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Common Household Pests in Your Boston Home

Anyone who’s ever been to Boston can attest that it is an extremely cold city. But, the fall and winter temperatures do not dissuade pests from being a problem. In fact, the long cold season in Boston could mean that pests seek out your home more than they would in warmer climates.

Don’t let Boston pests catch you off guard. In this article, we will tell you all about the most common pests in Boston. Plus, we will provide the most important information of all: how to get rid of those pests.

Common Boston Pests

Below we’ve listed the most common pests found in Boston. These pests are in no particular order.

  • Ants

    Some species of ant will be common no matter where you live in the United States. Boston is no different. In fact, there are three types of ant that are most common in Boston. These are the carpenter ant, pavement ants, and odorous house ants. Of these three, you’ll least of all want either carpenter or odorous ants in your Boston home.

    Carpenter ants burrow into wood and other organic materials. These are large insects, and some species of carpenter ants have the ability to fly. You definitely don’t want carpenter ants, as they can cause almost as much damage to the structure of your Boston home as termites. Keep in mind, however, that carpenter ants do not eat wood, unlike termites, but they cause a huge amount of damage, regardless.

    Odorous house ants are a very small type of ant. They often find their way into your kitchen or bathroom, and they produce a very unpleasant odor when they are crushed. Although odorous house ants do not cause as much damage like carpenter ants, you still don’t want them in your Boston home.

  • Spiders

    There are not many poisonous spiders in Boston. In fact, the yellow sac spider and black or brown widows are really the only ones. However, most people don’t want any spiders in their homes, poisonous or not. And, you will definitely find many spider varieties throughout Boston.

  • Rodents

    Rodents, like all of the pests on this list, live anywhere. Rats, especially, love Boston’s urban area. But, you will also occasionally find mice who have found their way into your Boston home. Rodents are a problem because they can carry diseases like salmonella and the plague, and they cause damage and contaminate food.

  • Cockroach

    Cockroaches seem like they are almost impossible to kill. Although this insect is specifically associated with the south, it can be found in Boston as well. Cockroaches, too, can spread disease and contaminate food. Plus, they tend to nest in large groups, which can cause a huge problem as you try to eradicate them.

  • Mosquitoes

    Mosquitoes are some of the most dangerous animals on earth. They are only a large problem in Boston during the spring and summer. However, you want to do everything you can to keep from being bitten by one. Mosquitoes can carry a number of diseases, include the Zika virus, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, and many more.

How to keep Boston pests out of your home.

Obviously, you don’t want ants, spiders, rodents, cockroaches, or mosquitoes invading your home. Because so many of these pests can be dangerous to humans, it is essential that you solve an outbreak as soon as you can. But, there are a few ways to keep your home protected from Boston’s most common pests.

  1. Make sure all the entrances to your home are sealed. This includes doorways, windows, roofing tiles, and cracks in your foundation. The fewer ways there are for pests to enter, the harder it will be for them to get into your home.
  2. Clean up all extra food and fix any leaks. Pests need food and water just like us. So, by removing easy access to food and water you will do a lot to prevent them from entering your house.
  3. Contact Fox Pest Control-Boston. At Fox Pest Control, we are pest removal and extermination experts. We offer free quotes on all of our services. Also, if you call before 2 p.m., we will be at your home within four hours. So, don’t let pests overrun your Boston residence. Let Fox Pest Control take care of the problem for you. We work hard to get the job done and get it done right. Pests… it’s what we do.

Posted on November 26, 2019.

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