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Zika In The Northeast

DATE POSTED: June 6, 2016

By now you have probably heard of the Zika virus. Response to the threat of a Zika outbreak in the U.S. has been debated aggressively in Congress, and it has prompted some states to issue a state of emergency.

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Should Maine Be Concerned About Zika?

DATE POSTED: May 31, 2016

If mosquitoes were a family, the Aedes aegypti would be the relative that is always getting into trouble. At the family gatherings it would be, like, "You're not going to believe what Aedes did." or "Did you hear about what Aedes did?" Of all the mosquitoes that call the U.S. home, Aedes aegypti is the one most likely to spread viruses like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. And, we are happy to say…

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Zika Is Serious Business

DATE POSTED: May 23, 2016

There is nothing funny about the threat of Zika virus. This is a virus that can cause microcephaly (reduced head size and brain damage) in unborn children at every stage of pregnancy. One child born with microcephaly is one child too many if you ask us. So, when we saw that the Rhode Island Department of Health announced the first confirmed case of Zika in the state, we were pensive. Here's…

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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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Pest Control In South Portland, Maine

DATE POSTED: April 12, 2016

South Portland, Maine—Big Blue Bug Solutions, known throughout New England for our industry-leading pest management services, is expanding into Southern Maine.  

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