Do carpenter ants eat wood?

Do carpenter ants eat wood? The simple answer is no, but there’s more to it than that.  For instance is what you’re looking at really a carpenter ant?  In the months of April-August our phones are kept busy with what I think is the number one pest in CT.  The carpenter ant. In order to […]

Termite control problems

Termite control problems can happen at any job.  Fortunately though manufacturers have provided better pesticides that combat these issues.  However, sometimes a situation occurs that is so rare it will take a lot of investigation to solve the issue at hand.  The following is one such occasion. A big termite problem: Solving the mystery of […]

Where to find termites in your home

Where to find termites in your home is an easy task for someone with experience.  However, doing your own termite inspection as a homeowner is like diagnosing yourself for a disease.  You may know a little bit because you read it on the internet, but real world experience is invaluable. If you live in CT […]

Can termites eat drywall?

Can termites eat drywall?  It’s a fair question to ask considering that the damage caused by termites costs consumers about 30 billion dollars per year.  Termites are also known to be voracious eaters and studies have estimated that 50K termites can devour one foot of 2×4 in about 6 months.  Taking all that into account […]

Where do carpenter ants nest?

Where do carpenter ants nest? Do you know? Not many people do.  The reason is that like it or not if you have carpenter ants you also likely have moisture damage. Carpenter ants are a common issue in Connecticut.  In fact its the call we most often get for service, so when I get a […]

How to start a pest control company

How to start a pest control company? It’s a question that a lot of people want to know the answer to.  The reason is that pest control companies if done correctly can super profitable.  However, like all industries if you don’t know what you’re doing you’ll lose your shirt. Literally! I’ve been around the pest […]

Carpenter bees do damage

Carpenter bees do damage to millions of homes each year.  However, even though carpenter bees are considered wood destroying the damage they do is never structural. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know what to look for. During the months of April and May we get numerous calls from concerned homeowners.  Many are concerned about the […]


Termites and foam insulation a losing combo

Termites and foam insulation don’t mix, period! The question is why? I’ve been around the pest control block a few times and most moderately experienced builders will tell you that foam board insulation is a problem.  The reason is that termites can eat foam when buried in the soil against the foundation.  This was/is an […]

Business opportunities after Covid 19

Business opportunities after Covid 19 will be everywhere.  The problem will be discerning which opportunities will survive the next down turn.  The pest control industry while competitive is an industry that should go the distance. Over the past 27 years in the pest control industry I’ve seen a lot.  I started my business during the […]