Author: FordsHometown

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...

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...