DATE POSTED: February 19, 2016
Winter in Massachusetts comes with a bitter cold and lots and lots of white fluffy stuff. Neither of these appeal to insects. So, it only makes sense to assume that your home is safe from carpenter ants in the winter, right? While it is true that carpenter ants are not likely to tunnel through the frozen ground or fly through the freezing air, you may actually still be at risk.
DATE POSTED: January 26, 2015
Yep. Don't think that just because your nostril hairs freeze every time you walk out into the winter chill that your home is safe from carpenter ants. Ants come back every year, no matter how much snow you get. That means they know how to hide from the winter chill. One of the places they hide is inside your house. Yep. They could already be inside. Here is what you need to know about carpenter…
DATE POSTED: October 3, 2013
At Big Blue Bug, our customer service representatives get a lot of calls from concerned folks about pests inside their homes. One of the most common questions we receive is “does it bite?!” If you have insects inside your home, the question on whether or not they bite may be one of your biggest worries, especially if you have young children.
DATE POSTED: March 8, 2013
While the ground may still have a snow cover, the days are slowly beginning to warm up in Worcester and surrounding New England areas. What this means, aside from that much-needed sunlight, is that ants are going to start appearing around the home and property. While you may think that a few ants here and there are no big deal, we are here to remind you that foraging ants are sign that an ant…
DATE POSTED: August 10, 2012
Like many homeowners in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New England, when there are ants in the home you may have a hard time identifying the species. Unfortunately if carpenter ants are not accurately detected, your home could be at risk. While most ants are harmless and merely nuisance pests, carpenter ants prove to be more than just a nuisance. In fact they are known for carving galleries into…
DATE POSTED: May 28, 2012
Each year as the weather begins to heat up there are many new pest problems for Rhode Island and New England homeowners to be concerned about. Ants are one of those pests that may seem like a harmless pest problem but there are some species of ants like the carpenter ant that can leave you with major issues.