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a colony of black carpenter ants infesting a home as they crawling around the edges of a residents walls in in southern portland

How To Ant-Proof Your South Portland Home For The Summer

DATE POSTED: June 21, 2019

Most species of ants eat a lot of food in the autumn to carry them over through hibernation in the winter. Now it’s summer and here come the ants again: carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants and thief ants. They’re at their peak this time of year in Maine, invading South Portland homes and properties.

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Portland Homeowner’s Guide To Summer Ants

DATE POSTED: April 25, 2019

One nice thing about living in Maine is that we don’t have to deal with a lot of the pests that are found in other parts of the world. One pest we do have in common with other areas is ants. 

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Why Seeing Ants In Your Home In Winter Could Mean Serious Problems

DATE POSTED: January 11, 2019

You are used to seeing ants scurrying around your patio or driveway, ant hills protruding out of your grass, and even ants who’ve made their way into your home marching in a trail toward your pantry in warm months. Seeing ants in your home in New England in the winter could signal a serious problem, though.

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Here Come The Ants Again

DATE POSTED: June 20, 2018

In the great State of Maine, we have a nice long break from pests during the cold winter months but, without fail, those pests come back when the weather warms up. From black flies and mosquitoes to spiders and house flies, they all come back year after year to plague us. In this article, we are going to look at the common ants that infiltrate our South Portland properties, the problems they…

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