Carpenter Ants versus Termites

Knowing the difference between carpenter ants versus termites is important.  Every spring we get calls from homeowners that say they see ants with wings.  Typically these homeowners have no idea as to whether they’re dealing with swarming termites or swarming ants.  This article is to help you identify the differences between carpenter ants versus termites. […]

Termite Mud Tunnel: How to spot them

If I had a dollar for every termite mud tunnel that I’ve seen over the past 20 years in my pest control career I’d be a rich man.  However, just because I can easily identify a termite mud tunnel doesn’t mean you can. So, the picture to the left is that of a classic termite […]

Termite Damage: Termites in the drywall?

  Termite damage is found in the oddest places.  We all know termites eat wood, but did you know they eat drywall? That’s correct. The termite damage in the picture you see was from a home in Stratford Ct.  The termites have eaten the paper between the latex paint and the white portion of the […]

Termites Information

Remember when your purchasing a home it’s important to have a termite inspection.  We received a call from a new homeowner last week that was instructed by a family member prior to their inspection that there are very few homes in Connecticut that have termites.  The home inspector tried unsuccessfully to change their mind, but […]

Termites Information

Facts you need to know about termites and termite control: The termite species in CT is the eastern subterranean termite. Even with harsh winters the northeast has heavy to moderate termite activity. Termite colonies are 3-25′ below the ground. Termites eat all wood based products including paper, boxes, drywall and books. Termites only need the […]

Termites Information

When you purchase a new home a wood destroying insect inspection should always be included. Even in cooler climates such as Connecticut they are still important, we have just as many wood destroying insects as most other states. In fact, according to industry experts Connecticut has heavy to moderate termite activity, so why isn’t every […]