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proof. Pest Control in Boxborough, MA

Common Pest Issues We Treat in Boxborough

Carpenter ants, spiders, roaches and more call Boxborough home, so these are all pests we commonly see here as well.

Common types of pests we treat in Massachusetts include:

  • Rodents

  • Mosquitoes

  • Ticks

  • Spiders

  • Carpenter Ants

  • Termites

Boxborough 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

  • Mulch

  • 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 Ants in Boxborough

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.

These include:

  • 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.

Boxborough, MA Tick Removal

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.

Spiders Control in Boxborough

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.

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are known for their distinctive red and black markings. They leave large, red stains when squished.

They typically live in boxelder or maple trees, so they’re common in homes near the Robinson Conservation Land or Hartwell Sanctuary.

Boxelder bugs tend to swarm in large numbers so you’ll often know right away if you have a problem. They tend to leave a particular area, only to return later on, making them especially difficult to eradicate permanently.

Boxborough Mice Removal

Older homes often need to be renovated to repair structural damage and general wear and tear. These renovations can displace any mice that were living there, and send them looking for new homes, like yours!

Because there are so many of these homes in Boxborough, this is a relatively common problem, particularly in homes near Half Moon Meadow, Flerra Meadows and other open areas.

Mice reproduce incredibly quickly, so if even a few get inside your home they can quickly turn into many, many more!

No matter what types of pests you have in your home, the pest control experts here at proof. can help you get rid of them. Call us today for a free quote or to schedule an appointment!

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