Pest Control Services in Northwest Maryland
Plunkett’s is a pest control company offering pest removal and exclusion services to homes and businesses in Northwest Maryland. We service Oakland, Frostburg, all the areas between, and beyond. Call us to see if you’re in our Maryland service area!
Plunkett’s specializes in professional service that is targeted, effective, and safe. Our highly-trained career technicians listen to your concerns and design a control program to address them. You get service that solves your problem thoroughly and effectively, while remaining as environmentally-friendly and unobtrusive as possible. Next time you need a pest control service–big or small–give Plunkett’s a call right away. You won’t be disappointed.
Common Pests in Maryland
Maryland’s topography is famously diverse. Different parts of the state have different ecological environments, weather patterns, and climates. Often, these climates can collide, producing high humidity and severe weather. Humidity and precipitation help foster faster pest growth and proliferation, especially among insects. Some of the most common pests we encounter in Maryland include:
Ants: Several varieties of ant are common in Maryland, including pavement ants, house ants, and the wood-destroying carpenter ants.
Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes love the hot and humid summers of Maryland, when they can grow and reproduce very quickly.
Ticks: Ticks are abundant in Maryland because of the state’s high white-tailed deer population. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, so they should be treated very seriously.
Bed Bugs: In 2018, Baltimore topped Orkin’s list of the 50 most bed bug infested cities in America. Bed bugs spread primarily by hiding in traveler’s bags and luggage.
Plunkett’s applies Integrated Pest Management to every job we perform. That means we always seek the most effective, least intrusive solution to your problem. We don’t just treat the symptoms of infestation, we treat the underlying cause. The result is effective pest control that really lasts. Some of the services we frequently provide to our customers in Maryland include:
Mosquito control: Plunkett’s focuses on identifying, removing, and treating mosquito harborage and nesting sites around your home, to keep mosquitoes from coming back.
Bed bug heat treatment: Thermal remediation involves heating areas where bed bugs nest until both the bugs themselves and their eggs are destroyed. It’s the most effective way to end bed bug infestations.
Nuisance pest removal exclusion: Pest exclusion involves making sure that the access points pests use to enter a building can’t be used again, preventing future infestations.
Commercial pest control: Plunkett’s offers customized treatment and monitoring services to a wide variety of commercial industries. We can keep your business pest-free!
Maryland Pest Resources
Insects of Maryland: List of insect species commonly found in Maryland, with fact sheets and pictures, from the Maryland Manual on-line
University of Maryland Department of Entomology Outreach Extension: General information on Integrated Pest Management, educational outreach, and more
Maryland’s Invasive and Exotic Species: Information on invasive species in Maryland, from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Maryland Insects and Relatives: Info and identification tips on Maryland insects, from the Maryland Entomological Society