Pest Prevention

What kind of Pests do you have?

Wood Destroying Insects
drywood termite Drywood Termite

Drywood termites generally live, feed and nest in undecayed wood which has a very low moisture content. Unlike subterranean termites, they do not require any contact with the soil in order to live. 

dampwood termite Dampwood Termite

Dampwood termites typically infest damp and decaying timber. This species is commonly found in the Pacific Coast states; other but less damaging species are found in areas of Southwest USA and Southern Florida.

woodboring beetle Woodboring Beetle

Woodboring beetle refers to a large group of wood destroying and eating insects. several common species of woodboring beetle can infest wooden frames/supports of homes/commercial buildings, wooden furniture, and the trees in yards and outdoor spaces.

carpenter ant Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants are large ants indigenous to many forested parts of the world. They build nests inside wood consisting of galleries chewed out with their mandibles, preferably in dead, damp wood; however, they do not consume the wood.

carpenter bee Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bees can resemble bumblebees, They excavate and drill through the wood in your home making tunnels and chambers where they nest.

General pests
American cockroach Cockroach

The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting roaches and a major pest in the United States. They are typically reddish brown with a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of the head.

bed bug Bed Bug

Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color.

carpet beetle Carpet Beetle

The black carpet beetle can be a serious pest as it’s larval stage has a voracious appetite for natural materials and fibers; feeding on and destroying furniture, carpets, and linens made from cloth, leather, silk, wool, and more. Adult black carpet beetles will feed on pollen.

flea Fleas

Fleas are parasites that feed on humans and other warm-blooded animals (prefering nonhumans). Fleas usually require warm and humid conditions to develop. A flea can jump 7 to 8 inches vertically and 14 to 16 inches horizontally. A skin reaction to a flea bite appears as a slightly raised and red itchy spot.

silverfish Silverfish

Silverfish are ancient insects are typically shiny gray or silver and can be anywhere from one-half inch to one inch long. They are most active at night, not known to bite and there’s no scientific evidence to suggest silverfish are poisonous.

stink bug Stink Bugs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is named as such because of its marking and colors and the stink glands it uses when threatened. It poses a significant problem for New England agriculture, as it attacks and feeds on fruits, vegetables, and other plants.

tick Ticks

Ticks are small arachnids, typically 3 to 5 mm long, that live by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. The blacklegged tick (or “deer tick”) is infamous in the because it spreads in the Northeast & parts of the Midwest Lyme disease, an infection that can eventually cause joint pain, inflammation of the brain, and more.

Furry and feathered “friends”
Mouse & rat Mice & rats

Mice and rats are both types of rodents and both something that you do not want invading your home. Both rodents can damage the structure of your home by chewing through wires, pipes, insulation, and drywall. They also create nesting areas behind walls, in your attic, basement, and even behind appliances; often disturbing existing insulation.

bird's nest Birds

While several species of birds can create problems for home and business owners, the most common pest birds are pigeons, sparrows, and starlings. Attics, garages, houses, soffit, sheds, chimneys and other areas on a property in the area provide ample protection. If left untreated, bird damage in the area can become extensive and very costly to repair.

NH wildlife


Squirrels, raccoons and skunks as well as opossums, woodchucks and moles can obviously cause headaches for New England homeowners and property managers. Many pests can, unfortunately, become habituated to the presence of humans and become even more aggressive in the destruction of your property. When wildlife/human conflicts occur, it’s important to remember that there are no easy solutions. Each wildlife problem is unique and needs to have some understanding of the animal and the available control methods before beginning any control strategy.