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Prevent Carpenter Ants Naturally

Prevent Carpenter Ants Naturally

Carpenter ants.  Believe it or not, you have probably seen them before, whether in your home or out foraging in nature.  They are commonly referred to as those “big black ants.”  And as long as they choose to stay out there in nature and not move into your home; you will probably not think too… Read more »

Will Snow Stop Ant Activity?

Will Snow Stop Ant Activity?

In the summertime, it is not uncommon to see a trail of ants marching one by one toward a food source. Once the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall ants, like most insects, tend to disappear. But have they actually ceased working, and what does it mean if you find them inside your… Read more »

Is that a Termite or a Flying Ant?

Is that a Termite or a Flying Ant?

Now that we are finally experiencing  all of the glory of spring, with warmer weather, buds and blossoms blooming and flying insects swarming…wait, what?  That’s right, spring also brings swarming insects like termites and flying ants.   Termites, though, will silently eat their way through your home, undetected for years, causing serious damage that is… Read more »

Secret Destroyers: Carpenter Ant Damage – 5 Facts

Secret Destroyers: Carpenter Ant Damage – 5 Facts

Carpenter Ants are in fact a very important part of the ecosystem, helping to breakdown rotten and decaying wood in the natural environment – making Carpenter Ants one of the most common wood destroying insects in the northeast. However, they can cause serious property damage if left unchecked in your home.  This damage is caused… Read more »

The Swarms are Coming

The Swarms are Coming

You see it coming from a distance, a swarm that grows larger the closer it gets. You can see the tiny winged beasts approaching like a black cloud, forcing you indoors to take shelter from the coming storm. Though you may have seen this happen each year in Boston, you might not understand what you’re… Read more »

Quick Facts to Help You Identify Carpenter Ants

Quick Facts to Help You Identify Carpenter Ants

Finding a few ants crawling around your home can be concerning, especially when you’re not sure whether they’re harmless summer pests or carpenter ants that could cause serious problems. Wood-boring insects cause thousands of dollars in damages to a home before the owner even suspects their presence. Knowing how to identify carpenter ants can help… Read more »

Three Reasons to Avoid Do-It-Yourself Termite Removal

Three Reasons to Avoid Do-It-Yourself Termite Removal

Termite infestation costs Americans more than $5 billion in property damages every year. When you discover termites munching on the wood structures of your Ellsworth, MA home, your first reaction may be to tackle the problem yourself instead of paying exterminators. Unfortunately, termite control isn’t as simple as you might think. A can of bug… Read more »

The Modern Guide to Termites

The Modern Guide to Termites

It’s that time of year to check for termites, so it’s no surprise that we are hearing news of termite swarms in northeast states like Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Use this Modern Guide to Termites to determine if you have these damaging pests in your home, and when it’s time to call termite control in… Read more »

Identifying and Controlling Carpenter Ants

Identifying and Controlling Carpenter Ants

By: Matthew Campbell New England – Maine and New Hampshire especially – has a problem with carpenter ants. Like termites, they destroy wood and weaken the integrity of your home. Across the U.S., carpenter ants are responsible for thousands of dollars in structural damage. Many homeowners in New England are aware of these destructive ants, but many don’t know what… Read more »

Is One Treatment Enough to Get Rid of Ants?

Is One Treatment Enough to Get Rid of Ants?

By: Matthew Campbell Spring is a wonderful season – migratory birds return from their southern homes, leaves and flowers bloom, we have more hours of sunlight and warmth. Unfortunately, bugs come back too. Ants are active now and invading peoples’ homes. Before you call a pest management company to take care of them, you should… Read more »