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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

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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