No matter what season it is, pests could be posed to strike your home and are not a welcomed sight. While some insects are more of a nuisance when they invade your Sturbridge, Massachusetts home (especially when it's in large numbers), others cause damages and introduce health issues that can affect you, your family and even your pets. Spring is an especially active time for pests as most are becoming active again after the long, cold, winter months. Having offered pest control in Sturbridge, Massachusetts for a longtime we’ve come across many a pest; in fact some of the common insects and rodents we’ve encountered in Sturbridge homes include but are not limited to:
The Trouble With Termites, Carpenter Ants And Mice In Sturbridge MA
Pest such as termites, mice and carpenter ants can damage the structure of your home. Rodents including mice will chew through insulation, wires, and pipes which can lead to fires and water damage. Carpenter ants will bore holes in the wood to use as nesting areas which can reduce the structural integrity of those areas. Termites often go unnoticed and can cause substantial damage to the structural wood in your home over a period or months or even years.
Sturbridge Exterminators On The Health Risks Associated With Pests
Along with property damage, pests can introduce diseases to you and your family, contaminate food and areas where food is prepared or stored. Mice will enter Sturbridge homes foraging for food and will walk across your kitchen counters, through cabinets and behind appliances leaving their urine and feces behind. Rodent droppings that can be hazardous to health also tend to accumulate in areas where they nest, which include behind kitchen appliances, garages, attics and other storage areas. Diseases that mice can transmit include Salmonella and the Hantavirus along with many others. Ants, spiders and pantry pests will also get into your kitchen and contaminate your food if not stored properly.
Pest Prevention Tips From Sturbridge Pest Control Pros
As a homeowner there are things that you can do both inside and outside of your home to help prevent and deter pests from choosing your home as their home.
Clear debris such as leaves, stumps and other organic materials from your yard.
Store woodpiles away from your home.
Keep trash cans away from your home and secured with a tight fitting lid.
Install a chimney cap and cover vents with durable mesh.
Seal any cracks or crevices in your home’s foundation.
Caulk any gaps around windows and doors.
Store food in the refrigerator or in sealed containers.
Clean up spills as soon as they occur and don’t forget to remove grease build-up on kitchen appliances.
Routinely remove garbage from your home and do not leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight.
If you find yourself in need of Sturbridge exterminators, contact Big Blue Pest Solutions. Our residential pest control services are designed to protect your home from pests and the problems they cause all year long! A home pest control program typically consists of:
An initial inspection and treatment for you current pest problem
Three seasonal services visits to help ensure that your home is kept pest free
Free emergency pest control service
If you are worried about ants and other pests taking over your home, trust the pest control experts at Big Blue Bug to help you achieve and maintain a pest free home. Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control in Sturbridge.
We’re Here To Help No Matter What The Pest
Whether you are looking for a plan that targets common household pests or you need help eliminating a specific pest problem, Big Blue Pest Solutions has you covered. In addition to routine pest control services we also offer homeowners: