DATE POSTED: December 23, 2019
It’s a misconception that pests only come around in the warm spring and summer months. Many of them are year-round nuisances that must be routinely managed. Most people wouldn’t expect to see flies buzzing around their kitchen in December when temperatures in South Portland can drop below 15º, but flies are actually a common winter pest.
DATE POSTED: December 16, 2019
With cold weather in full swing, there’s no doubt that you noticed insects taking residence in your home. Some insects look terrifying, and the earwig is no exception. This ferocious foe will worry you when you see its huge pincers. Ease your worries by learning about this creature and how to prevent it from taking over your home.
DATE POSTED: November 29, 2019
Cockroaches are not a pest to deal with on your own. In Portland, you can have cockroaches eliminated by contacting Big Blue Bug Solutions.
DATE POSTED: November 27, 2019
Those of us who study and are fascinated by fleas and their behavior are in the minority. That is until your beloved pet starts scratching. At that point, you might suddenly become interested. You might be wondering if fleas are harmful to you and how to get rid of them. We’ve got everything you need to know about the fleas in South Portland covered here.
DATE POSTED: November 25, 2019
As the last leaves of fall reach the barren ground, mice are looking for a warm, sheltered place to avoid the chill of winter. Your home might just be the perfect hiding spot for mice to seek refuge this season. Not only does your South Portland home offer shelter from the cold, but it also could provide easy access to food sources.
DATE POSTED: November 22, 2019
During winter, other rodents may try to seek shelter in homes, but not voles. Voles don’t hibernate. They remain active outdoors year-round. Fallen snow hides their underground activity, although, in winter, you might spot vole “runways” between two burrows where the grass is wilted or snow has been walked on.