How do mice get in houses? It’s easy

How do mice get in houses it’s a comment that pest controllers hear all the time.  The complaint comes from frustrated homeowners that just want mice gone forever.  In some cases a service person can block up obvious areas, but in other cases mice just chew their way in again. Over the winter I was […]

Termites and pressure treated wood

Termites and pressure treated wood are generally two things you don’t hear in the same sentence.  This is mainly because we’ve been led to believe that pressure treated wood will prevent all instances of termites.  Contractors use treated wood for ground contact installs, new sill plates and finally even to repair termite damage.  I have […]

Keeping mice out of outdoor appliances

  Keeping mice out of outdoor appliances is hard.  There probably is no greater frustration in the spring time than getting a bill from a contractor for $1000 or more because mice got into a pool heater, generator or A/C condenser.  Yet, every year this happens to thousands of people.  Did you know this could […]

Insulation removal is a messy business

Insulation removal and replacement is a messy business. So messy in fact that the average homeowner likely won’t want to do it themselves.  Should you replace your insulation? It depends. The first reason to think about replacing insulation is sometimes easy to make.  How much damage have pests done? Over the past 27 years in […]

Small ants in the kitchen? Big problem

Small ants in the kitchen can be a big problem especially if they’re a pavement ant.  The pavement ant is also common referred to as a sugar ant. Small ants in the kitchen The pavement ant is the same ant that you see during the summer time at cracks in sidewalks.  They commonly will push […]

Bat versus mouse droppings

Bat versus mouse droppings are actually quite different in appearance.  If you know the difference between the two your chances at controlling either pest rises. Get it wrong and it will be a complete failure. The methods of control for these pests are very different. In order to begin a discussion about poop, you’ll need […]

Pest control for your home: A good investment?

Pest control for your home is a good investment.  The reason is that it’s a rare homeowner that knows exactly what pests they have.  Typically when a homeowner finds something they call a contractor, that’s another bad idea and we have proof. Over this past summer Envirocare received two different calls from customers, both needed […]

Are there termites in CT?

Are there termites in CT? The short answer is yes, but which type?  There all different types of termites in the world, but the only one in Connecticut is the eastern subterranean termite.  The eastern subterranean termite is small, but what they lack in size they more than compensate for in numbers.  Is Connecticut infested? […]

Yellow jackets nesting in walls

Yellow jackets nesting in walls is a common problem that we deal with in August and Sept.  The key to control of this issue is to know where the wasps are and how they are getting in.  Exterminating them is the easy part.  However, even after 27 years in the business I’m still shocked by […]

Flies in a restaurant: But what kind?

Flies in a restaurant are never a good issue to have.  However, did you know that most food service operations will deal with these pests at some point? As an exterminator I’ve seen some things that frankly have turned my stomach.  One that doesn’t is a restaurant with flies, fruit flies to be exact.  I […]