals were diagnosed with rabies, including raccoons, bats, foxes, and groundhogs. Anne Arundel County has launched a new project aimed at tackling the high number of rabies cases in the county using the Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccination (ORV). The baits are designed to
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