Pest Control & Exterminator Services in Medford, MA
Serving Middlesex County since 1984
Medford, a town of about 56,000 people in proximity to downtown Boston, is known for many things. It sits along the Mystic River, which became the inspiration and title of a novel that begot an Academy Award winning film of the same name.
But Medford is also known for being the site of the first gypsy moth epidemic in the United States. Thanks to an entrepreneurial French scientist experimenting with silk worms, the gypsy moth has spread from this scenic New England community to the far reaches of Wisconsin and southern Virginia.
Such a plight has made way for some of the most talented insect management and pest control professionals in the business. Thankfully, those professional pest management technicians all work for Colonial Pest Control.
Our technicians are not only the best in the bug business, but we live in the towns and communities we service, and Medford is no different. Our staff knows the ins and outs of New England pest control, and we use our intimate knowledge and years of experience to get those nasty infestations out of your home thoroughly and quickly.
Here are some popular services we provide to Medford residents:
Termites – In New England, termite colonies are found underground. They build subterranean habitats that include tunnels that lead directly to your home’s wood sources. Look for their winged flyers around the walls and even small holes in your wooden fixtures.
We destroy termite colonies with the non-intrusive Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System. It’s child-safe and water-safe, and our technicians will return often to change the bait and check for effectiveness.
Carpenter Ants – These pests can become as large as a half-inch long, and they can do more damage to your home than termites. They don’t eat the wood, however; instead, they carve tunnels inside damp and decaying wood to expand their nests. Look for flying swarms and small piles of sawdust around the woodwork of your home.
Carpenter Bees – This type of bee is similar in appearance to the bumblebee, but lacks the fuzzy abdomen. Carpenter bees don’t do much structural damage, but can ruin the aesthetics of your porch, outdoor furniture or softwood shingles and siding. If a carpenter bee nest is left untreated, multiple bees can move in, and then structural damage is a possibility.
Mice and Rats – You may not notice the damage these crafty rodents are doing in your attic or basement, but they can chew electrical lines, destroy insulation and even tear apart cardboard boxes containing your precious photo albums and other important heirlooms. When you hear the pitter-patter of their footsteps behind your walls and notice droppings in your attic or kitchen, call Colonial Pest Control right away. Mice and rats can also carry diseases like rabies, and their droppings can also contain pathogens that can make your family sick.
Squirrels – Similar to mice and rats, squirrels can be more tenacious when assaulting your unsecured attic space. We use a few methods to remove your squirrel infestation:
Live trapping. Our baits and traps are effective and will remove even the wiliest of squirrels.
Exclusion. This method includes installing a one-way door in their favorite entry point. They’ll be able to leave your home, but they won’t be able to return.
Prevention. Used in tandem with exclusion (or prior to a squirrel infestation), this method calls for the sealing and galvanization of all potential entry points into your home. By preventing squirrels from entering, you’ll encourage them to move to their natural habitat instead of your attic.
If you think you’re experiencing an infestation, even if you’re unsure of the specific type of pest, call Colonial Pest Control today at 1-800-525-8084. Our staff is highly experienced at handling every type of infestation imaginable, and we’ll be glad to give your home a thorough check.