DATE POSTED: June 17, 2020
You can probably tell an ant from a spider or a fly, but can you tell them apart from one another. In America alone, there are nearly 1,000 species of ants. Some are dangerous, others are destructive, but all are a nuisance when inside homes. As hard as it can be to tell ants apart, we are here to help.
DATE POSTED: May 27, 2020
Don’t look now, but these ants aren’t just marching two by two – they're arriving in the tens of thousands in your southern Maine backyard! Ants of all shapes and sizes will be waking out of hibernation this spring season, bringing a host of troubles for home and business owners. Here in the southern Maine area, there are at least seven different types of ants that will be…
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.
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.
DATE POSTED: March 19, 2019
While we all know that ants in the New England area are most active in the summer, that doesn’t mean we can’t start taking steps now to control them. Being proactive with pest control rather than reactive is usually more effective and helps to prevent other 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.