DATE POSTED: September 27, 2019
These little pests are like a ticking time bomb ready to go off. They are carried onto properties on wildlife passing through your yard. There, they lay in wait and search for a food source—which is an animal or human. Ticks need blood to survive and to transition through their complete growth cycle.
DATE POSTED: August 14, 2019
When you send your kids off to school again in the fall, you’re probably not thinking “I sure hope my children don’t bring bed bugs home with them today.” After all, parents have plenty of other things to think about. The unfortunate reality, however, is that your children might give bed bugs an opportunity to invade. While it is true that bed bugs are a year-round…
DATE POSTED: July 25, 2019
One of the pests we face in our area is stink bugs. Stink bugs are a common insect pest in Maine, and if you’re not careful, they could make a comeback and take over your property. Between the loud buzzing sound they make when they fly over your head and the putrid smell they produce when threatened or crushed, stink bugs are one species of insect pest you definitely want to avoid.
DATE POSTED: July 23, 2019
Our homes and properties become incredibly attractive to wasps and yellow jackets as locations to create nests. Unfortunately, this means that many South Portland residents are already seeing these harmful insects on their properties and even inside of their homes. But why?
DATE POSTED: March 23, 2017
Squirrels are fun. Don't you think? They perch on your fence and flick their tails in defiance at the cat trying to catch them. They chase each other around your yard, zigging and zagging and tumbling. And they perform amazing acrobatics trying to get into your bird feeders. Yes, they are fun. But you know what's not fun? When they find their way into your home. Not only is this no fun, but…
DATE POSTED: March 15, 2017
According to the calendar, spring is well on its way. Of course, here in South Portland, it might not be quite as soon as in other parts of the country. Still, we Mainers know that sooner or later spring will show up and the world around us will be dryer, greener, and most importantly, warmer. There is a lot to do in our neck of the woods when the weather cooperates. Hiking, boating, backyard…