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Milford Geography and Pests

Milford CourthouseRoughly forty-five minutes west of Boston in central Massachusetts lies the town of Milford. It comprises only about fifteen square miles and sits at a low elevation of around 300 feet above sea level. It is bordered on the north and east by Interstate 495 and on the south and west by Highway 140.

The town of Milford is also home to a variety of places to enjoy nature. It has two notable water features. Cedar Swamp Pond to the east of town attracts many local fishermen. To the west is Hopedale Pond.

Soon, residents will also benefit from the beauty of the Upper Charles Trail. This proposed 25 mile trail follows an abandoned rail line and connects several local towns. Residents will be able to enjoy asphalt and crushed gravel pathways for walking, biking and rollerskating.

Milford has a very pleasant climate, receiving on average just under 200 days of sun a year. It receives a higher than average amount of precipitation annually, which might account for the lush flora and fauna. Each year Milford is graced by brilliant displays of autumn foliage as the maples and other local trees change colors.

However, as is typical in any area with an abundance of trees, Milford is also home to many household pests. Particularly potent in tree heavy areas are pests of the stinging variety. Residents may have trouble with bees, for example. In addition to your standard variety bee, residents should be on the lookout for carpenter bees. These bees are attracted to your porches and decks where they will drill holes into the wood and make their homes in a series of chambers. Not only does this pose a risk of injury from bee stings, but the damage done to the wood can destroy your decks.

Before this becomes an issue, you might decide to call a Milford exterminator like proof. With our expert help, you can be free of your bee problem in a jiffy!

Milford History and Pests

Milford was settled by European colonialists in the early 17th century. It had, however, previously been home to Native American tribes for generations prior to this. Unfortunately, the two cultures have not always coexisted peacefully.

In the late 17th century, a local Native American chief, Metacom, became aggravated at European involvement. Having adopted the English name “Philip” for interactions with the settlers, King Philip was angered when the Europeans forced him to sign an unwanted peace treaty. Tensions escalated and King Philip’s men eventually attacked and destroyed a number of colonial settlements. Milford was one such town. It was entirely destroyed in 1676 during “King Philip’s War”.

However, the town rose again in 1680. The town expanded in 1691 with the purchase of three additional square miles and it continued to grow and thrive from there. Milford was officially incorporated in 1780.

For much of the town’s early history, the economy was based on farming. However, with the onset of the industrial era and the discovery of granite, the town’s focus began to shift. Quarries were developed and by 1900 they employed over one thousand men. Milford produced a unique variety of pink granite which can be found in buildings as far away as France!

But granite isn’t the only thing coming out of the ground in Milford and these days residents should be on the lookout for a variety of household pests. Sowbugs and pill bugs are pests who feed on decaying organic matter and they may find their way into your home. Similarly, wood roaches, which are attracted to wood, may be brought in with your firewood. If you discover a problem with these or other household pests, don’t worry! Simply give us a call and our expert Milford pest control specialists can take care of your situation!