Are there termites in CT?

Are there termites in CT? The short answer is yes, but which type?  There all different types of termites in the world, but the only one in Connecticut is the eastern subterranean termite.  The eastern subterranean termite is small, but what they lack in size they more than compensate for in numbers.  Is Connecticut infested? […]

Wasps inside the house? When to worry

Wasps inside the house and are not as bad as you might think depending on the time of the year.  The reason is that the life cycle of the wasp with the exception of a fertilized queen is only about a season.  Further, wasps don’t reuse nests year to year.  So, under what circumstance should […]

Termite control problems

Termite control problems can happen at any job.  Fortunately though manufacturers have provided better pesticides that combat these issues.  However, sometimes a situation occurs that is so rare it will take a lot of investigation to solve the issue at hand.  The following is one such occasion. A big termite problem: Solving the mystery of […]

Where to find termites in your home

Where to find termites in your home is an easy task for someone with experience.  However, doing your own termite inspection as a homeowner is like diagnosing yourself for a disease.  You may know a little bit because you read it on the internet, but real world experience is invaluable. If you live in CT […]

Can termites eat drywall?

Can termites eat drywall?  It’s a fair question to ask considering that the damage caused by termites costs consumers about 30 billion dollars per year.  Termites are also known to be voracious eaters and studies have estimated that 50K termites can devour one foot of 2×4 in about 6 months.  Taking all that into account […]

Termites and foam insulation a losing combo

Termites and foam insulation don’t mix, period! The question is why? I’ve been around the pest control block a few times and most moderately experienced builders will tell you that foam board insulation is a problem.  The reason is that termites can eat foam when buried in the soil against the foundation.  This was/is an […]

Small ants with wings. A huge problem?

Small ants with wings are a problem that pest control companies in Connecticut deal with all the time.  Many times these pests are only a problem for a few days and then disappear.  When they’re gone some homeowners tend to think it was just a passing problem because of a spring warm up.  These homeowners […]

VA termite inspections, does your home need one?

VA termite inspections, does your home need one and what are the consequences?.  The VA offers great interest rates on loans for men and women who have served in our armed forces.  However, many of these loans have difficult requirements that can hold up a loan.  The two main requirements that effect pest control are […]

Signs of termites: Do you really have them?

Signs of termites in your home can be upsetting, but are you sure what you’re looking at are really termites?  Over the past 25 years I’ve inspected 1000’s of homes for termites.  In that time many people who thought they had termites actually had an unrelated pest issue. In fact, many of the issues we […]

Termites in Connecticut

I don’t know why, but many people are shocked to hear that there are termites in Connecticut. The truth be told it’s actually a fairly common problem. I’m guessing that people mistakenly believe that since we have harsh winters there’s no way a termite could survive. However, Mother Nature is always working and gave termites a […]