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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Baltimore, MD

What is your pest treatment approach?
What is our success rate on pest treatment?
What specific pesticides will you apply and are they safe?
Will my family need to leave the house during pest treatment?
What if I keep seeing pests? Do you offer warranty or guaranties?
What does a tech look for when inspecting my home?
*Does a tech need to treat the inside and outside of my home on every quarterly pest visit?
Are you licensed and insured?
What areas do you service?
Does your treatment work?
Does post-treatment rain have negative effects?
What if I treat, but my neighbor doesn’t?
What types of chemicals do you employ?
Can my kids and pets be outside during treatment?
Will your treatment harm my garden and plants?v
Are you licensed?
When will I know you’re coming?
Do I need to be home during the treatment(s)?
Do I need to schedule your service every 21 days?
Should I rely on the information on brodyswatteam.com to determine whether I have a vector-borne disease?
Are you guys cool?

 

What is your pest treatment approach?


We conduct an inspection, assessment and design a targeted plan based on our IPM – Integrated Pest Management approach. IPM uses current pest control methods to eliminate pests with the lowest possible hazard to people, your property and the environment.

The treatment we suggest would depend on many factors, such as your location, the pest’s habits and lifecycle, time of the year, as well as any unique circumstances. We offer tailored solutions to each customer and apply the least toxic, yet effective treatments first. The safety of your family, children and pets is our #1 priority.

 

What is our success rate on pest treatment?


Brody Brothers Pest Control has been family-owned and operated for more than 30 years with experience you can count on. Your pest issues will be well taken care of.

We have the right products and services to fit all your home or business needs.  If you are looking for a reliable pest management company to help keep pests away year around, take a look at our home protection plan.

 

What specific pesticides will you apply and are they safe?


We use the most effective and least toxic products that will solve your pest problem. We have a variety of materials in our arsenal, including natural and reduced risk products, but there is no single, universal product that we use – it all depends on the pest and other circumstances.

It’s important to note that there is no pesticide that is non-toxic. If there was, it wouldn’t kill any pest.  However, we do our best to minimize your exposure to toxins and indoor air pollution, while doing our job effectively.

 

Will my family need to leave the house during pest treatment?

On rare occasions and only with certain pests (bed bugs or fleas), could there be a need for family members to leave the home. In most situations you can stay.

 

What does a tech look for when inspecting my home?


Everything.  When we perform an inspection, we are not just looking for pests but also for the places where they live and feed. For a successful treatment it’s important to identify any conditions that would support or attract a pest.

Some of the indoor areas we might inspect include underneath dishwashers, behind stoves, unfinished parts of the home like crawl spaces, attics, basements, garages and any other areas of concern.

While inspecting the exterior perimeter of your home, we specifically look for pest entry points that we can seal up. We also inspect secondary areas like sheds, pools, mulch beds, play sets, mail boxes or any other area that could be a problem.

 

*Does a tech need to treat the inside and outside of my home on every quarterly pest visit?


Generally no. We perform quarterly service to help prevent pests that might be tempted to enter your home due to seasonal weather changes in Maryland. This helps us stop the pest infestation before the issue gets worse.

We recommend that the interior is checked once a year for any pests, especially termites.  This service is usually performed in the winter months when pest pressure is low outside and it gives our technician time to take a good look at the interior of your home.

We understand that each home is different, and we’ll be happy to tailor a plan to better meet your needs.

*Only for customers on our home protection plan

Are you licensed and insured?


Yes, we are fully licensed, bonded and insured. All of our technicians are licensed by the State of Maryland and Quality Pro certified.

All have had a criminal background check and ongoing drug tests are performed. They have gone through a full-time, 2-month training program and continue to receive an ongoing training, complete with bi-weekly testing.

Most importantly, our technicians are people who care about others and are pleasant to deal with. Are you on Angie’s List? Brody Brothers has been awarded Angie’s List Super Service Award 9 different times! Take a look at our reviews and learn why your neighbors trust our service.

 

What areas do you service?


We service the central Maryland region, including Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Carroll County, and Howard County, and the communities in which we operate include – but are not limited to – Pikesville, Baltimore, Roland Park, Towson, Owings Mills, Lutherville Timonium, Cockeysville, Reisterstown, Sykesville, Catonsville, Ellicott City, Marriottsville, Woodstock, Columbia, Clarksville, Highland, Phoenix, Fulton, Laurel, and Westminster.

 

Does your treatment work?


We guarantee that you will experience a huge reduction in the mosquito and/or tick populations on your property (85-90 percent) if you use our services. If a seasonal contract holder has a mosquito or tick problem between his/her regularly scheduled treatment service, we will come out to take care of it.

 

Does post-treatment rain have negative effects?


Our formula dries within about 30 minutes after deployment and binds to surfaces, making it hard to be washed away. Furthermore, the targeted areas are the undersides of leaves. Both of these facts make it hard for rain to be a significant problem in reducing treatment effectiveness.

 

What if I treat, but my neighbor doesn’t?


While it is true that mosquitoes are not held back by fences, our treatment creates a virtual barrier that strongly discourages mosquitoes from entering. Given that mosquitoes are poor fliers, if they do enter, they are likely to rest on a shrub along the outskirts of your property and die shortly after landing to rest or feed on plant glucose.

 

What types of chemicals do you employ?


We use both natural and synthetic products, all of which are registered with the EPA.

 

Can my kids and pets be outside during treatment?


For our synthetic formulas, children and pets should be kept out of the yard for about 30 minutes after treatment. Although the official instructions for our natural treatment allow for children and pets to be outside during deployment, we recommend keeping them inside until about 30 minutes afterward as well.

 

Will your treatment harm my garden and plants?


Our treatment will not harm your landscaping plants. In general, we try to avoid spraying any edible garden vegetables. That said, SWAT Team treatment employs products often used in commercial agriculture. Just as it is widely recommended to properly wash produce that was grown commercially and purchased from a grocery store, so too we recommend that you properly wash your garden vegetables before consumption.

 

Are you licensed?


Yes. We have obtained all legally required licenses, and we are insured.

 

When will I know you’re coming?


We will remind you at least 24 hours before your previously scheduled treatment. If you need to reschedule for any reason but forget to do so prior to our email or call, let us know at this point.

 

Do I need to be home during the treatment(s)?


No, you don’t have to be home. We will simply leave you a notice informing you that we have completed your scheduled service.

 

Do I need to schedule your service every 21 days?


Once you have established a contract with us, there is no need to continuously schedule our service every 21 days. We will send you an email to notify you of when we will come to administer your treatment, and we will leave a notice on your door afterwards (if you are not at home at the time).

 

Should I rely on the information on brodyswatteam.com to determine whether I have a vector-borne disease?


Absolutely not. Talk to a doctor if you are worried you, someone else, or a pet has contracted a vector-borne disease. We do not claim to be a definitive source of medical information, and we do not claim to have complete or authoritative lists or descriptions of symptoms or information on treatment.

 

Are you guys cool?


Yes. We are most definitely awesome.

What Our Clients Are Saying
Over 400 verified Contact Us Online Reviews

“I have been with Brody Brothers for 5.5 years. Ari has been coming to my home for all this time. He does a great job. I hardly ever have an issue. He keeps us pest free which isn't easy living in the woods.”

Jessica Lubek
Owings Mills, MD

“Over 10 year. Service is always top notch. They are always on time and take care of any problems.”

Larry Goldberg
Reisterstown, MD

“We have been using Brody Pest control for about 40 years! We were always very satisfied by their service, always on time and very pleasant and knowledgeable.”

Morris & Greta Lasson
Baltimore, MD

“We have been using Brody Brothers for around 5 years and we love that they are personal and they will keep coming back until a problem is resolved.”

Michal Kovacs
Pikesville, MD