Dura Tech Pest Control

Residential Integrated Pest Management Services

North Shore Boston Pest Control

Residential Quarterly Pest Management Service

Customized Pest Management for Your Home

Bringing Homeowners Peace of Mind Year Round

I offer customers within my service area customized quarterly pest management programs designed to keep pests under control in and around your home all year long.

Because each treatment program is designed specifically to meet your individual pest control needs, quotes cannot be given over the phone for this service. Instead, if you're in my service area just call to arrange an inspection so I can work up your customized service agreement. There is a $40 service charge for the inspection, which you get back when you become a Dura Tech customer.

In most cases your service can be started during your first inspection. However, depending on the nature and extent of your existing pest problem and depending on the method that's required to get it under control, you may need to vacate prior to treatment.

Quarterly Pest Management programs are available for single-family homes only.

Learn more about what's included in Dura Tech's Residential Quarterly Pest Management Service (Download PDF)

Check to see if you are in my service area before calling for a Quarterly Service inspection.

Find out more about quarterly, monthly and semi-annual pest control plans for commercial establishements.

Why You Need Year-Round Pest Management

Pest Problems Change with the Seasons

Did you know pests can cause health concerns for your family and damage concerns for your home year round? Just as seasonal weather changes can affect humans, weather changes affect insects and rodents, too. In fact, even more so. As weather changes occur throughout the year, the lifecycles and habits of insects and rodents change.

Summer

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Insect Season

Ants and termites are very active in the summer. Ants seen inside have been successful in finding moisture to sustain themselves. This moisture may have come from condensation from water pipes or from leaks around plumbing - leaks you may not even be aware of or have since repaired, such as leaky dishwashers, sinks or toilets.

  • Automatic lawn sprinklers are working overtime and are providing watering holes for ants.

  • With outdoor birdfeeders in use, mice may have discovered a tasty food source.

  • Insects and rodents may be burrowing in your thick garden mulch, which also provides ground up tree food and moisture for termites and ants.

  • Mulch placed against the foundation provides an entrance way for ants and other insectcs to get into the house.

  • Damp mulch that isn't treated and raked over twice per year develops white fungus underneath, where termites are often found.

  • Flying insects like wasps, yellowjackets and hornets look for and find nesting locations around the house and will often find their way inside your home.

Fall

Insects & Rodents Prepare for Winter

Often overlooked by pest control companies and homeowners, fall can be a very busy season for pests.

  • Overwintering insects try to get into homes this time of year via loose screens, cracks around the foundation and through attic vents.

  • Cluster flies and bees may still be active in the attic.

  • Ladybugs and western conifer seed bugs - which are members of a class of pests known as "accessional invaders" - may also become a problem this time of year.

  • Rodents start entering homes and garages to nest for the coming colder months and they may be thriving on bagged bird seed and grass seed in the garage, on food they find in the kitchen, or on crumbs from snacks taken to other rooms.

  • Mice can survive quite nicely on crumbs and have even been found living in furnture where spilled crumbs accumulate under the cushions. Mice and other rodents create health concerns for you and your family.

Winter

Rodents Most Active

Insects that were coming into your home will have already found their way in and are overwintering.

  • Rodents are still entering and are active. Listen for noise in walls and look for droppings or chewed food wrappers found in rooms in which they didn't originate.

  • Areas most likely to harbor mice now are the kitchen and basement near the furnace, where they can stay warm.

  • A mouse only weighs about one ounce so it loses its body heat fast. Because the furnace and the kitchen are often only a few feet apart, it's convenient for a mouse, who only has a range of about 10 feet, to grab food in the kitchen and go back to the nest near the furnace.

Spring

Insects Get Active

Insects, like flowers, start to appear in spring. Many insects that have overwintered become active and swarm. Two primary examples are ants and termites, but they're not the only culprits.

  • Moisture is a main component of the spring. Heavy rains, water from snow runoff and rising ground water levels can lead to damp basements.

  • Roof leaks, leaky skylights and water leaking around windows are all common places where carpenter ants go to nest in search of water.

  • Ground water provides moisture for termites and other crawling insects. As mentioned earlier, termites swarm in spring.

  • Carpenter bees are active taking pollen from shrubs and plants and transporting it back to their nests - drilled, half-inch holes often found on garages and other areas around the home with an accumulation of sawdust and pollen around the hole.

Customized Pest Control That Meets Your Needs

From an Experienced Pest Control Pro

Every home is different and you shouldn't consider a one-sized fits all pest management program. You need services that are designed specifically for your home's type, its construction and its surroundings.

  • For the past 35+ years I've been treating homes around Boston and Boston's North Shore and I've seen every type and style you can imagine. Everything from 300-year-old barns and farmhouses to lakefront cottages and brand new homes.

  • I've treated homes with sparse or no insulation as well as homes that were insulated to the hilt. In very old homes, horsehair and newspaper were used for insulation.

  • Many times, homeowners have tried to improve the older's home energy efficiency by installing additional insulation over top of the old materials. Unfortunately, this can lead to additional pest problems as certain types of beetles love to feed on horsehair insulation.

  • As home building techniques have become more modernized and energy efficiency continues to grow in importance, newer homes have batts of thick insulation that covers sills and floor joists, which provides warm and dark places for all types of creatures, but especially for highly destructive carpenter ants and termites.

  • The same is true for rodents and for attics - pests may be doing their damage hidden from view. That's why you need throrough inspection and evaluation from an experienced pest professional.

  • Pulling back insulation and checking areas where pests and damage are likley to be hidden is a routine part of every pest inspection included in Dura Tech's Residential Quarterly Pest Management Service.


Don't Put if Off Any Longer

Get a Comprehensive Inspection for Quarterly Pest Management Service Now

Stop getting bugged by pests. Choose a real pro who knows what pests like, where they hide and what methods, products and equipment provide the best method for control for YOUR home and family. Choose the experienced pro who will personally handle pest management for your home - from start to finish.

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NOTE: There is a $40 service charge for an in-person inspection and estimate, which you get back if you become a Dura Tech customer. Dura Tech does not conduct wood destroying insect inspections as required by HUD, VA and conventional lenders for the transfer or sale of real estate.