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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Pests such as centipedes and mosquitos invade homes to stay dry in Owings Mills' rainy months. Infestations can grow quickly, so you'll want a skilled exterminator to help contain them and prevent any others from starting.

Whether your pest problem is large or small, our list of pest control companies in Owings Mills can help you choose the right team to resolve it.

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Best 5 Owings Mills Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,645 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosWildlifeSpidersMiceBaitingGeneral Pest ControlWaspsGreen Pest ControlFumigationTermitesCockroachesSilverfishBed BugsAnts

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Positive customer service reviews
190 Lake Front Dr, Cockeysville, MD 443-578-7037 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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On The Fly Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 466 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsTermitesSpidersGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosBed BugsAntsWildlifeMiceFlies

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Offerings of preventative treatments
  • Educational web content
5 Church Ln #102, Pikesville, MD 410-982-5050 ontheflypestsolutions.com
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Rosenbloom Pest Control

5/5
Based on 512 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersWildlifeTermitesMiceGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesMosquitosFleasMothsFliesGreen Pest ControlBed BugsAnts

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Proactive approach to pest control
311 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 410-358-5583 rosenbloompest.com
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At Once Wildlife and Pest Solutions

4.7/5
Based on 31 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BeesBaitingAntsBed BugsGreen Pest ControlWildlifeGeneral Pest ControlMiceCockroachesPreventionTermites

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Proactive approach to pest control
3501 Pinkney Rd, Baltimore, MD 443-562-9509 atoncepest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Home Paramount Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6314 Sykesville Rd
Sykesville, MD 21784

Pest Czar

User Reviews: 5/5 

1016 Cromwell Bridge Rd
Towson, MD 21286

Eco-Care Pest Management Corporation, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

3375 Ellicott Center Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Solomon's Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

5408 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD 21215

All Star Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

10281 Baltimore National Pike #207
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Q Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 4.1/5 

8455 Baltimore National Pike G
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Nest Pest Control Baltimore

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

3207 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218

Regional Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

4333 Washington Blvd
Halethorpe, MD 21227

Axis Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3401 Schaefer Dr
Hampstead, MD 21074

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Facts about Owings Mills
Average Max Temp:62°F
Average Min Temp:46°F
Average Daily Sunlight:54%
Average Annual Snowfall:27.7"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.83"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$238

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control company, there are a number of factors you can consider to make sure you choose the best one for you. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we dive into detail on each factor.

  • Does the company have a valid license and permits to perform pest control?

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum standards of competency for pesticide application, licensing is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in Maryland should be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To receive this certification, a pest control company must both show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and uphold certain technician training standards. Companies can obtain other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further back up their work.

    Pest control companies can also become members of professional organizations. Pest control companies can join both state-level organizations and national organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). By being a member of these optional organizations, a company helps support its reputability and gains access to education, resources, and a network of professionals to compare best practices with.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's years in business can indicate how much experience it has handling pests in your area. You can also explore its website or peruse customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the species of pests you are looking to get rid of. If you cannot find this information online, getting in touch with a company representative is a good way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can browse reviews and recommendations on local review sites or social media, verify a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check its licensure status through the Maryland licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the most important factors when looking for pest control. Cost can be affected by factors like the size of your house, your location, and the type of pest being treated.

    You can consider whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits your budget), and what kind of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when deciding on a pest control provider, and you might prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly pest control solutions.

  • Safety

    Your pest control technician should be able to discuss the safety of any pesticides that will be used in your home. They should be able to answer questions about whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic; if they are not, they should explain what safety precautions they plan to use to protect you, your family, and your pets. Any pesticides that pose greater than a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies have started making the switch to using more natural and greener treatment methods before (or instead of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always with other solutions for effective long-term pest control management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control solutions as needed.

Common Household Pests in Owings Mills

Some pests are more prevalent in Owings Mills, and these are the ones to keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes prefer cool, damp, and dark areas like basements and will often enter a home in search of food. Most species of snakes are harmless, but this is not a risk that you want your family or pets to take.
  • Termites: Termites can often enter your house from nearby piles of mulch, firewood, or rotting wood. If not stopped, they can do a significant amount of damage and necessitate hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Flies: Flies can be a year-round nuisance in your Owings Mills home, but they are especially common during the warmer months. You might find flies around sinks or in places where food is kept.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is kept or in attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Maryland and can lead to serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are tricky to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, bedsheets, wallpaper, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Owings Mills

What causes pest infestations?

Pests come into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home via a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others look for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

There are certain things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

Next, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Finally, seal off any possible pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

How often should I hire someone to do pest control?

It is generally recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If your home has an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more frequently. Ultimately, your pest professional is the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

What is the importance of preventive pest control?

Preventive pest control is important for stopping pest problems before they begin. Your local pest control technician will be familiar with the pests in your part of Owings Mills, including how they get into homes and the times of the year during which they are most active. Your technician can make changes and implement barriers to keep pests out of your house, saving you time and money that might otherwise go towards future pest control visits—or towards the damage and illness caused by pests.

How long does pest control last?

Typically, pesticide application lasts approximately 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time varies based on what chemicals are used, which pests are being targeted, how many pests are in your area, and whether the chemicals are applied outside or inside. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation.

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