DATE POSTED: April 26, 2017
The most destructive pests in Maine are not the infamous termite that you can find in other states. Here in Maine, the carpenter ant can cause just as much damage to a home and property and they are a huge problem in the South Portland area. These pests will need to be dealt with before they can cause a lot of damage and to avoid repair costs associated with those damages.
DATE POSTED: April 17, 2017
Fleas are the worst kind of pest. They cause you so much grief, they pester your pets, and they cannot be seen. As the weather warms and the fleas are out in full force, they are going to want to catch a ride into your home. Are fleas dangerous when they arrive? Big Blue Bug Solutions in South Portland offers a guide to fleas to help you decide.
DATE POSTED: April 7, 2017
But the mice are still insightful. Do you believe this? Are mice intelligent? Well, it would appear to be so. See, we humans are inclined to think that once the weather warms up, mice that have been overwintering in our homes will pack up and move back outside because that's where mice belong. Right? Wrong. Mice, once they are established with a comfy little nest, are more than happy to stay put.…
DATE POSTED: March 31, 2017
Here in South Portland, we are all too aware that Lyme disease is an increasing problem. What was once a disease "other people" got, seems to be everywhere now. And, this is not an illness to take lightly. Lyme disease can cause fever, lethargy, swollen joints and lymph nodes, loss of appetite, and an overall tiredness in dogs. When it strikes people, it can lead to lifelong medical issues with…
DATE POSTED: March 23, 2017
Squirrels are fun. Don't you think? They perch on your fence and flick their tails in defiance at the cat trying to catch them. They chase each other around your yard, zigging and zagging and tumbling. And they perform amazing acrobatics trying to get into your bird feeders. Yes, they are fun. But you know what's not fun? When they find their way into your home. Not only is this no fun, but…
DATE POSTED: March 15, 2017
According to the calendar, spring is well on its way. Of course, here in South Portland, it might not be quite as soon as in other parts of the country. Still, we Mainers know that sooner or later spring will show up and the world around us will be dryer, greener, and most importantly, warmer. There is a lot to do in our neck of the woods when the weather cooperates. Hiking, boating, backyard…