Pest Control Faqs

Since 1913, American Pest Solutions have been providing pest solutions. Trust Massachusetts' oldest family owned pest control company to protect your family & home.

Pest Control FAQs

How much does pest control cost?
At American Pest Solutions, our pest control services vary.  Factors to consider include the target pests, and the amount of area to be treated.  We'd be happy to schedule a no cost evaluation.  

Are lengthy contracts required?
No, our pest control service agreements state that you may cancel service at any time with a 30 day written notice.

When I spray the ants, they just move. How can I kill them?
Sprays often just kill or disperse the ants you are seeing, those products don't address the real problem - the colony.  At American Pest Solutions, our experienced pest control technicians locate the colony first and then treat accordingly.  This ensures that both the foraging ants and the entire colony including the queen is eradicated.  

Do carpenter ants eat wood?
No. Carpenter ants get no nutritional value from wood.  Rather they attack soft decaying wood  to create galleries.  This is where carpenter ants nest.  Termites, on the other hand, are wood destroying insects that do feed on wood. Both pests can cause extensive structural damage if left un-treated. 

Do you use "toxic" chemicals in or around my home?
We use only EPA registered pesticides that are labeled for use in and around homes. We also use the least toxic pesticide that is available to control the targeted pest and apply it according to label directions.

What about my children and pets? 
For lawn applications we can call before we come to treat the lawn so that you can keep kids and pets indoors until the products have dried on the lawn or have been watered in. For structures, pesticides are applied well away from children and pets in places such as cracks and crevices, behind heavy appliances, behind switch plates, underneath siding, etc. where insects hide and breed.  Our company policy is to keep people out of the treated are until it dries or for up to 2 hours. That is why we ask people to keep kids and pets inside the house while we perform our applications. It usually takes an hour or less for the spray to dry.

How many times do we have to treat the house?
Depending on the setting and target pest, the treatment may last about 3 months on the outside of a house. We schedule exterior treatments from late March thru late October.

Do I have to be home?
If we are treating just the outside of your house, you don’t have to be at home.  We simply ask that you make sure children or pet toys are away from the foundation structure.

Will it stain the siding or be hard to clean off of the windows?
The insecticide we use is mixed with water and does not stain. It isn't greasy and doesn’t leave a film. Any residue that may be seen is easy to clean off with common household soap and water.

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Why Choose us?

We're Not Just Exterminators,
We're Pest-Exterminating Experts!
American Pest Solutions
  • We're Responsible
    All of our employees undergo stringent background checks, including drug screening. Our field representatives are committed to providing exceptional service, while our office staff, praised by customers for their expertise, diligently assists with inquiries regarding services, products, scheduling, and payment options.
  • We've got the solutions
    Our company President, Bob Russell, is a Board Certified Entomologist, and a member of the Entomological Society of America, distinguishing us from others in our field. Should you encounter an unidentified pest, simply photograph it, email us the picture with details of its discovery, and we'll promptly provide a confirmed identification and expert treatment recommendations.
  • We're licensed & certified.
    American Pest Solutions, recognized by the NPMA as a QualityPro certified company, boasts licensed and certified pest control professionals in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Engaged in both regional and national pest management associations, our employees undergo annual recertification training and seminars, supplemented by regular classes conducted by our resident Entomologist at our facility.

Hear From Our Happy Customers

Where Satisfaction Speaks Louder Than Pests!

At American Pest Solutions, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "Very friendly and courteous"
    We very much appreciated the prompt service and the friendliness of the technician. From the initial call to the office to the technician providing the service, everyone is very friendly and courteous and seemed happy to help.
    Jean A.
    "Great company to deal with"
    I had service yesterday and my technician Ethan was incredible. Very thorough and professional.
    Brian C.
    "Courteous and encouraging"
    I have had two visits thus far and both gentlemen were courteous and encouraging of asking questions. To my delight, the mouse droppings in my kitchen disappeared after the first visit!
    Alyce K.
    "Our service tech, John was awesome!"
    Our service tech John was awesome!!! He took the time to show us where the problems were stemming from & assured us that our problems will be resolved!
    Paula M.
    "Very knowledgeable"
    Morris Govan did a fantastic job making sure I was informed, that all my questions were addressed, and was very knowledgeable! I am always pleased with APS' professionalism, but Morris went above and beyond!
    Antonia M.
    "Pleasure to do business with!"
    Sir Morris is the man, very personable and extremely knowledgeable. He is a man who takes pride in his work. A pleasure to do business with.
    David L.
    "Can’t recommend them enough!"
    American Pest is great! All of the technicians who come to the house are super pleasant and super professional.
    Jill K.
    "Very personable and thorough service"
    We are long time customers of American Pest and have always been completely satisfied. They consistently provide superior service and are always responsive when an emergency pops through.
    Joel G.

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