Pembroke Pest Control
Pembroke Pest Control
Located just 30 miles from Boston, Pembroke is a large town with a lengthy and storied history. Settled in 1650 as part of Duxbury and independently incorporated in 1712, Pembroke includes the Indian Head River and North River, and many ponds, marshes and streams. The town also once had acres and acres of thriving woodland. With the North River leading directly to the Atlantic Ocean and a ready supply of lumber, Pembroke became an early hub of shipbuilding. Between 1678 and 1871, more than 1,000 ships were produced by the town’s five shipyards. One of these ships was the Beaver, a Nantucket-based ship owned by a prominent whaling family, which became known for being one of three ships involved in the Boston Tea Party in December of 1773.
The town’s ponds were filled with iron providing the town with another critical industry during America’s infancy;the Pembroke Iron Works was established in 1720. Because of its marshlands, commercial cranberry farming was later pursued and became a profitable endeavor late in the 19th century. With the initiation of trolley service from Boston late in the 1800s came the summer tourists who were drawn to newly-constructed cottage colonies on the shores of the town’s ponds.
Pembroke continued in much this way – a mid-sized, industrious and relatively-affluent town – until the completion of Route 3 in the 1950s when it saw an unprecedented population explosion. Between 1950 and 1980, its population grew from roughly 2,500 residents to nearly 13,500 as it became increasingly desirable for Boston workers. Unfortunately, the presence of numerous bodies of water coupled with a high concentration of residents can lead to a decidedly undesirable problem; household pests.
Because of the high humidity created by the rivers, ponds and marshlands in Pembroke, insects – including termites, roaches, earwigs, and black ants, carpenter ants and field ants – which thrive in a humid climate, can become a problem. As with any densely populated area, outdoor waste receptacles are a fact life. These provide a food source for unwanted rodents such as rats and mice. And because fleas and bedbugs are attracted to the carbon dioxide we – and our pets – exhale, they are an unfortunate reality regardless of where one resides.
The ‘ounce of prevention’ adage holds especially true in home pest control. Keeping trash containers tightly sealed is a critical step in pest control, as is not allowing water to accumulate in outdoor containers. Birdfeeders and birdbaths can also draw unwanted pests. Keeping organic matter, such as plantings and mulch, at least two feet away from the foundation of your home is also effective.
If you find your home has become infested with insects or rodents and are wondering how to get rid of termites, rats and mice – or any other pest – it’s time to call a pest control company.
South Shore Pest Pros offers a wide range of pest control services in Pembroke, and throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts, and on Cape Cod. As professional pest exterminators, we understand how upsetting it is to realize you have insects or rodents in your home. Because we’re locally owned and operated, South Shore Pest Pros is able to quickly assess your situation and enact an effective pest eradication plan. We provide a wide variety of services so if you find yourself in need of an exterminator, whether it’s a bug exterminator or a mouse exterminator or to eradicate any of the common –and not so common – pests found in our region, South Shore Pest Pros can safely and effectively rid your home of these most-unwelcome visitors.