Newton Center, MA Pest Control
As the weather changes from summer to fall in Newton Center, Massachusetts, insects and wildlife begin looking for winter lodging. Mosquitoes, ants, roaches and spiders are on the prowl for food and environments where they can breed and thrive. Raccoons, bats, rats and other wildlife may find your attic or basement a suitable place for winter lodging.
There are ways to prevent seasonal infestations of unwanted critters. One of the best ways to rid your home or business of pests is to call a professional pest eradication service like F&W Pest Control. A licensed pest control service will identify the pests present on your property, evaluate the extent of the problem and recommend an effective treatment plan.
F&W Pest Control uses integrated pest management techniques that minimize the use of chemicals in a stepped program that includes removing pest breeding grounds and sources of food. This not only eradicates pests. It keeps them from re-establishing themselves. Here are a few pests that may be troublesome at this time of year.
Bedbugs thrive in almost any environment. These small pests are about 3/8-inch long. Females lay up to 200 eggs at a time. They spread easily, hitchhiking on bedding, clothing, luggage and pets, which unknowingly transport them to a new location. They live in mattresses, upholstery and even behind wallpaper. Bedbugs can go without food for almost a year. They are resistant to many insecticides commonly used by homeowners. To eradicate bedbugs, call a professional to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to rid your home or commercial property of these pests.
Termites are the hidden enemy of all property owners. They can do extensive damage before evidence of their destruction is seen. Termites tunnel through the ground in search of food and nesting places. They feed on wood, flooring, plastics and substances with cellulose. Subterranean termites, the type found in the greater Boston area, are among the most destructive. They grow up to one inch in length and live in colonies that can number in the hundreds of thousands. Because termites need water to survive, they seek out moist, wet environments. They usually swarm in the spring and summer after rains, but they may also swarm during the winter in a heated building.
Termite eradication requires the expertise of a professional pest control service, which thoroughly inspect your property to identify areas of damage, current activity and nesting places. F&W Pest Control uses a multi-step process to eliminate termites from your property, including eliminating breeding grounds, baits and monitoring ongoing activity.
Boston is home to a number of wild animals, including bats, raccoons, skunks and woodchucks. These animals seek and find food and shelter in areas inhabited by people. They become pests when they invade your living space. They pose a risk because they carry diseases that can be transferred to people by droppings, urine and saliva. Rodents, skunks, woodchucks and opossum often seek out shelter under foundations, porches or attics. They eat foods that people eat, often sifting through garbage, raiding pet food bowls or soiling stored food in kitchen pantries.
If you have rats or other wildlife in your home or commercial property, call a pest removal professional to solve the problem.
About F&W Pest Control
F&W Pest Control has served communities in the greater Boston area for more than 70 years. We have been family-owned and operated since we started in 1943. We offer a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee for our work. We also provide free quotes. If you have a pest problem at your residence or business, give us a call. We offer same-day service, emergency service and make weekend appointments.
Our Pest Control Services Include:
- PestGuard PLUS Residential Program
- Bed Bug Control
- Commercial Pest Control
- Residential Pest Services
- Termite Control Programs