DATE POSTED: June 9, 2017
We all know the people to whom mosquitoes are attracted. They walk away from campfires, hikes, and outdoor adventures with welts, itching pain, and more bites than the rest of us. Perhaps you are that person. No matter who you are mosquitoes are attracted to you because you are a human, but they prefer some blood over others. How do they do that? Here is a quick glimpse at how mosquitoes detect…
DATE POSTED: May 16, 2017
We've had so much rain in South Portland that many of us are starting to wonder if we'll ever see the sun again! But just as we feel like the constant, gloomy days of rainy weather are never going to end, the clouds break and the sun shines again as we get closer to summer in Maine. Rainy weather affects the pest forecast – making conditions ideal for breeding and for pests to look for shelter…
DATE POSTED: May 8, 2017
If you live in New England, we don't have to tell you how bad mosquitoes are. You can probably describe, in vivid detail, one, or several times you've been attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes. It might be a camping incident where you thought it would be no problem to start a campfire and cook some hot dogs in peace, only to realize that there was no peace to be had. You might recount a wedding…
DATE POSTED: March 17, 2017
There may still be a nip in the air, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about mosquito and tick control. We had a pretty mild winter this year. That means more ticks and mosquitoes survived. It also means we're going to start into the busy (or buzzy) season for these pests real soon. Here's what you need to know.
DATE POSTED: July 29, 2016
Goodwill comes in many forms. Many companies build goodwill by showing how they give back to their community. They will announce that they donate a portion of their proceeds to cure cancer, or that they help to spay and neuter the pet population (yes, we did just make a Price is a Right reference). Successful businesses know that goodwill directly affects revenue.
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!