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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
January 15, 2020

The Beast That Never Sleeps: Termite Activity During The Winter

Termite activity can be any homeowner’s nightmare. Termites are still active during this point in time and continue to do so despite cold temperature. During the winter, termite colonies will move further into the ground evidently in colder climates. Foraging tunnels may be somewhat deeper for those species that travel near the soil surface, and food sources that are exposed to cold temperatures may be abandoned. In heated buildings or basements with heating involved, termite activity will not decrease. Queens will ... Read More
July 12, 2019

Common Termites in the Massachusetts Area

Termites are silent destroyers that can chew through your home's wood, flooring, and wallpaper undetected. It's estimated that termites do $5 billion of damage each year. However, there are multiple types of termites all capable of dealing significant structural damage to your home. In order to help you defend your home, we're providing you the information you need! Let the pros at Boz Pest Control give you a quick primer on the most common types of termites in Massachusetts. For ... Read More
February 28, 2019

Be on the Lookout For Termites!

It can be tempting to forget about household pests when the weather is cool, but termites thrive in our homes year round. A termite infestation can cause thousands of dollars in structural damage to your home if it isn’t dealt with properly. It is recommended to get an inspection from a professional every couple of years. But there are signs you can look for in order to know if you have an infestation of termites right now.

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April 15, 2018

The Destruction that Termites Can Bring

Termites are the competitive eaters of the insect world. Typical termite colonies eat about a pound of wood a year. If the colony is a particularly large one, they can ingest even more! The condition of the wood is also a major factor. Because they literally feast on your home, termites can cause significant damage to your property. Colonies can quickly grow out of control, and the resulting damages can be quite costly. At the first sign of a problem, you ... 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
April 12, 2017

Termite Control Methods, Techniques, and Prevention

Termites can be a real problem during this time of year. Since we’re starting to accumulate so much rain, it is not too rare to find termite marking throughout your home. That is why it is very important to take action and take control to prevent further damage. Identifying termites and the damage they’ve done is the first step to stopping them. And when it comes to pest control, Richie Bozarjian is the man to call in the North Shore. ... 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
May 6, 2015

Richie the Bug Man – How to Beat Termite Season in Salem

Did you know? More homes are damaged each year by termites than by fire or flooding.

Even though termites are small, they can create massive damages. Entire buildings can be collapsed by a termite infestation. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the kinds of food sources termites forage on. You should also always keep an eye out for small damages. Unfortunately, it is very common to have a termite infestation and not even know it. But there is a ... Read More
August 8, 2014

Termite Prevention- North Shore and Boston

Richie's Tips to Prevent Termites

A termite infestation is one of the worst kinds of pest problems, especially for the North Shore Area.  Since it rains so frequently, moisture levels in your wood is high, which makes termite damage even more destructive.  Many people believe that killing a colony queen is enough to handle a termite problem, but the reality is that termite colonies can have more than one queen, and the secondary queens will simply take over upon removal of ... Read More