Best Known Pest Control

Reliable Pest Control Services in Chelmsford MA

 If you reside in Chelmsford, MA, and require reliable pest control services, your search ends with the professionals at Best Known Pest Control. With extensive expertise in and around Chelmsford, a community of 122,000 residents situated approximately 45 minutes from Boston, our team is well-acquainted with this sizable northern Middlesex County town, surrounded by the city of Lowell. 

Chelmsford has its share of pests that can invade the peace and quiet of your community and neighborhood. Having someone in your corner who knows how to get rid of those pests is key to maintaining a safe and healthy home or business.  

From rodents to spiders, you can trust that we bring the expertise, solutions, and equipment to rid you of your problem in a timely manner. We pride ourselves on bringing a high level of responsiveness and professionalism to every job we work on.

Based in nearby Tewksbury, we also service other communities in addition to Chelmsford, such as Wilmington, Andover, North Andover, North Reading, and Billerica. Choose us for both residential and commercial pest control, as well as humane wildlife removal and chimney caps.

We welcome you to call us at 781-333-1998 or schedule an inspection online today.

All about Chelmsford

Chelmsford, a town in Middlesex County, was established in 1655. It sits 25 miles northwest of downtown Boston and 15 miles southeast of Nashua, NH, bordered by the Merrimack and Concord rivers. 

Whether you live in South Chelmsford, West Chelmsford, East Chelmsford, the Westlands, or the industrial village of North Chelmsford, you can rest assured we know all the neighborhoods here and the critters that plague them.

Originally established as a farming community, Chelmsford’s school system is ranked among the best in the state, and was voted the top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. by Money Magazine in 2007 and 2011. While a great place to live, this community is not immune to the same pests and wildlife that threaten other nearby communities. Your house or place of business may be the desired home of unwanted insects and rodents, such as mice, rats, hornets, wasps, ants, and termites – or even invasive wildlife, such as squirrels, bats, raccoons, birds, opossums, gophers, skunks, deer, red and gray foxes, fisher cats and coyotes.

Despite the fact that Chelmsford boasts plenty of commercial areas, busy roadways, subdivisions, and dense populations, wildlife of all kinds is common here as they live amongst the wooded areas of the community.

Interesting facts about pests in Chelmsford

Rest easy knowing we use the latest and safest pest control methods available to handle all issues quickly and efficiently. Like many surrounding MA towns, Chelmsford has seasonal pests that can become a nuisance to any home or business owner. Those pests include wasps, bees, carpenter ants, bed bugs, rodents, termites, ticks and mosquitoes. The many types of wildlife found in the area can also pose a hazard to your family and home — not to mention costly property damage. 

If you suspect you have a pest control problem, we can provide you with a free, in-home estimate and a create a customized home protection plan for you. Our experience has shown us that there are common pests that plague Chelmsford, such as the following.

  • Chelmsford, like the rest of Massachusetts, has a large gray squirrel population that can get out of hand in the fall and winter. You no doubt have seen these furry creatures scurrying to and fro across your yard and the streets. While they may look cute and harmless, they actually carry dangerous diseases such as rabies, Powassan virus and tick fever. In addition to that, they gnaw holes in your home’s exterior to get inside, which also welcomes other pests at the same time.
  • Anopheles mosquitoes are quite common in this area; mosquito season lasts from May to September.
  • Chelmsford has moderate cockroach density, with the most common species in MA being the German, American, and Oriental cockroaches.
  • The American carpenter ant is one of the most common ant species in the state, causing a lot of costly destruction as they forage, build, and maintain their intricate colonies.
  • The American carpenter ant is one of the most common ant species in the state, causing a lot of costly destruction as they forage, build, and maintain their intricate colonies.
  • By extension, termites are also common in Old New England towns like Chelmsford, enticed by the many older wood structures. Unfortunately, the integrity of your wood structure will have been damaged and compromised by the time you even know they are there.
  • Deer mice, white-footed mice, and Norway rats are all common to Chelmsford, all of which have been known to transmit Leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and typhus.

Pests are typically seasonal. For example, hornets, wasps, ticks, and mosquitoes invade in summer, and in the daytime in March and May, eastern subterranean termites swarm. Other pests are around all year long, such as opossums and raccoons that don’t hibernate, as well as rodents that will seek shelter in your home when the weather gets cold.

Pest control services offered in Chelmsford

Best Known Pest Control offers the following pest control services in Chelmsford:

  • Residential pest control (ants, termites, hornets and wasps, rodents, nuisance animals)
  • Commercial pest control (cockroaches, rodents, ants, bed bugs, etc.)
  • Wildlife removal (squirrels, raccoons, bats, birds, opossums, skunks)
  • Chimney caps and vent covers
  • Maintenance plans

You would be wise to sign up for our Home Guard Plan for peace of mind. This is a helpful annual pest control plan that includes a spring and fall inspection and treatment, as well as any additional visits that may be required annually. Our Home Guard Plan in Chelmsford covers Ants, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Centipedes, Earwigs, Mice, Pill Bugs, Rats, Roaches, Silverfish, Spiders and Wasps.

Best Known Pest Control tips for Chelmsford

Whether the pests in and around your home pose a health threat to your family or not, one thing all pests have in common is that they can threaten the sanctuary of your space. Keep pests and wildlife from invading your Chelmsford home, yard or place of business with these tips.

1. Take out the trash daily.
2. Seal gaps, holes and cracks along the exterior of your Chelmsford home. Do regular inspections each spring and fall.
3. Reduce clutter inside your home.
4. Rinse your recyclables before throwing them in the bin.
5. Avoid stacking firewood right up against the house or foundation. Instead, place stacks several feet away.
6. Store both human and pet food in airtight containers.
7. Tightly secure all outdoor trash cans.
8. Wipe up crumbs and spills immediately.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here’s a glance at the most common questions we get throughout the year from our Chelmsford clients:

    When I call Best Known Pest Control, with whom can I expect to speak?

    Our owner, Brendan Walsh, will address your concerns over the phone and then in person. He can answer all your questions and discuss your pest issue in detail, then determine whether a site inspection is needed before giving you an estimate and scheduling service.

    What are chimney caps and vent covers, and why do I need them?

    Chimney caps and vent covers keep pests and nuisance animals out of your chimney and vents, and thus out of your home. Chimney caps also serve to extend the life of your chimney flue. That’s because rainwater, over time, will wash out the mortar joints that hold your chimney liner together. Chimney relining can get very expensive. Save yourself some money and install a chimney cap instead. Vent covers bring similar benefits, except they are used over vents.

    How quickly will my pest control treatment work?

    The time frame is different for different kinds of pests, as well as how extensive the invasion is and what treatment or technique we decide to use. For example, we can spray a yellow jacket nest and scrape it off the side of your home for immediate results. However, when it comes to pests like termites and ants, we place baits and or use insecticides that the insects eat and take back to the colony. Because it takes time for them to die, this result isn’t quite as immediate as a hornet’s nest removal.

    Can I get a real estate inspection in Chelmsford for home, condo, multi-family or business purchases?

    Yes. We are pleased to perform VA/FHA Compliant Real Estate Pest Inspections for buyers looking to purchase a home, condo, multifamily or business in Chelmsford.

    Why are my DIY pest control attempts unsuccessful?

    The store-bought sprays and baits you’re using just aren’t powerful or effective enough to bring any real long-lasting results. You could try, but you likely won’t have success getting rid of highly resistant pests such as cockroaches or even carpenter ants  on your own (heck, Cock roaches can survive nuclear blasts!).  Our treatments are faster, more effective, and longer-lasting thanks to the tools, products, techniques and experience we bring, resulting in a much higher chance of eradicating the pests the first time.

    Are your treatments safe?

    Where we can, we use eco-friendly products that won’t harm your pets or kids. If it’s determined that we have to use a stronger treatment method, we will advise you beforehand so you can prepare.

    Reviews/testimonials for Chelmsford

    See what our customers are saying about us:

    “Outstanding! Courteous, thorough, knowledgeable, and professional in immediately addressing the problem with mice. Brendan carefully inspected my home to locate access points, filled all gaps, and within a few days had completely eliminated the mice. Superb! Highest recommendation.”

    – Marla I.

    “I had a recent issue with noise in the attic, so I contacted Best Known Pest Control. Brendan efficiently diagnosed the issue as a mouse problem and effectively walked me through the steps needed to resolve it. Upon hiring him for the work, he was at my home within a week to set traps and repair/block probable entry points for the animals. Brendan even went the extra mile to climb onto the roof and thoroughly review the roof line to isolate any problem areas where critters might enter. We were able to resolve the mouse problem after a couple days and haven’t heard anymore since (knock on wood). I absolutely recommend Best Known for any pest control needs.”

    – Brad S.

    “Brendan was great to work with and very professional and knowledgeable. Quick to get back to you and upfront. Highly recommend and will use Best Known in the future.”

    – Derrick

    “Working with Brendan was so easy. He was super friendly, polite, and responsive. He responded to our outreach almost immediately and did a thorough inspection.”

    – Shawn V.

    “Brendan was great to work with while we had our pest problems — he worked fast and checked in weekly to ensure he had solved the problem.”

    – Brian T.

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