DATE POSTED: June 29, 2015
When you say big, how big do you mean? There is a black ant that is only about 1.5 mm to about 4 mm, that can get into homes. It is appropriately called the little black ant. If these are the ants you have, you don't have much to worry about. They don't do structural damage to your home. And, although they have a stinger, it is too small to hurt you.
DATE POSTED: April 20, 2015
Carpenter ants are a silent threat. They are stealth in their movements. Leaving few traces that they exist they can cause thousands of dollars in damages to your building before you even realize they are there. Why are they in your home or building and what are they doing there? But the biggest question is, how can you get them out and keep it that way?
DATE POSTED: March 23, 2015
As a homeowner, there is nothing more important than learning what pests destroy your home and what preventative measures you can take. I've compiled the three worst home wreckers in order of importance and thrown in some tips on how to keep them from eating away at your equity.
DATE POSTED: February 19, 2015
On a cold New England night, when the snow swirls around outside, there is nothing nicer than to relax by a glowing fireplace and sip on a cup of something warm. The sound of crackling. The soft amber light. There is something about a warm winter fire that soothes the bones. But storing and using cut wood can also add some complications to your life. Wood can harbor insects, and those insects can…
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: March 6, 2014
Spring is around the corner, yes even in New England, which means that as we become more active and start to enjoy the outdoors again so do many pests, including ants. While nobody wants any type of ant species crawling through their home, there are some ants that are more serious than others and will need immediate attention. Carpenter ants are one such species of ant that you will definitely…