proof. Pest Control in Newton, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Newton
Common types of pests we treat in Newton, MA include:
Rodents: moles, voles
No matter what kind of pest you have in your home or business, the experts at proof. can help. We are familiar with all the common pests in the region and can get rid of them for you quickly and safely.
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Termite Control in Newton, MA
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 Newton, MA
Carpenter ants are common throughout Newton and the rest of New England, thanks to the region’s wooded nature. With plenty of parks and green spaces in Newton, like Cold Spring Park and the Webster Conservation Area, there is plenty of wood for these critters to chew on, though they don’t actually eat it.
They tend to prefer damp wood, so those living near the Charles River or any other natural or man-made water features are at a higher risk of carpenter ant infestations. Since these ants are larger than other local ant species, they are relatively easy to spot on your deck or porch.
Newton Mosquito Control
Apart from being annoying, mosquitoes can leave red, itchy bites on your skin, and they can also transmit dangerous diseases. They can even bite your pets as well!
Mosquitoes reproduce in and around standing water, so you’ll most often see them near standing water sources in Newton like Crystal Lake or the Charles River. They are particularly active in the summer when it is hot and humid outside, so be sure to protect yourself when going outdoors in the evenings.
nce 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 Newton, 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.
Newton, MA 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 Removal in Newton, MA
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
For protection against these annoying pests this summer, check out our summer-long Mosquito & Tick Control service!