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How Much Do You Really Know About The Spiders In Southern Maine?

DATE POSTED: May 29, 2020

Despite their menacing appearance, spiders are one of the most beneficial types of pests to have in the world. However, some are quite venomous and thus dangerous if they bite you. Luckily for us in southern Maine, the two species of spiders in the United States that are dangerous to humans (black widows and brown recluses) are not native to the area. That means it is highly unlikely that you will…

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The Best Advice You Can Hear About Ant Prevention Around Your Southern Maine Property

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…

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How Bad Is It To Have Carpenter Bees Around My Portland Home? 

DATE POSTED: May 25, 2020

The sight of a bee on your backyard flowers is a cherished sign of spring, but these bumbling creatures are much less welcome than their honey-making friends. Unlike beneficial honeybees, carpenter bees are physically destructive insects in the bee family. At a rounded 1 inch at full maturity, carpenter bees are identified by their fuzzy yellow thoraxes and shiny black abdomens. 

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What The Experts Have To Say About The Tick Problems In Connecticut 

DATE POSTED: May 21, 2020

When it comes to avoiding these nefarious backyard pests, you may try to run, but you certainly can’t hide. The tick problems here in Maine are increasing. With more and more species spreading into the northern states each year, the threats related to bites and tick-borne illnesses are on a steady rise

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What's The Difference Between Hornets & Wasps In New England? 

DATE POSTED: May 15, 2020

Stinging insects are some of the world’s least favorite backyard pests. With short stingers and even shorter tempers, the pain inflicted from these insects will be remembered for years after the incident.  Here in the New England area, there are several different types of common stinging insects.

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