DATE POSTED: March 7, 2019
After a lengthy winter, most of us are more than ready for the warm weather that spring provides. We’re not the only ones. New England wildlife has managed to survive the worst elements winter could throw at them and they’re ready for a break. Unfortunately for homeowners, spring typically provides the perfect opportunity for wildlife to invade and do damage to New England yards.
DATE POSTED: March 5, 2019
You’ve probably heard of termites and the damage they do to the wood structures in and around homes. You’ve probably heard of carpenter ants and the similar damage they cause. But have you heard of carpenter bees? These bees may not have the same habits as termites or carpenter ants, but they can do costly damage, just the same. Learn more about carpenter bees and what their nests look…
DATE POSTED: February 28, 2019
One of the nice things about living in New England is getting a break each winter from some of the more unpleasant pests that bug us all summer. Stinging insects, like yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets, die off each winter, which means we have an opportunity each spring to prevent these pests from colonizing on our property
DATE POSTED: February 27, 2019
Rodents are a problem in South Portland, Maine, and the dangers they pose can be serious.
DATE POSTED: February 20, 2019
Did you know that spiders have a built-in antifreeze-like substance that aids them in surviving the colder months? In fact, the only thing that happens to spiders when the colder weather of winter hits is that they slow down and, eventually, if it gets cold enough, go dormant. This means that whether it is 90 degrees or zero, spiders are alive and well and are most likely searching for their…
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?