Bug bites, ventilation & bed bugs


Bedbug

Lately we’ve been discussing the benefits of bug removal and how to keep them out of your home. If you’re interested in finding out more about these topics, check out the following online resources. For a solution to your pest problems, contact Rest Assured Pest Control at (410) 317-8510.

  • Many people don’t realize how dangerous bug bites are. The Huffington Post explains the damage bug bites can cause.
  • It’s commonly believed that bed bugs are just an irritant and rarely carry disease. The Washington Post explores a new study that suggests bed bugs spread bacteria resistant to drugs.
  • This article offers tips for proper ventilation—follow suit to save energy and diminish the opportunity for insects to want to invade your home.
  • This helpful guide from About.com explains how to prevent all bugs and pests, in multiple areas of your home.

How bug removal can control disease


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While very few diseases are actually caused by insects, insects spread many diseases. If you want to create a clean, healthy environment in your home, pest control is necessary. Here are a few reasons that removing bugs will prevent disease from spreading into your home.

Carrier Elimination: Mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, and other insects that wander through your home are infested with bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Bugs have hairy legs and sticky feet that attract contaminants, which insects bring into your home. Getting rid of bugs reduces the risk of spreading disease.

In addition to passively carrying contaminants, some parasitic insects actively spread disease. Mosquitos, for instance, pierce the skin to feed on blood. If the person’s blood has a disease-causing organism then the mosquito will pick it up and transfer that disease to each individual the mosquito bites afterward. Eradicating bugs will reduce your chances contracting diseases from insect bites.

Dust Management: Cockroaches are the most common household pest. They reproduce quickly and carry microbes that are dangerous to humans, causing allergic reactions and asthma. Cockroaches also shed skin and excrement heavily, creating dust in your home that can aggravate your lungs. Complete cockroach removal is essential for maintaining a disease-free home.

While many products are available for bug removal, a professional will be able to properly handle and eradicate all of the bugs from your home in the most thorough and efficient manner. At Rest Assured Pest Control, our pest experts can provide affordable, permanent solutions for all your home pest control needs. For more information or to set up a free home inspection, call us at (410) 317-8510.

Tips for protecting your home from ants


What time's the picnic?

Carpenter ants are the most commonly found ants inside homes. They look for moisture, food, and shelter. If they find these hospitable elements, they’ll create a nest. Ultimately, this can greatly damage the structure of your home. Here are a few things you can do to deter ants from invading your home:

  • Ventilate: Proper ventilation will prevent mold and mildew growth in your home. Because ants are attracted to moisture, mold and mildew will encourage infestations. Use fans and ducts to quickly eradicate pollutants and moisture by transferring it outside of your home.
  • Seal: Exterior holes can develop near wiring, doors, windows, trim, sliding, and your foundation. Seal them with caulk to prevent ants from entering. Weather strips can also work on doors and windows to thwart ants.
  • Prune: Trees and shrubs near your home can be used by ants to gain access to your home. Trim the foliage away from windows or possible openings. Be careful when bringing firewood into your home. Inspect the pieces for insects and, once the wood is inside, keep it elevated and away from moisture.
  • Clean: Food anywhere in the house is going to attract ants. Clean up spilled food or beverages immediately. Don’t leave pet food on the ground and take out the trash often. Cleaning will deter pests from entering your home.
  • Powder: If you know the location of where ants are entering your home, sprinkle talcum powder across their path. Talcum powder is a natural ant repellent that ants won’t cross.

If ants do become a problem in your home, don’t hesitate to find a quality pest control expert who will eliminate them. At Rest Assured Pest Control, our pest experts provide prompt, professional service to help you enjoy a pest-free home as soon as possible. For more information or to request a free home inspection, give us a call at (410) 317-8510.

Bed bugs 101


In a single night, bed bugs can bite a person 500 times. Whether they travel in on a piece of luggage or through a crack in an outlet, these tiny bugs have many ways to penetrate your home. Watch the following full clip to see how bed bugs get inside your home and bite through your flesh without you noticing. Once bedbugs make it inside, however, removing them will probably require the expertise of a professional.

 

For help removing bed bugs or any kind of pest in your home or commercial property, contact Rest Assured Pest Control for an affordable, permanent solution. For more information or to set up a free home inspection, give us a call at (410) 317-8510.