DATE POSTED: February 17, 2017
The most important thing you need to know about mice is that they can spread salmonella, hantavirus, and many other diseases. They can also bite if they are cornered or feel threatened and that bite can be painful and transmit disease to its victim. They can carry parasites into your home, putting you and your family at risk for serious health problems. Mice are also capable of starting fires due…
DATE POSTED: February 16, 2017
If you're finding tiny silver bugs in your South Portland home that look like they belong in a sci-fi horror film rather than on the floor of your bathroom, you're probably wondering why these bugs are coming in. What makes your home different from all of the other homes that don't have silverfish in them? This is a valid question. Here's what those insects are looking for, and why they're coming…
DATE POSTED: February 15, 2017
Earwigs are mysterious creatures that no one wants to deal with. Here’s why they have chosen your home as theirs.
DATE POSTED: February 14, 2017
One of the questions that we get asked regularly is whether or not there are bed bugs right here in our own backyard. The short answer is, “Yes”. Here in South Portland the potential for finding bed bugs in your home, hotel room, or even your dorm room is just as likely as anywhere else in the United States.
DATE POSTED: February 10, 2017
If you have fleas in your home, you know that they can jump, bite, and multiply rapidly. You can have them in your home even if you don’t have any pets at all. Household pests, like rodents, can bring them into your home without you even knowing. They can travel into your home through cracks and crevices in foundations, through gaps around doors and windows, by hitching a ride on pant legs…
DATE POSTED: February 6, 2017
If you've ever had an encounter with a cockroach, then you probably understand the meaning of "making a quick exit." Whether it was you or, more likely, the roach, someone made a quick exit. It is amazing how much of a quick exit a roach can make if you surprise it by turning on a light. They zip across the counter (or the wall--or ceiling) and then vanish, as if by magic. Where did it go? It can…
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