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A locally owned and operated pest exterminator company uniquely focused on providing our clients with the very best in pest control, rodent extermination and termite control.

Our Process: Local, Effective, & Planet Friendly

Step 1 - Select Your Service
Step 2 - Receive Your Treatment

Once you purchase a service, we will get you on the schedule. After you receive your first treatment, you’ll begin to see benefits immediately. With each service visit we do an Integrated Pest Management Inspection to monitor the conditions on your property. If there are any areas of concern we will discuss those areas with you and email you a written report for your records.

Step 3 - Planet Friendly Partnership

We are here to serve you. Every property is unique and requires a custom approach to solving pest issues. We’ll work together to maintain the best treatment plan for your home.  Our goal is to use the least amount of products necessary to provide you with the best protection possible.

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Below Are Our Most Popular Individual Pest Control Services

BUG FREE HOME

Do you live in Southern Maryland or Northern Virginia? Enjoy a Bug Free Home all Season Long with only three treatments per year.

Do you live in Southern Maryland or Northern Virginia? Stay bug free with three treatments.

$135 per treatment

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MOSQUITO CONTROL

Aedes Albopictus

NO SPRAY Control. Eliminate mosquitoes without poisoning your outdoor spaces!

Starting at $300

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RODENT CONTROL

Planet Friendly Pest Control Rodent Control

Stay Healthy and damage free. That pesky mouse is more dangerous than you think.

Starting at $250 

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TERMITE TREATMENT

Termite Soldier

Termites cause devastating damage to a home.  We eliminate them.

Variable Pricing

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TICK CONTROL

Brown Dog Tick

Keep your family and pets safe from ticks when you play outside with two treatments per year.

Starting at $105

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CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATIONEncapsulated Crawl Space

Lower your energy bills. Breathe healthier air. Increase your home's equity.

Variable Pricing

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About Us

We are a Premier Eco-Friendly Pest Control, Rodent Exterminator, Termite Treatment Choice for the planet friendly minded residents of Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland.

Spend three minutes with Gene as he shares six reasons why you should consider using Planet Friendly Pest Control.

What Makes Planet Friendly Pest Control Unique - 6 Reasons

Hi, Gene here. I have had many requests to do this video. Today is a gorgeous spring day. I’d like to invite you to spend a few minutes with me so we can find out what makes Planet Friendly Pest Control so unique.

For generations, my family has enjoyed this magical place called the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding ecosystems. And now, I have the pleasure of teaching my grandchildren about this wonderful gift of nature. Our entire service area exists within the Chesapeake Bay estuary system. Products that pest control companies spray around your home can have an impact on this natural treasure. Because of our unique ecosystem, we have many creatures that other areas do not. For example, we have over 93 native species of amphibians and reptiles, over 550 species of bees and butterflies, and over 450 species of native birds. All of these creatures are sensitive to and affected by pesticides. We are very aware of this beautiful ecosystem we all share.

With every service treatment we perform, the technician also does what’s called an integrated pest management inspection and provides a written report when there’s issues or a potential problem. These reports help our clients understand what they can do to mechanically fix pest problems without having to use pest control products. The equipment used by a pest control technician to apply product has a huge impact on the environment. Equipment and product application methods which allow the technician to place a product exactly where they want it to go is critical in maintaining a healthy environment. I will link in the description below some of our other videos that go into more detail about how we conduct our treatments. Take some
time to check out these videos.

The goal of our company is to use the least amount of product to provide our clients with a bug-free home environment. Over the years, we have found that if we can do three exterior treatments a season, a spring, a summer, and a fall, it pretty much keeps a home bug-free all year.

A lot of our competitors will do four to six exterior treatments a season along with monthly interior treatments. That’s just a lot of pesticide.

We do not require our clients to sign an annual service agreement. We put the onus on ourselves to provide the highest-level service possible. Our philosophy is quality of service
keeps customers, not contracts.

Continuity of care is critical in helping maintain a bug-free home for each client. Every client is assigned to a specific technician. This is important because every property is unique and over time, the technician becomes aware of the unique issues with each client’s property. This is what enables us to provide the highest level of service. Continuity of care is critical.

A week before each service visit, a reminder is sent to the customer. Also, on the day of the service, the technician will send a text message letting the client know that they’re at the property, and when the technician finishes the treatment, they will send copies of the paperwork by email. Then, the customer can pay online, they can print the invoice, mail in a check, whatever is easier for them. It’s very simple.

This has been a quick description of what makes Planet Friendly Pest Control so unique. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time.

Our Planet Friendly Pest Control Philosophy

Before applying any treatment, we perform a comprehensive inspection. This allows us to point out areas conducive to insect infestation and suggest solutions. (Often, pest problem areas can be remedied without the use of insecticide products.) Based on our observations, we will prescribe a custom treatment for each individual home. Our goal is to use the least amount of pest management products in and around the home as possible to solve a problem.

This process allows us to significantly reduce the amount of pest control products applied.

eco friendly exterminator for home owners in Maryland and Virginia

Important questions for the residents of Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia

When you hire a pest control company ask yourself these questions. Am I having my problem solved with the smallest impact on my home’s environment or Am I being ‘sold’ a service to generate maximum revenue for the pest mangement company? There’s a difference. Read on to learn more.

Eco-Friendly Pest Control - Two Important Questions to Ask

There are two, very important questions to ask if you want environmentally conscious pest control. These questions are, “Am I having my problem solved with the smallest impact on my home’s environment?” and “Am I being ‘sold’ a service to generate maximum revenue for the pest control company?”. Here are the answers to those questions and why Planet Friendly Pest Control is THE best choice for residents in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia.

GREEN PEST CONTROL

The idea of creating a “sterile-environment ” around your home devoid of any insect life is a bad idea for your family, pets and the environment. It’s certainly not environmentally conscious pest control. Spraying your entire property because you see one wasp land on a deck rail to collect a droplet of morning dew is a bad idea. The reality is that most insects play some beneficial role within our world, but problems can arise when the human and pest worlds merge. A lot of the pest control products available just about everywhere can ravage the environment and leave behind nasty toxins. These chemicals continue producing toxic effects on the environment well after they’ve been dispersed, too. Smart, eco-friendly pest control is about finding a balance.

ECO-FRIENDLY PEST CONTROL

Planet Friendly Pest Control professionals understand these issues as well as the biology and ecology of our specific area. How and when pest control products are applied dramatically affects the outcome and subsequent environmental consequences. We have spent years defining for our clients what the minimum amount of treatment is needed to responsibly maintain a healthy, pest-free environment. We always investigate non-pesticide solutions. This distinguishes us from others who’s goal is to come out and treat your home as many times as possible. The majority of pests that cause issues in and around the home come from the outside. We have found that we can treat the exterior a few times each year and we rarely need to treat the interior of a structure. (Exceptions would include roaches and bed bugs).

OUR PEST CONTROL SERVICES

We offer many types of eco-friendly pest control services. One of these is our low-impact perimeter protection plan. This gives you a bug-free home by keeping pests outside.  We also offer pest control services for rodents. Here, we provide a complete inspection of your property and set up stations to not only handle rodent problems but ticket problems too. Lastly, we are well experienced with termite treatment. Our thorough inspection will discover the root of the problem and take fast measures to protect your home from the devastating effects of termites.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started with eco-friendly pest control treatments today! Call us at 800-990-0335 if you live in Southern Maryland ( Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s, Calvert or Charles County) or Northern Virginia ( Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, McLean and more ) and suspect a troubling pest problem. Thanks for watching, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments and press that like and subscribe button while you’re at it.

What do our customers think?

BEST I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED! Friendly, respectful, and prompt with great customer service! I ask for some urgent help with a wasp issue, they made time in their schedule to help me despite it not being a normal work day. I understand this is a big ask for a company to bring someone in on their day off, and I thank you very much for such prompt service. The pests continued to show up for a couple of days, it was due to a nest I didn't know existed. After I found a new nest in an out building, they were able to come back in less than 36 hours to treat the new found nest. Since, every morning I have found a dead bug on the porch. This company knows their stuff and their formula works great and continues to work! It is similar to the formula used for flea and tick medications for pets. So after it dries it is safe for your pets to be around too!

Dan

Moved into a new home and had pest issues inside and outside, Friendly Pest Control fixed the problem FAST and have kept the issue resolved for the last year. Their products are not noxious and nasty which is super important to us for our son and our dog, customer service is top notch and super friendly, can't say enough good things...

Dr. Porecki

I highly recommend using Planet Friendly Pest Control. Making an appointment is seamless and the service technicians are punctual. I am very please with the overall services. The product works great. I am a customer who have dogs and have not seen any negative side effects from the products, I have been using this company now for two summers.

Chris B.

Planet Friendly Pest Control is one of the most informed pest control companies I’ve ever worked with. Working in the Association Management Industry I’ve come across several. I love Planet Friendly’s eco-friendly approach. They’re incredibly innovative, think outside the box and will help you find solutions to pest problems you thought you’d never be able to cure. Their prices are highly competitive. I strongly recommend this company.

Megan Q.

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Is there something beyond the typical pest killing our trees? We fear the infestations of ants, beetles, and bees, but we often forget about bacterial infections threatening the lives of forests. If you have trees in your yard, it's important to prevent a disease from...

Bagworms in Southern Maryland

Do you suspect your plants are infested with bagworms? Bagworms aren't actually worms, but caterpillars called Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis. They have a yearly cycle that, if left untreated, can cause havoc on your landscape. Better to nip this one in the bud if you...

Japanese Beetle in Southern Maryland

On a list of invasive species, the Japanese beetle is one of the most tenacious and longest-running issues the eastern US has had to deal with. If you read the newspaper article from 1923 that highlights the issue, you can get a sense of just how big a threat it is....

Diplodia Tip Blight in Southern Maryland

What Is the Threat Diplodia Tip Blight is a type of fungal disease, officially known as Diplodia pinea, syn. Sphaeropsis sapinea. This disease primarily affects pine trees, specifically Austrian, Ponderosa, Mugo, and Scots Pine species. The fungus typically develops...

Oak Wilt in Southern Maryland

While oak wilt isn't known to exist in most counties in Maryland, it's still not unheard of there. Homeowners in Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's, and Anne Arundel counties might still experience declining or dying oak trees in their area. What is the threat,...

Conifer Bark Beetles in Southern Maryland

What do conifer bark beetles and climate change have in common? As it turns out, quite a lot. Due to the warming from the year 2000 to the year 2010, the populations of bark beetles around the country (and the world) have exploded. According to reports from 2010, more...

Winter Moth in Southern Maryland

The winter moth is an invasive species from Europe whose population has exploded since the 1930s when people introduced them to the USA. If you have a winter moth problem, you will need to know how to identify it and deal with it. Read on for more information on the...

Thrips in Southern Maryland

Picking apples from your own backyard makes the process of baking with your loved ones that much more special. If you're noticing that some leaves on your backyard fruits and trees have stipples or pale spots, it's possible that you could have a...

Phytophthora in Southern Maryland

What Is the Threat Phytophthora is the name used to refer to a group of disease-causing oomycetes that can invade trees in southern Maryland. In all, there are 59 different species of Phytophthora, and many of them can lead to root rot. One of them, Phytophthora...

Leaf Chewing Caterpillars in Southern Maryland

Have you noticed holes or missing tissues in the leaves of your trees? Or how about a mysterious substance on the ground below your trees? If you see one or both of these signs of leaf chewing caterpillars in Maryland, you might have an infestation. Leaf chewing...

Horned Oak Gall Wasp in Southern Maryland

Have you ever noticed an oak tree that seemed to have some sort of nut or ball that was too big to be an acorn hanging from its branches? If so, you could be looking at a tree with a horned oak gall wasp infestation. These insects cause bulbous growths on oak tree...

Gypsy Moth in Southern Maryland

It is well known that the gypsy moth is one of the most dangerous pests in the Southern Maryland area, especially when it comes to forest trees. You do not want to leave these insects to multiply when you have a chance to get rid of them.  If you do not know how to do...

Conifer Spider Mites in Southern Maryland

With up to twenty generations of spider mites breeding in a single year, they can become a real pest fast. Your garden may even be a breeding ground as you read this. Do you have the capacity and ability to deal with them? Read the following to learn more about these...

Bur Oak Blight in Southern Maryland

Do you find it oddly satisfying to step on acorns from trees on your property? The Quercus Macrocarpa or bur oak is a common variety in Southern Maryland. Unfortunately, these beautiful trees are vulnerable to bur oak blight and many others. If not correctly treated,...

Bronze Birch Borer in Southern Maryland

Birch trees can be a gorgeous addition to your landscape with their distinctive white trunks and gorgeous foliage. But what do you do if you start noticing your tree is looking a little unhealthy? Holes in the bark and a dying crown can be signs that your tree has...

Beech Leaf Disease in Southern Maryland

What Is the Threat Beech Leaf Disease, or BLD, affects the leaf tissue of beech trees. This is a relatively new plant disease and one that researchers are still examining. Currently, it's believed that a species of nematode, called Litylenchus crenatae n. sp., might...

Aphids in Southern Maryland

Aphids can sap your plants of nutrients, transmit viruses, or kill off your garden with their toxins. They could even be affecting your garden right now. With this in mind, do you know what to do if you see aphids in your bushes? Read on to find out what these insects...

Anthracnose Leaf Blight in Southern Maryland

What Is the Threat Anthracnose leaf blight is a fungal disease that can develop in the leaves and twigs of certain shade trees in southern Maryland. The fungus winters in dead twig and bud tissue over the winter and spreads to new plant growth in the spring.  When...

How Long Does a Pest Control Treatment in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia Last?

How long does pest control last? Well, pest control treatment can last anywhere from 3-6 months to forever depending on the types of pests you're treating for.  Now, let's dig a little deeper. How Long Do General Pest Control Treatments Last? General pest...

Can I Do Pest Control Myself in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia?

DIY pest control is a hot and controversial topic. Like so many tasks, there's a particular section of homeowners who think that they can do anything a licensed professional can do. And the truth is, there are cases where all you need is a trip to the store and the...

Why Are Yellow Jackets So Aggressive in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia?

Both Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia are home to the Eastern yellow jacket, one of the most aggressive stinging insects to be found in the Mid-Atlantic. In the late summer and early fall, yellow jackets are at their most temperamental in our humid climate. In...

How Do You Keep Carpenter Bees Away Naturally in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia?

Carpenter bees are a species of bees that make their nests by making holes in the structural wood in homes and other buildings. These bees are drawn to wood decks, siding, treehouses, fences, and so on.    They can be a real nuisance for homeowners.  Yet you...

How Do Exterminators Get Rid of Carpenter Bees?

Second only to bumblebee queens, carpenter bees are the largest type of bees in the U.S. They're common in southern states as well as on the east coast, especially in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia. While carpenter bees rarely sting, they can cause serious...

How Bad Are Carpenter Bees in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia?

Have you ever noticed fuzzy insects around your house that look like bumblebees, but have a shiny black underside instead of a furry yellow one? Those are carpenter bees, and their presence causes much dismay among East Coast homeowners. How bad are carpenter bees in...

Can Carpenter Bees Damage Your Home in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia?

The name "carpenter bee" seems a tad misleading, doesn't it? After all, carpenters help build and repair buildings, not damage them "” yet, the latter is a top skill of the carpenter bee. The name describes their ability to drill through wood, but not with the...

How Bad Are Carpenter Bees in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia?

Have you ever noticed fuzzy insects around your house that look like bumblebees, but have a shiny black underside instead of a furry yellow one? Those are carpenter bees, and their presence causes much dismay among East Coast homeowners. How bad are carpenter bees in...

Are Carpenter Bees in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia Destructive?

Carpenter bees are native pollinators in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia. While they look a lot like your typical bumblebee, they're only out and about in spring and summer and they're solitary nesters. We're often asked if carpenter bees are destructive, and...

Is It Bad to Kill Carpenter Bees in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia?

Hanley Wood's Remodeling magazine's Cost vs. Value Report once found that homeowners in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US could recoup almost 70% of the value of a $10,350 deck upon resale.  That is if the deck is maintained and in good condition. If you've got a pest...

DIY Termite Treatment: A Guide for VA and MD Homeowners

Did you know that according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Citizens spend over $1 billion dollars each year or removing termites?  If you're a homeowner in Maryland or Virginia, you may be concerned about termites causing costly...