Summer Pest Forecast: What Pests to Expect in Central Massachusetts

As the temperature rises and the days grow longer, Central Massachusetts residents eagerly welcome the summer season. However, along with the sunshine and warmth, summer also brings an increase in pest activity. At Complete Pest Solutions, we understand the importance of staying ahead of these seasonal invaders. Let’s take a look at the summer pest forecast for Central Massachusetts and how you can prepare to protect your home and family.

Mosquitoes: A Persistent Summer Nuisance

Central Massachusetts is no stranger to mosquitoes, and their presence tends to peak during the summer months. These blood-sucking pests not only cause itchy bites but also pose a risk of transmitting diseases such as West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). To minimize mosquito populations around your home, consider removing standing water, using insect repellent, and installing screens on windows and doors.

Ants: Invaders in Search of Food

Ants are highly active during the summer, seeking out sources of food and water in and around homes. Common species in Central Massachusetts include pavement ants, carpenter ants, and odorous house ants. To prevent ant infestations, maintain cleanliness in your kitchen, seal cracks and openings, and store food in airtight containers. If you notice ant trails or nests, contact Complete Pest Solutions for effective ant control solutions.

Ticks: Lurking in Tall Grass and Wooded Areas

Ticks thrive in wooded and grassy areas, making Central Massachusetts an ideal habitat. These tiny arachnids can transmit Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses to humans and pets. When spending time outdoors, wear long sleeves and pants, use insect repellent containing DEET, and perform thorough tick checks after returning indoors. Consider implementing tick control measures in your yard to reduce the risk of exposure.

Stinging Insects: Buzzing Around Your Outdoor Spaces

Bees, wasps, and hornets become more active during the summer as they forage for food and build nests. While most species are beneficial to the environment, some can pose a threat if their nests are located near homes or high-traffic areas. Keep an eye out for nests in eaves, trees, and shrubs, and avoid disturbing them. If you encounter a stinging insect nest on your property, seek professional assistance for safe removal.

Rodents: Seeking Shelter Indoors

As temperatures rise, rodents like mice and rats may seek shelter indoors to escape the heat. These pests can cause property damage, contaminate food, and spread diseases through their droppings and urine. Seal entry points around your home, store food in rodent-proof containers, and keep outdoor areas clean and clutter-free to deter rodents from taking up residence.

Your Partner in Summer Pest Control

At Complete Pest Solutions, we’re dedicated to helping Central Massachusetts residents enjoy a pest-free summer season. Our team of experienced technicians offers comprehensive pest control services tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re dealing with mosquitoes, ants, ticks, stinging insects, rodents, or any other pests, we have the knowledge and expertise to effectively manage infestations and prevent future problems.

Don’t let pests ruin your summer fun. Contact Complete Pest Solutions today to schedule a pest inspection and customized treatment plan for your home. With our help, you can enjoy a pest-free summer in Central Massachusetts.

Stay informed, stay proactive, and stay pest-free with Complete Pest Solutions.

Schedule Your Inspection Today

Don’t wait until a minor pest problem becomes a major issue. Schedule a regular pest inspection with Complete Pest Solutions today and protect your Central Massachusetts home from unwanted invaders. Contact us at (978) 660-3345 or visit our website to learn more about our services and to book your inspection.