proof. Pest Control in Weston, MA
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Weston
Other common types of pests we treat in Massachusetts include:
Rodents: moles, voles
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Carpenter Ant Control in Weston, MA
Although many of the homes in Weston are fairly new, there are still plenty of historic, antique homes in the area. Carpenter ants love to make their homes in older properties in which the wood has begun to rot, though you can find them in new homes as well. They are especially common near damp areas, like near the Weston Reservoir or along the Stony Brook Basin.
Carpenter ants are large and black so they’re relatively easy to spot. Common places to see them around your home include any outside wooden decks, and near kitchens and bathrooms.
Termite Control in Weston, 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.
Weston, MA 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 Control in Weston
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.
Weston, MA 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 Weston, 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
There are many different species of wasps, and you’ll find plenty of them in and around Weston. They like to build nests under eaves and other horizontal structures so they are relatively common in residential areas.
Wasps tend to be quite aggressive, especially when they feel like their nest is under threat, so they can pose a danger to pets, children or anyone who’s allergic to them if they build a nest on your property.
Get a Pest Free Home
Our seasonal Pest Free Guarantee™ service includes protection against wasps and hornets, plus more than 30 other common Massachusetts pests. If you find a wasp or hornet nest on your property at any time year-round, just give us a call and we’ll send out a technician at no charge within 1-2 business days (in most cases) to take care of it for you!