Small ants in the kitchen? Big problem

Small ants in the kitchen can be a big problem especially if they’re a pavement ant.  The pavement ant is also common referred to as a sugar ant. Small ants in the kitchen The pavement ant is the same ant that you see during the summer time at cracks in sidewalks.  They commonly will push […]

Sawdust from carpenter ants?

Sawdust from carpenter ants in Connecticut is a common thing to see, especially in the spring and summer.  However, did you know that other pests create frass as well? Some of those pests are from our area while others are not.  Knowing what frass looks like is the key to identification of the pest you […]

How bad are carpenter ants?

How bad are carpenter ants?  The simple answer is very bad.  The reason is that the typical homeowner doesn’t recognize the damage that ants can do or what ongoing conditions help them do it. Carpenter ants are a wood destroying insect, but they don’t eat wood they chew through it and build nests in it.  […]

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 […]

Ants in Spring: Its kind of normal

Ants in spring are a common call that we get.  In fact, some people call the same exterminator year after year to “kill” these ants.  Yet next year they’re back again.  Here’s a Connecticut pest control secret.  Depending on the weather and time of year the ants your dealing with are likely the same ants […]

Can you have ants in your bathroom

Can you have ants in your bathroom?  YES!  In fact, it’s more likely than not if you have a carpenter ant problem.  The topic of ants in your bathroom is popular.  The reason is not so much the ants, but where they may be coming from. If you’ve read any blog posts from our company […]

Black carpenter ants in your home

Black carpenter ants in your home is definitely an issue that needs to be attended to.  However, did you know that not all carpenter ants are black?  This color variation sometimes makes a difference as to where they’re nesting within your home. Different colors appear to matter The most common color that people associate with […]

Ants in the kitchen and bathroom

Ants in the kitchen and bathroom, does that sound familiar? If it does be rest assured that you’re not alone.  During the months of April, May and June it’s the most common type of call we field.  The offending ant is typically a carpenter ant.  This may vary from state to state, but in the […]

Carpenter Ants In Walls: What the Crackling Sound Means

The sound of carpenter ants in walls can be unnerving to a homeowner but actually hearing carpenter ants is not as common as you’d think. What do carpenter ants in walls sound like? People describe the sound as: Crackling that is very similar to the sound cereal makes when you add milk Crumpling paper or […]