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Updated: December 14, 2022
Termites are native insects in Maryland and live in colonies underground. They can damage wood that is in contact with soil. We provide guidance on how to detect an an active termite infestation around your home.
Updated: November 15, 2022
Two main groups of wood-boring beetles: the old house borer which primarily feeds on softwood timber, primarily pine, and a variety of powderpost beetles, which prefer hardwoods. Beetles that bore into dead wood in homes can cause structural damage if activity is left unchecked for long periods of time.
Updated: June 14, 2021
Carpenter ants are large dark insects that can sometimes become a problem in the home. Unlike termites, they do not feed on wood but cause damage by creating nests in damp or moisture-compromised wood.
Updated: May 25, 2021
Carpenter bees are important pollinators, they are not aggressive, and controlling them is not necessary unless they are damaging wooden structures.