Which Bugs Thrive In Moist Conditions..

Well we had severe drought conditions last year, but this year water is no problem. Some bugs get slowed down with the cool rains like wasps, bees and hornets but others thrive in the moist conditions. The nuisance moisture pests will probably be more prevalent this year compared to last year. Millipedes, ground beetles, fungus gnats, snails, springtails, earwigs and centipedes all fit this category.  They are happy to stay under leaf litter and mulch until it dries out and they search for other areas such as your garage or basement. Did your basement get wet? Well, wet wood invites Carpenter Ants, Termites and Wood Boring Beetles. It is important to dry out these areas and get a de-humidifier going as soon as possible. Reduce moist areas and keep your basement dry to prevent further damage. Want to stop these pests in their tracks, have a preventative spray soon. Serving all of central MA and surrounding towns. CALL TODAY 1-800-649-9992

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Happy Birthday Leo “Batman” Dupont!

We wish you a very Happy Birth Leo! Enjoy your day “Batman”!




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Chris Ford

I ran across this photo of Chris Ford and I just had to share it. This was taken at the Worcester Home Show a few years back.

If you are in need of services for your lawn, tick control, mosquito control, carpenter ant control or any other issue, please call today 1-800-649-9992.

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Rainy Days and Monday’s Always Get Ozzy Down!

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The Only Carpenters Who Will Work For Free! Carpenter Ants

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Carpenter Ants

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Carpenter Ant Frass









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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Don’t Let Ticks and Mosquitoes Keep You Inside!

Mosquitoes and ticks are hungry and waiting to make you itch. It makes it very difficult to enjoy your yard with these blood-thirsty critters buzzing around and lurking in the yard. Now is the time to protect Your Family & Pets from Ticks and Mosquitoes.

 Enjoy These Outdoor Activities Itch and Worry Free:

Cookouts,—  Pool Parties, Weddings, Graduations,— Game of Horseshoes,—  Back Yard Celebrations,  Relaxing on your Hammock, Doing Yard Work, Playing With Your Pets, Dogs on Runners, Tending to Your Garden, Playing on Swing sets/Sandboxes

REMEMBER: 1 in 4 Deer Ticks Carry Lyme Disease

We Offer Both Chemical And All Organic Options

For more information and a free quote call:  1-800-649-9992

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Flying Squirrel Plays Peek-A-Boo with our Tech







Our Technician Brian Jarvis took these funny pics of a flying squirrel during treating a home. He said the squirrel seemed to be curious as to what they were doing there. If you are having a pain in the attic such as squirrels or mice or want a free quote on ticks and mosquitos, call today 1-800-649-9992.

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Are Moles & Voles Wrecking Your Lawn?





Moles are insectivores that feed on insects, grubs, and mainly earthworms. Moles are underground dwellers.

Voles are vegetarians that mainly feed on berry bearing trees, shrubs, and birdfeeder droppings. Voles will leave runs on the surface of the grass areas and sometimes dig tunnels.

If open-end tunnels are witnessed you may have voles rather than moles. Voles are treated differently with grain baits. Our technicians will determine which animal it may be and bait appropriately.

We offer a mole control baiting called TALPRID. However, due to the unpredictable outcome of baiting, and due to the moles feeding habits, we are unable to offer any warranty on this service. It has about a 70% success rate. Our price will vary with town. (Labor & Material) One trip is usually all that is required unless there are multiple moles or there is continues pressure from wooded areas surrounding the property.  Multiple trips to the property to re- bait will cost half price if desired. FHS offers price protection contracts for high-pressured properties.

After ten (10) days rake out dirt mounds. To determining results, look for new activity. Please call and schedule your half price visit if any activity is found.

Please keep all children and pets out of treated area during this period.

Contact us today or call us at (800) 649-9992 for your free estimate with on-site analysis (our price is based on square footage).

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Video of Live Termites

Take a look at what our termite crew caught on tape today. You can see the mud tubes and worker termites moving within the wood.  Are you being bugged? Call today 1-800-649-9992

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Celebrate with us and $AVE!






Now is the time to protect your family and pets from the blood suckers! In celebration of our 75th Anniversary, Ford’s Hometown Services will give you $75.00 off your prepaid tick and/or Mosquito plan.

Option One: Knock-em Out Spray Program
This service provides a rapid knockdown/kill and residual protection. A minimum of four (4) treatments annually is recommended through the season. Spring, late Spring, Fall, and late Fall.

  • Initial Border Spray (March-April)
  • Border Spray (May–June)
  • Border Spray (October–November)

Option Two: The Organic Green Alternative Program
The Green alternative! we are proud to be USDA National Organic program compliant. Safe for children and pets! we use all natural botanical rosemary & peppermint oils. This service also provides a rapid knockdown/kill but with a shorter residual protection. Although safer, this program may require more services for equal protection with an additional charge.

  • Initial Border Spray (March-April)
  • Border Spray (May–June)
  • Border Spray (October–November)

Call us today for a free estimate at (800) 649-9992 to discuss your tick control needs.

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