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Tips To Keep Fleas Out Of Your Home

DATE POSTED: May 24, 2017

Fleas! Need we say more? These insects need no description. You know what they look like and you know what issues they cause when they get into our homes. But what you may not know is how to keep them out. Here are some tips. Some you'll know. Others may surprise you.

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What Are Earwigs Looking For?

DATE POSTED: May 22, 2017

Before the invention of the internet, we had to rely on campfire stories to spread urban legends. Many of us remember muggy summer nights camping in the backyard doing our very best to scare our friends with tales that may or may not have been handed down from our own parents as the gospel truth. One such story that sticks with me is the myth about the earwig. Back in the day, many folks would…

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

DATE POSTED: May 19, 2017

One of the most formidable summer pests has got to be the tick. These parasitic bugs are found all over New England feasting on our pets and, all too frequently, on us from spring right through the fall. Ticks are typically found in wooded areas, in overgrown areas, in bushes, and in fields. Essentially, this means ticks can be just about everywhere in our area. This year, thanks to a relatively…

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Tips To Avoid Silverfish

DATE POSTED: May 18, 2017

A silverfish, also referred to as fishmoth, urban silverfish, or carpet shark, is a tiny insect with a slender, flattened body that is around ½ to 1 inch long. It is light gray and blue coloring shimmers and looks to be a silvery color. This, and the fact that it slithers across surfaces in an almost fishlike manner is how it gets its name. Not only are these creatures creepy and…

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How Rainy Weather Affects Pests in South Portland

DATE POSTED: May 16, 2017

We've had so much rain in South Portland that many of us are starting to wonder if we'll ever see the sun again! But just as we feel like the constant, gloomy days of rainy weather are never going to end, the clouds break and the sun shines again as we get closer to summer in Maine. Rainy weather affects the pest forecast – making conditions ideal for breeding and for pests to look for…

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What Are These Tiny Black Ants?

DATE POSTED: May 11, 2017

Springtime, it’s the official start of the ant season! With so many species, it can sometimes be difficult to tell exactly which ant is invading your home; but it is important to know. While most are merely a nuisance and do not cause illness or damage, there is one species that can cause extensive damage to your home if left unattended.

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