DATE POSTED: February 24, 2016
If you've been considering termite protection for your home, it is important to understand what "real" termite protection looks like. While new termite infestations do not happen during winter in our coverage area, that doesn't mean we should not protect homes all year long. Not simply because infestations could happen earlier or later than expected, like in our flood example above; but also…
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: August 4, 2014
Wood destroying insects, like termites, can become a serious problem for both home and business owners alike. The problem with these pests is that they are often easily overlooked inside a structure, even when minor signs of their presence become obvious. Although termites are tiny, they have voracious appetites, which has them feeding on the wood in your structure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…
DATE POSTED: April 26, 2013
There are two wood destroyers that home and business owners in Rhode Island deal with: termites and carpenter ants. These are two very different insects, that both destroy wood in different ways and for different reasons. The professional exterminators at Big Blue Bug of Providence RI want to help you understand the differences between termites and…
DATE POSTED: October 18, 2005
Nibbles Woodaway, the Big Blue Bug, is featured in a new book by Rhode Island illustrator Mary Jane Begin.