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Colonial Pest Control

Pest Control & Exterminator Services in Essex, MA

Serving Essex County since 1984

Essex is one of the most well known towns in Massachussetts, just 26 miles North of Boston on the North Shore. The town, just under 16 square miles, is home to nearly 4,000 residents.

Originally part of Ipswich, the town of Essex was incorporated in 1819. Being so close to the shore, it’s no surprise that the main sources of income for Essex lies in shellfish and tourism. In the early 20th century, Chubby Woodman invented the fried clam. Fried clams are still one of Essex’s claims to fame and people from all over the country come to Essex to enjoy some of the freshest seafood around.

Essex is home to the Crane Wildlife Refuge, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, and unfortunately like most other towns in Massachusetts, insects and pests. Many home and business owners near the shore struggle with pest infestations, especially in the warmer months, due to the high level of humidity in the air.

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Carpenter ants are a chief concern for any homeowner, because they can do some serious damage if left unchecked. A carpenter ant will chew and eat the wood of structures inside your home, often doing damage to 2×4’s inside the walls and the roof that cannot be reached for repairs. A colony of carpenter ants can weaken a home and decrease its value substantially, and homeowners may be unaware that there’s a problem. Often, the only evidence a carpenter ant leaves behind is small piles of sawdust around windows and doors. If you believe you may have a carpenter ant problem, it’s essential to contact a pest control professional immediately for help.


Wasps are common in Essex during the summer, but can pose a great threat to humans who are allergic to stinging insects. Wasps have the ability to sting multiple times without dying (unlike bees), and many species of wasps become quite aggressive when their nests are disturbed or they perceive a threat. Never attempt to remove a wasp nest around your home on your own and always contact a pest control company to ensure that the wasp nest is removed safely and effectively, with no one getting hurt.

Do You Live in an Older Home?

Since the town of Essex was originally incorporated in 1819, many of the homes are very old. Over decades of hot summers and cold winters, the wooden structures inside a home expand and contract and over time, will weaken. This makes older homes more susceptible to pests than newer built homes. Even older homes that have been updated may still have fissures and cracks in the foundation or holes in the attic, which makes it easy for pests to get in.

How to Get Rid of Pests in Essex

Pests of all kinds, including wasps, carpenter ants, termites, cockroaches, mosquitoes, and wildlife animals like bats and squirrels, should be removed as soon as possible if they are spotted in your home. At Colonial Pest, our safe compounds are able to eradicate pest infestations, bringing you immediate relief from the problem. Although many health conscious people have legitimate concerns about the safety of pesticides around their children or pets, Colonial Pest uses insecticides that only do harm to insects.

How to Prevent Pests from Coming Back

Preventing pests is far easier than getting rid of them once they are in your home or yard, so if you’ve never had a pest problem before or have just gotten rid of pests in your home, it’s important to take preventative action. At Colonial Pest, we can help you identify potential points of entry where pests may be able to get into your home and seal them off, and we can provide regular services to ensure that your home and yard is protected from pests that could do serious damage to your home or even harm you or your family.

Colonial Pest provides pest removal services in Essex, MA and throughout Massachusetts, and our 30 years of experience is backed by a 100% guarantee. Call 1-800-525-8084 today for a free estimate from one of our certified pest control specialists.



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