Author: FordsHometown

We here at Ford's Hometown Services 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...

Well, can you believe it is September? We hope you have the pleasure of enjoying Monday the 5th off to observe Labor Day. Just a reminder from your friends here at Ford's Hometown Services: If you are enjoying your yard over the weekend, be sure to check yourself...

What is sedge? Sedge is a very invasive perennial weed,  yellow sedge is usually found in New England lawns. These infectious plants are spread by air borne seeds or underground tubers formed at the ends of whitish rhizomes. You can identify this weed by rolling the...

As the temperatures start to get cooler in the evenings, the insects and mice start to find a place to overwinter so there are a few housekeeping chores you need to attend to that you may not have considered. Mice, lady bugs, western conifer seed bugs, stink bugs,...

Fall Aeration & Seeding Services  The majority of root growth occurs in the Fall. Therefore; the Fall is the best time to aerate a lawn.  A deeper root system will help against Winter, drought and disease stress. In addition; it will increase water & nutrient...

This nest is a danger to anyone who crosses its path. It is blended in with the stones around it and would be very difficult to see. If a person was to get to close several baldface hornets would fly out ready to sting and defend...

Our very brave Rheanna is always happy to handle our insects and reptiles and just loved the brand new baby snakes!  Most people go running from snakes, but not Rheanna....

YELLOW JACKETS  Family ‘vespidae”  Yellow Jackets are considered beneficial social wasps feeding on sweet secretions and other insects but can become a homeowner’s worst nightmare. The fertilized queen from the prior fall is the only survivor of the winter.  In the spring, she seeks a nesting site...

Our technician (Steve Antoni) made a great find while servicing one of our customers. Although this was away from the home, Steve saw the yellow jackets flying around and traced them back to this area. This could have easily ended in the homeowner, the landscaper or a pet getting severely...