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Are Ticks Dangerous to You & Your Pets?

Your Guide to Ticks in Baltimore and Montgomery County Spring is here in Baltimore and many of us, including our pets, want to spend time outside. Whether it’s in your backyard or on a hike in the woods, people are concerned about ticks. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get away from ticks entirely if you are
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11 Common Bugs That You May Find in Your Home

There are approximately 91, 000 described bugs in the United States, many of which can easily find their way into your home. No matter where you live, you’re bound to come across an insect or two in your residence. Bugs of any kind are disturbing, however, some can be dangerous, destroy your food, and even damage your
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All About Maryland Ticks

One of the primary concerns every outdoors-loving Maryland resident has during the warm months is ticks. Beyond the 1,867 reported cases of Lyme disease in Maryland in 2016, there are many other diseases that ticks can carry and transmit to humans and furry friends. The Most Common Ticks in Maryland American Dog Ticks: These ticks
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What Would a World Without Pest Control Look Like?

Some people dream of a world without pest control, where bugs and pests are allowed to proliferate freely without human intervention. Other people just want the mosquitos and disease-carrying mice to stay away from their homes. While some people think that a world without pest control would be more environmentally-friendly, the past can show us
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How Do Insects Survive the Winter?

The weather outside is frightful, so how do insects survive to bother you again next year? While some of the wildlife around your home high-tail it to warmer regions or enter hibernation to wait out the colder months, bugs seem to vanish when the first frost appears and magically reappear in the spring. Where do
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Tick-Borne Diseases Rising in Maryland

Over the course of 2014-2016, the spread of illnesses related to mosquito, tick and flea bites grew over 300%, leading the Centers for Disease Control to classify these pests as a threat to public health. Ticks that carry Lyme disease and additional tick-borne illnesses are popping up in more places than ever before, which is
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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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Fleas in the Fall

Summer has ended and your furry friends are spending less time outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you should stop protecting against fleas! In fact, fleas are actually more prevalent during the fall than any other season. A recent study found that the flea count on animals during fall months was 70% higher than the flea
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What Makes Reisterstown Tick?

Ahh Reisterstown. Home to gorgeous properties surrounded by woods and wildlife. These features are part of the reason it’s such a wonderful place to raise a family and spend quality time. Unfortunately, deer and field mice love the area too, which also increases the prevalence of decidedly less cute, more dangerous animals—ticks.   When conditions are right, as
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