Pest Control & Exterminator Services in Stratham, NH
Serving Rockingham County since 1984
Stratham, NH, is full of insects and invasive pests. It’s no wonder the Timberland Corporation is headquartered here—the heavy-duty boots produced by the company are ideal stompers of ants, termites and beetles.
But in a town like Stratham, where parks and heavily wooded forests crash into Great Bay, critters multiply way too much for the average pair of Timberlands to eradicate. However, at Colonial Pest Control we have the tools, the know-how, and the desire to free your home or business of all of nature’s creepy-crawlies.
Our biggest asset is our technicians, the men and women you’ll see picking up their kids at Cooperative Middle School while you’re picking up yours. We believe that a pest control technician is only as effective as their knowledge of an area’s unique circumstances. Because our technicians are stationed in the towns they serve, they know about all of the common and not-so-common pests that abound.
Just a few of these pests we remove on a regular basis include:
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. These animals are more of a nuisance than an infestation, especially when they knock over the garbage cans or destroy other backyard food sources.
Ticks and fleas: These bloodsuckers are no fun at all. While both fleas and ticks mainly stick to animals like foxes or your dogs and cats, they can find their way onto you and in your home. Been exploring near the river or in the woodlands? It’s easy for them to hitch a ride unnoticed. Both can transmit serious diseases and cause a lot of discomfort for you and your pets. If you suspect a problem, give us a call to nip the problem in the bud.
Bed bugs: Speaking of hungry bugs, these insects are as damaging as carpet beetle larvae, only bed bugs feast on you instead of your clothes. The good news is that Colonial Pest Control uses a comprehensive “seek-and-destroy” approach for eradicating the nuisance. You may have heard that bed bugs are nearly impossible to get rid of, but with two visits spaced two weeks apart, we will destroy the adults, nymphs and eggs thoroughly.
Squirrels: These populous rodents are known to cause electrical fires by chewing through power cords in your attic. Chances are good that if you have a squirrel infestation up there, they’ve already left a considerable amount of droppings and urine behind, and attempting to eradicate them yourself could expose you to rabies, tick fever, and other highly dangerous diseases. Call Colonial, we’ll swoop in and use a method similar to the lobster pot. A squirrel exits through a one-way door we place in a popular thoroughfare—and he can’t get back in. It’s called exclusion.
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 also use exclusion to remove the bats, then seal up all potential entry points to prevent their return.
Termites: The damage potential of these pests is widely known, and yet they still cause so much damage each year to unsuspecting homeowners. At the first site of termite swarms or weak wood spots, call Colonial Pest Control immediately so we can do a thorough inspection. Moist homes, like those around Great Bay, have a higher incidence of termites than other areas, and you don’t want to wait until it’s too late. 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.