Lawn Alert: Your Lawn is Thirsty!

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Hydretain: This safe organic application applied prior to drought will reduce the amount of water needed to properly support the plants growth. This is not a wetting agent. It is an organic humectant that pulls moisture to the root hair and  becomes stored  until needed by the plant. The plant will hold and retain the water at the root hair, keeping it from evaporating before it is properly used.  Watch our video on our web site. You will be amazed at how well it works. At such a low cost, it will pay for itself on your water bill savings. Call for a free phone estimate today 1-800-649-9992

GUARANTEED TO SAVE YOU MONEY!

Reduce water bills
Conserve water
Perfect for water bans
Cut physical effort to water in half
Increases ability for water to be held in soil
Increases ability for plant to take in nutrients
Decreases runoff
Improves root zone hydration
Encourages root development
Water deficit stress relief
Children and pet safe
100% Organic compounds mixed with wetting agents for proper penetration
Can be used on lawns, veggie gardens, hanging plants, flower beds, etc
You can’t overwater either
 

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This is a great prank to do!

This would be a great prank to do in an office. Especially where people are scared of creepy crawly bugs.

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Bat Exclusions

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Our very own “Batman” Leo Dupont, Brian Jarvis and Bob Ford often work together to rid a home of bats. Bats are not harmed during our exclusions. As you can see bat guano gets everywhere, causes staining and is very dangerous to inhale. Our goal to exclude bats is to allow them to safely get out of the home and not be able to get back in (see roof picture). Exclusions are timed carefully to be sure no young are left behind. Bats are the nocturnal exterminators of the world and have a tendency to get a bad rap through horror movies and misinformation. We love bats, but they can cause damage when they set up their colony inside a home. We warranty all our bat work and will re-inspect our work to be sure that no bats are able to return into your home.  Along with the bat removal, we will also inspect for bat bugs which is a common parasite found living with bats. For more info on our bat services, call today. 1-800-649-9992

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Who is behind Ford’s Hometown Services?

So Now in our third generation of family ownership, we’re particularly proud of our company’s history. A major change in direction took place in the late 1930s when George E. Ford Sr. took over the company from Daniel Griggs (our company officially split from Griggs & Browne in 2004). In the late 1950s, George Ford Jr. joined the company and took over its management in 1976. The company moved its headquarters from its Eagle Road location to 549 Grove Street in Worcester where it has remained. Business has been on the increase ever since.

George Junior implemented many progressive ideas, and in the mid 1960s, he created the company’s termite division. In 1978, George’s son Geoffrey joined the Worcester headquarters to work in the pest control division, where he became manager in 1997. In 2003, Robert Ford, the third son of George Ford, came on to manage the termite division and facilitate its growth to keep in step with the rest of the company.

We established our turf management and lawn care service in the late 1970s. In 1998, George’s son Christopher, a graduate of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, took over this division.

When you receive services from a family owned company, you will see the difference!

Are you interested in our services? Contact us today!

 

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Happy Friday Everyone!

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Happy Friday Everyone!

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Have you heard of Hydretain?

Imagine not worrying about water bans.

Hydretain: This safe organic application applied prior to drought will reduce the amount of water needed to properly support the plants growth. This is not a wetting agent. It is an organic humectant that pulls moisture to the root hair and  becomes stored  until needed by the plant. The plant will hold and retain the water at the root hair, keeping it from evaporating before it is properly used. Over watering is not a problem either. It will hold only what is needed. This revolutionary product can be used on lawns, vegetable gardens, plant beds, flower beds, and even in hanging plants. It can be used to cut your water bill and you will have your neighbors green with envy and scratching their heads wondering how your lawn is so green and you don’t run your sprinklers like they have to. Watch our video on our website. You will be amazed at how well it works. At such a low cost, it will pay for itself on your water bill savings. This is a no brainer. We expect this service to become huge. Call for a free phone estimate 1-800-649-9992

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Ford’s Hometown Services was Awarded for: Excellence in Service!

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FORD’S HOMETOWN SERVICES  IS BEING HONORED AS A WINNER OF THE 2016 SPECTRUM AWARD FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE !

Congratulations are in order to you and the entire  FORD’S HOMETOWN SERVICES team!  Earning this award multiple years in a row is exceptional.  Only businesses that make it their mission to provide their customers with the best possible service rate highly enough to earn this recognition. Your dedication to your customers is commendable.

Our mission is to support businesses that provide excellence in customer satisfaction. As a prior year winner you know that we award and give voice to those exceptional companies. Your 2016 rating was calculated using our exclusive research and proprietary algorithm. This allows us to provide independent credible ratings that remove bias and recognize businesses providing exceptional customer experiences.

 

Cheers!

-The City Beat News Team

 

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Carpenter Ants

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Carpenter Ants

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Carpenter Ants can be black or combination of red and black or red and brown. Workers vary in size and can range from ¼ to ½ inch and the queens range from ½ to 5/8ths.     These ants are an important part of recycling and composting wood in their natural setting, but are destructive and unsettling when they invade our homes and businesses. Most carpenter ant queens start a nest in decayed or water-damaged wood that is softened by fungus. Normally, we find a major nest containing thousands of ants and smaller satellite colonies containing fewer ants. These satellite colonies can be found anywhere. The presence of winged ants (a swarming) indicates a mature colony close by.

Our Pest Management Professionals are experts in eradicating carpenter ants. They will ask questions to try to deduce where the ants may have set up the primary nest. Their questions may include: Have you had any water leaks or water problems in general? How many ants do you see and in what area do you see the most? Do you see ants every spring or do you see any with wings? Our professional will also look for conducive conditions such as mulch up against the foundation, excessive leaf litter, woodpiles and scrap wood, bushes and trees which touch the home and any earth-to-wood contact.  If ants are seen, the technician may put carpenter ant bait down. The ants will pick up this “food” and head back to the nest to feed the queen and the young. These clues will hopefully lead to where the problem is and the discovery of where the nesting sites are.  If you are a do-it yourself person and continue to have ants yearly, you may be causing a small problem to become a big one. Are you beeing bugged? Contact us at FORDSHOMETOWN.COM or 1-800-649-9992.

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The Road of Life is Paved with Flat Squirrels..

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