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Welcome to our Boston pest control and exterminating blog. 

At Fox Pest Control, we aim to provide the most up-to-date news, knowledgeable resources, and guides to help keep your Boston home pest-free all year-round. Read our posts below to find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions and concerns Boston residents have. 

  • Diseases Mosquitoes Carry
    Mosquitoes are among nature’s most annoying pests. They interrupt your outdoor activities, drone around your head as you try to sleep at night, and cause ugly, itchy bites. Far worse than their uncanny ability to be irritating… mosquitoes are the
  • 10 Ways Your Home Attracts Pests
    Pests are a year-round issue, but warmer weather makes it more likely and a greater variety of problematic pests. Luckily, knowing what attracts pests to your home and taking corrective measures can help protect your home from pests. The short
  • Do you have entomophobia?
    When does a dislike of insects turn into a fear of insects also known as entomophobia or insectophobia? That’s just one of many common questions people have about insects and the revulsion they often trigger. Phobias of any kind are
  • Tips to protect yourself this tick season
    Spring is in full force, with summer right around the corner. That means outdoor activities – and the threat of ticks. Because they’re so small, it’s all too easy to miss ticks until it’s too late, which is why taking
  • The Impact of Climate Change on Rodents
    Thankfully, Boston is not in the top ten of most rat-infested cities in the United States… yet. The “ratpocalypse” – a huge jump in the rat population – may be coming and change all of that. At its core, some
  • Were there prehistoric cockroaches?
    Popular mythology tells us that cockroaches can survive anything: a meteor strike, a resulting ice age or even nuclear war, but entomologists suggest that the myths might not be based on truth. How Ancient are Cockroaches? Claiming that cockroaches have
  • Happy Spring! Is your property ready?
    Whether or not the groundhog was right, Spring is finally here! The robins are nesting, the dandelions are blooming, and the bugs are hatching. But is your property ready? Why Are There More Bugs in the Spring? Some of our
  • Are you seeing ants in your kitchen?
    Spring’s warmer temperatures don’t just bring flowers. Increased insect activity comes with it. If you’re not careful, that can also mean an ant infestation – and your kitchen is especially vulnerable. Why Am I Getting Ants in My Kitchen? Kitchens
  • 7 Signs you have a termite infestation
    Termites are one of the major banes of a homeowner’s existence. It’s easy to miss the early indicators of a termite infestation, allowing them to eat away, damaging your house from the inside out. Since termites cause an estimated $5
  • The most annoying bugs in Boston
    The average person isn’t a fan of bugs. That’s especially true for most homeowners since they also have concerns about infestations of insects that can attack the structure of a house. Since climate also affects what bugs are in a

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