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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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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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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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Brody Brothers Pest Detectives

Sherlock Holmes has nothing on the Brody Brothers. At least when it comes to solving your pest mysteries. We get a lot of calls from homeowners who suspect that they have a pest problem, but don’t know what they’re dealing with and don’t know where to start. We relish the challenge to figure out what
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Is That Bump Really a Spider Bite?

Late summer in Maryland often means small red bumps popping up on your arms and legs after spending time outdoors. While many of these bumps are harmless and caused by mosquitoes, others are more worrisome. Is the bump on your body from a brown recluse or something else? Your Spider Bite May Actually Be a
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