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April 29, 2020

Is It Termites or Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants and termites are both creepy crawly insects that can cause major damage to the wood in your home. Despite being very similar and having similar habits, they have some distinct differences. Because effective control measures are different between the two, it’s important to be able to tell the difference.

Physical Differences Between Termites and Carpenter Ants

  • Body shape. If you can get a good look at your tiny invaders, you can ... Read More
February 15, 2019

Signs You Have Carpenter Ants

It may be easy to forget about household pests in the winter, but invasive bugs don’t take this season off. Carpenter ants can be a threat to your home in Lynn, MA both in the summer and winter months. You can identify this species by their dark bodies and bent antennae. But how do you know you have carpenter ants in your home and not termites?

Signs You Have Carpenter Ants This Winter

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May 15, 2018

Signs You Have a Carpenter Ant Infestation


What Causes a Carpenter Ant Infestation?

Carpenter ants like to base their nests in and around wet, rotting wood. Typically they live in the woods where damp wood (AKA housing) is plentiful. That doesn't mean they don't live on your property, as most homes have some variation of trees, shrubs, or decaying wood stored around their yard. In their search for nourishment, they can easily find their way into your home. Meats, starches, sweets, any any other tasty morsel or crumb ... Read More
February 14, 2018

Insects You May Encounter This Spring

Springtime is a lovely season. Leaves appear on the trees, crocuses and daffodils start to bloom, and the birds start to sing and build nests again. Everything that’s been dormant throughout the long, cold winter comes back to life again. Unfortunately, the same goes for critters: common insects that we’d rather not encounter, no matter what season it is. Even though they’re small, they can wreak havoc on your home — and some can even pose a threat to your ... Read More
June 14, 2017

How to Control and Prevent Ants

Ants are everywhere -- including the places we don’t want them. They’re small and quick and can easily crawl through all the cracks and crevices in your home to enter and cause you and your family frustration. Common house ant varieties, such as odorous ants, Argentine ants, or pharaoh ants are the most likely culprits to infest your home during the warm months, although other types can occasionally slip in. Seeing ants in your home is certainly irritating, but fortunately, ... Read More
March 15, 2017

Carpenter Ants vs. Termites: What’s the Difference?

How can you tell the difference between a carpenter ant and a termite? Well, both damage the wood in your home which frustrating as is. No one likes navigating through their home only to find chewed up wood or piles of sawdust. Even though wood seems to be their favorite meals of the day, there actually are differences between carpenter ants and termites. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not actually eat wood. Instead, they bore out wood to create nesting ... Read More
March 21, 2016

Common Warning Signs of Ant Infestation in Boston

Spring is here, and that means you need to be on the lookout for signs of ant infestation in Boston! Am I Dealing With an Ant Infestation in My Boston Home? They’re not as scary as spiders or as disgusting as cockroaches, but ants can be a real pain in your living space! Think about it: they’re fast, they’re smart, they’re organized—and there are thousands and thousands of them in a single colony. Basically, when you’re dealing with ants, you’re always going ... Read More
March 8, 2016

3 Ways to Prevent Ant Infestation in Lynn

As far as we’re concerned, there’s only one kind of good ants: the cartoon ones in the 1998 movie Antz, starring Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman. Unfortunately, we’ve never encountered any ants that were remotely like that. Now, with the warmer weather just around the corner, the busy little critters are getting ready to take over the world. And when the world is your home, then you absolutely need to know how to prevent an ant infestation in Lynn.

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July 1, 2015

Carpenter Ants Are Back in Beverly, Is Your Home Protected?

If you don’t want carpenter ants in your Beverly home, you’ve got to take action to protect your home as soon as possible. During the summer, carpenter ants are highly active, and they can quickly spread throughout the wood of a structure. And that spells nothing less than disaster.

What Carpenter Ants Do

Carpenter ants are highly industrious insects that build nests at record speed. They foray far and wide to gather food to feed their populations, and even create satellite nests ... Read More
April 2, 2014

Why You Need Bozarjian Pest Control This Spring Season

Professional Extermination the Only Way to Go

Being an exterminator is a tough job. Not only do you have to deal with household pests and bugs, but you also have to watch as homeowners attempt to do the exterminating job themselves. Though it may seem easy to buy a DIY extermination method, Richard Bozarjian of Bozarjian Pest Control says it's not effective - and it's not safe.

Why You Need Richie the Bug Man

Richie the Bug Man, as he is known, has been ... Read More