From tourism to weather conditions, many factors bring pests to Cape Cod, MA. An influx of vacationers during the busy season attracts insects and rodents, while humid, rainy summers and freezing cold winters drive pests inside.
Cape Cod home and business owners are most likely to encounter the house mouse or Norway rat indoors. These pests both enter apartments and condos where food is accessible. Norway rats and house mice raid pantries, leave behind foul-smelling droppings, and spread disease.
Several ant species can create structural issues for Massachusetts homes and offices. Carpenter ants find plenty of places burrow into wood-framed buildings, including porch, floor, and ceiling supports. Nesting pavement ants may also damage sidewalks and driveways.
Whether industrial or residential, kitchens are the most likely sites for cockroach infestations. These pests hide under appliances or sinks during the day and sneak across counters looking for crumbs by night. Cockroaches in hotels and restaurants can spread food-borne bacteria to patrons and staff.
Cape Cod is home to many nuisance flies and biting midges, including black, sand, and greenhead flies. Biting insects ruin activities on the beach or in the yard by slicing open people's skin to drink their blood. While house flies and other indoor species don't bite, they can transfer bacteria when they land on food.
Since the Cape is a popular tourist spot, people in the hospitality industry like to stay vigilant when it comes to bed bugs. These pests often hide in the seams of mattresses and furniture. Bed bug bites may create rashes and lead to negative reviews for businesses.
Cape Cod's humidity is inviting to mosquitoes and ticks as well. Both mosquito and tick bites may cause skin irritation and can transmit serious illnesses, so control is key. Call Waltham Pest Services to resolve any insect or rodent problems.
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