My dog shaming daily calander for March 15th

It says , “my name is Jasmine, today I learned mousetraps are not puppy toys, Ouch”

p.s. Now I won’t even go in the kitchen and I love food!

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Our Office Will Be Closed Tomorrow-Tuesday March 14

This message is to inform everyone that our office will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday March 14th due to the forecast for heavy snow throughout the day.  We feel it’s best, as we care about everyone’s safety.  Have a pest and weed-free day! 

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Carpenter Ants will be on the move very soon!

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, something annoying in your attic? Contact us at info@fordshometown.com or 1-800-649-9992.

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What’s Going on at Ford’s Hometown Services?

 

 

 

 

Boy, are we excited to start showing off all of our hard work over the winter months. If you have ever stopped by our office to see all of our critters, you may recognize the cool enclosure that is getting a full face lift by our very own Bob Ford and Ryan Corey. This is just one of the many changes we have made. We will share more as they happen. Our critters will be at the Worcester Home Show this weekend so stop by and pet a roach if you are brave enough.

 

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Ford’s Hometown Services Back yard Sweepstakes

We love giving back to our customers! This year all of our current customers are automatically entered into the FHS BACK YARD SWEEPSTAKES to win a FREE season of pest, lawn care, tick or mosquito control, valued up to $500.00. The winner will be picked on May 15th. Join our Facebook page for results. Are you being bugged? Call today 1-800-649-9992

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2017 Award for Excellence in Customer Service!

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Mole Damage

Moles

Moles are insectivores that feed on insects, grubs, and mainly earthworms. Moles are underground dwellers. Normally because it is so cold this time of the year they are far below the surface but since the weather has been warming they are closer to the surface than normal. We provide treatment for these destructive critters. Call today 1-800-649-9992.

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We are open today!

Our office would usually be closed Presidents Day, but we had to closed our office for one of the snowstorms and decided to work today instead. So if you have any pest control needs or would like to talk about setting up lawn  care in the spring, we are here for you. Please call 1-800-649-9992

 

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It’s Cold Outside!

Man it is cold out, let me in. If wildlife could speak we are pretty sure that is what they would say. We are getting many calls for wildlife removal, especially squirrels chewing their way into homes through eaves and into the attic. During the winter we are always treating for mice inside homes and commercial establishments. They will also infest garages, sheds, barns and wood sheds. Once they work their way inside, these animals are destructive and can chew on wires, contaminate food and urinate and defecate where they please. Wildlife and mice may also carry disease and parasites that can make both people and pets sick. Don’t let them set up shop in your home! If your attic is being attacked, give us a call and we will make you pest free! 1-800-649-9992Ground hog looks through window

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Our Office Will Be Closed Tomorrow 2/9/2017

This message is just to inform everyone that our office will be closed tomorrow, Thursday February 9th due to the forecast for heavy snow throughout the day.  We feel it’s best, as we care about everyone’s safety.  Have a pest and weed-free day! 

 

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