Best Known Pest Control

Your Source For Prompt Pest Control in Andover/North Andover

If you’re a resident of Andover or North Andover MA, you understand the uniqueness of this area. From upscale neighborhoods to top-notch schools and excellent restaurants, not to mention the thriving business scene, Pest Control in Andover/North Andover is essential to combat the pests that can invade homes in the region.

From ants and termites to hornets and mosquitoes, this area is no stranger to pests. If you have noticed an infestation of insects, rodents, or other critters in your Andover/North Andover home, don’t fret: we have the solution. From wildlife invading your backyard to squirrels in your attic, Best Known Pest Control can come up with a plan of attack that will restore balance in your home.

Backed by responsiveness and professionalism, our experienced company is based in nearby Tewksbury but serves all of Andover/North Andover and surrounding areas. We are called frequently to Andover/North Andover, which is how we know exactly what pests are here and how best to treat them. Come to us for residential and commercial pest control, to be sure, but did you know we also offer humane wildlife removal, chimney cap installation, and yearly maintenance plans?

Let’s get started by giving you a free quote on pest removal in Andover/North Andover. Feel free to schedule an inspection online or call us at 781-333-1998.

If you’re a resident of Andover or North Andover MA, you know how special this area is. The neighborhoods are upscale, the schools are top-notch, the restaurants are excellent, and business is booming. But even these two towns aren’t immune to the pests that invade homes throughout the area.

From ants and termites to hornets and mosquitoes, this area is no stranger to pests. If you have noticed an infestation of insects, rodents, or other critters in your Andover/North Andover home, don’t fret: we have the solution. From wildlife invading your backyard to squirrels in your attic, Best Known Pest Control can come up with a plan of attack that will restore balance in your home.

Backed by responsiveness and professionalism, our experienced company is based in nearby Tewksbury but serves all of Andover/North Andover and surrounding areas. We are called frequently to Andover/North Andover, which is how we know exactly what pests are here and how best to treat them. Come to us for residential and commercial pest control, to be sure, but did you know we also offer humane wildlife removal, chimney cap installation, and yearly maintenance plans?

Let’s get started by giving you a free quote on pest removal in Andover/North Andover. Feel free to schedule an inspection online or call us at 781-333-1998.

All about Andover/North Andover

Andover and North Andover are two separate towns but often get lumped in together when people speak about the areas. They are both located in Essex County and both are suburbs of Boston, located about a half hour from the city’s capital. Andover is home to about 36,000 residents, while North Andover is home to about 31,000 people.  

Andover is known for its stellar schools, community spirit, and high-quality town services. This desirable community has many neighborhoods containing anything from high-end single family homes to moderate income rentals, with a real estate market that has remained resistant to economic downturns.

Perched on the banks of the Merrimack River, Andover is bordered by Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, North Reading, Wilmington, Tewksbury, and Dracut.

Also located on the banks of the Merrimack River, North Andover is bordered by Andover, North Reading, Boxford, Middleton, Methuen, Haverhill, and Lawrence, and covers nearly 27 square miles.

It’s home to many historic sites, open green spaces, great schools, and strong community preservation efforts.

While both wonderful communities, Andover and North Andover still suffer from exposure to the same pests and wildlife that threaten other nearby communities. Has wildlife begun invading the sanctuary of your yard? We can remove squirrels, bats, raccoons, birds, opossums, gophers, skunks, deer, red and gray foxes, fisher cats and coyotes. Because of the high concentration of wooded areas in these two communities, wildlife is not an uncommon sight here in Andover/North Andover.

Has your house or place of business become home to unwanted insects and rodents, such as mice, rats, hornets, wasps, ants, and termites? We can help there too.

Interesting facts about Pest Control in Andover/North Andover

 We’ve been successfully addressing pests of all kinds in Andover/North Andover for many years now, That means we know the pests that are native to this area and how to remove them most effectively.

  • Andover and North Andover, like all of Massachusetts, happen to have a large gray squirrel population. These rodents can carry diseases such as rabies, Powassan virus and tick fever. Plus, they make holes in your home’s exterior that can allow other undesirable critters to get inside as well.
  • Raccoons, woodchucks, skunks and opossums are nuisance pests that can destroy property. Wildlife such as these are being forced closer and closer to semi-rural areas like Andover and North Andover due to the many new housing developments being constructed.
  • Old New England towns like North Andover and Andover have many older wood structures that make ideal homes for termites. It’s tough to know you have an infestation of termites till it’s too late. They can damage the integrity of your wood structure very easily and quickly. We know the signs.
  • While bats are beneficial animals that eat insects such as mosquitoes, they can pose a risk to your family if they get into your home. That’s because they carry diseases such as rabies, and their droppings can spread respiratory illnesses such as Histoplasmosis.
  • While some migrating birds head south when the cold weather hits, plenty of birds stay behind, such as pigeons, woodpeckers, blackbirds and crows. Their droppings and just their very presence can be a big nuisance to home and business owners.

There are many seasonal pest challenges that homeowners face each year. We see all of them here at Best Known Pest Control. Some wildlife species, such as opossums and raccoons, don’t hibernate and thus stay active all year long. Rodents never seem to go away, either, seeking shelter in your home when the temps plummet. Hornets and wasps plague yards in summer and early fall, while the eastern subterranean termite swarms during March and May in the day time.

Pest control services offered

Best Known Pest Control offers the following pest control services in Andover/North Andover:

  • 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

Speaking of maintenance plans, we offer a Home Guard Plan which is essentially an annual pest control plan that includes a spring and fall inspection and treatment. Plus, it includes any additional visits that may be required throughout the year. Our Home Guard Plan in Andover/North Andover covers Ants, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Centipedes, Earwigs, Mice, Pill Bugs, Rats, Roaches, Silverfish, Spiders and Wasps.

Best Known Pest Control Tips

Individual pests may have their own unique disadvantages, but the one thing that’s common to all of them is that they threaten residents’ safety, health, and peace of mind. Here are some tips you can try on your own to keep pests and wildlife from invading your Andover/North Andover home, yard or place of business.

  1. Reduce clutter inside your home.
  2. Wipe up crumbs and spills immediately.
  3. Store both human and pet food in airtight containers.
  4. Take out the trash daily.
  5. Seal gaps, holes and cracks along the exterior of your home.
  6. Make sure all outdoor trash cans are tightly secured.
  7. Do not stack firewood right up against the house or foundation.
  8. Rinse your recyclables before tossing them in the bin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While we field many questions throughout the year from our valued Andover/North Andover clients, here are the most common:

What are the benefits of chimney caps and vent covers?

Chimney caps keep pests and nuisance animals out of your chimney and home. They also extend the life of your chimney flue. That’s because rainwater can wash out the mortar joints that hold your chimney liner together, which will require costly chimney relining. It’s a lot cheaper to install a chimney cap than a liner. Vent covers work in much the same way and bring the same benefits.

How long does pest control treatment take to work?

This entirely depends on the type of pest involved as well as the extent of the infestation. It will also depend on the type of the treatment, product or technique we use. For example, spraying a yellow jacket nest and scraping it off the side of your home gives you immediate results. But when it comes to rodents, ants and termites, we use baits that the insects have to eat and carry back to the colony, which as you can imagine takes more time.

Do you offer real estate inspections in Andover/North Andover for home, condo, multi-family or business purchases?

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

Why can’t I just DIY my pest problem?

You can try, but you probably won’t be successful, especially over the long term and especially with highly resistant pests such as cockroaches. When you hire a pro, this ensures faster, more effective, and longer-lasting results because they have the tools, products, techniques and experience to rid your home of the problem the first time around. The problem with the DIY approach is that it takes a lot longer to eradicate pests, if you’re even successful at all. In the end, you’ll spend a lot more money and time than if you just hired us in the first place.

Do you use treatments that are safe for my family and pets?

We use eco-friendly products that won’t harm your pets or kids. There are times where we have to use stronger treatment methods, but we will always tell you about it beforehand so you can have your pets or small kids avoid the area.

Who will I speak to when I call?

Anytime you call us, you will speak directly with the owner, Brendan Walsh. He is here to 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.

Reviews/Testimonials for Pest Control in Andover/North Andover, MA

We love our customers…here’s what they have to say about us.

“Brendan at Best Known Pest Control is the absolute best. We called him about yellowjacket nest and unfortunately, they were getting into our house. He was able to review the all the options for taking care of it with us. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the products and safety of them. One quick spray and they’re gone! He even checked back in with us to make sure we didn’t have any more issues. He was transparent about pricing, and his pricing was VERY reasonable and far more affordable than other companies quotes for the same work. He even came out on a Saturday evening of a holiday weekend. You don’t find integrity and quality like this anymore, he is the best of the best.”

– Linda C.

“Best Known Pest Control did an excellent job of removing my hornet’s nest. Very prompt and helpful! Highly recommend.”

Anna M.

“Brendan was a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable, professional and honest. He was thorough and gave great tips/advice. He goes by real evidence he sees. We spoke with two other companies before coming across Best Known Pest Control and will continue to use him for any future needs. Highly recommend !!”

– AmyBeth S.

“I highly recommend Best Known Pest Control. The owner, Brendan, is extremely knowledgeable! He is always prompt and professional. He took care of our original issue and we haven’t had an issue since. We also purchased an annual pest control plan, which I also highly recommend. Every time I’ve called him he has come to our home promptly and taken care of the issue! I love this company!!!”

– Lisa T.

“So we have, or should I say had, mice….lots of mice. I chose Best Known Pest Control because it’s a veteran owned business and I’m so glad I did. Brendan was very knowledgeable and thorough and really took the time to explain the wheres and whys of the infestation; but more importantly how to fix the problem. He was very patient with my many questions and confident that his methods would work. And they are working. More importantly Brendan follows up regularly and seems invested in getting the job done right. The initial response to my query was quick, the quote was reasonable, the job was efficient, and the follow up excellent! He even offers mosquito and tick abatement services! If you need pest control, you won’t go wrong with Best Known Pest Control.”

Erin L.