DATE POSTED: June 5, 2020
Have you ever walked up to a body of water and seen leeches swimming around in it? Just the sight of them is enough to prevent most people from getting in. If this was what it was like for ticks, most people would never go outside. Why? Because ticks are everywhere.
DATE POSTED: May 21, 2020
When it comes to avoiding these nefarious backyard pests, you may try to run, but you certainly can’t hide. The tick problems here in Maine are increasing. With more and more species spreading into the northern states each year, the threats related to bites and tick-borne illnesses are on a steady rise
DATE POSTED: September 27, 2019
These little pests are like a ticking time bomb ready to go off. They are carried onto properties on wildlife passing through your yard. There, they lay in wait and search for a food source—which is an animal or human. Ticks need blood to survive and to transition through their complete growth cycle.
DATE POSTED: August 28, 2019
Every year when summer begins to turn into fall, ticks can become a major issue for homeowners. But it can be easy to let down our guard and stop checking for ticks, under the false assumption that ticks are becoming less active as the weather cools down. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Now is the time of year when ticks become most active as they reach their highest population…
DATE POSTED: July 11, 2019
We are deep in the heart of tick season here in New England. Unfortunately, we live in one of the most heavily infested areas of ticks in the country. There is no need to hibernate all summer, though. There are preventions steps you can take before ticks invade your yard and measures you can take before being active outside to prevent ticks.
DATE POSTED: May 23, 2019
Summer is just a few weeks away, and if you’ve lived here in South Portland long enough, you’re probably well aware of what pest problems are brought with the more tolerable summer temperatures. Tick season has already begun, but for many South Portland residents, their tick problems are just getting started.