Author: FordsHometown

At Ford's Hometown Services, we often get walk-in's with insects to be identified. This is a service we provide free of charge. This little pest was brought in today for identification. Under a microscopic camera, it didn't take long to identify the pest as head...

  Following the discovery of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis, "EAB") this past summer in the town of Dalton, MA, Officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have announced that a quarantine will be established in Berkshire County beginning March 1, 2013. Emerald ash borer...

We are still accepting job applications for both our Pest Control and Lawn Care Departments. These positions do require a valid license to apply pesticides and we can help you with the process. We are also looking for a scheduler, which is an office position. Please...

  PEST CONTROL TECHNICIANS (WORCESTER, MA) Ford's Hometown Services needs to hire Pest Control Technicians. Candidates must hold the Massachusetts core pesticide license, OR recently passed the pesticide exam. We are also willing to consider folks who are scheduled to take the exam by early March. Other...

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?...

News Releases By Date   EPA Moves to Ban 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Control Products / Action Will Prevent Thousands of Accidental Exposures Among Children Each Year Release Date: 01/30/2013 Contact Information: Dale Kemery (News media only) kemery.dale@epa.gov 202-564-7839 202-564-4355; EN ESPAÑOL: Lina Younes younes.lina@epa.gov 202-564-9924 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON...

My co-worker Donna White made it very clear that she was allergic to bees when they were flying around us outside one day. Well, as long as we are inside and there are no bees she is safe, right? Donna started complaining the other day she...

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...