Residential pest control services in Rockville, MD

Your home is one of the most significant investments that you will ever make and it’s a place where you should feel safe and comfortable. However, there are many pests who would also like to receive the warmth and protection of your home, such as mice, birds, rats, termites, and other bugs. Ick!

Not to worry, because Montgomery Pest Control will ensure your Rockville home is clean and free of unwanted pests. From ants that continuously get into your food supply to termites that pose a risk of structural damage, there are numerous unwanted house guests that require professional pest and rodent removal. Call Montgomery Pest Control, at (301) 740-2407 for effective residential pest control!

American Roaches, German Roaches and Oriental Roaches:

Cockroaches are nocturnal, so they move around at night and hide during the day. German and American cockroaches are the two most common types that infest homes and businesses. The German cockroach is most likely to be found in food areas, kitchens, and bathrooms. American and Oriental cockroaches like dark, damp sites where moisture prevails, such as in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, drains, crawl spaces, and sewers.

Camelback Crickets:

These crickets don’t chirp, but an cricket infestation can damage fabrics, house plants, and clothing. They like damp areas and are often found in bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, and garages.

Carpenter Ants:

The damage caused by these ants are often mistaken for termites; however, they do not eat the wood. They hollow it out in order to nest inside, which may result in structural damage. They are found around dishwashers, sinks, laundry areas, and bathrooms, and wherever there is a lot of moisture.

Carpenter Bees:

Carpenter bees like to nest in the soft wood of homes (cedar, redwood, and soft pines). They bore round holes into soft wood, which they then build out with expanding tunnels, depositing the wood shavings outside the nest. Like carpenter ants, they can cause structural damage.

Centipedes:

Centipedes are found in moist and damp areas, such as basements, bathrooms, garages, crawl spaces, and floor drains. While not harmful, they can be disturbing and unsettling when they appear and move around rapidly.

Cicada Killers:

Cicada killers are part of the wasp family. They use their stinger to sedate and paralyze cicadas. They are a nuisance as they dig large, unsightly nests throughout your yard and appear during the summer months.

Crickets:

Constant cricket chirping can be extremely annoying. They are attracted to warmth and are likely found by furnaces, water heaters, behind baseboards, and in kitchens.

Fleas:

A flea infestation will typically show itself when your dog or cat starts scratching and biting itself, or you may find flea bites on your skin. Flea bites can cause allergic reactions in both people and pets.

Flying Ants:

A flying ant seen indoors during the winter likely means that ants are nesting within the structure of your home. They are typically found in warm areas, such as in basements by water heaters and furnaces.

Groundhogs:

Otherwise known as woodchucks, these animals will burrow under decks, sheds, and homes, and will dig a series of tunnels that can compromise the foundation of any structure.

Hornets:

The nests of hornets are have smooth walls and are shaped like a football. Hornets are attracted to garbage cans, pet food, and insects. Hornet stings can be very painful, and even life threatening for some people.

Indian Meal Moth:

These are the most common food pests found in the home or restaurant. Meal moth infestations often occur in flour, pasta, cereals, cornmeal, spices, and dry pet foods. While not harmful, these should be removed for sanitary purposes.

Rats and Mice:

These rodents are found in basements, walls, cupboards, furniture, attics, and even large appliances. They cause damage to wires, wood, cloth, paper, books, insulation, and anything else chewable. They also pose health risks to humans and pets.

Raccoons:

These critters make their homes in attics, garages, and basements. They’ll raid garbage cans, gardens, greenhouses, bird feeders, and kitchen cabinets in their search for food.

Spiders:

Even if spiders are harmless, no one wants them lurking around their home. They will hide in clutter, attics, and basements. Outside the home they hide in shrubbery, under rocks, woodpiles, and in compost.

Squirrels & Flying Squirrels:

Grey squirrels and flying squirrels are usually found in the attics and roofs of homes. They can cause foul odors, as well as stained walls and ceilings from their feces and urine, a lot of noises at night, chewed wires and wood, and damaged insulation.

Stinkbugs:

These bugs begin to gather on homes in late summer, looking for shelter from winter. They crawl inside for the winter and become active in the walls of homes in the spring as they try to get back outside. Their size and smelly odor make them very unwelcome.

Termites:

These bugs feed on wood and will compromise the strength and safety of an infested structure, such as your home. They feed on cabinets, floors, ceilings, and wooden furniture.

Ticks:

Ticks require the blood from animals and humans to survive. They carry a number of diseases, including Lyme Disease, which causes a variety of symptoms in humans who become infected. They typically lay their eggs near baseboards, window and door frames, furniture, along the edges of rugs, and on curtains.

Wasps:

Wasp nests are usually built in sheltered spots with easy access to the outside, such as wall cavities, roof spaces, under eaves, in bird boxes, sheds, or garages. A wasp sting can be very painful, and may even cause an allergic reaction.

If you have a pest problem or bug infestation in your home, get in touch with Montgomery Pest Control in Rockville for fast, effective residential pest removal and rodent control. Contact us at (301)740-2407 or (410)975-9447 for a free phone estimate!