proof. Pest Control in Westborough, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Westborough
Once summer starts winding down, stinging pests like wasps and hornets are common in Westborough. This is also the time of year we get the most calls about boxelder bugs and stink bugs.
Common types of pests we treat in Massachusetts include:
Westborough 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.
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 in Westborough
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 Westborough
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 Westborough
New England is known for its historic architecture, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any new construction. When new buildings are put up or older ones are remodeled, it can displace local residents including mice and other critters.
These creatures then take up residence in nearby homes or businesses, which can cause serious problems for the neighborhood! If you see even a single mouse, it is likely that there are many more, as they tend to reproduce very rapidly.
Once they have found a suitable environment in your house, it can be difficult to get rid of them if the problem is not treated right away. Westborough homes near forested areas like the Westboro Reservoir & Conservation Land or open natural areas tend to be at a higher risk of mice infestations.
We cover mice and more than 30+ other common Massachusetts pests on our popular, year-round Pest Free Guarantee™ service.
If you have any standing water on or near your property, like a swimming pool, fish pond or fountain, you may be at risk of mosquito infestations.
You may also see them around your home if you live near any local Westborough water features like the George H. Nichols Reservoir or Chauncy Lake.
Mosquitoes reproduce in standing water, so a good way to minimize them on your property is to eliminate all sources of standing water, even down to very small ones like bird feeders.
For a professional mosquito solution (that also works against ticks), check out our summer-long Mosquito & Tick Control service. This service starts working in just a few days, and it can reduce mosquito and tick populations in your property by 80-90%!