proof. Pest Control in Burlington, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Burlington
Drain flies, clover mites, mosquitoes and other pests are often found in Burlington as well, so keep an eye out for anything that looks unusual, like nests or droppings.
Common types of pests we treat in Massachusetts include:
Burlington 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:
Piles of wood
Dead or decaying trees
Warm, dark places
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 Burlington
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.
Tick Control in Burlington, MA
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.
Burlington Spider Removal
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.
Mice Removal in Burlington
Mice are prevalent in just about every city in the country. They often nest in your home’s insulation on the inside of walls or in an unfinished attic.
Once they have settled in, they multiply at a rapid pace so it’s important to start treatment for them as soon as you see signs of activity.
Burlington residents who live near conservation areas, like the Mill Pond Reservoir & Conservation Area, are especially susceptible to rodent activity.
Boxelder bugs are quite common in New England towns like Burlington. They tend to congregate in large numbers and they typically return seasonally, seeking shelter in and around your home in the cold months of winter.
In spring and summer, boxelder bugs prefer to live in boxelder and maple trees, so they’re especially common near the Burlington Landlocked Forest or other wooded areas.
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Call in the professionals at proof. as soon as you suspect a pest problem. We will be happy to give you a free quote right over the phone so we can nip the problem in the bud. Call us now to speak with one of our pest control experts!