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  Our very own Anthony Marconi who performs all of our "Bug Club" Birthday Party's also is responsible for all the insect care,cleaning and feeding. He takes his job very seriously, unlike the office staff who thought it was the funniest thing when he was cleaning the inside of the...

Courtesy of CDC Because of the extra-mild winter this year, the early spring could bring an unwelcome guest: the tick. Be warned: The warmer weather is good news for people and pets who want to be outside, but beware of an uptick of the hard-to-detect pest. The...

  Our brave Donna was working the Worcester Home Show and showed off "Lucille" the Ball Python to interested patrons. I don't know how she got the snake to pose so well for this photo. Stop by and see our insect display at 549 Grove Street, Worcester, Monday-Friday...

[caption id="attachment_607" align="aligncenter" width="469" caption="Chris Ford, Vice President Lawn Division"][/caption]  We thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that Spring is right around the corner. Last year did your lawn lacking luster? Weeds gone wacky? Grubs got you down? Kiss your bad grass goodbye and make your neighbors green with...

A customer has been getting calls in the middle of the night from their security company because the alarm kept going off. With nothing stolen and all doors locked they asked our professional wildlife technician to come check for animal activity. After inspecting the property, sawdust which covered the floor positively identified...

There are three times per year we experience an increase in mouse calls. The first is after Halloween when the mice get into the left over candy, the second is Christmastime when people find droppings and nests in the attic, and the third is after...

Have you noticed that squirrels are very active right now? Ford's Hometown Services sure has. For weeks now we have been inendated with calls for problem squirrels in homes and garages. It is squirrel mating season and some are now starting to have their first...

Meet Geoff Ford Vice President of Ford's Hometown Services.  In 1978 Geoffrey joined his father to work in the pest control division, where he became manager in 1997. He worked under the careful eye of his father and when George was ready to retire, Geoff was ready to...

PEST OF THE MONTH  Cockroaches  Cockroaches are one of the hardest insects for a homeowner to eradicate and a troubling reoccurrence in apartment buildings. The most common cockroach in homes, apartment buildings and businesses are German Cockroaches. One female can carry an egg capsule (called an ootheca)...