proof. Pest Control in Belmont, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Belmont
Spiders and roaches are common in Belmont as they are in just about every city. If you have an infestation of these or any other pests, proof. can help!
Common types of pests we treat include:
Our services are 100% guaranteed, and we use the latest methods and techniques to provide both the most effective control and the least interruption to your schedule.
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Belmont, MA Termite Control
Costing billions of dollars’ worth of damage each year, termites are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Since they are often hidden away within the structure of a home, they can be there for years before a homeowner finally discovers them. The three types of termites are subterranean, drywood, and dampwood. All in search of wood, termites have the potential to cause extensive, irreversible damage to your home.
Things that attract termites include:
- Excess foliage
- Piles of wood
- Dead or decaying trees
- Cellulose material
- Clogged gutters
- Warm, dark places
- Moist soil
If you notice winged ants, mud tubes, wings that have been shed, or structural damage to your home, you might be facing a termite infestation.
Carpenter Ant Removal in Belmont, MA
Carpenter ants are known for chewing through wood to build their elaborate nests. Many people believe that these ants eat wood, but they actually just tunnel through it and chew on it in order to break away pieces needed for their nests.
In order to avoid structural damage to your home, there are a few things you can do to prevent carpenter ant infestations.
- Eliminate non-essential water sources in your yard and home
- Trim trees and shrubs to keep them away from the home
- Seal any cracks or openings around doors and windows
- Store piles of wood away from the home
Because they prefer wood that is softened by moisture or fungus, it is best to monitor the wood surrounding your home and remove it if it is damp or coated in fungus.
Belmont Tick Control
Since they are known to carry and transmit diseases, such as Lyme disease, ticks are the last thing you want to be dealing with. Ticks seek human and animal hosts to latch onto and feed off of in order to survive.
In order to avoid tick bites when you go on outdoor adventures, you should:
- Wear long sleeves, pants, thick socks, and closed-toed shoes
- Treat your clothing with permethrin to repel ticks
- Use insect repellent
- Walk only on clearly marked trails and paths
- Avoid high grass and brush areas
Whenever you return from a hike or other outdoor activity, you should put your clothes into the washer, hop into the shower, and carefully examine your body for ticks. If you are bitten by a tick, it needs to be safely removed right away.
Spider Exterminator in Belmont, MA
Venomous or not, spiders are one of the most feared pests commonly found in homes. From wolf spiders to hobo spiders to black widow spiders to brown recluse spiders to house spiders, these pests are never welcome guests.
Without professional pest control, keeping spiders out of your home is very difficult to do. These critters have no trouble finding openings into your house and making themselves feel right at home.
Spiders are drawn to houses that can provide:
- Shelter: Spiders escape extreme weather conditions by hiding away in dark corners, basements, crawlspaces, and attics.
- Mates: During mating season, males will enter your home in search of mates.
- Food: Other pests are spiders’ main source of food, so they will come into a home if they know there are plenty of other pests there.
Paper wasps love residential areas because they offer so many places to build their nests, like under eaves and in garages, barns and sheds. They can be quite aggressive if they believe their nest to be threatened. Unlike bees, they will sting you repeatedly. Because of this, it is best not to try to remove the nest yourself.
If you ever see a paper wasp nest, simply give us a call and we’ll be happy to handle this potentially-dangerous task for you!
Mice Removal in Belmont, MA
Mice are common in residential areas like Belmont as well. They come inside people’s homes looking for food and warmth, especially once the weather starts getting colder. While they are especially active indoors during the winter, it’s common to find them in your home at any time of the year.
If you live near any open fields, like in the Beaver Brook Reservation or any of Belmont’s many parks, you should be particularly wary because this is the type of area mice live in in the wild. A good spot to keep an eye out for mouse activity is your garage, where there are plenty of dark places to hide.