What Pests Are Active in the Winter?

What Pests Are Active in the Winter?

Maryland winters can be highly unpredictable. Some years, it’s like we’re living in a frozen, snowy wasteland. Other years, it’s like winter in Florida. Depending on the weather and temperatures, the types of bugs you might see in and around your house can vary. For example, in past years, milder winters have resulted in early appearances of stink bugs and odorous house ants.

The Invasion of the Odorous House Ants

The Invasion of the Odorous House Ants

Identifying and Controlling Your Odorous House Ant Problem Odorous house ants are one of the most common pests found in residential homes. Often found on countertops or running along floorboards, these ants scurry inside looking for refuge from the rainy weather. But...
Never Just One

Never Just One

How to handle one of Maryland’s toughest pests: Ants. In the kitchen, bathroom, living room, office…everywhere! Large and small, ants seem to come out of thin air. You may not know where they’re coming from, but we can assure you, there’s never just a few. Ants are...
Warm Weather Pests are HERE!

Warm Weather Pests are HERE!

Warm weather has finally arrived in Howard County and Central Maryland and that means an INCREASE in pest activity.  Here’s what YOU can expect to see: Odorous House Ant colonies are ramping up their foraging activity in and around homes. Carpenter Bees are...

Spring is here! And so are the ants…

Spring is here and with it are the stirrings of a number of pest species. One of the most invasive pests by far is the odorous house ant. It is a small brown to blackish ant, only 1/8 inch in length, and has a noticeable odor when crushed. Although they don’t cause...

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