Pest Control & Exterminator Services in Leominster, MA
Serving Worcester County since 1984
As we all know, Johnny Appleseed is attributed with leading the way for conservation and planting nurseries, among other things, in the midwest United States.
He was born right here in Leominster, Massachusetts. Not only did he plant nurseries, keep wild animals out and help tend the nurseries he planted, he provided early settlers with claimable land and food, including cider (which is made from apples). Where would much of New England be if not for this nomadic philanthropist?
Well, it’d be less bug-filled, that’s for sure. Johnny was an animal lover, which included insects. Here’s where we differ from good ole Mr. Appleseed. If you’ve got pests, bugs, insects, critters of a wild nature intruding on your home and endangering your family and pets, then Colonial Pest Control is here to help.
Here are a few pests you’ll find in the Leominster town proper that we have plenty of experience dealing with:
- Indian Meal Moths: These guys ride home with you from the store after you’ve unknowingly purchased infected birdseed or dry dog food. You’ll be able to spot their presence in the bag easily enough—a type of webbing material and larvae will be present. A call to Colonial can have your pantry cleaned up in no time.
- Carpet Beetle Larvae: These tiny baby insects will chomp at your carpets, wool clothing, feathered pillows—basically anything made with natural materials. The adult form does no harm; it’s actually the larvae that can put holes in your favorite wool blanket or even a book. Don’t just sit around and let these pests eat your possessions; call Colonial and save your valuables (and peace of mind).
- Cockroaches: To most people, these are the worst, most filthy insects around. You flick on a light and they scurry across the floor in the kitchen, making you jump right out of your pajamas. Though they seem harmless enough, they can carry pathogens that cause dysentery, hepatitis, food poisoning, or other illnesses. They’ve even been linked to causing asthma in children.
- Bees and wasps: It’s well known that bees are responsible for pollinating many of the foods we eat on a daily basis. Most people know that wasps are predators that search out other pests like spiders and crickets. Still, our friendly bees and wasps must be removed from the home due to their tenacity in protecting their own homes—which could mean something bad for many of us who have allergies associated with bees. One little stinger 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.
- Pharaoh Ants: These are an exotic species native to Africa, but have since found their way around the world. These water-loving insects move right into your living room, where they nest 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. Don’t be tempted to poke around an electric outlet to oust the ants, we’ll send an expert who can safely remove them from your home.
- Mice and other rodents: These chew-happy pests carry many horrible diseases like rabies. They get into your attic and chew at wires, causing electrical fires and increasing 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.
- Bats: Though seen worldwide as beneficial in the wild where they feast on endless harmful insects like mosquitoes, bats can become a nuisance themselves when they take up residence in your home. Their bites can transmit rabies to humans, and their guano (or feces) has been known to cause respiratory illnesses. Bat extermination is illegal, so our technicians won’t harm those who live in your attic. We use a process called exclusion to remove the bats, then seal up all potential entry points to prevent their return.
Call us at 1-800-525-8084 right now for a FREE quote!