Mouse traps or glue boards? Which are better?

Mouse traps or glue boards are just two of the many methods available to someone looking to control mice.  As a pest management professional I have a preference. We all know what a mouse trap looks like.  As of late there have been some new entries into the market, but the truth is that they […]

Keeping mice out of outdoor appliances

  Keeping mice out of outdoor appliances is hard.  There probably is no greater frustration in the spring time than getting a bill from a contractor for $1000 or more because mice got into a pool heater, generator or A/C condenser.  Yet, every year this happens to thousands of people.  Did you know this could […]

Pest control for your home: A good investment?

Pest control for your home is a good investment.  The reason is that it’s a rare homeowner that knows exactly what pests they have.  Typically when a homeowner finds something they call a contractor, that’s another bad idea and we have proof. Over this past summer Envirocare received two different calls from customers, both needed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carpenter ant nest and signs of an infestation

A carpenter ant nest and signs of an infestation can be quite obvious if you know what you’re looking for.  However, what if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but think you may have a problem?  Below are three scenarios that actually happened in 2018 at homes we visited. Carpenter ants in winter Back […]

Do you have rodents in walls?

Having rodents in walls is a common issue that needs to be dealt with. Fortunately there’s help available, but keep in mind what you think is a mouse may actually be something else. During the fall, winter and early spring pest control companies get many calls for rodents in walls. These strange noises are typically attributed to […]