Since 1936, the exterminators at Capitol Pest have proven their expertise to customers time and time again. But partial credit for their success must go to Dr. Russell Travers, the on-staff entomologist (insect expert) who chimes in when particularly tricky pest infestations threaten homes. Many pests are easy enough to treat without his help, though, such as common ants, ticks, stinkbugs, and termites. Some treatments, such as termite baiting use eco-friendly techniques?in this case, a lethal but EPA-approved termite bait set in soil around the home and inside its structure that spreads quickly throughout the entire colony.
Bed bugs, on the other hand, quickly succumb to an insecticide that reaches inside every mattress and piece of furniture, making it impossible for the blood suckers to get a good night's sleep. A similar fate awaits rats and mice when the exterminators employ their anti-rodent program, setting traps and baits where rodents are active within the home and providing a thorough inspection for rodent entry points. After an estimate is provided, the staff is capable of sealing any necessary areas, be it, screening a vent, installing door sweeps, or replacing bricks, wood trim, or using concrete.
The licensed team of bug-zappers from Excalibur Extermination wield an arsenal of safe, EPA-approved products in their quest to rid spaces of pesky intruders such as mosquitoes, ants, and termites. Homeowners can call upon the exterminators for an initial visit, which includes insecticidal power spray, crack and crevice treatments, and placement of insect monitor stations. For more stubborn critters, such as bed bugs, mosquitoes, or unwelcome in-laws, targeted treatments uproot the offending colony without causing a health concern for humans or pets.
Featured in several top Baltimore publications, dogma pampers pawed pals with convenient, self-serve bathing stations, nutritional pet foods, and a fully stocked pet-supply boutique. Hoist dirty dogs into one of the large stainless-steel tubs situated along the bath wall to suds away mud, grass, and overpowering canine cologne during a 30-minute stretch. Each bathing session equips owners with aprons, towels, and a dryer, but customers must bring their own shampoo or purchase it from the shop's wide selection of all-natural products.
When Irving and Shirley Brussell founded Brussell Exterminating Services in 1947, they began doing what no one else wanted to: ridding homes of all unwanted pests. Today, the company's licensed team of exterminators continue to handle infestations of unwanted critters ranging from termites and ants to mice and house guests overstaying their welcome. The outfit calls its approach Integrated Pest Management—a holistic approach to helping households solve their pest problems, instead of spot treatments that don't address the source of the larger problem. This big-picture approach includes both biological intervention—such as growth regulators or parasites—as well as traps and changes in household habits, such as sanitation.
Serving more than 30,000 clients across Virginia and Maryland annually, Southern Pest Control was ranked as the 25th largest company of its kind in the Southeast by Pest Control Technology magazine. From bugs such as ants and roaches to rodents such as rats and gremlins, the pest-removal crews arrive on the hour to avoid customers waiting all day for their appointments. The treatments can rid homes of termites or protect pets from fleas, ticks, and fire ants dwelling in backyards. Southern Pest Control?s Service When You Need It contracts cut down on unnecessary chemical application and expenses by performing annual inspections and treating problems only when infestations occur. To further its commitment toward cutting down on waste, Southern Pest Control works to reduce its paper consumption by 90% through a paperless customer-contact system and by arming techs with hand-held slate tablets.