New England has a lot of historic towns. Many of them are obvious—Boston, for example. But others hide in plain sight every day.
We’re talking Milford, New Hampshire. Milford, also known as The Granite Town, sits in the southern-central part of The Granite State. It’s the origin of the stone that was used to build the pillars of the U.S Treasury building, the image of which is seen on every $10 bill.
Now that’s some rock-solid history.
Hopefully the homes of Milford’s 15,000 residents are just as solid, because in a town with such a big history of textiles and industry, there is sure to be a few surviving vermin and insects lurking around town, sneaking onto your porch and hiding in your attic.
Good thing a local pest control company knows the ins-and-outs of Milford and the pests that live there. Colonial Pest Control is your home team—and always bet on the home team (especially in New England!).
Here’s a list of common pests in Milford. If you spot any of their signs around your home or yard, call Colonial right away.
- Skunks: Let’s start this list with the most well-known pest of all time. The skunk’s defensive maneuver is feared from coast to coast, and for good reason. After victims are hit with a bit of his backside ballistics, the smell can linger for days. Predators even steer clear unless there’s a shortage of other food around, so if you’re being plagued by a skunk nest, you can take your chances or call our experts.
- Brown dog ticks: Southern New Hampshire is an ideal environment for man’s best friend. Mountains nearby, a good climate, amiable townsfolk, it’s really a perfect recipe. Except for the ticks your little guy will bring home. These ticks are unique in that they can readily form an infestation in a kennel or your home, and though they might not cause too many problems for humans, they’ll torment your pooch without end. Our inspection and removal is second to none.
- Bees and wasps: Bees are responsible for pollinating virtually all of the vegetables we eat on a daily basis, and wasps are predators that search out other pests like spiders and crickets. Still, they must be removed from our homes due to their tenacity in protecting their home. One little stinger in the finger of an allergic person can mean rashes, swelling, respiratory distress and headaches. Some can also suffer from anaphylactic shock, which is a serious effect that leads to a hospital visit.
- Mice and other rodents: Rodents carry diseases like rabies. They get into your attic and chew at wires, causing electrical fires and increase the potential for electric shock. Our technicians have over 25 years of experience dealing with these pests, and we won’t sit around and wait for them to come out of hiding while they destroy your home’s electrical system and your safety.
- Carpet Beetle Larvae: These hard-to-notice but hungry insects will chomp at your carpets, wool clothing, and feathered pillows—anything just to get at a compound called keratin. The tan and round adult beetles actually do no harm; it’s the larvae that can put holes in your favorite hat or scarf. Before you end up with holey clothes, call Colonial and we’ll cleanse your home of these hungry bugs.
- Bedbug elimination: Itch itch itch; scratch scratch. Bedbugs feast on you, and they’re hungry. The good news is, Colonial Pest Control uses a comprehensive “seek-and-destroy” approach to eradicating the nuisance. You may have heard that bedbugs are nearly impossible to get rid of, but with two visits spaced two weeks apart, we will destroy the adults, nymphs, and eggs thoroughly. Ah, relief.
- Pharaoh Ants: These are an exotic species native to Africa, but have since found their way around the world. It’s a long shot you’ll have to deal with such an infestation, but we specialize in the normal and the exotic. If you find them, they’ll be nesting in strange places like electrical outlets and baseboard heating vents. The Pharaohs will also split their colony and relocate to avoid termination, but Colonial uses effective baits and thorough inspection to stay ahead.