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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...

As many of you know, we have a live insect display here at the office. I noticed the other day our tarantula has made himself (or herself) a wonderful little home. If you look closely, you can see one of her feet sticking out of...

Over the weekend, I caught these tiny footprints going around my foundation. I have not heard any noise in the home, but there is at least one mouse wandering around looking to get inside. It is also possible that the mouse may have seen  a...

FORD'S HOMETOWN SERVICES professional technicians are constantly striving to improve your service by using the latest technology available. We are proud to offer organic services in both our pest management and lawn care divisions. Using this new technology we can effectively manage virtually any pest with an...

In an effort to help you learn more about our staff, I would like to introduce you to Chris Ford co-owner of Ford's Hometown Services. He is the Vice President of the Lawn Care Division. YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS Hello, my name is Christopher Ford, Vice President...

We receive many calls from homeowners during the winter who become frustrated with small flies. Most often these flies are fungus gnats or fruit flies. These flies lay hundreds of eggs at a time and can become an "infestation" overnight. Fungus gnats (left) are usually...

House flies have taste & smell receptors on the hairs on their feet. To survive the cold of winter, many insects have a chemical called glycerol which acts as an "antifreeze" against the temperatures.     Wasps feeding on fermenting apples or juice have been known to get...