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March 15, 2019

How to Identify and Deal With A Carpenter Bee Infestation

Carpenter bees are a subspecies named for their nesting behavior in which they burrow into hard plant material like wood or bamboo to nest for the winter. Since many homes use wood as part of their construction, this presents an obvious problem for homeowners. If you suspect you have an infestation, you’ll likely need professional help to protect yourself and your home!

How do I know I have carpenter bees?

Carpenter bees look similar to bumblebees, ... 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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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

You Spot Ants Inside ... Read More
January 30, 2019

Ouch! Bugs that Bite: A Guide from Boz Pest Control

Thinking about biting insects is something that makes most people uneasy. Here in Lynn, MA, three of the most common insects that bit us are ticks, fleas, and bed bugs. They may be little, but when they bite you for their next meal, you'll certainly feel it! While some result in minor skin irritations, others can pose serious health risks. Here's what you need to know:

Ticks

Ticks bite in order to suck the blood from their host. The most common members ... Read More
January 15, 2019

What Happens to Mosquitoes in the Winter?

The frigid winter temperatures here in Lynn, MA may be unbearable at times, but hey - at least it keeps those pesky mosquitoes away! Though it's likely that you've noticed the absence of these winged pests, you may not know where they are at the moment. It's a common misconception that the winter weather kills them off - but if they're not dying, where do they go? Here's some information about what mosquitoes do during the winter, as well as preventing ... Read More
December 27, 2018

Holiday Horrors: Common Pests to Watch Out for During the Holidays

‘Tis the season, and for most of us, that means enjoying the holidays with family, friends, and neighbors. However, if you’re not careful, you might also get some unwanted guests. Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, firewood, and even holiday decorations can all bring insects, bugs, and other pests into your home—and if you’re not careful, you could soon have a major infestation on your hands.

Common Winter Pests in Lynn, MA

  • Spiders: Whether you’re afraid of them or not, you don’t want ... Read More
December 17, 2018

Preventing Bed Bugs This Holiday Season

The holiday season is well known as a busy traveling time of year. Planes, trains, taxis -  all are methods of transportation for friends and relatives who are traveling throughout the country to spend time with loved ones. As they come in and out of your home to visit, it's possible that they bring unwelcomed guests with them...bed bugs. Whether they transported them from home or picked them up along the way in their travels, bedbugs are very easily spread ... Read More
November 27, 2018

Where Do North Shore Bugs Go in the Winter?

As the weather gets even chillier here in Lynn, MA, and the surrounding areas, you may find yourself wondering where the bugs go. It may seem like just yesterday that you were swatting mosquitoes and dodging wasps, but now you hardly see any insects in a given day. Do they die? Do they hibernate? Do they migrate? The answer depends on the bug! Heres what happens to the local insects when the temperature drops:

Cockroaches

Despite their durability and resilience, cockroaches don't ... Read More
June 4, 2018

Know Your Bees-How Carpenter Bees Can Harm Your Home

How Did I Get Carpenter Bees?

It's a common misconception that carpenter bees eat wood. While they don't actually feed on it, they do burrow tunnels and use it to house their nests. In nature, these bees hollow out their homes in softwood trees, like pine, cedar, and redwood. These types of wood are commonly used to construct our homes, sheds, fences, and outdoor furniture. This makes your property a prime target - and carpenter bees move in quickly! As they ... Read More
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