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Why Wasps Are Aggressive In The Fall

DATE POSTED: September 18, 2017

All summer long, the wasps of South Portland fly around us in search of insects they can feed their growing young back in their nests. They're so busy, they barely pay any attention to us, our food and even our sweet beverages – seeming only to get aggravated and sting us if we should bother them. But then comes the fall and it seems the entire personality of wasps change and they become…

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Are Cicada Killer Wasps Dangerous?

DATE POSTED: July 21, 2017

The cicada killer wasp is a bug with a name that excites fear when you hear it. Is the hype founded? Are cicada killer wasps as dangerous as their name suggests?

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Everything You Need To Know About Yellow Jackets In South Portland

DATE POSTED: July 10, 2017

We could begin this article with a description of a yellow jacket, but there is little chance you don't know what a yellow jacket looks like--if you live in South Portland. Those aggressive little black and yellow wasps are a significant pest in Southern Maine. But, there are a few things you may not have heard about yellow jackets. Let's see if we can tell you something you don't know.

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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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The Problem with Carpenter Bees

DATE POSTED: March 21, 2017

Carpenter bees are large, fuzzy bees that are quite intimidating when they approach. While they aren’t on the lookout for you, they do have an eye on your home, and that is terrifying too. Here are a few problems with carpenter bees and their workmanship.

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