Ransford Pest Control Worcester, MA
Founded by F. Ransford Brown in 1896. He was a hotel chef who had great success controlling pests at his hotel and attracted a large following. It has always been locally owned and in Worcester. It has been in the Anderson family for almost 60 years. We employ only licensed, highly trained professional technicians. We specialize in Integrated Pest Management. IPM is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.
In many instances, potential problem sources are identified and appropriate professional advice given. Seasonal programs are offered during the warm weather months to prevent problems with wood destroying insects such as carpenter ants when they are most active. Integrated Pest Management programs are offered to those who wish to control pests in their homes and businesses without broad pesticide use. Inspection, identification, sanitation and monitoring are the backbone of this program. If pesticide use is needed, the amount would be greatly reduced by using insect baits. Your involvement and participation are needed in this type of program to implement your pest control technician's recommendations for an effective program.
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Ticks have a two-year life cycle, during which time it passes through three stages: larva, nymph, and adult. The tick must take a blood meal at each stage before maturing to the next. Deer tick females latch onto a host and drink its blood for four to five days. After it is engorged, the tick drops off and overwinters in the leaf litter of the forest floor. The following spring, the female lays several hundred to a few thousand eggs in clusters.
Flies carry many more diseases than roaches and infestations need to be taken seriously. When they feed, they regurgitate some of their stomach contents on food which dissolves it. They leave fecal deposits where they walk and can transfer disease from inside and outside their bodies.
The pharaoh ant queen can lay hundreds of eggs in her lifetime. Nests can be tiny, located between sheets of paper, in clothing linens and food. They can be found in drains, toilets and bedpans as well as in sealed packs of sterile dressing, intravenous drip systems, on surgical wounds and medical equipment.
They have made a recent comeback in the United States. They are mainly active at night. During the daytime they hide close to where people sleep. They fit into tiny areas near mattresses, box springs bed frames and headboards. They don't have nests, but will spread out near their feeding area. Eventually they spread to adjacent rooms or apartments. They can spread quickly throughout a building by crawling and hitching a ride on people.