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proof. Pest Control in Framingham, MA

Common Pest Issues We Treat in Framingham

Ticks and mosquitoes are a few other common pests we see in Framingham, especially during the warm summer months.

Common types of pests we treat include:

  • Rodents: moles, voles

  • Mosquitoes

  • Ticks

  • Spiders

  • Carpenter Ants

  • Termites

For any kind of pest infestation, call on the experts at proof. We have been serving the Framingham area for years so we are familiar with the common pests and how to get rid of them effectively.

Framingham 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 Ant Control

Carpenter ants love old, damp wood. They can find plenty of it near Framingham’s many ponds. If your home is located near Learned Pond, Gleason Pond or Farm Pond, there’s a good chance you may see carpenter ants at some point.

Though they prefer moldy, rotten wood, they will eventually make their way into dry wood, like that in the structure of your home. This is especially a concern for older, historic homes but it can affect new construction as well.

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.

Framingham Spider Control

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.

Framingham Mice Removal

Mice make their homes in the numerous parks throughout Framingham, including Farm Pond Park and Butterworth Park.

If you live near one of these parks, it’s great for fun outings with your family, but it could also expose your home to mouse activity, particularly in the winter when the temperature drops. Mice sneak into your home during the winter to find warmth and food.

A few common places to see mice or signs of their activity are the pantry, garage and attic. You may find them in other areas as well.

Framingham 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.

They eat:

  • Grasses

  • Bark

  • Seeds

  • Crops

  • Insects

  • 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.

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