There lies a scenic trail about marathon-length that runs through the New England countryside. It’s called the Rockingham Recreational Trail, and it rolls through Rockingham County and the town of Hampstead, New Hampshire.
It’s an iconic northeastern small town, with an active historical society and highly vaunted high-school level educational academies. It’s the kind of place passersby photograph dreamily. Now, the picturesque town is home to about 8,000 people. But it’s home to far more bugs that have settled the area long before humans set foot here. And these bugs threaten the tranquility residents in Hampstead enjoy.
Enter Colonial Pest Control. Since 1984 we’ve been patrolling the lands of Hampstead in search of home invaders and financially ruinous pests. If you suspect you’re facing an infestation of one or more of the following insects and critters, call Colonial Pest Control right away.
- Ants: There are several types of ants that can invade a home in southeastern New Hampshire: the pavement ant, pharaoh ant, and carpenter ant, to name a few. Pharaohs and carpenters can work their way into damp areas of your home and cause damage to wood and weight-bearing beams. Pavement ants are more common, and they’ll move into delicious areas of your home and cause damage to the contents of your cupboards and breadbox. There are various methods of dealing with these pests, and depending on your unique situation, the professionals at Colonial Pest Control will use them all with success.
- Flies: The few types of flies in Hampstead can cause disease in humans due to the pathogens they potentially leave behind. Dysentery and cholera have been caused by flies, which are often found around foul-smelling things like decomposing trash, dead animals, and decaying plant matter. A fly infestation not only increases your chances of pathogen contamination, but they’re awfully annoying. Don’t settle for a flyswatter, call Colonial Pest Control to inspect, fly-proof problem areas, and apply preventative techniques to ward off future infestations.
- Cockroaches: The three main kinds of cockroaches you’ll find in New England are the American cockroach, German cockroach, and oriental cockroach. They differ in looks, but there’s still no mistaking a cockroach for another insect. Like flies, cockroaches can carry pathogens that cause illnesses in humans and pets, commonly through direct contact with waste left behind in areas where food is kept. Colonial Pest Control can rid an infestation with only one treatment.
- Termites: Though king termites, queen termites, and winged termites are all part of the colony, it’s the small, white worker termite that does the real damage. These insects love to colonize in soil around your house, where they’ll dig tunnels underground that lead directly to their food source—your basement’s wooden support beams. Without treatment, termites can cause considerable damage. Estimates across the country say damage from termites to homes, businesses, and schools reaches into the billions each year.
- Bees and Wasps: Though bumblebees and honey bees are generally not an issue (except for those with allergies, in which case an immediate insect eradication must occur for your safety), there is plenty to be scared of with the other members of this flying family. Bald-faced hornets and yellow jackets, for example, are notoriously aggressive and dangerous when threats are near. This includes your children and pets. They construct large paper nests in doorways and foundation plantings, among other places, and you could even kick up a nest while you’re mowing the lawn. If you suspect a wasp infestation, call our experts right away.
- Bats: Bats in New England come in two varieties: large and small. Both types eat a whole lot of bugs, which is very beneficial to those outside in the evening enjoying a nice time on the recreational trail. But bats become nuisances when they nest in your home, where their droppings can contain pathogens that can give you illnesses you don’t want. Though they will rarely bite or attack humans, we use humane bat removal techniques at Colonial Pest Control. We’ll also bat-proof your home to assure they don’t return to nest in your attic or along a roof overhang.