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Well, May is almost over and most of us have the pleasure of enjoying Monday the 25th off to observe Memorial Day. Just a reminder from your friends here at Ford's Hometown Services: If you are enjoying your yard over the weekend, be sure to...

Selective Herbicide for Violet & Ground Ivy Control What are violets? Violets are considered an annual in cool  season climates and a perennial in warmer climates. Perennial types have  rhizomes or long stolons, heart-shaped leaves on long petioles, and  purplish-white flowers; annual types can have...

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...

What is Wrong with Spring Seeding? Spring seeding disadvantages Increased crabgrass Ground is cold Slower germination (8 weeks to maturity) Entering heat stress of summer Increased watering for a longer period of time (cost & labor) Increased broad-leaf weeds Less effective crabgrass pre-emergent control Broad-leaf weeds...

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...

Well we have a new baby hedgehog and he is just as cute as can be. We seem to have an issue with agreeing on his name and would love your input. Some choices are: Sonic, Hedgy, and Charlie. Do you like any of these...

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...

Believe it or not the ants are starting to move. Many people have been calling due to Carpenter Ant activity in the kitchen or bathroom. In our professional opinion, this year will be big for Carpenter Ants due to the generous amount of moisture and any...

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...