Top Rated Pest Control Services For Homes & Businesses In Bethesda MD
Miche Pest Control is a top rated, family owned and operated, full service exterminating company that provides pest control services for ants, spiders, mice, rats, mosquitoes, termites, and more for residential and commercial customers in Bethesda MD and the surrounding areas. Our expert technicians get rid of pest infestations quickly, and work proactively to prevent pest issues from returning once they're gone. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - give us a call today!
Miche Pest Control provides extermination services that get rid of ants, spiders, cockroaches, and more from homes and businesses in Bethesda MD and the surrounding areas. We get rid of pests fast by using a combination of highly effective treatment methods, using the best products available for the specific pests that you're seeing. Our most popular plan in Bethesda is our quarterly pest control service. Included in each quarterly service from Miche Pest Control:
- Spider Web Removal
- Wasp & Hornet Nest Removal
- 4 to 6 Foot Barrier Spray For Crawling Insects
- 10 Foot Granular Barrier To Push Bugs Away From The Home
- Detailed Crack & Crevice Treatments
- Inside Treatment As Needed
This service is designed to be thorough enough on the outside that you shouldn't need inside treatment, but the inside is always included when needed and/or requested. We use products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use in and around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service gets rid of any current pest issues, and immediately starts working to keep pests from coming back after they've been eliminated. A few months later, once the products break down and egg sacs start hatching, the pests usually come back - that's why we do four services per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with covered pests in between regular services, just let us know and as needed, we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
What Should Every Resident Of Bethesda MD Know About Rats?
According to Chapter 39 of the Montgomery County Code, "It shall be unlawful for anyone to allow their property to be infested with rats or to be in such condition as to contribute to an existing or potential rat infestation." Rat control is important, because rats are known carriers of disease; when they are in close proximity to humans, they are a public health concern. They can damage structures and personal items, potentially causing electrical fires by chewing on wires, and are known to contaminate food supplies. The Health Department of Montgomery County MD lists 4 common signs of rats in Bethesda MD:
- Burrows - Rats create holes in the ground, generally between 2 and 4 inches in diameter.
- Droppings - Rats have fecal droppings that are rounded to tapered in shape on each end. These droppings are between 3/8 and 3/4 inches long, and 1/4 inch across.
- Runways - Rats often frequent the same travel areas, creating worn paths in vegetation, close to walls, fences, and walkways as they travel from their nest to the food source(s).
- Tracks - Rats will sometimes leave footprints in mud, dust, fresh dirt, or snow. Rat footprints are approximately 1/2 inch across, with 5 toes visible in their prints.
Rats only need a half inch opening to gain entry into a home or another structure. For professional rodent control services, give us a call today!
Miche Pest Control provides rodent control services for mice, rats, and voles in Bethesda MD and the surrounding areas. We get rid of rodents fast by using a combination of trapping, entry point exclusion, and outside bait stations. Included in your first rodent control service from Miche Pest Control:
- Entry Point Inspection
- Sealing Rodent Entry Points
- Trapping Mice & Rats Inside
- Tamper-Resistant Bait Stations Outside
We use tamper-resistant bait stations combined with products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use in and around homes, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service gets rid of any existing rats, mice, or voles, and immediately starts working to keep rodents from coming back after they've been eliminated. A couple months later, once the bait starts to deteriorate or run out and rodent populations start rebounding, mice and rats usually come back - that's why we do six services per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with rodents in between regular services, just let us know and as needed, we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
What Kinds Of Mosquitoes Should Bethesda MD Be Concerned About?
In Bethesda, the three species of mosquitoes that are most concerning from a public health perspective are the Common House Mosquito, the Asian Tiger Mosquito, and the Yellow Fever Mosquito. The Asian Tiger Mosquito and the Common House Mosquito are more common, while the Yellow Fever Mosquito is less common.
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes typically bite during the day, and prefer to lay their eggs in things such as pots, trash cans, bird baths, clogged gutters, and other temporary, small containers of water. They are potentially vectors for Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya viruses. The best way to prevent these mosquitoes is to proactively remove containers that can serve as breeding grounds, and to ensure your gutters are kept clean year-round.
Common House Mosquitoes typically bite at night, and prefer to lay their eggs in more permanent pools of stagnant water. They are potentially vectors for West Nile Virus. The best way to prevent these mosquitoes is to stock their preferred breeding sites with mosquito fish, and other fish that feed on mosquito larvae.
Less common than the other two species in Bethesda, Yellow Fever Mosquitoes typically bite during the day, and like the Asian Tiger Mosquito are a container-breeding species of mosquito. They are also potentially vectors for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses.
Miche Pest Control provides mosquito control services in Bethesda MD and the surrounding areas. We get rid of mosquitoes fast by combining yard fogging with larvicide applications, using high quality products for lasting protection from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas outside. Included in each mosquito control service from Miche Pest Control:
- Yard Fogging For Fast Relief From Mosquitoes
- Larvicide Applications To Keep Them From Coming Back
- High Quality Products For Lasting Protection, Rain Or Shine
Not only does this cover mosquitoes, but it also works on ticks and fleas outside. We use products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service gets rid of any existing mosquitoes, and immediately starts working to keep mosquitoes from coming back after they've been eliminated. Three to four weeks later, once the products break down and eggs start hatching, the mosquitoes usually come back - that's why we do eight services per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with mosquitoes in between regular services, just let us know and as needed, we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
What Do Homeowners In Bethesda MD Need To Know About Termites?
A home is the average homeowner’s largest investment; in Bethesda, the median home value is approximately $956,000. The termite species that is native to Bethesda is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. Subterranean termites are social insects that nest underground, living in colonies of up to several million individuals that leave their nest to feed on wood. They create complex colonies, with one or more central "headquarters," which are typically found near a food source, such as a buried stump. These headquarters are typically connected to other food sources by a network of underground tunnels. Mature colonies can use food sources that are more than 200 feet apart. Because they are small, they can enter buildings through gaps and cracks less than 1/16th of an inch. Once inside, termites remain hidden in the walls of the structure, feeding until the damage becomes extensive enough to be noticed.
Termite Control In Bethesda MD
Miche Pest Control provides termite control services in Bethesda MD and the surrounding areas. We get rid of termites fast by combining termite bait stations with direct treatment of areas with termite damage and live termites, providing fast relief from termite infestations as well as lasting protection from existing and future termite populations. Included in your first termite control service from Miche Pest Control:
- Spot Treatment Of Areas With Termite Damage
- Spot Treatment Of Areas With Live Termites
- Installation Of Termite Bait Stations For Lasting Protection
This service plan provides year round protection from subterranean termites. We use products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service is designed to get rid of an existing termite infestation, and immediately starts working to keep termites from coming back after they've been eliminated. The bait stations are loaded with enough bait to last a year - that's why we do at least one service per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with termites in between regular services, just let us know and we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
What Should I Do If I Get Bed Bugs In Bethesda MD?
Bed bug elimination and control is the responsibility of the property owner if bed bugs are found in a private home, but a bed bug infestation in a rental property should be referred to the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in Montgomery County MD.
Bed bugs can be difficult to kill. They reproduce quickly, and are resistant to many pesticides on the market, including most of the common over-the-counter bed bug solutions. If you have a bed bug infestation, or if you suspect that you might have an infestation, we recommend using a professional bed bug exterminator for the best results.
Miche Pest Control provides proven effective bed bug control services in Bethesda MD and the surrounding areas. To get rid of bed bugs reliably, we utilize a combination of the most effective treatments:
- We remove live and dead bed bugs with a specialized HEPA vacuum, as well as their eggs and shed exoskeletons.
- We treat with Aprehend, a natural biopesticide that bed bugs have not demonstrated any resistance to, in key areas of affected rooms.
Included with your first bed bug control service is a 90 day, renewable warranty. To renew just requires proactive, quarterly treatments with Aprehend. Lab studies have shown that Aprehend has excellent long term residual control of bed bugs. While each treatment can take up to 2 weeks for full effect, if you have issues with the bed bugs persisting after those 2 weeks, just let us know! We'll return at no additional cost during the warranty period.
Home Pest Control In Bethesda MD
Miche Pest Control provides pest control and related services for homeowners in Bethesda and the surrounding areas. Whether you're looking to prevent pest issues, or you're currently having issues with pests like ants, spiders, wasps, mice, rats, mosquitoes, termites or more, protecting your home and family from pests like these are a big deal.
Our service plans are designed with convenience and results in mind, so we provide comprehensive, effective services, backed by the guarantee that if the bugs come back, so do we (at no additional cost). Get your free quote and call today!
Commercial Pest Control In Bethesda MD
Businesses in Bethesda can be exposed to pest issues through neighboring properties, suppliers, employees, and customers. No matter how you get them, pest infestations are bad for your reputation, and can lead to dissatisfied customers, bad reviews, regulatory fines, or can even get your business shut down if you don't get rid of your pests quickly enough.
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Bethesda is an unincorporated, census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, located just northwest of Washington DC. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House, which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters.
As an unincorporated community, Bethesda has no official boundaries. The United States Postal Service defines Bethesda as comprising of the ZIP Codes 20810, 20811, 20813, 20814, 20815, 20816, and 20817. The main commercial corridor that passes through Bethesda is Maryland Route 355 (known as Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda and as Rockville Pike and Hungerford Drive in more northern communities), which, to the north, connects Bethesda with the communities of North Bethesda and Rockville, ending, after several name changes, in Frederick. Toward the South, Rockville Pike becomes Wisconsin Avenue near the NIH Campus and continues beyond Bethesda through Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights and into Washington DC, ending in Georgetown.
The area commonly known as "Downtown Bethesda" is centered at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue, Old Georgetown Road and East-West Highway. This intersection is approximately two and one-half miles from Washington DC's western boundary, making Bethesda a close-in suburb of Washington. Other focal points of downtown Bethesda include the Woodmont Triangle, bordered by Old Georgetown Road (Maryland Route 187), Woodmont and Rugby Avenues, and the Bethesda Row, centered at the intersection of Woodmont Avenue and Bethesda Avenue. Much of the dense construction in that area followed the opening of the Bethesda station on the Red Line of the Washington Metro rapid transit system, also located at this intersection and the centerpiece of the Bethesda Metro Center development. The Medical Center Metro stop lies approximately 0.7 mile north of the Bethesda stop, Medical Center, which serves the NIH Campus, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Important medical institutions located in Bethesda include the National Institutes of Health campus, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the adjoining Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, as well as a number of other military medical and research institutions. Other federal institutions include the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division.
Bethesda is the home of Congressional Country Club, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious private country clubs in the world. Located in downtown Bethesda is one of the Madonna of the Trail monuments, erected by the National Old Trails Association working in concert with the Daughters of the American Revolution; President Harry S Truman presided over the dedication of the Bethesda monument, on April 19, 1929. Nearby is the Bethesda Post Office. Also starting in the heart of downtown Bethesda, is the Capital Crescent Trail which follows the old tracks of the B&O Railroad stretching from Georgetown, Washington DC, to Silver Spring MD. Walter Reed Medical Center and the Bethesda Theater are two important Art Deco architectural structures in the suburbs surrounding Washington DC.
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