Set in Middlesex County, Old Saybrook sits in Connecticut but is directly on the Long Island Sound. The Saybrook Colony was established in late 1635 at the mouth of the Connecticut River, in what is today Old Saybrook and environs. John Winthrop, the Younger, son of the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was designated Governor by the group that claimed possession of the land via a deed of conveyance from Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick. Winthrop was aided by Colonel George Fenwick and Captain Lion Gardiner. As the principals of the group who had planned to settle the colony were supporters of Oliver Cromwell and remained in England during the English Civil War, the colony struggled. In 1644, Fenwick agreed to merge the colony with the more vibrant Connecticut Colony a few miles upriver which purchased the land & fort from him. In 1624, shortly after establishing their first settlement at Governors Island, Dutch settlers established a short-lived factory at present day Old Saybrook. The trading post was named Kievits Hoek, or “Plover’s Corner.” Kievits Hoek was soon abandoned as the Dutch consolidated settlement at New Amsterdam. In 1633, Fort Goede Hoop (Huys de Goede Hoop), was established at present-day Hartford. The design of the Flag of Connecticut comes from the seal of Saybrook Colony. The seal was brought from England by Colonel George Fenwick and depicted 15 grapevines and a hand in the upper left corner with a scroll reading “Qui Transtulit Sustinet.”
It’s no secret that Old Saybrook has a rich history but it’s also a tourist destination. Be sure to check out the Saybrook Breakwater lighthouse. Take in a show at the kate, the Katherine Hepburn cultural arts center. Or play a round at Mini-Golf at Saybrook Point after a long day on Harvey Beach. For dinner, check out the raw bar at Livs Oyster Bar but also don’t sleep on the fennel crusted pork tenderloin! Year round, people flock to Old Saybrook to enjoy everything it has to offer, but unfortunately, so do pests. While these bugs and rodents provide benefits to the eco-system in Old Saybrook, they can also be a serious problem at homes and businesses. That’s when a professional pest control expert should be called in.
Pest control services near you
Properly controlling pests in Old Saybrook, CT should be done on a local level. Old Saybrook’s pest issues are different than Cape Cod’s and way different than Vermont’s. The pest control company you choose should have knowledge and expertise in your town. That’s Waltham Pest Services. We have been servicing Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island for 130 years. That kind of expertise is unmatched in the industry. And with a branch located in nearby New London, our technicians, customer services representatives, and everyone else that works at that location lives and works in the area, too. Our neighbors are your neighbors, and we treat them that way.
As the Constitution State, Connecticut is known for having everything from beaches to cities to forests. Old Saybrook is no exception. Warm, moist summers give way to cold winters, which means over-wintering insects, rodents, and other small wildlife need to find warm places to wait out the cold. The local extermination experts at our New London, CT branch are used to dealing with mice, carpenter ants, bed bugs, termites, mosquitoes, ticks – and even the occasional cheeky raccoon or hiding bat. No matter the season, your pest control service needs will be taken care of by a local exterminator that knows the area and the pests that are common to it. In the summer, they know what that the ponds and birdbaths many people have around their homes can be exactly where mosquitoes like to breed. They know that the ticks that come out during the summer months can transmit Lyme disease so while nobody can help the trails around Founders Memorial Park, they can help your backyard stay free from them. In the cooler months, they know mice can try to make their way into your garage – especially if that’s where you keep the 20 lb. bag of dog food! No matter what pest, any time of the year, our pest control treatments in Old Saybrook can help, including:
Wood Destroying Insect Reports (WDIR)
And Many More!
Pest control services in Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Getting rid of pests in Old Saybrook, CT is a job for pest control experts who are most familiar with the specific pest activity in and around Middlesex County, CT – including but not limited to Old Saybrook. The local expertise, knowledge, and experience provided by the professionals at Waltham Pest Services include 130 years of controlling and preventing pests in Middlesex County. We can help you quickly root out the problems you’re having with pests in or around your Old Saybrook, CT home or business.
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