DATE POSTED: July 20, 2016
Bed bugs are a difficult pest to deal with, and they become even more difficult to deal with when multiple people and residences are involved in the extermination process, such as in the case of many rental properties. Having ordinances in place to protect all people involved is very important, and recently in Augusta, Maine, the city’s emergency bed bug ordinance was revised. We believe…
DATE POSTED: July 8, 2016
Here in South Portland, we love our summers. The winters in Maine can sometimes stay a lot longer than we'd like, and when the days start warming up, we want to get outside. And, they don't call Maine Vacation Land for nothing! It is beautiful out there in our slice of nature!
DATE POSTED: June 30, 2016
Living in the Northeast, we tend to have more months in the year that are cold rather than warm. For some people this is a joy; for others it’s a long countdown to wait to see the groundhog in February. This cold weather tends to draw in unwanted pests that are seeking food and warmth. Ants are one of the most common pests to enter into your home. If you have spent any time at all living or…
DATE POSTED: June 29, 2016
Are you ready? Here comes a ten cent word. Bioremediation. You probably already know what that word means, but for those of you who don't, it is basically a process that uses naturally occurring or deliberately introduced microorganisms, or other forms of life, to consume and break down environmental pollutants. Here are a few ways bioremediation has been used to clean things up in an…
DATE POSTED: June 28, 2016
Well, summer has finally arrived, and for those of us in Maine, we understand just how short this season is. We are tempted to ease through these few short weeks with a carefree attitude soaking up as much sun as we possibly can before that inevitable first snowfall in late October or early November. However, we also know that we only have a few short weeks to prepare before that crisp air returns…
DATE POSTED: June 23, 2016
We all know that human carpenters are great at fixing things, especially in Maine where heavy snow and ice can cause roofs to buckle, decks to bow, and rooflines to sag. Having a carpenter work on your house is good, but when carpenter bees work on your house, they won't fix anything.