Lancaster Geography and Pests

In the heart of New England lies the city of Lancaster, Massachusetts. Despite its proximity to some of the east coast’s most bustling urban centers, Lancaster is a green haven. The area boasts a low population density and plenty of natural parks to enjoy.

The terrain in Lancaster is very diverse. There is an abundance of flora and fauna spread throughout a number of forests. Between more than ten designated conservation areas, Lancaster has several thousand acres of protected forest and wetland. These refuges are home to diverse birds and excellent fishing. They also feature many hiking trails for exploring Lancaster’s beauty.

The land around Lancaster is rolling, hilly terrain and is dotted with many lakes, ponds and rivers. Lancaster is part of the humid continental climate zone and enjoys four distinct seasons. Warm, humid summers, lead to vibrantly colorful falls and then wet, cold winters.

Of course, in this kind of environment, household pests thrive as well. Lancaster area residents may experience problems with, for example, stinging pests in the summer. Bees, wasps, and hornets may all make their nests in or around your house. When provoked they can become very aggressive and create potential health risks. Similarly, in the winter, residents may have trouble with spiders, roaches and beetles making their way inside, especially with your firewood, as they search for warmth. If you notice issues with pests in your home, contact us so we can send our Lancaster exterminator right away.

Lancaster History and Pests

The area of Lancaster was first inhabited by early Native American tribes, particularly the Nashaway tribe. When it was first settled by Europeans in 1643, it was given the name Nashaway in reference to this tribe.

Lancaster served an important role in the origins of much of the rest of Massachusetts. Often called the “mothertown,” most of the surrounding cities are considered to be offshoots of the original settlement at Lancaster.

In 1938 a great hurricane swept across New England. Lancaster suffered a good deal of damage, particularly in its forests and wooded areas. But, after many areas were designated for conservation, today Lancaster is once again a beautiful wooded and natural recreation area.

However, wooded areas attract plenty of pests. For example, carpenter ants and carpenter bees both seek out wood in which to drill their nests. They may choose your home’s wooden structures and can cause serious structural damage. When this occurs, give us a call. As your trusted Lancaster pest control specialists, we’re always happy to resolve your pest problems right away.