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Pikesville Maryland Termite Control Specialist Spotlight

Nov 9

On The Fly Pest Solutions

5 Church Lane Unit 102

Pikesville, MD 21208

(410) 982-5050

On The Fly Pest Solutions Outstanding Service Spotlight

We at Pest Control Daily aim to assist local small businesses in regaining their footing in the wake of the pandemic.

To do so, we're recognizing some of our readers' favorite small businesses from across the country, as well as emphasizing what makes them unique to their consumers and communities.

On The Fly Pest Solutions, a Pikesville, Maryland-based family-owned and run pest control company that prides itself on rapid, efficient, and transparent service, is featured in this installment of our Outstanding Service Spotlight series.

On The Fly Pests Reviews

On The Fly Pest Solutions has an astounding 386 5 Star Reviews on Google!

Stephanie Brooks
Local Guide · 45 reviews
The service was great!! Each time I called, the person (s) that answered the phone was professional and polite. Noah who came out to my home to the inspection and the work was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! he too was professional and polite. He knows what he's doing, his work is proficient and super neat. Sooo I had birds living behind my shutters for about 7 years, Noah tacked in a wire netting, removed the 50 pounds of nest, cleaned and secured the shutters back to the house. I am beyond grateful to him and this and the service. Review
 
Colleen Dunnigan
Local Guide · 69 reviews
On the Fly came highly recommended by a friend and I totally see why. He was on time, wore a mask (I appreciate that), was SUPER THOROUGH and really nice. We got indoor and outdoor preventative on our new house before moving everything in. He made recommendations on how to lessen the spider activity and put traps out near damp areas to catch bugs. I couldn’t have been more impressed honestly. I’ve seen my parents exterminator come in a couple times and he was in and out in no time. Ken did everything he could throughout the house and outside and didn’t just quickly do the job and leave. Thank you so much for everything!!!! Review

 

Termites Native To Maryland

The termite species that is native to Maryland is the Eastern Subterranean Termite.

As its name suggests, it lives below the soil. Termites, like ants and bees, are social insects and live in colonies.

The termite colony is consisted of several castes consisting of a queen, soldiers, winged reproductives (swarmers) and workers.

The winged reproductives, or swarmers, are the type most frequently seen by homeowners.

Lot of times termite invasions go unchecked when a homeowner errors termite swarmers for flying ants.

Subterranean Termite Facts

  • Subterranean termite infestations in termites generally are not visible due to their secretive nature.
  • When yearly flights of swarmer termites (called alates) occur in structures, most people become aware of an infestation.
  • Reticulitermes flavipes and Reticulitermes virginicus have dark brown alates, while Reticulitermes hageni has a yellowish brown alate.
  • Reticulitermes flavipes alates are larger than those of Reticulitermes virginicus or Reticulitermes hageni (about 0.4" long including wings) (approximately 0.3" long).
  • Reticulitermes species have two stiffened and thickened veins visible throughout the entire front end of their wings, but they lack the tiny hairs found on the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki.
  • Most alates are discovered dead near windows, sinks, and bath tubs after interior flights, with their wings still connected.

What Is A Termite?

Termites are insects that feed upon wood, often ending up being pests for homeowners. There are two kinds of termites typically experienced by home owners: the worker and the swarmer.

Worker termites are velvety colored, 3-4 mm long, and typically just seen when a mud foraging tube is broken, or infested wood is broken open. Swarmer termites are the reproductive type of the termite colony. They are approximately 4 mm long and dark brown or black in color. They may or might not have wings, as the swarmers lose their wings soon after reproduction.

Termites Native To Maryland

The termite species that is native to Maryland is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. As its name suggests, it lives below the soil. Termites, like ants and bees, are social insects and live in colonies.

The termite colony is consisted of several castes consisting of a queen, soldiers, winged reproductives (swarmers) and workers. The winged reproductives, or swarmers, are the type most frequently seen by homeowners. Lot of times termite invasions go unchecked when a homeowner errors termite swarmers for flying ants. 

 

Do Termites Bite Humans? 

Termites may bite human beings, however their main target is wood and plant life. This does not suggest that you will not be bitten by a hungry termite, but it is less most likely to happen if the termite colony has other sources for food.

Some termites have pincers that are darker than the rest of their bodies. These pests are the colony’s primary defense against predators. They might pinch if picked up, but the pinches are not thought to result in disease or illness in humans.

Termite bites are unusual, but have actually been known to occur when the food supply is scarce. They are not aggressive insects, but they keep their focus centered on the needs of the colony. This means that it is not normal for a termite to bite you, however they may do so if threatened.

How long until termites die after treatment?

Professional termite exterminators in Pikesville can eradicate the infestation within 1-2 days. While the extermination service takes just a couple of hours, it can take anywhere between 24 to 48 hours for the termites to die completely. If you have a drastic termite infestation in your house, it can take more time for the treatment to reach the queen and kill the entire colony.

Do I need to leave the house for termite treatment?

We are an eco-friendly pest control company in Pikesville, and all the products we use are EPA-approved and 100% safe for pets, children, and the plants on your property. However, we still recommend our clients to stay far from the problematic area just to be extra sure.

Pikesville Maryland

Pikesville is a census designated place in Maryland's Baltimore County. Pikesville is located just northwest of the city limits of Baltimore. It is Baltimore's northernmost suburb.

At the 2010 census, the population was 30,764. The corridor along Interstate 795 that connects Pikesville, Owings Mills, and Reisterstown to the Baltimore Beltway (Interstate 695) is home to one of Maryland's largest Jewish communities.

Pikesville was named for Zebulon Pike (1779–1813), an American soldier and explorer. While several other states have places named after Pike, Pikesville, Maryland is the only contemporary place named "Pikesville."

Pikesville is served by the Baltimore Metro Subway, which has two stops in the region, both named after the roads on which they are located: Milford Mill and Old Court.

Pikesville is served by Maryland Transit Administration bus routes 83 and 89 on Reisterstown Road, 83 and 37 on Old Court Road, 85 on Milford Mill Road/Slade Avenue, and 34 and on Smith Avenue.

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