‘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. Here are some common holiday pests to watch out for:
Rats: a creature known for bringing about the Black Death in the 14th century and killing millions as a result. Fortunately, modern medicine has made rats much less of a threat. However, rats like to sneak into homes in search of food and shelter. It's safe to say no one wants to share their home with a rat infestation. Let Boz Pest Control teach you how to identify a rat infestation so you can get it cleared up.
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
With the spring here, animals of all sizes are leaving their burrows and becoming more active. Among these animals are tiny yet bothersome mice. Despite normally living outdoors, mice searching for food and shelter will gladly use your house as their own, and one mouse can lead to a major mouse infestation. Here are some signs you might have a mouse in your house.
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
Buying a new home is one of the biggest investments anyone will make in their lives. However, home buyers always have to watch out for red flags and other pitfalls when looking at homes. One of the biggest issues many home buyers forget about is possible pest infestations. The National Pest Management Association says that about one-third of all American homes are experiencing a pest infestation at any moment. Boz Pest Control can offer their expertise ... Read More
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
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
Winter is almost here and you're thinking about enjoying the holiday festivities. However, even the cold holiday weather isn't enough to stop some pests from making an appearance. While preparing for the holidays, you might have to deal with spiders, ticks, mice, and other pests. At Boz Pest Control, we can give you some tips on how to keep pests from disturbing your holidays.
Here are a few basic tips on keeping holiday pests out of your home:
There are plenty of reasons you don't want pests in your home. Besides the obvious discomfort of knowing your home isn't as secure as you think, pests can mess up your home and steal your food. However, many pest infestations are also capable of causing health problems for humans. Some of these range from obvious itchy bites to more worrying problems that can be fatal in some cases. As Boston and the North Shore's trusted pest control expert, we can ... Read More