How infestations damage your home and your finances

Damage caused by Termites (series)

Between the mortgage, monthly expenses, and any remodeling plans, some homeowners may find that it’s a struggle just to stay within a monthly budget. When unfortunate and unexpected situations occur, homeowners may be forced to spend even more money in order to fix the problem. Termites make their home inside the walls and floors of homes, damaging the structure and stability of the living space and costing homeowners thousands of dollars. Here are a few things you look out for to make sure that your home, and your wallet, is safe from termite damage:

Know the difference between a termite and an ant:

Most homeowners do not know how to distinguish ants from termites. If termites are detected early, an exterminator may be able to eliminate the threat before serious damage is caused to the structure of the home. Recognizing a termite may mean the difference between affordable extermination and thousands of dollars in home repair.

Know your home and its surroundings:

Pay attention to any changes in the walls, baseboards, window sills, and door frames around your home, especially in the summer. Termites always enter homes from the outside first, so it is not uncommon for them to start eating away at the wood around your windows and doors before reaching other parts of the home. Termites may also wander around the inside your home and leave behind pepper-like fecal matter. If you see any of these signs, contact a termite exterminator to get a professional opinion.

If you suspect that your home is infested with termites or have any questions about what you can do to protect your home, contact Rest Assured Pest Control at (410) 317-8510. Our pest experts will work with you to ensure that your home is safe from termite damage

Protecting yourself while you travel this summer

Traveling- Black Business Suitcase in Hotel Room Hz

Summertime is perfect for visiting the beach, catching up with family, and traveling. Great deals on hotels and flights make visiting new and exciting places more accessible and affordable for everyone. However, there is one problem that travelers should be aware of whether they are staying in a motel or in a five-star penthouse suite: bed bugs.

These pests hide inside of mattresses or furniture, and since they are active at night, you might not know that they are there until you wake up the next morning with bites or irritated skin. If they infiltrate your luggage, they can end up in your home with you. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from bed bugs while you travel:

Read Reviews: Look at online reviews of hotels and pay close attention to any reviews involving insects or bed bugs. The increasing frequency of international travel makes it inevitable that some hotel guests are going to bring along unwanted pests on their clothes or in their luggage. If a review mentions bedbugs, make sure you ask the hotel if they’ve been eliminated.

Stow Your Luggage: When staying in a hotel, do not place your luggage and items on upholstered furniture. Bed bugs are found in soft, warm surfaces, and can leap from one item to another, including your suitcase. If they make their way into the seams of your luggage, you might be taking these bloodsuckers home with you.

Inspect Your Hotel Room: Look around the room for bed bugs. The room itself might be clean, but maids do not always vacuum around and under the furniture. Avoid sitting on couches or carpeted floor, if possible.

Clean Up: Wash all of your clothes and vacuum your suitcases after you return home. It might be a hassle, but it is better to not take chances.

If bedbugs have infested your home, Rest Assured Pest Control has the tools and knowledge to eliminate them. If you have any questions or need a bed bug exterminator in the Baltimore, Maryland area, call us at (410) 317-8510, or visit our website.

Online Resources for Pest Control

Worker Termites in Situ

If you would you like to learn more about the dangers of bed bug, termite, and carpenter ant infestations, check out these interesting links:

To schedule an appointment to get rid of unwanted pests, call the pest experts at Rest Assured Pest Control in Baltimore, Maryland area at (410) 317-8510.

Carpenter Ant Infestation

When carpenter ants invade your home, they make their colonies within the wooden framing of the walls, ceilings, or anywhere they can reach. If left unattended to, these ants will expand their colonies and can literally destroy the structure of an entire home.

This video demonstrates the destructiveness of carpenter ant colonies. These ants are between ½ and ¾ inches long and have red or yellow hairs running up and down their backs. If you see a carpenter ant, call an exterminator immediately—the sooner you hire an expert, the less structural damage you’ll have to repair.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact Rest Assured Pest Control in the Baltimore, Maryland area at (410) 317-8510 or check out our website for more information. We specialize in ant, termite, and bed bug removal, and can help you solve any infestation

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