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What Every South Portland Resident Should Know About Carpenter Bees

DATE POSTED: June 27, 2018

It’s a beautiful time of year in South Portland…the warm weather has finally arrived, the birds are out and the flowers are in full bloom. It’s also that time of year when you’ll notice more insects flying around your yard. An insect that is particularly common for this time of year is bees. Many homeowners might just assume that the bee buzzing around is a bumble bee…

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Carpenter Bees Damage South Portland Homes

DATE POSTED: August 25, 2016

How much damage can a carpenter bee really cause? Should you be worried? Not really, if all you have is one bee attacking your home. The problem is that you're not likely to have only one carpenter bee taking up residence.

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Carpenter Bees In South Portland Don't Fix Anything

DATE POSTED: June 23, 2016

We all know that human carpenters are great at fixing things, especially in Maine where heavy snow and ice can cause roofs to buckle, decks to bow, and rooflines to sag. Having a carpenter work on your house is good, but when carpenter bees work on your house, they won't fix anything.

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What On Earth Is A Carpenter Bee?

DATE POSTED: April 6, 2016

Everyone knows what a bumblebee is. It is hard to miss this insect's portly size and recognizable buzz. But do you know for sure that you are looking at a bumblebee when you see one of these large bees lumbering through the air? Carpenter bees are often mistaken for bumblebees. And that is a mistake you don't want to make.

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Wood Destroying Pests

DATE POSTED: March 23, 2015

As a homeowner, there is nothing more important than learning what pests destroy your home and what preventative measures you can take. I've compiled the three worst home wreckers in order of importance and thrown in some tips on how to keep them from eating away at your equity.

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Stinging Insects In The Fall

DATE POSTED: September 18, 2013

It feels like fall has arrived. Leaves are changing, the nights are definitely cooler and we’re seeing pumpkin-flavored everything in stores. Most people love this time of year- it may be sad to see summer go, but there is definitely something to be said for cool and crisp fall days in New England! In the pest control industry, the end of summer also means that certain pests are no longer a…

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