Norfolk MA Pest Control & Termite Extermination Services
Norfolk, Massachusetts is a small suburb of Boston that is located about 33 miles south of the busy urban center. Like Bostonians, Norfolk residents enjoy marked seasons that include humid summers and cold, snowy winters. The changing seasons often inspire property inspections as home and business owners prepare for extreme climates that tend to drive pests closer to human work and living spaces. During the winter months, rodent invasions are more common, and the warm, summer months bring bees and wasps that may nest in shady areas under eaves and decking. Besides these common pests, termites are a year-round and potentially costly nuisance. F&W Pest Control has comprehensive as well as customized pest removal service packages to ensure that you get the peace of mind that you deserve.
Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that survive off of human and animal blood. The insects are brownish red in color, and they have a flat, oval shape. While these annoying pests have been around for a long time, they have gained notoriety in the recent decade largely because of increases in travel by so many of the world's citizens.
Bed bugs normally feed on the blood of humans and animals while they sleep, and they leave an itchy, slightly swollen bite mark on the skin. The good news is that they are not known to transmit diseases. The bad news is that they are extremely difficult to eliminate from residential and commercial spaces. Female bed bugs lay hundreds of eggs, and these future bed bugs are about the size of a speck of dust. To permanently eliminate them from your home or business, you need the expertise of a pest control company such as F&W that specializes in bed bug removal.
Subterranean termites are small insects that live within colonies in the ground but that surface to eat a diet of wood. Their search for food sources of wood and wood by-products make many of Norfolk's homes and businesses prime targets of termites. Drywood termites are another kind of termite that builds its nest in wood itself. Subterranean termites are much more common in Norfolk than drywood termites, which are prevalent in the nation's southern, coastal regions. Both subterranean and drywood termites look similar to winged varieties of ants.
Although termites are relatively small, their colonies can include more than 15 million insects. Termite roles within the colonies include workers, soldiers and queens, which are responsible for reproduction. While the workers and soldiers live relatively short lives of a couple of years, queens have been known to live for up to 10 years. Since one property can be the food source of multiple termite colonies, homes and businesses can receive significant damage over the course of just a few years. It often takes attention to detail and sharp eyes to detect the presence of termites, but it takes the expertise of a professional pest control agency such as F&W to eradicate the problem for good.
The wooded areas in and around Norfolk are some of the spots that make the community special. However, living near these tranquil, natural environs mean that residents must share the neighborhood with an assortment of wilderness critters such as raccoons, squirrels, mice, opossums, skunks and bats. While most of these animals shy away from humans under normal circumstances, extreme weather conditions and availability of food often attract them to Norfolk homes and businesses. If your wildlife neighbors have gotten a little too close for comfort, give F&W Pest Control a call. We offer humane wildlife removal services as part of integrated pest management programs, which aim to deter wildlife reinvasions.
About F&W Pest Control
Over the last 65 years, F&W has honed effective integrated pest management solutions that are safe for employees, customers, family members and pets. Our company is so confident in the quality of our services that we offer a comprehensive, full-service pest control plan that covers an entire house from roof line to foundation against rodents, bedbugs and termites. F&W is also the go-to source for pest elimination in commercial sector organizations such as restaurants, hospitals, schools, hotels and apartments.
Our Pest Control Services Include:
- PestGuard PLUS Residential Program
- Bed Bug Control
- Commercial Pest Control
- Residential Pest Services
- Termite Control Programs