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Q: What are the most common pest issues that home and business owners face in the area?
A: Mice, ants, and bees for homes. Mice, cockroaches (German roaches, American roaches, and brown-banded cockroaches), ants, and flies for businesses.
Q: How do the seasons affect pest activity around Southeastern Massachusetts?
A: Mice are generally year-round but tend to enter homes in the fall. Ants are a spring issue, usually starting in April/May, depending on when the outdoor temps begin to rise. Bees and other stinging insects start to forage in spring and nest in early summer. July through October is when nests really start to become visible and grow in size.
While there is a seasonal impact to pest activity in businesses, commercial spaces generally need year-round attention. Mice will try to enter structures in the fall, and ants will become active in the spring, but in temperature-controlled environments, flies, roaches, and other common pests can be a year-round issue if not properly identified and treated.
Q: What are some common signs of pest activity around homes and commercial properties?
A: Mouse droppings in homes, garages, and sheds. Ants on decks, in kitchens, and in other areas of the home. Yellow jackets and other stinging insects generally build their nests in eaves and over hangings of homes and other structures.
In businesses, we find mouse droppings in mechanical rooms and food service areas, flies around food sources, trash and recycling areas, and open doors.
Q: When should property owners call Waltham Pest Services?
A: Homeowners should call Waltham Pest Services if they have recently purchased a home and would like a free pest assessment of their new house. If they think there is a pest issue in their home, or simply want to protect against, and proactively treat for, common household pests. If they are active outdoors, or have children or pets that spend significant time outside on their property, they should give us a call about our tick and mosquito reduction services.
Business owners should call Waltham Pest Services for a free assessment of their property, for a free evaluation of their current service, or when there is a potential pest issue that needs to be addressed.
Over 90,000 people call New Bedford home, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. Coastal regions with dense populations, along with other factors, attract pests that can make life challenging for businesses and homeowners.
Thousands of people living, working, eating, and shopping near one another create pest-friendly conditions. In cities like New Bedford, homes and businesses in close proximity provide rodents and insects with everything they need to survive and thrive.
Commercial spaces are prime real estate for pests. Restaurants, hotels, and retail shops around New Bedford provide cockroaches, mice, and rats with plenty of places to hide, find food and reproduce. Infestations are particularly common for foodservice providers, as crumbs, spills, and odors attract hungry pests.
New Bedford, MA, has one of the most productive ports in America, and commercial fishing earns millions of dollars each year. Every part of harvesting, preparing, storing, and shipping seafood attracts pests. Rodents and insects can damage and contaminate products at any stage of the supply chain.
Cities near the New England coast like Weymouth, New Bedford, and Fall River have wet climates and warmer temperatures during the summer months. Mosquitoes, ticks, cockroaches, and earwigs all prosper in humid environments.
Restaurants, apartment complexes, and hotels are always at risk for pests. Insects and rodents are experts at finding hiding spots. Rats often nest unseen inside appliances, cockroaches lurk under icemakers and termites stay concealed as they consume wood supports from the inside out.
Illness is another concern when it comes to pests. New Bedford eateries and commercial kitchens with cockroach or rodent problems risk transmitting salmonellosis to their customers through contaminated surfaces and food. Even a few poor reviews and complaints are enough to do irreparable harm to a business's reputation.
Warehouses, seasonal cottages, and storage facilities with little foot-traffic attract rodents that are vectors for hantavirus. Deer and white-footed mice prefer isolated habitats, and contact with their saliva, urine, and feces is dangerous. When cleaning up disused warehouse areas or opening cabins for the summer, this dried waste can become airborne. Inhaling these particles is a common means of infection.
Even if you haven't spotted the insects or rodents themselves, there are a few telltale signs that indicate a problem. Examine building interiors and exteriors for the following:
Strict cleaning schedules and regular building maintenance go a long way toward thwarting pests, but it's always an uphill battle. For professional assistance with rodent and insect infestations in your New Bedford home or business, contact Waltham Pest Services.