Best Known Pest & Wildlife

Exceptional Pest Control Services in Acton MA

With a population of nearly 24,000, Acton MA is an appealing place to live, located 40 minutes from Boston and just 11 minutes from Concord MA. As with any other area town, Acton residents and business owners will need to avail themselves of pest control services every now and then.

Don’t let pests invade your sense of peace and tranquility. We know your community, and we know your neighborhood. Most importantly, we know the types of pests that plague this area and how to help you maintain a safe and healthy home or business. 

From raccoon removal to carpenter ants, our team delivers on prompt, exceptional service that gets the job done right the first time. We bring a high level of responsiveness and professionalism to every job, so choose us with confidence for residential and commercial pest control, as well as humane wildlife removal and chimney caps.

Fortunately, you have Best Known Pest & Wildlife on your side, where we have vast experience in treating and preventing pest infestations throughout Massachusetts. We may be based in Tewksbury but we serve all of Acton and all bordering towns, such as Westford, Littleton, Concord, Carlisle, Stow, Maynard, Sudbury, and Boxborough.

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

All about Acton

Acton, a town in Middlesex County, was established in 1735. It sits 24 miles from Boston and 6 miles from Concord MA. In 2015, Money Magazine named it the 11th Best Place to Live among small towns in the country, and the local high school (Acton-Boxborough Regional High School) was called a Blue Ribbon School in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Education.

While this is a peaceful family-friendly community, it still finds itself dealing with the same pests and wildlife that invade other nearby communities. Pesky 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 – may find your house or place of business irresistible. You don’t want them to get too comfortable!

Yes, Acton has a strong sense of community that aims to support local businesses and nonprofits, and boasts plenty of green spaces; however, wildlife and critters hide out in the wooded areas of this community. They will seek shelter in your home when the weather gets cold so they can breed and damage your belongings.

Interesting facts about pests in Acton

Our many years on the job, both here and surrounding areas, shows us that there are common pests that threaten Acton, like:  

  • Seasonal pests: 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, not to mention rodents that will seek shelter in your home when the temperatures dip.
  • Gray squirrels: These furry creatures are often spotted scurrying to and fro across your yard and the streets. Don’t be fooled by their cute and harmless appearance; they actually carry dangerous diseases such as rabies, Powassan virus and tick fever. If that weren’t bad enough, they gnaw holes in your home’s exterior to get inside, which paves the way for the entry of other pests.
  • Anopheles mosquitoes: These are very common in this area, with mosquito season lasting from May to September.
  • Cockroaches: Acton has moderate density of cockroaches, and the most common species in MA are German, American, and Oriental cockroaches.
  • The American carpenter ant: As one of the most common ant species in the state, these ants cause a lot of costly destruction as they forage, build, and maintain their intricate tunnels and colonies.
  • Termites: Common in Old New England towns like Acton, termites are drawn to the many older wood structures here. Sadly, by the time you even know they are there, the integrity of your wood structure will have already been damaged and compromised.
  • Deer mice, white-footed mice, and Norway rats: These are all common sights in Acton, and they all transmit Leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and typhus.

But worry not: we use the latest and safest pest control methods available to handle all issues quickly and efficiently. Think you have a pest control problem on your hands? Don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free, in-home estimate. We can also provide you with a customized home protection plan.

Pest control services offered in Acton

Best Known Pest & Wildlife offers the following pest control services in Acton:

  • 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

For preventative purposes, we offer the Home Guard Plan – a yearly pest control plan that includes a spring and fall inspection and treatment, as well as any additional visits that may be required. Our Home Guard Plan in Acton covers Ants, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Centipedes, Earwigs, Mice, Pill Bugs, Rats, Roaches, Silverfish, Spiders and Wasps.

Best Known Pest & Wildlife Tips for Acton

Not all pests carry diseases or bite, but they do all have one thing in common, and that’s the propensity to threaten the sanctuary of your space. There are things you can do to keep pests and wildlife from invading your Acton home, yard or place of business.

    1.     Every day, take out the trash.
    2.     Tightly secure your outdoor trash cans with bungee cords or locks.
    3.     Seal any gaps, holes and cracks along your exteriors.
    4.     Conduct regular inspections every spring and fall.
    5.     Get rid of clutter inside your home.
    6.     Rinse your recyclables before they go into the bin.
    7.     Place stacks of firewood several feet away from your house rather than right up against it.
    8.     Store food (human and pet) in airtight containers.

          9.     Wipe crumbs and spills immediately.

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Frequently Asked Questions
about Pest Control in Acton, MA

We get lots of questions from our fan base in Wilmington, but here’s a look at the most common:

Do you perform real estate inspections in Acton for home, condo, multi-family or business purchases?

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

Do I really need chimney caps and vent covers?

Yes! Both chimney caps and vent covers keep pests and nuisance animals out of your home, plus they extend the life of your flue, keeping rainwater out that could wash out the mortar joints holding your chimney liner together. Chimney relining is not cheap; save money with a chimney cap. In the same vein, vent covers are used over vents and provide much the same benefits.

Will my pest control treatment be immediate?

Not always, but sometimes. If we spray a hornet’s nest on the side of your house, that will be immediate. But if we have to set bait for termites and ants, it could take some time for them to ingest the poison and bring it back to the colony. This is why 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. We are always upfront with expected results when we visit your home.

I think I can save money on DIY pest control treatments. Is that true?

Sometimes, but usually not. The store-bought sprays and baits you’re using just aren’t powerful or effective enough to bring any real long-lasting results. It’s challenging to successfully get rid of highly resistant pests such as cockroaches on your own. Professional treatments are faster, more effective, and longer-lasting thanks to the tools, products, techniques and experience we bring. This poses a much higher chance of eradicating pests the first time.

Are your treatments safe?

Yes. We use eco-friendly products when appropriate that won’t harm your pets or kids. However, some cases require stronger treatments, but we always advise you beforehand so you can prepare.


When calling Best Known Pest & Wildlife, who will I speak to?

You will speak to our owner, Brendan Walsh. He will start with a phone consultation to determine what the problem is, then determine whether a site inspection is needed before giving you an estimate and scheduling service.

Reviews/testimonials for Acton

We love our customers in Acton and surrounding towns! Here’s what they have been saying about us:

“Very professional but friendly, got rid of my mouse problem that I had for years in one shot, found the entrance points and closed them, I’m so grateful for him.”

– Joyce S

“I can’t recommend Brendan enough! He has helped me with a few pest issues in and around my house and always goes above and beyond. He’s knowledgeable, friendly, fair, and responsive. By far the best service relationship I have, highly recommend!”

– Christine B.

“Brendan is the best! I highly recommend! Explains everything clearly, is efficient and a pleasure to work with. You will not be disappointed.”

– Wendy F.

“Brendan has been great to work with. From the very beginning he took the time to explain all options available to me and what services he could offer. Once we started working together, he was always very responsive and came back MULTIPLE times until the problem was finally taken care of.”

– Andrea F.

“Highly recommend. Brendan is professional, punctual, easy to work with and all around likable!”

– Jon R.

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