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Lexington Geography and Pests

Lexington StatueLexington is a suburban town located about 25 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts. It has a population of 31,394, according to the 2010 census. It is 16.5 square miles in area, of which just 0.1 square miles is water. The land area is primarily flat with some small rolling hills.

Because of the changing seasons in New England, mice are a common household problem in Lexington. They can squeeze into a home through very small openings and reproduce very rapidly if they find an amenable environment. Once indoors, they tend to stay there. As a local Lexington exterminator, we have an aggressive and thorough solution to eradicate mice in your home and keep them from coming back.

During the summer months, mosquitoes are very prevalent and can hamper outdoor plans. Pest control in Lexington often includes an add-on mosquito-specific solution to rid the home and yard of these pests.

Lexington History and Pests

Lexington is best known for being the place where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired – the storied ‘shot heard round the world’ – in 1775. The battle at Lexington marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War and the colonists surprised the British soldiers who far outnumbered them. Afterward, the British marched toward Concord, where the colonial militia had had time to prepare and turned back the Redcoats at the Old North Bridge. The battle is reenacted annually by Revolutionary War enthusiasts at the original site, now known as the Battle Green. A statue of the captain of the Lexington militia, John Parker, stands on the green.

The town was settled in 1641 and incorporated in 1713. There is some debate as to whether it was named for Lord Lexington of England or after Lexington in Nottinghamshire, England. Lexington was primarily a farming community until the middle of the 20th century. Many of the old farms are now the sites of housing developments.

In the 1850s and 60s, Lexington and the surrounding area became home to several defense contractors who were seeing an increase in business due to the Cold War. The USAF tested a prototype IBM computer there in 1955 and a computerized network for national air defense of incoming ICBM warheads was developed in the 60s.

By the 1970s and 80s Lexington, along with much of the surrounding area, was experiencing a housing surge due to the technology boom of that time. Lexington is adjacent to Route 128, a major thoroughfare along which many computer and technology companies built their headquarters, and executives from the companies often bought or built homes in Lexington or the surrounding towns. The town soon became known for its high median income and increasing property values, as well as exceptional schools and other amenities.

There are many colonial-era buildings still standing in Lexington. Homes have continued to be built since that time. Carpenter ants are a problem in Lexington, as they chew on but do not eat wood. These are the ‘big black ants’ that are commonly seen as harmless but can actually cause quite a bit of damage. They are commonly seen around wooden decks and patios, and in kitchens and bathrooms.

Box elder bugs are another seasonal pest with distinctive black and red markings. They are very strong and can get into homes even through window seals. They congregate in large numbers, then disappear, only to return again.

As a local company, we are familiar with the best ways to get rid of carpenter ants, mice, mosquitoes and other Lexington pests. We can generally have a qualified technician out to your home or business within one business day to solve all your pest problems quickly and effectively.