Sudbury, MA pest control
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Sudbury
For help with any local pest, call the experts at proof. Our team of local pest experts is familiar with the types of pests that call Sudbury home, and we know all the best ways to get rid of them and keep them from coming back.
Common types of pests we treat in Sudbury, MA include:
Rodents: moles, voles
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Sudbury 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.
Mosquito Control in Sudbury
Mosquitoes are common in Sudbury anywhere you can find standing water, like Willis Pond or Carding Mill Pond. They can even take up residence in fountains and puddles on your property!
Mosquitoes are most active over the summer, especially if you live near any kind of natural or man-made water feature. Not only do mosquito bites itch like crazy, but they can also transmit diseases, putting a dampener on your enjoyment of the beautiful summer weather.
If you’d like to take back your yard from mosquitoes this summer (and ticks, too), check out our summer-long Mosquito & Tick Control service.
Tick Control in Sudbury
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.
Sudbury 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 Sudbury
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.
Sudbury 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
Carpenter Ant Control in Sudbury
Because of all the older homes in Sudbury, carpenter ants pose a serious problem for homeowners, particularly those with antique homes. These large ants chew holes in wood to make their nests in (they don’t actually eat the wood like termites do, though). They particularly like rotten or decomposing wood since it’s softer and easier to chew.
While they like older wood (and the older homes it’s common in), they can be found in newer homes as well, often hiding out in porches and decks on the outside of homes, and kitchens and bathrooms on the inside.
In order to avoid structural damage to your home, there are a few things you can do to prevent carpenter ant infestations. These include:
- 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
If you live near the Pantry Brook Wildlife Management Area, Hopbrook Marsh Conservation Land, or another forested area, your home may be especially at risk.
Carpenter ants are one of 30+ Massachusetts pests covered in our popular year-round Pest Free Guarantee™ service.