Author: FordsHometown

PEST OF THE MONTH   Eastern Subterranean Termites As their name indicates the type of termites we deal with in New England are Subterranean and are typically moving around in the soil. Termites are an important part of recycling in the environment but are a structural destructive force...

Believe it or not the ants are starting to move. Many people have been calling due to Carpenter Ant activity in the kitchen or bathroom. In our professional opinion, this year will be big for Carpenter Ants due to the generous amount of moisture and any...

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...

Tick Protection Program Ford’s Hometown Services has really done its homework! Introducing our exciting  Tick Program offering your family and pets the best tick protection possible. We offer both chemical and organic certified tick services.  Both programs are proven to repel fleas, ants, spiders, mosquitoes, and other biting insects...

A female house mouse gives birth to around 6 young about 19 days after mating. She is ready to mate again in two days. She can produce 6 to 10 litters a year. Each of her young is ready to mate in two month. Remarkably, all...

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...

SNOW   Well, here it comes. We are going to get blasted by a blizzard, but at least we know it's coming. I have polled my coworkers asking what types of prep they are doing in the event of power outages and long duration snow. My coworker Donna...

Do-it-yourself Pesticides- Are you misusing pesticides?    When was the last time you may have bought a product from your local hardware store to spray some ants or a bomb to rid your home of fleas? Did you read the label before you used the product?...

What is the most common thing that attracts rodents to your yard? Bird feeders are especially attractive to mice, chipmunks and squirrels. They will be more likely to breed close by and look for shelter near this food source. If you can't stop feeding the birds...