Carpenter Ants In Connecticut

CARPENTER ANTS IN CONNECTICUT Often you won’t even know you have an issue with carpenter ants, as they typically stay unseen. Largely, carpenter ants choose nesting sites outdoors, in old tree trunks and rooted wood fences. In mid-summer satellite nests are formed, and these are the typical ones that find a nest indoor, while the […]

Third CT Resident Positive For West Nile

Three CT Residents Test Positive for West Nile Virus If you have been following the news lately then you know there have been 3 cases of humans testing positive for the West Nile Virus, the last of which was in Southington. I have been sharing the story and all of it’s updates since the first […]

West Nile Virus In Connecticut 2018

West Nile Virus In Connecticut 2018 West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes found in several Connecticut towns. Each year The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station traps, identifies, and tests mosquitoes for viruses such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus, Zika Virus, and Jamestown Canyon Virus. Scientists conduct a statewide surveillance program annually. Research identified the […]

Tick-Tock

Tick-Tock The threat of so many diseases carried by ticks is scary, it seems every year as soon as summer hits all the news stations, papers, and news sites have another horror story of the various diseases that are threatening us this year transmitted via ticks. So, with all these stories and news alerts which […]

Ticks & Mosquitoes…All Types of Diseases

TICK & MOSQUITOE BORNE DISEASES….TOO MANY TO LIST With the warm weather comes pool parties, cookouts, back-yard games, camping, and unfortunately ticks and mosquitoes. We all see the news about Lyme disease, Zika Virus, Powassan and all the other countless diseases that ticks and mosquitoes can transmit, so what do we do about it? There […]

Termite Season

Termite Season It’s that time of year, when the ground thaws out and we get some warm days with some rain then in the morning the termite swarmers come up to find a mate and head back underground together to start a new colony. Often you don’t even know you have a termite issue on […]

Year-Round Pest Control

Why Year-Round Pest Control? Many insects can survive the coldness of winter. Other insects will migrate to escape the dropping temperatures, then return into northern areas in the Spring. Some insects will overwinter in the larval stage, hiding in leaf litter and other covered areas. Grubs can dig deeper in the soil to escape the […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside… The colder it gets the harder the mice are going to try and enter your home to escape the harsh weather. Mice cannot survive long in the winter, so they search your home for any way possible to enter your home and survive. Mice can enter via many different routes including […]

Fall Pests

Fall Pest Control Once the temperature starts to drop certain pests look for a warmer dryer place to dwell, thus moving into man-made structures. These pests are also known as “occasional invaders” and they typically will only enter structures to escape colder weather. Most of these pests are unable to survive inside a structure for […]

Cicada Killers

Cicada Killer Season Lots of recent calls about “wasps the size of a small bird!”, or “huge, I mean huge yellow-jacket!” has urged me to write about this somewhat beneficial solitary wasp. Beneficial in the sense that they help to control the cicada population. Adult cicada killers emerge in summer, typically beginning late June or […]