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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
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
April 2, 2018

Preventing a Cockroach Infestation in Your Home

Spring has finally sprung! As the temperature rises outside, you may find yourself daydreaming about days at the beach, weekends by the pool, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. Keep in mind that you aren't the only one daydreaming about warmth! As the weather gets more hot and humid, cockroaches begin to thrive. Early detection is key when it comes to pest infestation, so it's important that you know the signs before it grows out of control. To keep ... Read More