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Not all ants are created equal

DATE POSTED: June 22, 2017

Ants are a part of most of our everyday lives this time of the year. From seeing ants scurrying along the sidewalk to the occasional little pest crawling on our leg when we are trying to enjoy a bit of sunshine in the yard, ants have become so common that we barely even notice them anymore. We don’t even kick up too much of a fuss when we see one looking desperately for an escape route when…

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Tips To Avoid Carpenter Bee Damage

DATE POSTED: June 20, 2017

Are you familiar with the carpenter bee? It's okay if you aren't. It is actually not a very well-known bee. In fact, the carpenter bee is often mistaken for a bumblebee. But it is definitely a bee you should get to know, if you've never heard of it. Carpenter bees can be destructive to a home. They are a particular danger to unfinished wood, and can do enough damage to your back porch, deck, and…

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Are Silverfish Dangerous?

DATE POSTED: June 16, 2017

There are many different kinds of pests in the world who will invade our homes and our lives. Each comes with its own set of problems for homeowners, and some tend to be creepier than others. The silverfish seems to be a home invader that our clients in South Portland rank high on the “ick” factor scale. No doubt about it, having an infestation of silverfish can be a startling…

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Are Opossums As Dangerous As They Look?

DATE POSTED: June 14, 2017

Some wild animals are really cute, especially when they are babies. But, as cute as they are, whether young or old, any wild animal can be extremely dangerous and can pose a potential threat to humans and their pets.

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Limit Your Exposure To Ticks

DATE POSTED: June 12, 2017

Before 1975, there was no such thing as Lyme disease. But, while Lyme disease is somewhat new, tick-borne diseases are not. They have been with us since the dawn of time. Well, at least as long as there have been ticks. The CDC lists 14 significant diseases associated with these bugs in the United States. They come with symptoms as simple as a fever and body aches to lifelong chronic pain and…

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How Mosquitoes Detect Humans

DATE POSTED: June 9, 2017

We all know the people to whom mosquitoes are attracted. They walk away from campfires, hikes, and outdoor adventures with welts, itching pain, and more bites than the rest of us. Perhaps you are that person. No matter who you are mosquitoes are attracted to you because you are a human, but they prefer some blood over others. How do they do that? Here is a quick glimpse at how mosquitoes detect…

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