Clogged gutters will attract pests

Clogged gutters will attract pests, but what kind of pests? During a training session recently we covered why regular gutter maintenance and gutter cleaning was so important.  Typically, this leads into a discussion about our gutter cover product, but today was different.  A new technicians wanted to know exactly what pests are going to be […]

Termites at the garage framing

Termites at the garage framing is one of the top places that both termite inspectors and home inspectors are going to look for damage.  This is especially true for the eastern subterranean termite which is the only termite in CT. If you think you might have termites read on to find out why termites at […]

Do it yourself pest control mistakes

Do it yourself pest control mistakes happen all the time.  Typically this happens because you can easily purchase some of the “sprays” your local professional does.  However, just because you can purchase a product doesn’t mean you’ll get the application right.  Pest control is a combination of tools.  The most important tool is knowledge of […]

Black ants with wings? That’s a problem

Black ants with wings should be a cause for concern.  The reason is that carpenter ants can do damage to your home. Carpenter ant infestations like termite problems have some defining characteristics that make it obvious to a professional.  Black ants with wings is only one of them. Black ants with wings head to the […]

What do termites look like?

What do termites look like, do you really know?  More often than not the answer is “I know what termites look like I’ve seen them before”.  The truth is that most people are wrong and that’s ok.  There are pest control companies all over the world that would be happy to make the ID for […]

Carpenter ants and moisture

Carpenter ants and moisture go together.  In fact, some of the worst carpenter ant damage that I’ve ever seen has been accompanied by moisture.  This moisture typically means there is a leak.  However, in some cases it’s much worse as you’ll read in this post. Crawl spaces, bugs and moisture Bugs love moisture and crawl […]

The best time to spray for pests

The best time to spray for pests is a two part question.  The simple answer is whenever you see pests, but the real answer is much more complicated. The first question that must be answered is what are you trying to accomplish?  There are really only two answers.  You’re either trying to prevent a pest […]

Bats getting into your house

Bats getting into your house can be a serious problem.  The reason is all bats can potentially carry rabies.  Another reason is that since bats return year after year to the same structures piles of fecal matter can become large.   So where are bats getting into your house? Basement dwelling bats Of all the bat […]