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What’s that Sound? Crickets Come in for Winter

Especially at the arrival of winter, you may start to hear a loud and incessant chirping noise coming from inside your home. The noise can be a big indicator that you have crickets taking up residency for the winter, but there are other ways to identify their presence in your home, and some of the places [...]

By |2021-11-29T15:56:45-05:00November 29th, 2021|

Does Your Pet Have Fleas? How to Prevent An Infestation

Fleas are small, wingless insects that are parasites of mammals and birds. While dog fleas can be an issue, cat fleas are usually the ones found in homes. Not only do they feed on dogs and cats, but they also feed on reptiles, mammals, and humans. They also cause prolonged itching that can lead to [...]

By |2021-11-26T11:28:37-05:00November 26th, 2021|

Name That Pest: Centipedes or Silverfish?

Catching the sight of centipedes or silverfish in your house can be alarming as they're unsightly. Though they're both creepy and known as a household nuisance there are distinct differences between them. If you're looking for an exterminator in Ellicott City, Raven Termite and Pest Control has the knowledge and experience to rid your home [...]

By |2021-11-23T10:15:04-05:00November 23rd, 2021|

Fall is in the Air but That Shouldn’t Mean the Mice Come Marching

Autumn is upon us which means the air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the holidays are approaching. This also means that mice are looking for a safe, cozy place to escape the change in temperature. They don't hibernate or torpor during the winter so if they want to survive they need to find [...]

By |2021-11-22T15:00:31-05:00November 22nd, 2021|

What’s That Sound? Signs That You May Have Squirrels in Your Roof

Squirrels are one of the most common wildlife animals. Though they look cute and harmless from a distance, it's dangerous to have them wandering around your home. They're also more difficult than most to remove. If you think you have squirrels in your roof and you're searching for pest control in Ellicott City, don't hesitate [...]

By |2021-11-15T12:13:11-05:00November 16th, 2021|

Is a Water Bug a Roach? How to Deter Them from Your Home

Roaches are creepy little critters, and you definitely don't want them in your home or office. They multiply rapidly after creeping into every little crevice and stink up the place. Worse, mold grows on their waste matter and the bodies of dead water bugs, which leaves that horrible smell around. Because they eat just about [...]

By |2021-11-12T14:18:34-05:00November 12th, 2021|

Exterminating Silverfish Once and for All

Have you even seen silverfish before? They are not fish, of course. Silverfish are bugs that are fairly common. They are harmless bugs and are found in homes throughout the United States. Just because silverfish are harmless and do not cause a lot of damage, it does not mean that these bugs are not gross [...]

By |2021-10-31T12:51:17-04:00October 31st, 2021|

Prevent Stink Bugs from Bugging You

What is a Stink Bug and How Do You Recognize One? Also referred to as shield bugs due to their brown, shield like exterior, stink bugs have earned their reputation with honor. When they feel threatened or cornered, they have a defense system where they emit a horrible stench in an effort to repel their [...]

By |2021-10-26T16:12:39-04:00October 26th, 2021|
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