Author: FordsHometown

There is always a certain point in the year when stinging insect nests are dangerous to treat for homeowners and now is that time. Because the drones are now numerous, they are ready to attack and defend their nest with little to no provoking. Buying a...

Carpenter Bees Carpenter bees are very often seen hovering around the late-spring and early summer looking for nesting sites.  These solitary bees look similar to bumble bees but their nesting habits are quite different.  Bumblebees are usually ground nesting while carpenter bees tunnel into wood to...

Carpenter Ant Facts  Carpenter Ants are attracted to wood damaged by water. ­Carpenter Ants are nocturnal and quite often go undetected. ­Many times Carpenter Ant nests & damages are revealed during renovations, and home repairs . ­King & Queen Carpenter Ants have wings: smaller black worker Ants do...

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...

This is a LAWN ALERT from Ford's Hometown Services. Most New England lawns are experiencing a foliage disease known as Red Thread right now. Disease development occurs in temperatures ranging 40-70 degrees especially during long evening dew periods, rains and lawn watering in the late afternoon...

PEST ALERT: Every year we have panicked people come in worried sick because they have found a cockroach in the house. Surprisingly enough, there are types of cockroaches that are not a threat to the home. The most popular one around here is a Pennsylvania Woods...

Look at this cutie! We call him "Hedgy". Every so often, he needs a bath which is done in a kitchen sink. Although he doesn't really enjoy it, when it is done you can tell he feels better. Stop by and visit our insect and...

Tick are very prevalent this time of the year and they are on the move. They attach to you or your pet and start to feed. Removing a tick is tricky because if the head is not removed infection can set in. The most effective way to...