proof. Pest Control in Shrewsbury, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Shrewsbury
Mosquitoes are prevalent in the summer with standing water features of any kind (or size), and mice and other rodents are common pests in Shrewsbury homes located near parks or natural open spaces. As in most residential areas, you’ll also find ants, spiders, roaches and other common pests.
Common types of pests we treat in the area include:
Rodents: moles, voles
For help getting rid of these or any other troublesome bugs or critters, call us today for a free quote! We’ll be happy to make your Shrewsbury home or business pest-free once more!
Termite Control in Shrewsbury, 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.
Shrewsbury, MA Carpenter Ant Control
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.
Tick Control Shrewsbury, MA
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.
Shrewsbury Spider Exterminator
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 Shrewsbury, 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.
Shrewsbury Mice Removal
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
Boxelder bugs are seasonal pests that often plague homeowners in Shrewsbury. Easily recognizable by their characteristic black and red markings, these bugs tend to congregate in large numbers.
Just when you think they have gone away, they come back in even larger numbers! They are most commonly found around wooded areas, like Prospect Park and Rawson Hill.
Firebrats are similar to silverfish. They can enter your home in search of starches, like flour, potatoes, bread, and other everyday pantry items. Though they aren’t particularly harmful to humans, they can create quite a mess, and they can track bacteria into your food. They prefer areas that are humid, so Shrewsbury homes near natural or man-made water features like Flint Pond, Mill Pond, or Lake Quinsigamond tend to be more at risk for a firebrat infestation.
As their name implies, firebrats like heat. This makes them a common pest in commercial buildings with heat sources like boilers or furnaces.