Worcester, MA Pest Control
Worcester has a humid continental climate that generates hot summers and cold winters. The level of pest activity varies with the seasons and the species. While mosquitoes, ants and stinging insects are more active in the warmer months, the drop in temperature later in the year brings its own set of problems. Pests like cockroaches, rats and mice look for a warm place to overwinter. Because pests are active throughout the year, it is important that you use proper pest control measures to avoid an infestation.
Bed bugs are opportunistic pests found around the globe that infest homes and other buildings regardless of their level of cleanliness. They can be transported into your residence inside suitcases, packing materials or the folds of clothes. In addition to bedding, these pests lurk inside upholstery, curtains and the crevices of moldings. Their bite is similar to that inflicted by mosquitoes. Scratching the affected area may cause a secondary infection. Bed bugs can cause anxiety that interferes with the ability to get restorative sleep. Eliminating a bed bug infestation requires professional pest control techniques designed to kill the eggs and larva as well as the adult insects.
The most common termite in the Worcester area is the Eastern subterranean species that swarms in the spring as they look for a new place to nest. While they typically enter homes through the basement, termites can be found anywhere in your house. Once a colony has been established, the population will grow very quickly. Large infestations typically have millions of termites dispersed throughout your property in satellite colonies. They can cause a significant amount of damage that may not be covered by your insurance. Trying to eliminate an infestation yourself may cause it to spread. You should contact a pest control expert as soon as possible if you notice signs of a termite infestation.
While cold temperatures prompt some pests to hibernate, others do not want to stay outdoors. These pests look for a warm place that is safe from predators that also provides a source of food and water. Your house is an ideal environment. Wildlife like squirrels, rats and mice will build their nests in your attic, basement or crawl spaces. They chew through building materials, including wood, insulation and electrical wiring. Bare wires can produce an electrical short that starts a fire. Wildlife may also carry parasites like fleas and ticks that carry pathogens that are harmful to your family and pets.
Hire a Professional
Many do-it-yourself baits, traps and insecticides are ineffective. They may not target your particular pest or do not have the correct mix or amount of pesticides to do the job. Trying to eliminate an infestation yourself requires you to store potentially harmful chemicals in your home. This places pets and young children at risk. At F&W Pest Control, our skilled technicians are trained to identify pests, know where they are most likely to hide and how to develop a targeted solution. If you suspect an infestation, contact our office today for a free, no-obligation quote on how F&W Pest Control can provide you with peace of mind.
Our Pest Control Services Include:
- PestGuard PLUS Residential Program
- Bed Bug Control
- Commercial Pest Control
- Residential Pest Services
- Termite Control Programs