DATE POSTED: February 1, 2017
Are you an animal lover? Do you love puppies and kittens? Majestic horses and cuddly baby bear cubs? How about squirrels? Do you love watching these fluffy, tail-flicking characters racing around your backyard, scampering across your fences, defying gravity to get into your bird feeders? Well, if you do love squirrels, you may not be aware of the dangers they can pose if their numbers get too…
DATE POSTED: January 19, 2017
Woodchucks are a type of rodent and are often called groundhogs. They are quite adorable, but they can be very destructive to your property, causing major damage to your lawn, your garden, and other plants around your home.
DATE POSTED: December 26, 2016
Squirrels are a common woodland creature here in South Portland. In fact, they are so common that we barely take notice of them when they scamper through our yard or scurry across the telephone wires above our driveway. We may glance quickly at them if we happen to catch them jumping from branch to branch in the back yard, but we usually don’t give these pests a second thought. Well, unless…
DATE POSTED: December 19, 2016
There is a common myth that pests like rodents and insects are not as active in the winter months. That can’t be any farther from the truth. In fact, you may not see these pests outside your front window, but they can be quite active in your home. Do you know the signs? Here are a few of the most common winter pests in South Portland that wear out their welcome quickly.
DATE POSTED: November 10, 2016
Like most of you, I enjoy watching the small furry creatures of the forest go about their daily lives. Squirrels jumping branch to branch, chipmunks chasing each other, and raccoons grabbing for treats inside logs or out of a creek can all be quite entertaining to watch. Wild animals such as these will bring a smile to your face until they have made their home habitat right behind yours. As cute…
DATE POSTED: October 31, 2016
Chipmunks are cute. But the damage they cause isn't. These critters become pests when they get into gardens, dig holes under man-made structures, and chew on exterior wood. When they get into a home, they chew on wires, chew up insulation, make holes in sheetrock, and leave their feces and urine everywhere they go. And, like other furry animals, chipmunks can introduce parasites into a home, such…