West Newton MA Pest Control & Termite Extermination Services
West Newton is one of the oldest villages in Newton, Massachusetts, and the home of nearly two dozen places on the National Register of Historic Places. The quaint town's proximity to the Charles River in the west means that there are insect and wildlife pests all year around. However, warmer temperatures and higher humidity from May through October bring more pests to the area. The many local businesses in the town center and homes in the surrounding area might need F&W Pest Control to eliminate and prevent infestations.
Residential and Commercial Pest Control
Pests are insects and animals that disrupt human activity in some way. They can be ants that damage property, mosquitoes and spiders that bite or roaches that contaminate food. Effective pest control requires education, training and the right tools.
F&W provides pest control services for both residential and commercial properties. In West Newton, we deal with several pests that are common in the area, including bed bugs, termites and nuisance wildlife.
Bed bugs are oval-shaped pests with flat, reddish-brown bodies. They usually grow to 4 or 5 millimeters long, which is about the size of an apple seed. However, their bodies swell and turn more red after they have a blood meal. These insects can get into your home, hotel, office or store by hitchhiking on luggage, pets, personal belongings and even your own clothes.
Bed bugs become hard to control on your own once they make it indoors because they hide so well and reproduce so quickly. On average, a female can lay up to five eggs in a single day, which amounts to 200 to 500 eggs in its lifetime. Under the best food and temperature circumstances, bed bugs can live for more than 300 days.
There are several species of termites, but subterranean termites are typically a problem in Massachusetts. Reproductive termites have dark-colored bodies with two pairs of wings that are the same length. A colony can have a primary king and queen reproductive as well as hundreds of secondary reproductives that assist with colony growth. Soldier termites have elongated heads and mandibles, and the workers have light-colored bodies that measure about 6 millimeters long.
Subterranean termites live in colonies in moist soil, tunneling hundreds of feet underground to reach feeding sites. Because of that, they aren't easy for the untrained eye to detect. However, you might notice small, ridged pellet droppings or shedded wings near entry points to your home or business. Eliminating a colony on your own is also difficult because there can be thousands of termites and several nesting chambers.
Nuisance wildlife can carry dangerous diseases that spread to humans, such as rabies. They can also bring fleas and mites into homes and businesses, and their eating habits can damage property. In general, many animals are attracted to the food and shelter that developed areas provide.
Opossums and raccoons, for example, are attracted to garbage. They could make homes out of your brush piles or tree cavities. Raccoons might also live in rock crevices, ground burrows, haystacks and barns. Squirrels can make a mess of your roof if tree limbs overlap it. They may even invade your attic for a warm place to stay through the winter, chewing a small hole through the roof or siding to get in. In addition, bats, birds, rodents, skunks and woodchucks are pests in West Newton.
Nuisance wildlife can be tricky to deal with on your own because of the risk for disease. However, pest control professionals have special gear and tools to get rid of them.
Established in 1943, F&W Pest Control has helped Massachusetts homeowners eliminate and prevent infestations for more than 70 years. We're a fourth-generation, family-owned business that offers emergency and same-day services. Our A+ Better Business Bureau rating is a testament to our quality, reliable work. Call F&W to get a free quote and appointment for any pest control need.
Our Pest Control Services Include:
- PestGuard PLUS Residential Program
- Bed Bug Control
- Commercial Pest Control
- Residential Pest Services
- Termite Control Programs