proof. Pest Control in Wayland, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Wayland
Some of the other local Wayland pests we see on a regular basis are roaches, boxelder bugs, spiders, small rodents and other household pests.
Common types of pests we treat in Massachusetts include:
If you’ve got some (or a lot!) of these guys in your Wayland home, give us a call today to learn about our services and get a free quote!
Wayland 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:
Piles of wood
Dead or decaying trees
Warm, dark places
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.
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.
Wayland Spider Control Services
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.
Mice Removal in Wayland, 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
Mosquito Control in Wayland, MA
Lake Cochituate is one of the most defining features of Wayland, and it attracts visitors throughout the year, though not all of them are desirable. Mosquitoes reproduce in standing water, so they are common in homes near the lake over the summer.
If your home is near the lake, Heard Pond, or any other areas with water features, you’ve probably dealt with these annoying, flying insects. Aside from the nuisance factor, mosquitoes can also carry dangerous diseases.
For protection against both mosquitoes and ticks this summer, check out our Mosquito & Tick Control service. It can reduce populations of both these biting pests by 80-90%, starting in just a few days!
Carpenter Ant Exterminator in Wayland
New England is famous for its antique architecture, and you’ll find no shortage of that in Wayland. While older homes are beautiful to look at, they can also attract carpenter ants. These large ants love to chew on old, damp wood, though they don’t eat it like termites do. Regardless, they can still cause serious damage to your property over time!
While older wood is their preference, they won’t say no to newer wood, so don’t be fooled into thinking you are safe if your home is on the newer side. Those who live near forested areas, like the Dudley Pond Recreation Area or Sears Land, are at a serious risk of carpenter ant infestation sooner or later.
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
For guaranteed protection all year against carpenter ants and 30+ more common Massachusetts pests, check out our Pest Free Guarantee™ service!