Not a Creature Was Stirring…

This time of the year we often get calls from customers who have brought out their holiday decorations and have found mice droppings or mouse nests inside them. To avoid this, place your holiday decorations in heavy sealed containers, not cardboard boxes. Never pack away edible decorations, candy or wreaths with nuts or seeds, as this gives mice a food source and can cause other problems such as moths and beetles.  If you store your decorations in the attic, always take a good look around for stinging insect nests, signs of gnawing from animals and bats and bat droppings.

Everyone enjoys a silent night with no creatures stirring! Call today and ask about our Pest Management Programs. 1-800-649-9992

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The Christmas Trees are Here!

Trees & Wreaths

The Christmas season is upon us. If you are looking for a great tree this year, stop by and see our beautiful Christmas Trees.  Trees sizes range from apartment size and up.  Or check out our wreaths and decorated logs. We also have bows, swags and roping. Get the family together and come visit us at 549 Grove Street, Worcester (across from Indian Lake).  Stop by and enjoy some free hot chocolate and Christmas music. Our current customers receive 10% off their purchase. We are open for tree sales- Monday-Thursday 8am-7:30pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm.

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Thanksgiving Office Hours

Our office will be closed Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday the 25th. We will re-open on Monday November 27th at 8am. From our family to yours, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Ford’s Hometown Services Wins The Readers’ Choice Award

After weeks of online voting the winners are in. We are so proud that we were voted the Best Pest Control Company! Thank you to all the Landmark voters who chose us as their favorite. We will continue to provide our customers with a pest and weed-free environment.

 

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Ford’s Hometown Services -Awarded the 2017 Markeplace Excellence Award

What an honor! Ford’s Hometown Services was awarded the 2017 Marketplace Excellence Award last night. We are proud of our staff and consider this a team win. We would also like to thank our loyal customers for allowing us to service them over the years. If we can help you with your lawn or pest control needs please call today 1-800-649-9992.

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Welcome to Ford’s Hometown Services, Come Right In!

When was the last time you stopped by our office? We have really spruces up the place and we invite you to stop by and visit our insect/reptile displays. We want to give a big shout out to Jeanne Kowal for the fantastic job on the painted tree that showcases the insect tanks. We would also like to say a great big thank you to Phil Samia from Picture Perfect Painting for painting our offices and giving us the brightening up our business really needed. Please stop by or if you are in need of any of our services call today 1-800-649-9992.

 

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Mice

Here at Ford’s Hometown Services we provide what we consider to be preventative pest service. Meaning we don’t wait till you have a problem to address it. Our services for mice start in August because we know that mice will soon start moving in when we have cooler nights. The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. A female house mouse can give birth to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. Mice will invade bird feeders and store acorns and pet food inside wall voids and attic spaces. Mice urinate everywhere they walk so it is important to clean food prep areas if you believe they may be walking on them. When you see these signs or hear them gnawing it is time to get some help. If you feel you may have a mouse problem, don’t wait, please call today. 1-800-649-9992.

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the hardest insects for a homeowner to eradicate and a troubling reoccurrence in apartment buildings. The most common cockroach in homes, apartment buildings and businesses are German Cockroaches. One female can carry an egg capsule (called an ootheca) containing 30-40 babies and will do this about 5 times over her lifespan. Cockroaches will eat anything including: glue, soap, waste, toothpaste, grease, dog/cat food, dried skin and whatever you have made for supper. There are no boundaries in any building to a cockroach.

Treatment begins with a thorough inspection to measure the degree of infestation. This will determine what type of treatment we will be performing.  Our Pest Management Professionals play an important role in providing preventative services to businesses to prevent an infestation from being delivered to them in goods/foods and then being brought home by you.  Are you beeing bugged? Contact us at FORDSHOMETOWN.COM

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The Bugs Are Moving In!

As the cooler weather is upon us there are a few housekeeping chores you may not have considered. Mice, lady bugs, western conifer seed bugs, stink bugs,spiders and many more insects seek the comfort of your home to overwinter during this time of the year. So what can you do to make your home less attractive to them? First,  approach things at ground level. Door sweeps break down over time and should be replaced as needed. Basement doors and windows should be sealed properly to prevent easy entry. Now is also a great time for one more preventative spray on your foundation and around window and door frames. Cut back shrubs that touch the home to increase ventilation and remove insect highways to your home. Remove leaf litter from around the foundation especially around steps and under porches. Now you can work your way up. Remove window air conditioner units, it is inevitable that insects can find their way in around these and into your home.  Now look up. Gaps in your soffits should be closed and ventilation louvers to the attic should have insect screening. Tree limbs touching the home will allow insects, mice and squirrels a direct road to your attic, even if they need to chew their way in.

Excluding insects is a permanent way to keep the unwanted insects out. Fall is also a great time to have an exterior preventative spray for insects. If you would like more info call us today 1-800-649-9992. Have a Pest & Weed Free Day!

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Our Phones are down 10/25/2017

I apologize for the inconvenience, but our phone system is down. We are working to get it back up and running.

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