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What are Grubs? There are  over 150 species of beetles in the United States that have an immature or  larval stage called a grub, white grub, or grubworm. White grubs as a group  include the immature stages of the Japanese beetle; green June beetle; southern ...

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...

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...

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...