Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, in the Connecticut River valley. Amherst was first visited by Europeans no later than 1665, when Nathaniel Dickinson surveyed the lands for its mother town Hadley. The first permanent English settlements arrived in 1727. It remained a part of Hadley, even when it gained precinct status in 1734, before becoming a township in 1759. When it incorporated, the colonial governor assigned the town the name “Amherst” after Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst. Many a colonial governor at the time scattered his name during the influx of new town applications, which is why several towns in the Northeast bear the name. Amherst was Commander-in-Chief of the forces of North America during the French and Indian War who, according to popular legend, singlehandedly won Canada for the British and banished France from North America. Popular belief has it that he supported the American side in the Revolutionary War and resigned his commission rather than fight for the British.
It’s no secret that Amherst has a rich history but it’s also a tourist destination. Be sure to visit the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College for an art collection that spans 5,000 years. Also at Amherst College is the Beneski Museum of Natural History where dinosaur skeletons and footprints, dazzling minerals, and more await you. Also visit Emily Dickinson Museum. The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Homestead was the birthplace and home of the poet Emily Dickinson. The Evergreens, next door, was home to her brother Austin, his wife Susan, and their three children. After all that history and culture, sit down for a Northern Italian and Mediterranean meal at Osteria Vespa. Their house made focaccia bread and spicy Calabrian prawns are amazing! Year round, people flock to Amherst to enjoy everything it has to offer, but unfortunately, so do pests. While these bugs and rodents provide benefits to the eco-system in Amherst, 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 Amherst, MA should be done on a local level. Amherst’s pest issues are different than Vermont’s and way different than New York City’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 directly in Amherst, 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 Bay State, Massachusetts is known for having everything from beaches to cities to forests. Amherst 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 Amherst, MA 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 wooded areas around Groff 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 Amherst can help, including:
Wood Destroying Insect Reports (WDIR)
And Many More!
Pest control services in Amherst, Massachusetts
Getting rid of pests in Amherst, MA is a job for pest control experts who are most familiar with the specific pest activity in and around Hampshire County, MA – including but not limited to Amherst. The local expertise, knowledge, and experience provided by the professionals at Waltham Pest Services include 130 years of controlling and preventing pests in Hampshire County. We can help you quickly root out the problems you’re having with pests in or around your Amherst, MA home or business.
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