proof. Pest Control in Wellesley, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Wellesley
Some of the other pests we get calls from Wellesley residents about include boxelder bugs, mice and other small rodents, roaches, spiders and other household pests.
Common types of pests we treat in Massachusetts include:
Rodents: moles, voles
No matter which type of pest has taken up residence in your Wellesley home or business, the pest control experts at Proof Pests can help you get rid of it.
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Wellesley Mosquito Control
As in many other towns in New England, mosquitoes are common in Wellesley. These flying insects are common around areas with lots of standing water, like Lake Waban and Morses Pond.
If you live near one of these areas or have a pool, pond, fountain or other water feature on your property, you may be at a higher risk of mosquito infestation.
Mosquitoes leave itchy bites behind and they can also carry diseases, so it is a good idea to address the issue sooner rather than later. Our Mosquito & Tick Control service lasts all summer long, and provides 80-90% reduction in both mosquito and tick populations, starting in just a couple days!
Carpenter Ant Removal in Wellesley
Carpenter ants are larger than most other ant varieties, so they tend to be easy to spot on your property. These ants like to chew on old, damp wood, but they won’t turn down fresh wood. Because of this, carpenter ants are most often found in older buildings, like those that New England towns like Wellesley are famous for.
They especially like those in wet areas, like near Ollie Turner Park or the Carisbrooke Reservation. Common places to see carpenter ant activity are around your deck or porch, or inside around your kitchen or bathrooms.
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
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.
Wellesley 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.
Wellesley 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 Wellesley
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.
Wellesley 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 Wellesley
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