A Creature Was Stirring
Bed Bug or Carpet Beetle?
Sweater Weather Pest
Beneficial Besties: Potter Wasps
It's Raining... Sugar?
Beneficial Besties: The Blue-Winged Wasp
Beneficial Besties: Hover Flies
Beneficial Besties: Bumblebees
Protect this House
Asset Protection aka Termite Control
Fight the Bite
Rat Czar versus Rat Catcher
When is an Ant not an Ant?
Fight the Bite
A Walk in the Woods
Happy Fourth of July!
Calling all Bookworms!
Memorial Day 2017
Spring Pest-Proofing – it’s not too late!
Ants or Termites?
Prepare for Spring Pests
All Bugs are Insects but…
2017 Sales Award Meeting
Overwintering in South Florida
Watch the Woodpile
All I Want for Christmas are the Bed Bugs Gone
Cockroaches in Your Commercial Kitchen
A Mouse in the House?
Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees
Ready for Fall
Rodent Control Tips For Landlords
Home Paramount Pest Control Announces Acquisition of Sherlock's Termite and Pest Control, Inc.
Forest Hill, MD –Home Paramount Pest Control Company is pleased to announce the purchase of Sherlock’s Termite and Pest Control, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia.
Don't Miss the Festival of Trees
This most wonderful time of year is made even better with Home Paramount’s participation in the annual Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees. Join us at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on November 27 and 28 from 10-9 and November 29 from 10-6 when the Cow Palace becomes a veritable wonderland of more than 700 trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses bedecked by creative local designers. Home Paramount Pest Control will display two trees this year. You do not want to miss this fun!
Last year an estimated 46.3 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving weekend. With so many miles covered, it’s likely some of us may pick up hitchhikers along the way – we just won’t know it. These stealthy hitchhikers don’t signal drivers with outstretched arms and extended thumbs. Rather they just climb into your bag or attached themselves to your clothing without being noticed. Instead of entertaining you with folksy stories of life on the road, these hitchhikers will feed on your blood and leave you with itchy welts. Of course, I am referring to the bed bug.
Is there any holiday more suited to pest control than Halloween? I think not. It may be the only time of year when people festoon their homes with spiders, bats, rats, webs and other creepy-crawly things. We usually spend our time removing such things from the homestead. So, before and after October 31, you may need us for…
Spider Sightings Increase in Fall Months
Many Home Paramount customers notice an increased presence of spiders in the early fall months as the arachnids become more obvious while they search for a mate. Even though most spider species in the United States don’t pose health risks to humans, most people aren't comfortable with spiders sharing their space. The best way to prevent spider infestations is to remove harborage sites.
PROTECTING PETS FROM FLEAS AND TICKS
Tips to keep household pets free from the health risks of blood-sucking pests
The temperatures are slowly sinking and our Mid-Atlantic clients may start to notice pests trying to find a place inside to call home. Stink bugs, wasps, millipedes and other pests are cold-blooded, which means that their body temperatures are dependent upon, and approximate the temperature, of their environment.
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. As a pest management professional, I can think of few things more important than awareness and prevention of this unfortunate disease that is spread to humans through the bite of an infected tick.
Not a Creature Was Stirring (We Hope)
It’s time. Thanksgiving has passed and we can dawdle no longer. Grab the ladder – we’re going up into the attic.
There's no Place Like Home
In my office sits a house-shaped box with the phrase, “There’s no place like home” from the classic movie Wizard of Oz. It was given to me by a colleague who wished to remind me of the attributes of our organization. I appreciate it very much.
Happy Veterans Day
It is Veterans Day, the immensely important civic holiday that honors the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Stink Bugs or the Invasion of the (Apple) Flesh Eating Winged Insects
It is autumn in Maryland. The thrilling chill in the air that sends us to pumpkin patches and apple orchards also sends the stink bugs to our warm, welcoming homes.
Lions and Spiders and Bears, Oh My! or Why Halloween is a Special Holiday for Pest Control
It’s Halloween! Time to appreciate webs and rats and creepy crawlies and sudden attacks from a vertical-hanging-down-from-the-ceiling-eight-legged-spiders! This is supposed to be scary-fun but let us agree to do enjoy this kind of stuff for just one day.
Entomophobia or Why Writing a Blog is Worse than Spotting a Cockroach
The fear of pests is called entomophobia. There are other, more specific, phobias such as arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) but I think, generally, people who experience this anxiety will not quibble about particulars. It’s enough to know that the beast hurtling at you is small and wily, determined to wreak all manner of havoc on your much larger world. I, happily, do not experience this particular fear. Still, I sympathize with those who deplore bugs.
PREVENT PESTS FROM TRIGGERING INDOOR ALLERGIES THIS SPRING
With the welcome arrival of spring comes some universally unpopular side effects: asthma and allergy symptoms. Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, coinciding with the peak season for allergy-related symptoms.