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 […]

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 […]

How do mice get in walls

How do mice get in walls and the attic?  It’s a question that we answer everyday.  The fact is mice only need about the size of a dime to get into a home.  Once inside mice can do almost anything they want. In order to know how mice get in walls and attics you’ll need […]

Carpenter bees and their damage

Carpenter bees and carpenter bee damage is difficult to prevent.  Every spring between April and June the phone at the office begins to ring off the hook with homeowners who have carpenter bees and are afraid of carpenter bee damage.  It’s worth noting that carpenter bee damage is never structural in nature.  The damage that […]

Termite mud tube

So, you found a termite mud tube.  Now what? Finding a termite mud tube in your home is a sure sign that termites have been there.  The next logical questions should be; how did it get there? What type of termite created it? Are the termites still there?  Where else could the termites be and […]

Termite Damage vs. Water Damage

Termite damage vs water damage.  Do you know the difference or do you just think you know the difference? The pictures below came from Waterbury and Brookfield CT.  They both represent something completely different. Termite Damage vs Water Damage Termite damage has a very distinct look to it. The wood contains galleries that were created […]

Termites in your home

Termites in your home is never a good thing.  However, sometimes a termite problem is actually worse than it first appears.  The reason is that occasionally the area that the termites are coming from may be inaccessible.  If you have termites in your home and the area where the termites are coming from is not […]

Rodent Damaged Insulation

Rodent damaged insulation is common in many homes.  However, more often than not homeowners do nothing about it and think replacing rodent damaged insulation is too difficult or too expensive.  On the contrary, quite the opposite is true; in fact, from a health standpoint you probably can’t afford not to replace the insulation. Here’s why: […]