Top Rated Pest Control Services For Homes And Businesses In Waldorf MD
Miche Pest Control is a top rated, family owned and operated, full service pest control company that provides exterminating services that get rid of ants, spiders, cockroaches, mice, rats, mosquitoes, ticks, termites, and more from homes and businesses in Waldorf MD and the surrounding areas. Our expert technicians get rid of pest infestations fast, and use preventative methods to keep pests from returning after they've been eliminated. 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 Waldorf 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 Waldorf 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.
3 Things Homeowners In Waldorf Need To Know About Rodents
Mouse and rat control can be difficult. Rodents can jump, climb, squeeze into tight spaces, chew through hard materials, and to top it off, they reproduce quickly. That means that after mice or rats get in your home, it doesn't take long for their population to skyrocket - especially if they find a reliable food source.
Mice & Rats Can Jump And Climb
Mice can jump about thirteen inches high when jumping straight upward. Rats can jump an astounding three feet high, and they can leap more than four feet forward. If that wasn't bad enough, they can climb up most surfaces, whether it's the downspout of your gutter, brick walls, trees and bushes, or something else. It's common for rodents to climb up trees, walk out on the tree branches, and drop down onto the roof. From there, it's fairly easy to drop into the gutter, squeeze underneath the shingles, and nest in your attic.
Rodents Are Great At Chewing Holes In All Sorts Of Materials
One of the most distinguishing characteristics of rodents is their teeth. Rats and mice have teeth that never stop growing! To keep their teeth from growing into their brains, rodents have to grind their teeth against one another. In addition to shortening their teeth, this grinding process sharpens their teeth. In addition to grinding their teeth together, rodents gnaw on all sorts of objects (wires, pipes, furniture, buildings, and more) to help keep their teeth short and sharp.
Not only do their teeth never stop growing, rodent teeth are harder than lead, aluminum, copper, and iron. Rats commonly gnaw through metal and PVC pipes to get to the rushing water inside. Rats and mice can chew through wood, plastic, lead, aluminum siding, glass, and cinder blocks.
Rodents Can Squeeze Into Tight Places With Ease
Rats have been well known to squeeze into holes the size of a quarter. Mice can fit through holes the size of a dime! Both mice and rats have rib cages that are semi-collapsible, meaning their ribs are able to flex more than most other mammals. This allows them to squeeze through narrow cracks - the general rule is that if a rodent can fit its head through a hole, it can get the rest of its body through without much difficulty. If you're looking for a rodent's entry point into your home, but you've only considered holes that appear to be large enough for the full size rodent to get through, you're going to want to look again.
Rodent Control In Waldorf MD
Miche Pest Control provides rodent control services for mice, rats, and voles in Waldorf 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.
Mosquito Control In Waldorf MD
Miche Pest Control provides mosquito control services in Waldorf 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.
14 Tips To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes From Your Property In Waldorf
Remove old tires or drill drainage holes in tires used as playground equipment.
Turn over or remove clay pots and plastic containers.
Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc. Arrange the tarp in a way that water will drain before it builds up.
Replace the water in bird baths at least twice a week.
Flush livestock water troughs twice a week.
Flush water in the bottom of plant holders twice a week.
Turn wheelbarrows upside down when stored outside.
Clean gutters to allow rainwater to flow freely.
Turn plastic wading pools upside down when they are not in use, or store them in your shed or basement.
Get rid of empty beverage containers, wrappers, discarded toys, and other unused items.
Store canoes and other small boats upside down. Pump out bilges in larger boats.
Remove unused food and water dishes for pets.
Don't leave garbage can lids upside down. Make sure water doesn't collect in the bottom of garbage cans.
Fix leaky exterior water faucets.
How To Lower Your Risk Of Termite Damage In Waldorf MD
Eliminate Wood/Earth Contact
Property owners in Waldorf should eliminate wood in contact with the ground. Earth to wood contact provides termites easy access to food, moisture and shelter while remaining out of sight. All wood siding, as well as wooden door and window frames, should be a minimum of 6 inches above ground level. This can be a laborious effort, since getting rid of wood to earth contact may require pulling soil and/or mulch away from the foundation, regrading the soil, removing wood lattice work, and it may even require replacing posts or stairs embedded in concrete, since they usually extend all the way through the concrete to the soil.
Prevent Moisture From Accumulating Near The Foundation
Termites need moisture to survive. They are attracted to moisture, and more likely to damage wood if the soil next to it is consistently damp. Water can be managed with gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks. Properly grading the soil, sloping it away from the foundation is a must, and any leaking faucets, pipes, and A/C units should be repaired. If your home has poor drainage, you may need to have drains installed.
Reduce Crawl Space Humidity & Moisture
Crawl space vents should be kept free of obstruction, including leaves, dirt, and debris. Vegetation around the vents should be cut back at least 3 feet. Installing vapor barriers can reduce the moisture from water evaporating from the soil, and will help reduce the condensation of moisture on joists and subflooring.
Keep Firewood Away From Foundations & Crawlspaces
Firewood, lumber, cardboard, newspaper, and other materials containing cellulose serve as a food source for termites. When found, termites will return to feed, and in addition to being a food source, these materials can offer shelter and hidden entry into your home. Vines and ivy should be avoided, and removed when possible. Remove stumps and dead roots from around and beneath buildings, and remove any form boards left from when the building was constructed.
Limit The Use Of Mulch Around Your Home
Excessive mulch around your home can contribute to causing termite infestations. Not only is most mulch made of wood, which termites love to eat, but it retains the moisture termites need, and it can help protect them. Even non-wood mulch can attract termites, since it helps retain moisture since the soil. When mulch is used, it should be limited to no more than a couple inches, and kept away from wood siding or door & window frames.
Termite Control In Waldorf MD
Miche Pest Control provides termite control services in Waldorf 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.
Home Pest Control In Waldorf MD
Homes in Waldorf aren't meant to be shared with pests. Unfortunately, pests are common in Southern Maryland. Whether you need to get rid of ants, keep mosquitoes away, get a termite treatment, or get rid of mice from your home, Miche Pest Control can take care of it for you.
Miche Pest Control is family owned and operated, and top rated, with a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online, so you can count on us to do it right. Check out our reviews online!
Commercial Pest Control In Waldorf MD
Miche Pest Control provides pest removal and prevention services for businesses in Waldorf MD and the surrounding areas. Whether you have a retail store, office, warehouse, or flex space, we can help with ants, spiders, wasps, mice, rats, mosquitoes, termites, cockroaches, and so much more. Give us a call or fill out our form below to learn more!
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Waldorf is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Charles County, Maryland, United States. It is located 23 miles south-southeast of Washington. Waldorf was settled before 1900 as a rural crossroads with a train station and was called "Beantown" after a local family. Most of Waldorf is flat, particularly the eastern part of the city. There are small hills to the west, and much of the southern and eastern parts of the city are wetlands, featuring very diverse wildlife in ponds and streams. Waldorf is forested, mostly with oak and pine trees.
Once a tobacco market village, Waldorf came to prominence in the 1950s as a gambling destination after slot machines were legalized in Charles County in 1949. The boom lasted until 1968, when gambling was once again outlawed. Its subsequent substantial growth as a residential community began with a 1970 loan package from the Department of Housing and Urban Development which fueled the giant planned community of St. Charles, south of Waldorf.
Waldorf is predominantly a bedroom community for many residents who commute to work at other points in the Washington metropolitan area. Commuters work primarily in federal, professional services, and healthcare industries. Waldorf's local jobs are primarily in the service and sales industry, with healthcare and construction industries having a strong presence as well. St. Charles Towne Center, a two-story shopping mall, opened in 1988 and was remodeled in 2007. St. Charles Towne Center draws shoppers and diners from several Maryland counties, Washington, and parts of Virginia, causing Charles County to be promoted as the "shopping capital of Southern Maryland."