Scituate Pest Control
Scituate Pest Control
Settled in 1627 by a group from Plymouth Colony, the Town of Scituate’s lengthy history is in many ways tied to its lengthy coastline. The oceanfront town is bordered by Cohasset Cove to the north and the North River to its south, both of which offer natural, protected harbors and miles of waterfront property. Scituate Harbor, in the middle of the town, has a thriving waterfront commercial area along Front Street and a large fleet of boats. While fishing was the primary industry in its earlier years, the harbor is now shared by commercial fishing boats and pleasure craft of all sizes.
The year-round population remained low – hovering at around 2,500 residents – until after World War II when large numbers of families were drawn to Scituate because of seaside charm and proximity to Boston, located just over 30 miles away. Between 1930 and 1940 and 1940 and 1950, the population grew by 32% and 45%, respectively. The completion of Route 3 in the 1950s, which made the commute into Boston more efficient, saw an even greater increase in residents from census to census with the population growing by 87% between 1950 and 1960, and 51% between ’60 and ’70. Scituate is now one of the most sought-after suburbs of Boston where residents enjoy a community with a rural feel, a short commute to the city, beaches and harbor-front restaurants and shops. Its proximity to the ocean makes Scituate especially humid which, unfortunately, makes it appealing to household pests.
Many insects – including termites, roaches, earwigs, and black ants, carpenter ants and field ants – thrive in the type of humid climate found in Scituate and neighboring towns such as Duxbury, Marshfield and Plymouth. 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 Scituate, and throughout Cape Cod and the South Shore of Massachusetts. As professional pest exterminators, we understand how unsettling it is to realize you may have insects or rodents in your house. We provide a wide variety of services including pest inspections in Scituate ma. If you find yourself in need of an exterminator in Scituate, 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.