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The Downside Of A Warm Winter

DATE POSTED: May 6, 2016

You may have noticed that we had a warmer than usual winter this year. While it is nice to not have to shovel as much snow or pay through the nose for heating costs, there is actually a downside to a warm winter. As it turns out, we're not the only ones who like winter to be warm. Ticks do too. Here's what you need to know.  

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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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Take A Closer Look With Tony T.V.

DATE POSTED: August 20, 2015

What's bugging you? Do you even know? There are a ton of bugs that can infest a home, and Tony DeJesus takes them on one at a time in the YouTube sensation known as Tony TV. Okay. Maybe it isn't a sensation yet, but we think you'll agree, learning about pests with Tony is fun and fast. Before you realize you've even started, you'll be off and running with indispensable pest information that will…

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Ticks This Spring In Providence, RI

DATE POSTED: May 29, 2015

There was a time when most people didn't think much about ticks. It was just another bug looking to bite us and draw out some blood. But as human populations have increased, and bug populations have worked to keep up, pest-related illness has risen as well. Each year we see more news stories of families battling ticks and hear more horror stories of people battling with Lyme disease. So, what can…

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May Is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

DATE POSTED: May 4, 2015

Did you know that this month is Lyme Disease Awareness Month? According to an announcement made by the CDC on May 1, Lyme disease is a multisystem disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. The organism is transmitted through the bite of certain species of blacklegged ticks. Though the numbers are not out for 2014, state and local health departments reported approximately 35,000 cases…

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