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September 13, 2019

7 Common Fall Pests in Massachusetts

As fall moves in, most pests will become less active as the insects die off. However, there are still many pests that are still active during the cooler months. Some pests become more common as they prepare for the winter. Most likely by trying to find shelter in your home. As you enjoy the change in seasons and prepare for football, keep in mind some of the more common fall pests you can expect to see.

Here are seven common fall ... Read More

August 30, 2019

Pest Control for Home Buyers: What to Look For

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 in ... Read More
August 16, 2019

Why Summer is Cockroach Season in Massachusetts

Summer is in full swing in Massachusetts, and that means it's time to enjoy the hot weather! However, it turns out the average cockroach also enjoys the Massachusetts summer. Some might wonder what is it about cockroaches that make them more active in the summer. The simplest answer involves two factors: their mating cycle and their intolerance of the cold.

Summer loving and cockroach chills in Massachusetts

  While cockroaches don't own calendars, they're able to tell the season via moisture in the ... Read More
July 26, 2019

Do I Have A Flea Infestation in Massachusetts?

If you're a pet owner, you likely know how annoying fleas can be for you and your pets. These tiny parasites leap long distances in order to feed off of the blood of larger animals, including humans. Having fleas in your home can be a major annoyance and cause possible health issues. Knowing when you have a flea infestation in Massachusetts is the easy part, but eliminating it is the hard part. Let Boz Pest Control teach you how to ... 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
June 28, 2019

A Quick Primer on Common Summer Pests

The arrival of the summer season brings more than trips to the beach and ice cream. Insects of all kinds like to make their homes in your home, and why wouldn't they. Your house has plenty of food, small nooks for living, and protection from summer storms. However, you likely don't want these pests in your home. Let Boz Pest Control teach you about some of the more common summer pests you can expect to encounter.  

Ants

Ants of all types are ... Read More
June 14, 2019

A Brief Guide to Common Massachusetts Spiders

Spiders are eight-legged arachnids that live in just about any part of the world. While many people fear them, they often play beneficial roles in nature.  Up here in Massachusetts, there are four types of spiders people are likely to see. While most of these Massachusetts spiders aren't dangerous, it's good to know what you'll be seeing.  

House spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)

Common house spiders are recognizable by the tan and dark brown alternating stripes on their legs. The spider's body is dark ... Read More
May 31, 2019

How to Prevent Summer Pests in Your Home

As summer approaches, all sorts of insects will be making a reappearance. While there are nicer ones like butterflies and ladybugs, there are also less pleasant ones you'll have to deal with. Mosquitoes, namely females, will suck your blood and leave behind itchy welts. Ants sneak into your home in search of food, while subspecies bring their own problems. Bees and similar bugs can build nests on your property and viciously defend it from you. Finally, bed bugs can infest ... Read More
May 17, 2019

Honey Bees, Yellowjackets, Hornets, or Wasps?

Wasps, hornets, honey bees, and yellowjackets all seem pretty similar at first glance. However, there are important differences between the four insects look-alikes. Knowing these differences can help you assess the danger and determine your plan of attack.  

Honey bee

Honey bees are an insect that falls under the Apis genus. Originating from South-Southeast Asia, these bees have been introduced worldwide due to their honey producing and crop pollinating capabilities. They have a decent amount of fuzz on their bodies and ... Read More
April 26, 2019

Does my Home Have a Rat Infestation?

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.  

Mouse or rat? ... Read More