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…
DATE POSTED: May 19, 2017
One of the most formidable summer pests has got to be the tick. These parasitic bugs are found all over New England feasting on our pets and, all too frequently, on us from spring right through the fall. Ticks are typically found in wooded areas, in overgrown areas, in bushes, and in fields. Essentially, this means ticks can be just about everywhere in our area. This year, thanks to a relatively…
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…