Yellow jackets nesting in walls

Yellow jackets nesting in walls is a common problem that we deal with in August and Sept.  The key to control of this issue is to know where the wasps are and how they are getting in.  Exterminating them is the easy part.  However, even after 27 years in the business I’m still shocked by […]

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.  […]

Why is there sawdust falling from the roof?

Why is there sawdust falling from your roof?  Well, the simple answer is that you likely have bugs.  The problem is which kind. Not all insects create sawdust, but depending on the time of the year it’s likely one of the following. How many times have you been looking out the kitchen window in May […]

Do carpenter ants eat wood?

Do carpenter ants eat wood? The simple answer is no, but there’s more to it than that.  For instance is what you’re looking at really a carpenter ant?  In the months of April-August our phones are kept busy with what I think is the number one pest in CT.  The carpenter ant. In order to […]

Best pest control services: How do you know?

The best pest control services can be hard to find.  This is especially true in a state like Connecticut where the competition is fierce.  Fortunately there are metrics that you can use to compare and contrast one company vs another. When starting to look for a pest control company I’m going to assume a few […]

Ants in the kitchen: What does it mean?

So, you have ants in the kitchen? You’ll be surprised to know that this is the most common issue we hear during the warm weather months.  There are many reasons for it,  lets take a look at some areas and let’s concentrate on carpenter ants. This is where the food is Ants in the kitchen […]

Carpenter bees nest: Do they cause damage

Do carpenter bees nest?  It’s a fair question, but the answer is not as simple.  The fact is that most people associate wasps, hornets and bumble bees with have a nest.  This is rightfully so as each one of these “bees” as social wasps.  However, the carpenter bee is much different. If its spring and […]