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common pest issues we treat in shrewsbury

Mosquitoes are prevalent in the summer with standing water features of any kind (or size), and mice and other rodents are common pests in Shrewsbury homes located near parks or natural open spaces. As in most residential areas, you’ll also find ants, spiders, roaches and other common pests.

Common types of pests we treat in the area include:

For help getting rid of these or any other troublesome bugs or critters, call us today for a free quote! We’ll be happy to make your Shrewsbury home or business pest-free once more!

termite control in shrewsbury, ma

Costing billions of dollars’ worth of damage each year, termites are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Since they are often hidden away within the structure of a home, they can be there for years before a homeowner finally discovers them. The three types of termites are subterranean, drywood, and dampwood. All in search of wood, termites have the potential to cause extensive, irreversible damage to your home.

Things that attract termites include:

  • Excess foliage
  • Piles of wood
  • Dead or decaying trees
  • Mulch
  • Cellulose material
  • Clogged gutters
  • Warm, dark places
  • Moist soil

If you notice winged ants, mud tubes, wings that have been shed, or structural damage to your home, you might be facing a termite infestation.

shrewsbury, a carpenter ant control

Carpenter ants are known for chewing through wood to build their elaborate nests. Many people believe that these ants eat wood, but they actually just tunnel through it and chew on it in order to break away pieces needed for their nests.

In order to avoid structural damage to your home, there are a few things you can do to prevent carpenter ant infestations.

These include:

  • Eliminate non-essential water sources in your yard and home
  • Trim trees and shrubs to keep them away from the home
  • Seal any cracks or openings around doors and windows
  • Store piles of wood away from the home

Because they prefer wood that is softened by moisture or fungus, it is best to monitor the wood surrounding your home and remove it if it is damp or coated in fungus.

tick control in shrewsbury, ma

Since they are known to carry and transmit diseases, such as Lyme disease, ticks are the last thing you want to be dealing with. Ticks seek human and animal hosts to latch onto and feed off of in order to survive.

In order to avoid tick bites when you go on outdoor adventures, you should:

  • Wear long sleeves, pants, thick socks, and closed-toed shoes
  • Treat your clothing with permethrin to repel ticks
  • Use insect repellent
  • Walk only on clearly marked trails and paths
  • Avoid high grass and brush areas

Whenever you return from a hike or other outdoor activity, you should put your clothes into the washer, hop into the shower, and carefully examine your body for ticks. If you are bitten by a tick, it needs to be safely removed right away.

shrewsbury spiders exterminator

Venomous or not, spiders are one of the most feared pests commonly found in homes. From wolf spiders to hobo spiders to black widow spiders to brown recluse spiders to house spiders, these pests are never welcome guests.

Without professional pest control, keeping spiders out of your home is very difficult to do. These critters have no trouble finding openings into your house and making themselves feel right at home.

Spiders are drawn to houses that can provide:

  • Shelter: Spiders escape extreme weather conditions by hiding away in dark corners, basements, crawlspaces, and attics.
  • Mates: During mating season, males will enter your home in search of mates.
  • Food: Other pests are spiders’ main source of food, so they will come into a home if they know there are plenty of other pests there.

shrewsbury mice removal

Mice can squeeze themselves through a hole the size of a pen, which means it is incredibly easy for them to make their way into a home. They typically enter homes in the winter months looking for a place that can provide shelter, food, and water. These tiny pests carry over 200 human pathogens, making them incredibly harmful. By leaving urine and droppings throughout a home, they can seriously endanger a family.

To keep mice out of your home, you should:

  • Seal any holes along the foundation of your home
  • Never leave food out
  • Empty your kitchen trash cans often
  • Keep your home clean and free of clutter
  • Keep storage areas organized, clean, and dry

boxelder bugs

Boxelder bugs are known for their distinctive red and black markings. They leave large, red stains when squished.

They typically live in boxelder or maple trees, so they’re common in homes near the Robinson Conservation Land or Hartwell Sanctuary.

Boxelder bugs tend to swarm in large numbers so you’ll often know right away if you have a problem. They tend to leave a particular area, only to return later on, making them especially difficult to eradicate permanently.

firebrats 

Firebrats are similar to silverfish. They can enter your home in search of starches, like flour, potatoes, bread, and other everyday pantry items. Though they aren’t particularly harmful to humans, they can create quite a mess, and they can track bacteria into your food. They prefer areas that are humid, so Shrewsbury homes near natural or man-made water features like Flint Pond, Mill Pond, or Lake Quinsigamond tend to be more at risk for a firebrat infestation.

As their name implies, firebrats like heat. This makes them a common pest in commercial buildings with heat sources like boilers or furnaces.

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our pest-free guarantee™

At proof. pest control, we don’t just provide one service and then leave you hanging like many other pest control companies. Pests can re-enter your home at any time, which is why we provide year-round protection through our Pest-Free Guarantee™.

We offer pest management solutions in Shrewsbury, including:

Here at proof. pest control, our team has seen it all, and we can help you get your home back to being pest-free! We offer free inspections and after-hours service.

what you can expect from proof. pest control

When you work with us, you can expect year-round treatment. Nothing is more important to us than making sure you, your pets, your family, and your home are safe. Using advanced techniques, botanically-derived products, synthetic treatments, and state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to effectively flush pets out of your home.

Give proof. pest control a call at 617-855-9700 to learn more about our pest control service in Shrewsbury.

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stories & reviews from our customers

excellent service

“Shane came over to my new home and explained pest control to me. I Just moved to AZ from NYC and only experience with pest control are mosquitos and the occational rats on the subway. Shane sprayed …”

– Frank Q.

shane is pleasent and accomidating

“Shane is always pleasant and accommodating. Very knowledgeable about his products and the critters they fend off.”

– Lia W.

very friendly & informative.

“Very friendly and informative as to the services being performed.”

– Bob M.

michael cencich is personable and willing to please.

“Michael also stated that if we find any insects, etc. we can call him and he will come out free of charge and correct the problem.”

– Shirley K.

jason did an excellent job!

“I was impressed with the detailed report of services rendered.”

– John B.