Pest Control & Exterminator Services in Londonderry, NH
Serving Rockingham County since 1984
This New Hampshire town of about 24,000 sits nicely between the White Mountains and the white frothy waves of the Eastern Seaboard.
The Irish and Scots of the 18th century settled here seeking religious freedom from their hometown of… Londonderry. And though they may have lacked imagination in naming their new town, they did not lack the ability to get that name on the map. Nowadays, the town is known best for its apple orchards, but initially it became famous for a song of a different tuber. Londonderry (Derry, at the time) is credited for being the place where the first potato was grown in the U.S.
Obviously, a town with such ties to the ground and the things that emerge from it, suffice it to say that Londonderry has its share of insect invaders and other various pests, all of them known to Colonial Pest Control—the local company with all the answers.
Here’s a list of Londonderry’s biggest nuisances:
Termites: Where you might find a local apple to be a delicious treat, these pests find your home’s wood to be their comfort food. And in a town like Londonderry, termites are hungry. At the first site of termite swarmers or weak wood spots, call Colonial Pest Control immediately so we can do a thorough inspection. We use the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System, which uses the latest green technology to safely remove termites without drilling the ground or foundation around your home and injecting chemicals.
Carpenter ants: Similar to termites, carpenter ants burrow deep into moist and decaying wood and set up a colony. From there, they send out winged ants to search for more locations to spread to, and before you know it, they’ve made their way into your basement barrel of potatoes. Our technicians are experienced in using the Microgen Micro-Injector, which successfully locates colonies for flushing and elimination.
Drugstore Beetles: These guys can show up in the food you and your family eat, even the stuff you’re keeping for the upcoming winter. Nobody wants to open up a container of oats and have a box full of white grubs. Hopefully you’ve saved up enough fresh fruits and vegetables, because if you never called Colonial, that single larvae you thought was no big deal could be a full-blown infestation. Don’t commit pantry-cide, let us rid you of those bugs.
Cockroaches: Speaking of the pantry, have you ever turned on a light and been spooked by skittering black bugs? Cockroaches can make their way into your kitchen’s drawers, putting their dirty little feet all over your formerly clean silverware. They multiply and spend most of their time out of sight; they mostly come out at night. 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.
Fleas: Fleas are an incredibly important risk to be aware of, especially if you have four-legged family members. These insects can produce a new generation cycle in 20 days, which creates a very high volume of these itch-inducers very quickly. A veterinarian must treat pets, but Colonial can treat your home with just as much care.
Opossums: These nocturnal child-carrying nomads will seek out carrion, fruit, smaller rodents, and grains like birdseed. ‘Possums will dig their dens under a deck but won’t stay there for more than a day or so, except during the winter when they’ll bed down for days at a time. If you keep ripening food outdoors or perhaps have fruit trees or a garden of your own, beware of the curious hands of opossums and their bandit cousin, the racoon.
Baldface hornets: These vicious nearly-an-inch-long fliers create basketball-sized paper nets near entryways, in tool sheds or in foundation plantings and love to pick a fight. They are incredibly dangerous, especially to children who may be playing in the area without knowledge of the nest. Call us at 1-800-525-8084 if you spot anything that resembles a paper nest before your children see it first. We’ve got the skills to dunk that junk and rid your yard of these insects for good.