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Beverly Pest Control Explains: Most Common Summertime Infestations in MA

July 15, 2015

Richie the Bug Man wants to keep you comfortable (and that means pest free) this summer. When you need reliable pest extermination this summer, contact your local Beverly pest control expert at Boz Pest Control.

What To Look Out For This Summer

Temperatures are climbing, and so are other little critters! It’s important that you know which pests to look for and how to guard against their presence in your home!

Ants: Specifically, carpenter ants make their way out of the cold ground after winter and start seeking shelter. They like to build and settle in wood that is damp or rotting. If you notice an ant infestation in your home, chances are the nest is on your property, but not in your home. Carpenter ants usually enter people’s homes looking for food. The best way to prevent an ant infestation is by removing rotting wood from your property, sealing any cracks or holes in your home’s foundation, and keeping food properly stored.

Bees: Carpenter bees, yellow jackets, and other wasps are important to watch for during the summer. Carpenter bees are particularly invasive because they will drill holes into your home to build their nests. They like to build their homes in outdoor furniture, siding, and decks.

Yellow jackets are also fairly invasive. They can be quite protective of their nests and easily become aggressive. If you notice a yellow jacket nest near your home it’s best to stay away from it and contact a professional right away. They like to nest in covered areas, such as: overhangs, wall gaps, and even underground.

Fleas: Although this pest is mostly associated with animals and pets, it can definitely affect you and your home. Fleas live in grass and leaves. They can be easily picked up on a shoe, jacket, or anything they choose to cling to. With increased activity, and time spent outdoors, it can be easy to accidentally pick up a flea. The best way to reduce your risk of a flea infestation is to keep an out for their presence and call an exterminator immediately!

If you are experiencing a pest infestation, don’t wait another minute! Call Richie the Bug Man at Boz Pest Control right now!

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