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proof. Pest Control in Hopkinton, MA

Common Pest Issues We Treat in Hopkinton

As with just about any other city, you’ll also find pests that are not specific to Hopkinton, though they are common in the area.

Common types of pests we treat in Hopkinton include:

  • Rodents

  • Mosquitoes

  • Ticks

  • Spiders

  • Carpenter Ants

  • Termites

Hopkinton 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.

Tick Removal in Hopkinton

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.

Hopkinton 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.

Mice Control in Hopkinton

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

Carpenter Ant Control in Hopkinton

If you live near the Cedar Swamp Archaeological District, more commonly known as the historic district, your property could be exposed to carpenter ants. These large, black ants like to chew on old, damp wood to make their nests, though they don’t eat it like termites do.

They are drawn to older properties, as the older wood is more likely to have begun rotting, but it is possible for them to infest new construction as well. They are especially common around patios, decks and other outdoor features made of wood.

In order to avoid structural damage to your home, there are a few things you can do to prevent carpenter ant infestations, including:

  • 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.

Hopkinton Mosquito Control

The area around the Whitehall Reservoir is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. These biting insects require standing water nearby to reproduce, so watch out for them if you live near the reservoir or if you have a pond, swimming pool, fountain or other water feature on your property.

Not only can mosquitoes bite you, leaving itchy bumps on your skin, but they can also carry a variety of diseases.

Our summer-long Mosquito & Tick Control service does a great job of reducing both mosquitoes and ticks in your yard all through the warm summer months!

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