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 the homeowners do nothing about it.  I’m guessing that they think replacing rodent damaged insulation is to difficult or to expensive.  On the contrary , quite the opposite is true.  In fact, from a health standpoint you probably can’t afford not to […]

Mouse Exterminator

A mouse exterminator for your home is a pretty common thing to need in the months from September to March.  The reason is that mice are desperate to take advantage of the warmer temperatures within your home. All living things need food, water and shelter.  In the absence of one of the three any living […]

Pest Control in CT

Pest control in CT is unlike exterminating services offered in other parts of the country.  The reason is that pest control in CT is somewhat seasonal in nature.  Let’s face it, if you live in CT and you have a pest problem more often than not the only time you’ll need an exterminator is in […]

Hidden termite damage

Hidden termite damage or even structural damage is a possibility whenever a home has a termite problem.  Termite damage especially hidden termite damage can go on for years undetected.  Homes with undetected hidden termite damage are at the greatest risk for structural problems caused by termites. Recently we were called to a home in Cheshire, […]

Basement Insulation, Heat Loss and Rodents

Traditionally, most basements have fiberglass insulation installed at the band joist (which is the top outside perimeter board) and in between the floor joist bays.  However, a new building trend is catching on with builders.  If you go into a brand new home what you’ll find is that the insulation is only at the band […]