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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.  

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April 12, 2019

Signs Your Home Has A Mouse Infestation

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.  

Mouse or rat? And which kind of rat?

As well as the common house ... Read More
March 29, 2019

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
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