Pest Control & Exterminator Services in Dover, NH
Serving Strafford County since 1984
Dover, New Hampshire boasts a rich colonial history as the first permanent settlement in the state, established in 1623. Since then, Dover has changed from a colonial seaport to a shipbuilding town to the nation’s leading producer of cotton products in the 1900s. Still a thriving New England community today, Dover is not without typical New England pest control problems that include a variety of insects, rodents, birds, and forest creatures of all sizes.
Located between the mountains and ocean, Dover experiences a number of different wildlife and pest removal demands. Although Boston, MA, Portland, ME, and Concord, NH are all within an hour’s drive from Dover, Colonial Pest Control has exterminators on call in the town of Dover itself, so you don’t have to wait for an exterminator to arrive from outside town. Further, Colonial Pest Control’s local exterminators understand the pest control issues specific to the town of Dover, so they are ready to meet your pest control needs immediately.
Dover’s unique pest control issues occur year round and change with the seasons. In early spring, roosting birds and termite infestations pose danger to the structure of homes, sheds, and barns. In spring and summer, bees, wasps, and carpenter ants build their nests and colonies. During fall, rodents begin moving indoors for the winter. Over the winter months, wildlife from the mountains moves down in elevation to the town in search of food, shelter, and water.
Colonial pest control is on call to meet your changing pest removal needs year round, with exterminators that specialize in getting rid of the pests characteristically found in Dover, New Hampshire. And Colonial Pest Control specializes in low-toxicity removal methods, so pests are removed as humanely as possible, also not causing any danger to your family and home.
Our Services in Dover, New Hampshire:
Carpenter Ants: In New England, carpenter ants are considered the most problematic wood destroying pest. The black carpenter ant is the worst culprit, and can be found eating away at your home throughout the night. If you have large black ants or large winged ants in or around your home, you may have a carpenter ant infestation.
Termites: Termites require high moisture levels, so they are prevalent in spring when New England weather is wet and rainy. Look for signs of mud tubes on the outside of your home or on any structure you suspect is infested with termites. Termites build these tubes to protect themselves and stay moist.
Bees, Wasps, Yellowjackets, and Hornets: Although bees are beneficial to the environment, they are considered a pest all over North America and in most other parts of the world. Different methods are used to either remove or exterminate these four types of winged creatures, because each builds their nest or hive differently. Since bees, wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets sometimes look very much alike, it’s necessary to contact a professional exterminator in order to determine the difference.
Rodents: Rats and mice carry numerous diseases and can be very destructive to both the inside and outside of buildings. While you won’t be infested with both at the same time (each keeps the other away), rats and mice multiply at a rate of hundreds per year from a single female, so they’re difficult to get rid of once you have them.
Bats: Bats fly north in the summer months and can be found all over New England homes sleeping in the eaves and shingles during the day. Bats are highly beneficial in controlling insects—particularly mosquitoes—but when bats have moved to the outside or inside of your home, they tend to return each night and each summer, so they often require professional help to reroute them to a new roosting location.
Squirrels: Squirrels are very common in New England and many other parts of North America. They usually live inside trees, but sometimes make their way into walls and attic spaces. Since they carry diseases, are highly destructive, and can also be mean (despite those friendly-looking faces), they require professional removal.
Skunks and Raccoons: Skunks and raccoons are cute, but they are curious creatures that can easily become accustomed to humans and aren’t afraid to hang around us. In the winter months when they are seeking warmth and shelter, they will often make their way indoors through rotten wood or holes in exterior walls. Fixing these problem spots is one way to prevent forest creatures from invading your home.
Birds: Sometimes we invite birds to our homes with feeders and bird baths. But other times unwanted birds roost in the eaves and roofs of New England homes, and they can cause quite a racket and be difficult to get rid of. Once the birds build nests and lay their eggs they can be very difficult to remove. Colonial Pest Control can relocate birds roosting on your home before it’s too late. Call us at 1-800-525-8084 right now!