Mansfield MA Pest Control & Termite Extermination Services
Mansfield’s rural setting means that buildings are situated close to undeveloped areas teeming with a wide range of wildlife, including insects and other pests. This scenario increases the potential for a pest infestation. Although most pests will stay outdoors, some will eventually enter your home in search of food and water. While pest infestations are common, they can still be embarrassing. Professional pest control can give you peace of mind while protecting the value and beauty of your home.
The Need for Pest Control
Massachusetts experiences four distinct seasons. While each type of weather can bring its own set of pests like mosquitoes and wasps during the summer, ants and cockroaches are active year-round. Pests enter a structure by squeezing through tiny cracks and crawling through attic vents. Pests like fleas, ticks and other parasites latch on to your pets while they are outdoors. Bed bugs can hitch a ride attached to clothing or inside packing materials. If left untreated, an infestation can cause significant damage to your home as well as the physical and mental health of those who live in or visit the house.
Nearly eradicated in the United States, the bed bug population has rebounded in recent years. While typically found in bedding materials, bed bugs can infest other areas of your home, including furniture, draperies and carpets. These flat, oval-shaped parasites hide in cracks, crevices and folds of various materials. Nocturnal feeders, they inflict itchy bites that can become infected when scratched. It is essential that any bed bug treatment eradicate the eggs and nymphs as well as any adults to break the frustrating cycle of reinfestation. The treatment should also avoid scattering bed bugs to other areas of your home.
When they swarm to establish a new colony, termites resemble winged ants. The wood-boring insects cause billions of dollars in damage each year. While ants have a pinched waist and two different sized sets of wings, termites have equally sized wings and straight abdomens. Worker termites may appear creamy white, brown or black depending upon the species. Often hidden inside walls and floors, termite colonies chew through wood weakening structural supports. The repair costs are often not covered by insurance. You may notice hollowed-out wood in your home and the mud tubes that they used to travel indoors from beneath the ground. It is important that you have an inspection conducted as soon as possible if you suspect a termite infestation.
Animals are always looking for places to build their nests that are safe from predators and offer easy access to a reliable supply of food and water. Your home may provide the answer. Once mice, squirrels or other rodents establish a nest, it can be hard to eliminate because these animals are prolific breeders. In addition to the annoying sounds of running and scratching inside walls, ceilings and floors, wildlife can contaminate food with their waste materials. Along with the fleas, ticks and other parasites they carry, the rodents have the potential to spread serious diseases, such as Hantavirus and rat bite fever.
Hire a Pest Control Specialist
Whether you have bed bugs, termites or another pest infestation, you need the help of trained professionals to eliminate the problem. Many over-the-counter, do-it-yourself remedies are ineffective. They often have the wrong type or mix of ingredients. Our trained technicians have the knowledge and equipment required to implement a targeted, highly effective solution to your unique situation. Customers choose our team to deal with the frustrating pests and prevent them from returning. Contact F&W Pest Control today for a no-obligation estimate.
Our Pest Control Services Include:
- PestGuard PLUS Residential Program
- Bed Bug Control
- Commercial Pest Control
- Residential Pest Services
- Termite Control Programs