Common Pests Found in Massachusetts

There is nothing more irritating than pests lurking in your room and damaging your home. Even with the best precautions, pests might find a way to enter your house and find their place in the smallest gaps. Knowing what kind of pests are more likely to invade your home can help you understand how to keep them away from your home.

Here’s a list of some common pests found in Massachusetts:



Rats are the most common rodents found in Massachusetts homes, especially during winter. Your warm house is a perfect place for them to stay and thrive.

Rats are known to spread diseases and damage your wiring. So, it’s important to immediately get rid of them as soon as you spot them. Catching rats can sometimes be tricky; pest control specialists can help you identify their breeding grounds and eliminate them from your home.



Bugs, especially bed bugs, multiply at a faster rate and can infest your home very quickly. Most bugs are nocturnal creatures that can create infections and cause health problems. Since they are too small, they can easily lurk in corners without you knowing they exist.

Bedbugs deposit their feces after every meal, leaving dark brown stains on bedding, especially around the edges of mattresses and bed frames where they are mainly found. Their bites will be red, slightly swollen, itchy, and may appear in clusters. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call an exterminator.



Termite infestation is not that easy to catch since it may not be visible. They may be eating out your favorite wooden decor from the inside, and you would not notice it until they have done substantial damage. Therefore, pest control is your only option to protect your beautiful wooden furniture.



Cold weather can draw these disgusting insects into your home. They carry a wide variety of bacteria and cause asthma attacks in children, so cockroach infestation should be dealt with as soon as possible.



In the late summer and early fall, you may find a variety of beetles looking to hibernate for the winter. Among these are ladybugs and stink beetles. They usually like lurking in the warmer parts of your home.



Ants may seem like summer pests since they are known for ruining picnics. But, fall weather drives ants into your home in search of food. They may also try making their colonies in your home.



Mosquitoes enter your home mainly during dawn and dusk. They carry various harmful diseases that they inject directly into your bloodstream. If not dealt with immediately, they can cause severe damage to your health. It’s important to take steps to prevent mosquito breeding grounds around your home since mosquitoes can lay eggs in as little as half an inch of water.


With Ultra Safe Pest Control, you can rest assured that your home is pest-free. We can help you eliminate existing pests and take preventive measures to keep them away from your home and family. What are you waiting for? Call Ultra Safe Pest Control now!

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