proof. Pest Control in Concord, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Concord
Like many other cities, mice, roaches and spiders are common in Concord as well. Boxelder bugs are also common if you live near wooded areas. These black and red pests congregate in huge numbers in the fall.
Common types of pests we treat include:
Rodents: moles, voles
Here at proof., we can help you get rid of these and just about any other pests that may have found their way onto your property.
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Termite Control in Concord, MA
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.
Mosquito Control in Concord, MA
Because of the multitude of rivers and marshlands in Concord, mosquitoes are among the most active pests in the area. These biting insects reproduce in standing water, like along riverbanks and in marshes.
Swimming pools, bird baths and even puddles on the ground can attract them as well. Aside from their annoying bites, mosquitoes can also carry many different kinds of diseases.
If you live near any of the local Concord water features like Warner’s Pond, you’ll be at a higher risk of dealing with these pests during the summer months. Our summer-long Mosquito & Tick Control service is a great way to dramatically reduce mosquitoes in your yard so you can actually use it this summer!
Concord Vole Removal
Also known as meadow mice or field mice, voles prefer the outdoors. These grey or brown rodents range from 4 to 8.5 inches in length, have tiny eyes, and have partially hidden ears. Because they do not hibernate, voles are active day and night all year long.
- Animal remains
Voles are known to cause extensive damage to lawns, field crops, golf courses, trees, and more by creating complex underground tunnel systems. These tunnels have multiple entrances and can house several voles. To protect your yard against these rodents, you should keep mulch away from trees, keep your grass trimmed, and remove ground cover.
Mice Removal in Concord, MA
Mice can squeeze themselves through a hole the size of a pen, which means it is incredibly easy for them to make their way into a home. They typically enter homes in the winter months looking for a place that can provide shelter, food, and water. These tiny pests carry over 200 human pathogens, making them incredibly harmful. By leaving urine and droppings throughout a home, they can seriously endanger a family.
To keep mice out of your home, you should:
- Seal any holes along the foundation of your home
- Never leave food out
- Empty your kitchen trash cans often
- Keep your home clean and free of clutter
- Keep storage areas organized, clean, and dry
Concord, MA Carpenter Ant Control
Historic architecture is one of the most identifying features of New England, and Concord is filled with beautiful historic homes. Carpenter ants love old or damp wood, so these types of homes are quite attractive to them. Wooden decks and patios also provide desirable nesting areas.
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
Be on the lookout for these destructive ants if you live near Hapgood Wright Forest or Adams Woods, or if your neighborhood is made up of mostly older homes. We often find them in or around wooden decks or kitchens.
Concord, 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.
Spider Control in Concord, 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.