DATE POSTED: February 6, 2020
While it’s easy to look at their sometimes scary appearance or their defensive hissing noises and write them off as dangerous, the reality is that opossums do more good than harm. That said, it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with when you encounter an opossum. Here are ten little-known facts about opossums
DATE POSTED: February 4, 2020
Termite activity can lead to serious problems: unstable foundations, collapsing roofs and thousands of dollars in damage to homes or businesses. So what can be done? While no prevention tips are 100 percent effective, there are some things that you can do to make your home less attractive to termites.
DATE POSTED: January 28, 2020
If you see a spider in your home this winter, you might be tempted to think that it got into your home to find shelter from the cold. Would you be surprised if we told you that spiders don't have to hide from the cold, that they are born with a natural antifreeze that protects them from freezing to death? It true! Spiders can survive temperatures below freezing. They don't have to hide in your…
DATE POSTED: January 23, 2020
There are many ways bugs and wildlife can be an issue in South Portland and in Southern Maine. We have pests that get into our garbage and spread it all over our yards. We have pests that build nests on the rooflines of our properties and sting us when we're trying to mow our lawns. We have pests that chew on the wood of our homes, and these holes make entry points for all the other pests that…
DATE POSTED: January 22, 2020
One of the most formidable pests in Southern Maine is the Norway rat. It is a robust rodent that can live in the ground in your yard or in secluded areas within your home. It can make it through the cold Maine winters. And it can cause many problems. Here are some important facts you should know about these common rats.
DATE POSTED: January 20, 2020
Most people can pick out a raccoon in a police line-up, even though it wears a black mask, or maybe it is because it wears a black mask. Raccoons have a distinct appearance, and this bandit-like appearance makes it easy to identify when you catch a glimpse of one in your South Portland yard. But there are some things you may not know about raccoons.