Pest Control & Exterminator Services in Windham, NH
Serving Rockingham County since 1984
Windham, New Hampshire is a delightful town of about 13,000 people in the southeast corner of the Granite State. It nearly overflows with fun—golf, tennis, and bowling opportunities scattered around multiple municipal parks as well as youth recreational programs, biking trails, and waterfront access for hunters, boaters, and fishermen.
All this fun can have a few consequences for locals, though. Because so many out-of-towners come to Windham to take advantage of the outdoor opportunities, you can expect some hitchhikers to come along, too. Hitchhikers with more than four legs, that is.
Furthermore, any town with proximity to a major water source like Windham has to deal with many pests that bore and tear their way through the framework of homes and businesses. Fortunately, our professional exterminators and entomologists are here to beat back the bugs and keep your home free of things that bite in the night.
Here’s a list of a few pests we eradicate for our customers in Windham:
- Termites – These wood feasters cause billions of dollars in damage each year to U.S. homes and businesses, and for that reason alone you should get a quality check from Colonial Pest Control. These pests love wood and similar materials, and they have no regard for what purpose they serve for you. Termites can weaken weight-bearing structural beams, leading to disastrous consequences if left untreated. The termites that can plague homes in Windham are subterranean, meaning they nest in the soil and build tunnels to food sources beneath the structures.
- Flour beetles – While you’re out in the sun enjoying Windham’s various recreational opportunities, your winter stores could be invaded by flour beetles. They feed on stored processed foods like flour, nuts, spices, and dried fruits. There’s nothing worse than readying your home for a New Hampshire winter and finding your pantry overloaded with beetles. Call Colonial Pest Control for a thorough investigation and eradication of these pests.
- Bald-faced hornets – Here’s a pest that can ruin your day out on the waterfront. These aggressive wasps build basketball-sized nests and hang out in tool sheds, foundation planting, and entryways, among other places. If you accidentally disturb the nest, they can become very dangerous very quickly. Call Colonial Pest Control’s experts before you get caught in a bald-faced dive to safety.
- Brown rats – These rodents are the most common rats in the U.S. and can grow up to 16 inches long from nose to tail. Still, they manage to squeeze through tiny holes to get into your home, where they’ll run along pipes and air ducts in search of food. Rats have been known to carry diseases, as well as fleas. In fact, the fleas on the backs of rats are what caused the Black Plague epidemic in medieval Europe.
- Big and little brown bats – The heroes of the sky are found throughout the country, though they love the coziness of a New England home in the winter. They eat a huge percentage of their own body weight in flying insects, which is quite nice for the summer evening barbeque around dusk. But bats aren’t great roommates—they carry parasites like tapeworms and bedbugs, not to mention they’re nocturnal. Humane removal is not only recommended, but the only legal method. Colonial Pest Control experts are well-versed in bat removal, and we also provide long-term protection against returning bats.
- Skunks – There is literally nothing worse than enjoying a beautiful day at the park in Windham and coming home to an encounter with the horrid stench of a skunk, which the little devil plasters all over your kids and your dog. If you have a skunk family on your property, call Colonial Pest Control’s experts for quick and easy removal.
- Cockroaches – Three main varieties plague New Englanders: the American cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, and the German cockroach. Though they each have unique marks and colors, it’s still easy to tell a cockroach from any other insect. Look for them as you turn on a light in the morning; they can be seen skittering across kitchen floors or into bathroom drains. Cockroaches will go after your food and can leave behind pathogens in their waste that could lead to illness. Also, some varieties can spawn generations very quickly, leading to an in-home epidemic—unless you call a professional team to nip the issue in the bud.