Black ants with wings? That’s a problem

Black ants with wings should be a cause for concern.  The reason is that carpenter ants can do damage to your home. Carpenter ant infestations like termite problems have some defining characteristics that make it obvious to a professional.  Black ants with wings is only one of them. Black ants with wings head to the […]

Ants in the walls? It happens

Ants in the walls is a very real thing.  In fact, one of the most obvious signs of ants in the walls is them pushing out a material called frass.  Carpenter ants certainly not the only pest that creates frass, but they are the most common. If you live in rural Connecticut then at some […]

Rats in a restaurant, are you sharing your meal?

Rats in a restaurant can be disturbing to the owner and patrons alike.  After all who wants to share a meal with a rodent.  The shocking part about rats is that they’re everywhere including a restaurant near you. Connecticut, although smaller than many states has it’s share of rats.  This is true at both commercial […]

Strange noises in the attic

Strange noises in the attic is a call that we get often.  As a company we’ve been around for over 22 years.  In that time we’ve learned that a lot of the noises that people hear repeat depending on the season and time of day.  Attics are the most notorious for having this occur. If […]

What do termites look like?

What do termites look like, do you really know?  More often than not the answer is “I know what termites look like I’ve seen them before”.  The truth is that most people are wrong and that’s ok.  There are pest control companies all over the world that would be happy to make the ID for […]

Carpenter ants and moisture

Carpenter ants and moisture go together.  In fact, some of the worst carpenter ant damage that I’ve ever seen has been accompanied by moisture.  This moisture typically means there is a leak.  However, in some cases it’s much worse as you’ll read in this post. Crawl spaces, bugs and moisture Bugs love moisture and crawl […]

Termite damage in your house

Termite damage in your house? It can show up just about anywhere.  The problem is that most homeowners don’t always know what they’re looking for.  This is the first and best reason to get a yearly termite inspection. Termites are a neighborhood problem As a veteran termite inspector who has been working in the same […]

The best time to spray for pests

The best time to spray for pests is a two part question.  The simple answer is whenever you see pests, but the real answer is much more complicated. The first question that must be answered is what are you trying to accomplish?  There are really only two answers.  You’re either trying to prevent a pest […]