DATE POSTED: July 29, 2019
Finding the larvae of Indian meal moths or saw-toothed grain beetles in your favorite cereal probably isn't on your summer agenda. Despite what you want, however, this is a scenario that happens in South Portland homes every year. These disgusting insects are not known to cause health issues or spread bacteria. But adult pantry pests lay their eggs in food items which can contaminate entire…
DATE POSTED: February 19, 2019
Many insects disappear during our cold Maine winters. Stinging insects, such as hornets, die off when the temperatures drop. Mosquitoes hibernate. But what about ants?
DATE POSTED: October 20, 2017
There are some who joke and say that we have four seasons here in Maine: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, but that's not true. Summer in Maine is filled with trips to the lake, mountain hikes, baseball games, trips down the white water rapids, and other outdoor fun. Fall is also filled with outdoor fun. Sure, it's getting colder, but the leaves are turning, and there is…
DATE POSTED: May 29, 2017
Folks who have experienced the heartbreak and expense of having pests in their home will be the first to tell you that the process of removing them can be quite daunting. Pests such as termites, mice, wildlife, and a whole list of others can be very destructive guests to have on the property. Many of which also bring with them disease that can easily transmit to the family living in the home.
DATE POSTED: May 24, 2017
Fleas! Need we say more? These insects need no description. You know what they look like and you know what issues they cause when they get into our homes. But what you may not know is how to keep them out. Here are some tips. Some you'll know. Others may surprise you.
DATE POSTED: May 22, 2017
Before the invention of the internet, we had to rely on campfire stories to spread urban legends. Many of us remember muggy summer nights camping in the backyard doing our very best to scare our friends with tales that may or may not have been handed down from our own parents as the gospel truth. One such story that sticks with me is the myth about the earwig. Back in the day, many folks would…