Asian Longhorned Ticks

AISIAN LONGHORNED TICK IN CONNECTICUT? The Asian Longhorned tick is an invasive species that has spread recently to several states in New England. I brought this up last year when it was first found on a sheep in New Jersey in 2017 and started to spread north. The Asian Longhorned Tick has the potential to […]

STINK BUGS IN CONNECTICUT

BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG These pests are relatively new to the United States, first appearing in Pennsylvania in 1996 then spreading north into Connecticut and other Northeast states in the early 2000’s. The stink bug is more of an agricultural pest then anything else, feeding on many different ornamental plants and trees. In homes they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mosquito Season

MOSQUITOES ARE STILL BITING! This has been a peculiar year temperature wise, but even though it’s cooler out the ticks and mosquitoes are still very active. With all the different diseases out there, West Nile, Zika, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, we need to protect our yards right up to the end of the season. Make sure […]