Caring for aging family members weighs heavily on people’s minds. Identifying and moving parents and loved ones into the right living facility is a priority – when specialized care is needed. Vetting nursing and assisted living facilities can be an arduous task for families. And, administrators must alleviate all concerns by assuring elders will be receiving the best care.

Conditions of these facilities are scrutinized daily. As healthcare providers, you must maintain a high level of hygienic and sanitary compliance, or risk consequences including loss of business and even fatal circumstances. Therefore, for general maintenance and public safety, pest control must be part of routine service. If not properly treated, nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be hotbeds for infestation.

Professional pest control is the only way to ensure your property remains free of bugs and vermin. Much like a healthcare facility itself, the experienced technicians at Expert Pest Control specialize in the science behind extermination techniques, rid agents, and the breeding habits of infestation to better protect the different spaces in your building. Our team doesn’t come in with a spray and pray technique in the hopes of getting all the pests. We examine the property methodically. Look for entry points, breeding grounds, signs of colonies, and nests. We go straight to the source to eliminate infestation.

Expert Pest Control regular maintenance programs include identifying problem areas that could expose your facility and your patients to risk. We offer solutions that prevent future outbreaks. Our team uses commercial-grade rid agents, eco-friendly products, and stays up-to-date with the latest in trap and release methods to provide you with a number of options that suites your facility’s individual needs.

Pests that Pose Great Risk in a Care Setting

  • Rodents & Wildlife
    No question about it. Mice, rats, and small animals can find their way inside the building can create big problems for a facility. These animals won’t just taint sanitary conditions, they can transmit disease and pose serious health risks to both the residents, as well as administration.
  • Stinging & Biting Insects
    You may be thinking how vital some of these bugs are to the environment. However, from mosquitoes to wasps, a small bite or sting can result in an allergic reaction or transmission of illness such as Lyme Disease or Zika. Seniors citizens and the elderly tend to have a lower resistance and may not be able to recover from such infections. Don’t take the presence of flying insects lightly, they can be downright dangerous for residents.
  • Birds
    Pretty to look at, a nightmare to deal with for buildings and grounds crews. Birds can nest in gutters, eaves, and terraces. They too, can carry and transmit disease, not just by direct contact but their excrement can be toxic as well.
  • Bed Bugs
    From the lodging industry to apartment complexes, bed bugs are a nuisance that can’t be avoided with 100% certainty. And when present, they can spread quickly. Prevention and rapid containment is key to managing the outbreak of bed bugs.
  • Cockroaches
    They can, and will shut you down. Cockroaches and similar creepy crawlers are just what the inspectors look for. A single violation involving roaches can mean the difference between a highly-rated facility and dealing with a board of health crisis.

Points of Entry / Spaces At-Risk

  • Exterior doors and lobby: The constant opening of external doors is an easy entry point and invitation for pests to proceed inside a building.
  • Commercial kitchen and dining spaces: Where there’s food, there are pests. From crumbs to rubbish, infestation will gather at food sources.
  • Wet spaces: Leaky plumbing, locker rooms, and lavatories where moisture and wetness are prevalent can attract roaches and insects.
  • Windows: Using window screens is the best way to protect against insects, birds, and even small animals from gaining entry inside the property
  • Cracks in foundation: You’d be surprised, but mice can contort their body to fit into the smallest fissures in your structure. Insects can easily build colonies in a building’s foundation as well, causing thousands of dollars in property damage.

Stay in complete compliance. Prevent health code violations, the spread of bacteria, and minimize risk of infection from infestation with professional pest control. At Expert Pest Control, we have been partnering with New England facilities and property owners for over 15 years. Our regional offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine offer local expertise on demand with rapid service and numerous options to meet the unique needs of your specific rental. From scheduled maintenance plans, to emergency services, we can help you keep your accommodations pest free. To learn more about our services, call us at 800-235-3093.

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Vacation rentals and time shares are nothing new. However, with the introduction of companies like AirBnB, Homeaway, and FlipKey that has brought inexpensive and indigenous lodging to the masses, inherent wanderers have taken to the open road – able to explore every inch of the globe.

While these companies have allowed more people, including millennials and a younger generation of traveler to experience new locales, the pitfalls of privately contracted lodging has seen its fair share of debate. In particular, the subject of bed bugs and infestation in some accommodations. If you are a property owner who actively rents on sites like these, the last thing you need are negative reviews, complaints to corporate, loss of incomes, or worse – a lawsuit.

Bed Bugs

The one thing rental owners can’t prevent are bed bugs – the unwanted hitchhikers that plague even upscale resorts. You can however, be vigilant and take steps to protect your property from widespread infestation. Cleaning alone won’t prevent bed bugs, and they are commonly found in sanitary environments. As a property owner, it’s your job to recognize the signs and look over the space after every guest leaves. Examine bedding, linens, and around furnishings for signs of bed bugs. If there are any tell-tale signs or something that looks suspect, take action right away. Bed bugs can spread quickly and quarantining them to a single space will help containment and a professional pest control company to provide rapid elimination.

Stinging & Biting Bugs

In the warmer weather, property owners in MA, NH, and ME should be on the lookout for black flies, mosquitoes, wasps, hornets, and other stinging insects that can nest in and around a property. The key to exterminating this type of infestation is to locate the source of entry, or a hive. Overnight guests that encounter these pests could be in for a painful surprise, or worse, suffer severe allergic reactions. Examine overhangs, coverings, and eaves, and know what to look for when identifying nests or hives of potentially dangerous stinging and biting insects.

Mice, Rats, & Vermin

Nothing will make the rounds on travel message boards and jeopardize that 5-star rating faster than accommodations shared with rodents. What’s more, these pests can be infectious carriers and transmit disease. Keeping a house or apartment clean and tidy with little to no trace of food remnants will help avoid infestation. However, in the fall and winter months, New Englanders do see an uptick in mice entering homes looking to escape the colder temps outdoors. Take steps to button up your property, seal cracks and openings, and know the signs of a rodent infestation before your next guest arrives.

At Expert Pest Control, we have been partnering with New England lodging facilities, property owners, and BnBs for over 15 years. Our regional offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine offer local expertise on demand with rapid service and numerous options to meet the unique needs of your specific rental. From scheduled maintenance plans, to emergency services, we can help you keep your accommodations pest free. To learn more about our services, call us at 800-235-3093.

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Remember when you were a kid and played that board game “Mouse Trap” with friends? You’d move your little critter around the board avoiding the dreaded cage drop. In reality though, when trying to catch a mouse, your adversary is far more elusive, the obstacles challenging, and the traps, more deadly.

When you’ve identified a rodent infestation in the home, particularly mice, you’ll want to take action quickly to reduce property damage and health risk to occupants. At Expert Pest Control (EPC), we anticipate an increase in service calls due to mice starting in late fall through the spring. It’s common for New Englanders to be plagued by these creatures as they seek the warmth and comfort of indoor living to nest during the frigid months. Luckily, there are a number of quick and affordable ways to keep mice out of the home. Whether you trap’em or zap’em, here are a few tips to help control mice indoors.

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Use chemicals, contaminants, and toxins to eliminate furry menaces.

There are plenty of mouse repellents and poisons on the market. Spray and place around entry points and common areas where mice may be. Repellents tend to deter rodents from going any further, whereas poisons disguised as food are consumed by the mouse. In most cases this will result in death from ingestion of the substance.

Gotcha!
Pick a mouse trap, any mouse trap.

Spring loaded bar traps are most widely used. The premise being that bait on the trap lures the mouse and snaps a metal bar killing the mouse. The “full trap” is then discarded by the homeowner. Zap traps on the other hand, are costly and a less common solution. When a mouse enters this battery powered device, it triggers an electric shock that typically kills them. A more humane approach, are live traps. Baiting with food to lure a mouse into an enclosure, the animal is prevented from escaping. The homeowner then releases the mouse back into a natural habitat.

Sonic boom.
Use special frequencies to discourage mice from getting inside.

Ultrasonic frequencies are high pitched sounds that animals can pick up but go undetected by humans. These sound waves are disruptive for mice and can be used to keep them out of your home and away from your property.

The alternatives.
Au naturel, DIY, and more creative no-kill methods.

Search for organic and home remedies online and you’ll come up with dozens of ways to eliminate rodents from your home. From peppermint oils and onions, to kitty litter and even instant mashed potatoes, the internet is full of suggestions to help you keep your home free of mice without the use of traps and chemicals. Do they all work? That’s TBD, but if alternative pest control techniques is what you’re looking for – a google search may just do the trick.

While retail outlets and online message boards are filled with tips, resources, and marketable products to help you eliminate mice and small rodents from your property, the most effective solution continues to be professional services.

As a local company, our highly-specialized crew of technicians are well equipped to not only eliminate mice from your home, but prevent recurrence as well. We aim to educate our neighbors to minimize the risk of future infestation. What’s more, we offer a number of commercial-grade rid agents and traps, and provide options for humane extraction of critters on your property. To learn more about our solutions including eco and pet friendly options, year-round and seasonal maintenance, and on-call services, call us at 800-235-3093.

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Contact Expert Pest Control at (800) 235-3093. Learn about residential treatment solutions that will rid your home of rodents and prevent mice all winter long.

As New Englanders, each season brings forth a bevy of unique challenges relating to pest control. From stinging and New Year Resolutions for a Pest Free 2017biting insects in the spring and summer months, to mice and rodents seeking shelter indoors during the fall and winter our local technicians are adept at ridding our region’s indigenous pests.

Ring in the new year with helpful tips to avoid unwanted bugs, rodents, and small wildlife.

1. Be proactive
Believe it or not, pest control doesn’t, or rather shouldn’t, begin at the first sign of infestation. The best way to prevent insects and rodents from invading your property is with a preemptive strike. Regular maintenance, including off season and routine treatment, are effective means of protecting your home and business from pests and avoiding the innate 911 outreach to your local exterminator when you realize that there’s a problem.

2. Recognize the signs
One of the fastest ways to prevent extensive damage or the spread and rapid breeding of pests is to identify the signs early on. For example, rodents and small critters leave telltale signs that they have infiltrated your property. From droppings to wood shavings you may notice debris from small pests. Insect larva and clusters of colonies in and around food sources could be an indication of a much wider, and unseen problem. Don’t think twice about extermination procedures. Take action before it gets out of hand.

3. Understand all options and alternatives
Over the past decade new technology and advances in pest control treatments have offered a wide array of formulas and ridding agents. From environmentally friendly and all natural products and solutions that are less harmful to delicate eco-systems, as well as domesticated animals in the home, to no kill trap and release methods of containment, alternative treatments are offering customers more options for safer and effective means of pest control.

4. Do not settle for sub-par service
In a mad rush to remove an outbreak of bugs or rodents from a property, client support can be overlooked. However, the level of customized service you receive could mean the difference between spray and pray limited protection that puts you at an elevated risk of having the problem return, and full pest control that provides optimal management and inhibits future infestation.

5. Trust EPC Technicians
If there’s one resolution you keep in 2017, this should be it.

When you place your trust in Expert Pest Control, the above-mentioned objectives fall right into place. Our highly skilled technicians are local to your area and provide fast and effective extermination of indoor/outdoor bugs and critters. Our approach is to go straight to the source by locating nests and colonies, and destroying breeding grounds to decrease the risk of having the problem resurface. We eliminate destructive insects that can compromise the integrity of structures and cause thousands of dollars in property damage. Our team will trap and remove harmful rodents and small animals that can place the health and welfare of occupants at risk. We also educate you on what to look for and how to spot infestation at its inception, to help property owners protect their investments. Expert Pest Control will customize maintenance plans and offer tailored solutions to meet your individualized needs.

For more information about protecting your home, keeping your business in compliance by adhering to state and federal health codes pertaining to pest control management, and eco and pet-friendly commercial grade solutions, contact us or call 800-235-3093.

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Contact Expert Pest Control at (800) 235-3093. Learn about residential treatment solutions that will rid your home of rodents and prevent mice all winter long.

new-mouseIt’s that time of year again. When the temperatures dip, and residents start turning up the heat inside, rodents and pests take solace in the warmth of your home. As a homeowner, mice aren’t just a nuisance, they’re a hazard to your health. Mice can carry diseases and for your own safety and comfort, it’s important to recognize the signs and take action if there’s a mouse infestation in your home.

Fortunately, when mice do move in they let you know it. Indications you may have mice.

1. Musky Odor – What stinks in here? Would you believe mice? Mice leave behind a strong ammonia-like smell that is easily detectable. This odd scent will usually be found in corners and along the lower floorboards where they establish routes to help them navigate your home. Call it a scratch and sniff GPS but if they’re getting to know your home, you know they have no plans on leaving on their own.

2. Gnaw Marks and Shavings – Mice frequently trim down their teeth, and they don’t need to visit a dentist to do so. All they need are walls, baseboards, and cupboards. This also helps them to create access points to food storage. If you spot wood shavings on the floor, bags with small holes chewed out and gnaw marks on your walls you know you’ve got a mouse.

3. Nests – Mice don’t just look to stay warm in your home in the winter, they build nests and breed – often. Mice will build nests in the corners of cabinetry, dark areas and inside your walls. They can have large litters up to 10 times a year, so one small mouse can result in big problems for a homeowner. If you uncover a mouse nest, even empty, take precautions. Have it removed and begin an inspection and extermination process immediately.

4. Droppings and Urine Stains – If mice are present, their droppings will be too. Mice excrement look like small black beads, and along with urine stains can be found anywhere mice are running around. In particular, the places where they congregate the most – near the food pantry.

5. Noise – Find yourself saying “did you hear that?” That’s because mice are in no way quiet squatters. Rattling noises as they run past pots and pans, tapping on hardwood floors, scratching sounds in the walls and even high pitched squealing can be heard when you have mice. So listen closely…you may need an exterminator.

Mice will not only run rampant in your home, but they will damage furniture, chew through wiring and can pose inherent danger to occupants.

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vacationIt’s that time of year again. Garlands of lights adorn houses, festive tunes play endlessly on the radio, and the succulent smells of side dishes fill the air. From Thanksgiving to the end of the year the Holiday Season brings weary travelers hither and yon to be with friends and family. And, while joyous and celebratory good cheer is spread from home to home…so are bed bugs.

Believe it or not, pest control experts receive an uptick in calls about bed bugs in early January as a result of holiday travel. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t go visiting grandma who has been slaving over a hot stove, but you should take steps to avoid harboring unwanted guests when you try to recover from your holiday hangovers.

With a revolving door of guests, the constant planes, trains, and bus travel involved, and overnight lodgers from afar, it’s easy to see how bed bugs can invade any property this time of year.

Have Bed Bug Will Travel

  • From hotels to private homes, bed bugs do not discriminate
  • Bed bugs know how to hide and how to hitch a ride
  • Bed bugs love to sight see in luggage and clothing
  • And sometimes they just prefer to hang out on furnishings, from headboards to upholstery

Partying in Public Places
Whether you’re celebrating the season with crowds of people or a houseful of friendly visitors, you are inadvertently giving bed bugs an open invitation to join the party. As it happens the term “bed bug” is misleading. While they are commonly found in mattresses and box springs, the truth is bed bugs will infest all different furnishings as well as the clothes on your back.

How Bed Bugs Prepare for the Holidays

  1. While last-minute accommodations may be few and far between during this time of year, these pests may check out a database called The Bed Bug Registry to see where their friends have stayed, or determine if they want to be the first to write a review.
    (note to avoid pests: if you are making reservation you may want to review this or a similar site to find out if any pests have been reported in the last 6 months.)
  2. When staying in a hotel, bed bugs love it when you drop your bags on the bed or on the carpet and start to unpack right away.
    (note to avoid pests: inspect the room before you unpack. Place your baggage on a tile floor and check the room for tell-tale signs of infestation.)
  3. No matter where you stay, bed bugs love visiting new places and quickly make themselves at home to host their own holiday parties for friends.
    (note to avoid pests: it’s good to shake out all your belongings from luggage and overnight travel before you get into the house. Place articles of clothing in the washer and dryer on high heat in case a little critter made its way into your bags.)
  4. Bed bugs love room service and dining in.
    (note to avoid pests: Check for bites. In the days following your journeys, check your skin for red bumps or a rash that could indicate bed bug bites.)

Take heart. It is very possible to enjoy the holidays and avoid the bed bug bite wherever you go (we can’t help you avoid that crazy aunt with the ugly sweater though). With a few simple steps, you can remain vigilant and pest-free.

If you notice signs of bed bugs after you travel, it’s important to rid the problem before the infestation gets out of hand. The fastest, easiest way to remove bed bugs from your property is to call in the professionals.

At Expert Pest Control, we conduct extensive inspections we quarantine areas to minimize contamination to other spaces, and treat infested areas to eliminate bed bugs. Continued treatment is usually necessary for up to a few weeks to rid any remaining larvae that could accelerate another outbreak.

Before you take off into the gridlock that ushers in the holidays, make sure you protect yourself and your family against pests that could damper the spirit of the season.


As New England’s local pest control company, our professionals provide prompt, friendly service to our area neighbors. We can help you contain pests and insects, clear your property of rodents and wildlife, and offer management programs to create a barrier against future infestation. Call us today at (800) 235-3093 or request a quote and to learn how you can protect your home and family with regular treatment this summer season.

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shutterstock_358110974It’s a frigid morning in New England. You race to warmth of your car and crank up the heat. Only to crinkle your nose at the strong whiff of hot air blowing on your face because…what’s that smell?

As the ground freezes over and the cold sets in, mice, rats, and other small rodents seek warmer pastures wherever they can. That includes your car. And, that stench emanating from the vents can indicate a mouse has nested in your vehicle’s air filter.

Rodent Rage
Unfortunately, it’s all too common for residents in our area to deal with mice in their homes in winter. And parked cars are no exception. In fact, it’s one of the easier places for them to take refuge, hibernate in, and even breed – causing infuriated drivers thousands of dollars in damage.

When parking outdoors, the warmth of a recently revved engine is a haven for mice looking to escape the cold. However, a nice toasty garage is even more appealing and only too easy to access. Home and vehicle owners need to be aware of the damage they can cause and indications of mice in and around their property.

Entry points

  • The opening and closing of garage doors
  • Unsealed areas around garage doors and small cracks in foundation
  • Once inside mice can crawl through the tiniest openings in a car including vents, pedals/shifts, and steering columns

Signs of Mice

  • Excrement / droppings around the vehicle are obvious signs of mice infiltrating an area
  • Car trouble may mean you should pop the hood to look for shavings, gnaw marks, and even mice themselves causing mechanical failures
  • Pee-yew – a dead mouse is a smelly one and a sure sign you should check the internal workings of your car for decomposing rodents.

The Danger

  • In just a few short hours, mice can gnaw through wires and insulation that can threaten mechanisms in the car and put you at risk
  • Rodent droppings can carry communicable disease
  • Mice can chew through upholstery and furnishings resulting in increased expense

On the Road Again
On a positive note, it’s not impossible to control infestation in your car and garage. Stay proactive throughout the season to ensure that rodents steer clear of your property and stay outdoors. Kick mice to the curb with a few simple steps.

  • Set traps throughout your garage, carport, and even inside the vehicle
  • Use cedar wood or peppermint oils as natural deterrents
  • Consider keeping the hood open when parked in the garage to minimize dark, warm hiding spaces that attract mice.

To learn more about keeping mice, rats, and rodents out of your home and control infestation around your property, contact Expert Pest Control. Our local technicians can help you identify areas that put you at risk for mice, and formulate a plan to prevent damage from rodents. We inspect your garage and help minimize the occurrence of mice in vehicles during the winter months.


As New England’s local pest control company, our professionals provide prompt, friendly service to our area neighbors. We can help you contain pests and insects, clear your property of rodents and wildlife, and offer management programs to create a barrier against future infestation. Call us today at (800) 235-3093 or request a quote and to learn how you can protect your home and family with regular treatment this summer season.

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Ticks are very active this time of year. With the falling leaves piling up, and the damp weather making the brush a hospitable place for them to hide, New Englanders need to be extra cautious when venturing outdoors.
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The American Dog Tick, BlackLegged Deer Tick, and the Lone Star Tick are common in the Northeast. Their tiny stature can let them go undetected and feed off animals and humans for up to 10 days. An engorged appearance presents with a swollen body that could be attached to skin or found near the tick’s host.  Below, we see the difference in size and form of the well fed tick.

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Tick Removal

There are a number of ways to remove a tick attached to skin. They even sell specific tools to help you expel the insect from the body. However, you don’t need more than a pointed tweezer for a proper 3-Step process that is a quick and simple method to removing ticks.

  1. Using a fine-tipped tweezer, grab hold of the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
  2. Use slow, steady motion to pull upward and expel the tick. *You don’t want to twist or jerk the tick as it can cause parts to break off and remain in the skin.
  3. Clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.

With the live tick in your tweezer’s grasp, flush it down the toilet or place it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape. Never, try to squeeze or crack a live tick with your bare hands.

Tick-Borne Illness

The biggest concern surround tick bites are communicable disease. The Lyme infection, in particular, is transmittable by ticks in the Northeast. Typically, a tick needs to be attached to a person’s body for 34-36 hours to spread the bacteria into the bloodstream. However, due to their diminutive size, ticks can remain hidden on the body for days until fully engorged.

Once you’ve removed a tick from your skin, you should monitor the area for up to a month for early signs of Lyme Disease. These flu-like symptoms may include fever, chills, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes. Approximately 70-80% of Lyme sufferers show signs of a rash after a tick bite. It may expand gradually over a period of days, feel warm to the touch, or present a “bullseye” pattern. If you experience any of these symptoms post tick bite, seek medical attention and get tested for Lyme.

Avoid Tick Bites

As New Englanders, you can’t avoid ticks completely. However, you can take steps to prevent being bitten by ticks and minimizing the risk of ticks showing up in your home.

  1. Dogs & Cats – Your canine companion and outdoor kitty should be protected against ticks. From treated collars to medicated topicals, there are plenty of products on the market that will repel ticks and reduce the instance of live ticks in your home.
  2. Property Maintenance – Fall clean up can reduce a tick-infested environment. Clear the leaves and brush around your land, stack woodpiles away from the home, and cut tall grass or weeds to keep ticks close to the ground and off your body.
  3. When hiking or working in wooded areas, cover your body with long sleeves and pants, tuck socks into pants to avoid bare skin, wear a hat to cover your hair, and light colored clothing to make it easier to spot any ticks on you. Use insect repellent with DEET to deter bugs. When re-entering your home, inspect your body and clothing for any signs of ticks.

Commercial grade yard or garden treatments that are environmentally friendly can help prevent ticks. Contact Expert Pest Control to learn about the eco and pet friendly solutions available to property owners and managers that manage the occurrence of insects in outdoor spaces. We offer a number of treatment options that minimize the risk of ticks, and subsequently, tick-borne illness.


As New England’s local pest control company, our professionals provide prompt, friendly service to our area neighbors. We can help you contain pests and insects, clear your property of rodents and wildlife, and offer management programs to create a barrier against future infestation. Call us today at (800) 235-3093 or request a quote and to learn how you can protect your home and family with regular treatment this summer season.

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park-bench-in-the-fallAutumn in New England is arguably the most picturesque season. From seascapes to mountain views dotted with the technicolor of the changing leaves, people around the globe flock to the area to witness the signature signs of the season. Soon after the vibrant colors fade however, (or after one good windy storm) New Englanders begin the proverbial “fall cleanup.”

To landscapers, property managers, and homeowners, fall cleanup is more than just the raking of leaves into piles of fun for kids. It’s an important part of winter-preparation – managing the safety and integrity of a property. It’s also an integral part of maintaining a pest-free environment.

Considerations During Fall Cleanup Activities

Leaf Blowing/Removal – Hearing the crunching of leaves beneath your feet is a hallmark of our fall season. However, it’s important to remove fallen leaves and brush quickly to reduce hazards. Wet Leaves are a haven for pests and breeding ground for insects. From ticks to termites, leave little trace of leaves to minimize the risk of infestation.

Stacking Logs & Woodpiles – When stacking logs for woodstoves or fire pits, maintain at least 20 feet of space between the pile and your property. Termites and other insects, even mice and smaller rodents will nest in these stacks. To prevent infiltration into your home, maintain a good distance and inspect all logs before bringing them indoors. Elevate spare kindling off the ground to keep it dry and further reduce the likelihood of it becoming a home for pests.

Repairing Foundation – Cleanup isn’t relegated to just the grounds. Seal cracks in the foundation and repair clapboard or siding that may be deteriorated to avoid mice, chipmunks, and squirrels seeking shelter in the colder weather. Small animals can take a tiny opening and gnaw their way in creating their own side entrance to your property. Cracks and fissures invite microscopic insects that can go undetected over the winter months. They will breed and feed off of your home causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages.

Buttoning Up – As temperatures dip, you may notice airflow from windows and doors. Now is the time to repair sills, window panes, and use door sweeps to close up spaces underneath external entries. Check attic windows and fan areas, and consider setting traps for the winter months. It’s common for squirrels, mice, and even raccoons to seek shelter in your home by climbing trees and gutters to obtain access in the upper levels of houses. Once they find their way in, they can come and go as they please, nest, breed, and explore other areas inside wreaking havoc on property owners.

Ask the Experts

Taking these measures won’t just protect your home, they will protect your family as well. Insects and small rodents can transmit disease – a detriment to all occupants. For optimal pest control results from fall cleanup efforts, consult the Experts.

Our skilled technicians at Expert Pest Control are not only adept at spotting problem areas and environmental factors that could increase infestation, they are New Englanders themselves. Having technicians that are familiar with the area, seasonal influences, and the indigenous pests first hand makes our experts uniquely qualified to help the community.

At Expert Pest Control, we don’t just eliminate seasonal insects, stinging and biting bugs, and rodents, we educate our neighbors to prevent future outbreaks and secure their properties. For over 15 years we’ve been your local, trusted resource for pest control. Call us to learn how you can prepare your property for the coming season and avoid menacing pests on your property.


As New England’s local pest control company, our professionals provide prompt, friendly service to our area neighbors. We can help you contain pests and insects, clear your property of rodents and wildlife, and offer management programs to create a barrier against future infestation. Call us today at (800) 235-3093 or request a quote and to learn how you can protect your home and family with regular treatment this summer season.

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areas we serveFor over 20 years, Expert Pest Control (EPC) has been your community resource for ridding homes and businesses of unwelcomed infestation. And, we are proud to be of service to our hometowns within MA, NH, & ME. We especially love hearing from our friends and neighbors around New England about how much they trust our highly skilled technicians, how courteous and helpful our staff is, and how pleased they are to be working with a local company that specializes in regional pest control – for greater peace of mind.

Our company’s number one priority is helping people. We listen. We evaluate. And we engage. At EPC, pest control is much more than a one-time removal and extermination process. We aim to educate property owners and property managers to prevent infestation. Our team helps protect your homes and businesses.

A Typical Site Visit

EPC eliminates most insects, vermin, and rodents that plague New Englanders. And, while no two technician calls are ever alike, there are standard procedures that we abide by to ensure the highest quality service to our clients.

1. Speak with the owner/manager directly to learn more about the infestation
2. Walk and inspect the entire property and all areas of concern
3. Identify possible entry points or nests that represent the source(s) of the problem
4. Discuss all options with the client and determine the best course of action to take
5. Prevent the spread of infestation and future outbreaks with a proactive plan

Regional Specialists

Expert Pest Control technicians don’t just respond to calls in your area, they live in neighboring towns. We hire local specialists to ensure fast, accurate support when you need us. Plus, who better to help you eliminate pests than those who know and understand exactly what you may be up against.

The changing seasons in New England host a number of different pest problems throughout the year. In the winter, EPC is prepared to hear from property owners regarding mice and other rodents seeking shelter from the cold. We inspect all entry points, look at factors that may attract rodents, and indicate places that they could potentially hide. In the spring and summer months, types of stinging and flying insects are more prevalent and wreak havoc on residents looking for sunshine after a long winter indoors. We offer a number of treatment options including eco and pet friendly solutions that are formulated to be safer for the environment and furry friends, yet they are powerful commercial grade ridding agents.

Expert Pest Control also monitors new techniques, methods of extermination, and technology in our field. From trappings to treatments we offer our clients a range of solutions that get the job done. We’re invested in protecting your home and your business – because we’re invested in our community.

So, go on – tell us what’s bugging you New England. EPC is ready to take your call.


As New England’s local pest control company, our professionals provide prompt, friendly service to our area neighbors. We can help you contain pests and insects, clear your property of rodents and wildlife, and offer management programs to create a barrier against future infestation. Call us today at (800) 235-3093 or request a quote and to learn how you can protect your home and family with regular treatment this summer season.

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