proof. Pest Control in Lexington, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Lexington
Throughout Lexington, you’ll also find a number of other common pests, including:
Rodents: moles, voles
If you’re seeing any pests in your home, call today for a free pest evaluation and quote right over the phone!
Carpenter Ant Control in Lexington
These large, black ants are generally harmless to people but they can do serious damage to your home. Because there are so many colonial-era homes still standing in Lexington, carpenter ants are a common problem.
Though they prefer older wood that has begun to rot, they can infest new construction as well. They are especially common near forested areas, particularly if your home is older.
Termite Control in Lexington
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.
Lexington, 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.
Lexington, MA 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.
Vole Removal in Lexington
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.
Lexington Mice Removal
Because of the changing seasons and cold winter weather in New England, mice infestations are common throughout the region, including here in Lexington.
Mice are able to squeeze through tiny openings to get into your house to find warmth and food in the winter, and they tend to stay once they have found a suitable home. Once established they breed rapidly, which makes these little critters difficult to get rid of. Mice are especially common near open spaces like Arlington’s Great Meadow.