We are pleased to announce that Founder of the company, Jon Quint, is pretty much retired and the business has been turned over to my grandson, Jordan Hill. He has been working with me for over three years and is quite capable of handing anything pests may throw at him. I am still available to talk to customers, and provide consultation to Jordan. The company is in good hands. Thank you for all your business over the last 25 years or so, and I hope we can continue to serve you.
Our philosophy is to use IPM (Integrated Pest Management) as much as possible, as few pesticides as possible, and to handle wildlife in the most humane way possible, while always abiding by state laws. We do not do monthly, or quarterly contracts, unless requested, because they are unnecessary and result in unneeded pesticides being spread into the environment. We will give a guarantee for a certain period of time in most cases, depending on what the problem was. We have tried to make this web site as informative and educational as possible. We hope it helps you and you will contact us if you have a problem, or want more information.
We come from the old school of customer service. We return phone calls, answer your questions, show up on time, and will return at no additional charge, until you are satisfied. We believe in "The Golden Rule"!
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Carpenter ants are the common, large black ants (1/4 to 1" in length) that everyone has seen. They are polymorphic, meaning the workers can come in different sizes.They nest in wood, but do not eat the wood for food the way termites do. They chew tunnels and galleries in wood (preferably moist or partially rotted) for a nest area, toss the wood chewing out of the nest sometimes resulting in a pile of sawdust. How destuctive they are will depend in large part on where they build their nest. If they nest in a wall stud, or window frame, they probably won't do any significant damage, but if they get into a carrying beam, a door sill, or foundation sill they can do significant structural damage. They used to be notoriously hard to treat, unless the nest could be found, but today with new undetectable pesticides that job has become much easier. Don't use over-the-counter outside "barrier" teatments because they act as repellents, and if the nest is in the structure of the house, the ants now can't get outside, and the problem inside becomes worse! They do not respond well to "Hardware store" ant traps or sprays, so it is usually a waste of money to even try. A professional should be called in, because they have the experience of knowing likely nesting areas. Carpenter ant prevention can be accomplished by:
1. Storing firewood off the ground and at least 75' from the house.
2. Correcting any moisture problems within the house such as soil to wood contact, clogged gutters, leaking pipes, or condensation
3. Removing any broken, decaying, or dead trees or branches, and stumps within 75' of the house.
4. Trim all shrubbery and vegetation back at least 12" so they are not touching the structure!