Author: FordsHometown

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...

[caption id="attachment_2175" align="alignleft" width="169"]Carpenter Ants[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2176" align="alignleft" width="169"] Carpenter Ant Frass[/caption]                 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.   ...

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

          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...

It is termite swarming season. For the next few weeks termites will be appearing in basements and yards. It may be your only chance to discover you have termites. This group of termites was brought in by a local homeowner today for identification. If you find...

The  FHS  “Feed a Bee” initiative Ford’s Hometown Services has partnered with the Bayer CropScience in a major initiative called the “Feed a Bee” program to increase and promote the foraging of honey bees and other pollinators. The campaign’s goal is to create a diversity of bee-attractant plants by...

Myths vs. Reality: How to Get Your Lawn in Top Shape this Spring Have you ever wondered when the right time to apply fertilizer to your yard is or whether it’s ok to cut the grass really short? To help homeowners get their spring and summer lawn...