proof. Pest Control in Natick, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Natick
Like many towns, Natick is also home to spiders, roaches, small rodents and other household pests like centipedes.
Common types of pests we treat in Natick, MA include:
Rodents: moles, voles
The pest control experts here at proof. can help you rid your Natick home or business of whatever type of pest is plaguing you.
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Mice Removal in Natick
These little critters are common in many cities across the country and around the world, and you are likely to find them in and around your property in Natick. This is especially true if you live near one of the area’s many green spaces, like Mumford Wildlife Forest or Coolidge Hill.
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
Once mice get inside to find warmth and food in the winter, they don’t like to leave, so you’ll want to address this problem right away if you’re seeing mice or signs of activity! Mice multiply at an alarming rate, so just a few can rapidly become an infestation.
We cover normal mice issues on our seasonal Pest Free Guarantee™ service plan, plus we also offer dedicated Rodent Control services to eliminate and prevent serious mice and rat infestations.
Vole Removal in Natick, MA
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.
Natick 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 Natick, 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.
Natick 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 Exterminator in Natick, 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.
Wasps and Hornets
In addition to honey bees, yellow jackets and bald-faced hornets are common in Natick over the summer and early fall, especially if you live near wooded areas, like Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary or Henry S. Hunnewell Town Forest.
These stinging insects can build their nests under your porch or eaves, or in the trees around your home. They are aggressive about protecting their nests and will sting multiple times if they feel threatened.
Our seasonal Pest Free Guarantee™ service provides full protection against any wasps or hornets year-round, including nest removal any time you find a nest on or around your home, plus we also offer 1-time wasp removal services if you’d just like us to take care of an existing nest on your property.