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Pest Control Services in Allston, MA


Allston is a bustling suburb of Boston. It was named after the famous American painter and poet Washington Allston, who revolutionized the country’s Romantic landscape painting movement. But before it became what it is today, its first 160 years were spent as part of the neighboring town, Cambridge.

Soon after it became independent, Allston aligned with the nearby neighborhood of Brighton. From 1850 to 1870, Boston’s population outgrew the number of homes available, so Brighton and Allston quickly developed their residential areas.

Today, a quick stroll through Allston will show any local or visitor a collage of brick apartment buildings and wooden triple-decker houses. The southern part of Allston is home to single-family and multi-family Victorian homes that the city built in the late 19th to early 20th century. 

But because of these century-old buildings, and the number of college students who call Allston home, many residents are all too familiar with unwanted pests like insects and rodents.


When you need pest control in Allston, it’s best to stick to the professionals who are native to the area and familiar with the types of insects and rodents you might encounter. Luckily, that’s where Greenhow Pest Control comes in: With our fully comprehensive pest control programs, Greenhow can identify and treat any pest problem.

  • Pest Control

    Older buildings like the ones found in Allston are beautiful, and they contribute significantly to the area’s local history. But if there’s one thing no resident wants to deal with, it’s the pests that tend to get in through worn-out cracks and unseen holes. With century-old properties, both insect and rodent issues are common.

  • Lawn Care

    We all have a perfect picture of what our lawn should look like, but getting there can be a challenge. The reality is, persistent issues like a lack of nutrients in the soil, weeds, and the presence of grubs or rodents can be overwhelming to treat. That’s why Greenhow has expertise in all things plant and lawn care. We can identify solutions and keep your lawn healthy all year long.

  • Mosquito & Tick Control

    Sometimes, spraying bug repellant just isn’t enough to keep mosquitoes and ticks away. In fact, spraying too much can be dangerous to your health since consistent exposure to DEET can cause redness, irritation, rashes, and even intestinal problems. Instead of spraying down every time you go outdoors, it’s best to have your property treated once per season to deter these annoying pests.

  • Plant Health Care

    Unfortunately, many things can go wrong with your plants—and much of it can be hard to see on the surface. Whether it’s a problem with the water levels, nutrient availability, or hungry pests, keeping your plants healthy is no easy task. The good news is that Greenhow’s green thumb experts can keep your garden healthy all year long.

  • Rodent Control

    When the seasons begin to change and the cooler temperatures begin to set in, rodents like rats and mice work quickly to find warm shelter for the winter. Unfortunately, this usually means your home. Rodent infestations can feel impossible to control, and large ones can cause damage to your infrastructure and electrical wiring.

  • Termite Control

    It’s unlikely that you’ll ever see a termite, but the unfortunate truth is that these colonies infest more than half a million homes every single year. The worst part is that their infestations can cause significant structural damage, which may cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. The best thing you can do is work with an experienced termite control expert to identify any existing populations.


At GreenHow Pest Control we take pride in our work, our professionalism and the level of service we provide. Our strongest advertising is our loyal and satisfied customer. We are not happy until you our customer are and we go the extra mile because we treat you and your family they way we would like to be treated. Listen to what other people have to say! Read about us on review sites like ContactUs Reviews. Check us out on other review sites like Yelp.

What our customers have to say about GreenHow:

Boston Local, Cured My Ant Problem

I have kids and pets so I wanted to avoid the crazy chemicals while still getting rid of the ants that had raided the cat food bowl and then made them selves at home in our bathroom. GreenHow was easy to deal with, prompt, and quickly found the source of my ant problem… and got rid of the ants. They are now my pest control company of choice!
– Michael K., Arlington, MA

I now have a go-to exterminator!

They came out very quickly (one business day from when I called), were thorough in their investigation, and gave us an incredibly reasonable quote for pest control for other “guests” that we have like carpenter ants.  I was very surprised at their low initial and quarterly costs compared to their high level of service and commitment to using natural products.
– Kathy R., Woburn, MA

Great Service - Super Smart.

Sean Grenhow has without doubt the best of business ethics. He came on time.  He was intrepid in finding the problem, did a thorough search, gave me lots of information – and good news- charged me not one penny and left after a good 20-25 minutes.  I recommend him and his extremely knowledgeable service wholeheartedly.
– Alexandra H., Newton, MA

Honest and Smart

…the best experience of my life in calling an exterminator.  Sean is a great guy.  Honest.  Avoids toxins.  Smart.  GreenHow is what you should want to deal with pests.
– Max, Cambridge, MA