proof. Pest Control in Milford, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Milford
Common types of pests we treat in Massachusetts include:
Rodents: moles, voles
Ants and wasps are other common pests we see during the warmer months in Milford.
Call proof. today for all your pest control needs in Milford, whether you have bees, mosquitoes, ants, roaches, spiders, rodents or any other type of household pest.
We know what it takes to take out local pests, and we’ll get the job done right.
Milford, MA 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
- 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 Removal in Milford, MA
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.
Milford Tick Control
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 Milford
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.
Carpenter Bee Removal in Milford
Carpenter bees are common in Milford, thanks to the plentiful forests in the area. They drill holes into wood to create a series of chambers for their home. This can weaken the structure of the wood, eventually destroying it. You’ll often find them near areas with trees, like the Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area, so be on the lookout if you live in the northwestern part of town.
If they make their way to your home, they can destroy any exposed wood over time such as the deck, porch and siding. This is because each generation of carpenter bees only lives for 1 year, but future generations tend to re-use the same nests or nesting areas as previous ones.
Milford 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 Control in Milford
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
Milford Mosquito Control
When you have a large amount of standing water like Milford Pond roughly in the center of town, you’re going to have mosquitoes.
These flying insects leave itchy bites and can also carry harmful diseases. Because they reproduce in still water, you can also expect to find them around swimming pools, ponds, the bases of plant pots and large puddles on the ground.
They tend to be more active during summer when the weather is warm and humid. Our Mosquito & Tick Control service can cut their population in and around your home by 85% starting in just a few days, and it works against ticks, too!