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Are There Dangerous Spiders In South Portland Maine?

DATE POSTED: June 17, 2016

The two most feared spiders in the United States are the black widow and the brown recluse, and for good reason. The black widow has venom that can kill you--or at the very least--make you wish you were dead, and the brown recluse has venom that can rot flesh. Neither of these two spiders are pleasant to run into. Fortunately, South Portland and the rest of Maine does not have an indigenous…

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May In Maine

DATE POSTED: May 20, 2016

It is the end of spring in Maine. Time to put away the snowshoes and skis, time to hang the sled up in the garage, and time to pack away the winter clothes. Things are warming up outside, and that means trips to the beach, cookouts, and pool parties. Yup. Mainers look forward to the end of spring and the beginning of summer. You know who else does? Carpenter ants.

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Maine's Most Un-Wanted

DATE POSTED: April 27, 2016

When you think of dangerous insects or animals, you may be tempted to think that Maine lucked out, since we don't have any deadly spiders or poisonous snakes to speak of. Sure, there is the Maine black bear, which you probably wouldn't want to run into on a forest trail, but as for creatures found in or around our Maine homes, there aren't any that are particularly dangerous. Or are there?

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Top 5 Springtime Pests In Maine

DATE POSTED: April 20, 2016

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy once described the four seasons of Canada as, "Almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction." The same can be said of Maine. Although some would find a way to throw black fly season in there as well. Only in Maine could "black fly" be a season. But spring has sprung and we Mainers take full advantage of this time of year when the snow is behind us and the…

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