Author: FordsHometown

Eating Bugs “My child just ate a beetle.” “I think I swallowed a stinkbug.” “My kids were eating ants.” The poison center answers LOTS of calls about people who swallowed insects of all kinds. Callers don’t know whether to be worried, disgusted, or (sometimes) amused. If you’re...

I found these nests in my shed and thought many of you have probably seen them and wondered what they are. These nests are made by mud wasps. Mud wasps are solitary insects that will capture a spider or caterpillar, paralyze it, lay an egg on it...

A coworker (thanks Donna) forwarded this information from the Leicester Police Department and I felt it was important enough to pass along. To: All Leicester Residents and Businesses From: Chief Jim Hurley   RE: Bear Activity in the Area   Every year around this time the LPD will receive numerous calls...

Some mouse and chipmunk infestations are so bad, that we place exterior tamper proof bait stations to keep the rodents feeding outside instead of seeking food inside the home. These stations are checked and re-baited regularly by our technicians. Imagine how surprised you would be if...

Don't worry, it's not what you think. Pastor Judy Hanlon from Hadwen Park Church asked to borrow our Cicada Bugs for a sermon she was giving.  Her sermon was centered around the insect being dead but the song living on. We get many requests to borrow...

Now that the snow has finally melted, have you had a chance to look at at your lawn? Damage from moles and voles will often occur over the winter months and be revealed in the spring. Also, snow mold will appear as a gray or pinkish web-like patch on the grass. These can all be a problem if left untreated.

As the warmer days arrive many insects will emerge from their hibernation and make themselves a pest. One such insect is the Boxelder Bug. These insects are found under tree bark, siding and other areas which provide shelter from the harsh winter. Boxelder Bugs are...

Now that the warmer weather is finally here, you may encounter a "swarm" of insects inside or outside of your home. Both ants and termites will produce reproductives with wings to ensure the survival of the colony. The act of swarming usually means the colony...

I have worked at Ford's Hometown Services now for 16 years and during that time many funny things have happened. I would like to share this one. A landlord came in to my office with a bag containing a bug which she wanted identified. She...

Recently, Mazda recalled vehicles due to spiders weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may cause a restriction of the line and possibly a fire. I just noticed this article from the NY Times. Looks like we will be providing pest...