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How to Prevent Stored Product Pest Invasions During the Summer Months

DATE POSTED: July 29, 2019

 Finding the larvae of Indian meal moths or saw-toothed grain beetles in your favorite cereal probably isn't on your summer agenda. Despite what you want, however, this is a scenario that happens in South Portland homes every year. These disgusting insects are not known to cause health issues or spread bacteria. But adult pantry pests lay their eggs in food items which can contaminate entire…

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Why Bed Bugs Can Be A Year-Round Problem In Portland

DATE POSTED: March 12, 2019

Bed bugs are among the odd insect pests that are typically found in areas where people frequent. Unlike other pests, bed bugs need humans to survive at all. Bed bugs can survive both hot and cold temperatures as it is, but because of the fact that bed bugs tend to live in the areas we live, with heat or air conditioning and a controlled climate indoors, they are able to thrive and feed on our…

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Why Mice Are Still A Problem

DATE POSTED: May 16, 2018

The weather is getting warmer and the snow has melted away, and it is the perfect time for all mice to move out of your South Portland home. While most people believe that when the weather improves mice will just get up and leave on their own, this is simply not true.

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Why Mice Probably Will Not Leave On Their Own

DATE POSTED: February 15, 2018

Here in South Portland, winter can get pretty cold. While mother nature rages on outside, you might have seen a few signs of winter inside your home too. As we know, when the weather is bad, pests like mice are glad to let themselves in to find somewhere warmer and safer to stick out the seasons. It's awfully tempting to just ignore the minimal signs you've noticed so far. It's not so far from…

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Dispelling Silverfish Myths

DATE POSTED: February 13, 2018

The internet is a large vessel of information, and at any time of the day you can find any number of stories on the internet about a wide variety of topics. The downside to this is that most of this information is not filtered for accuracy, and it’s very easy to fall into the trap of false information. If you click the wrong link you could be connected to a website that is biased or…

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Silverfish Can Be A Sign Of Larger Problems

DATE POSTED: January 30, 2018

Have you ever been walking along in your kitchen or your bathroom and look down at the floor only to see a silvery, slimy, odd-looking bug slithering across the floor? Those creepy pests are called silverfish. They come rightly by their name—they have silver bodies that are flat and can be 1/2 to 1 inch in length and when they move they do so in a fish-like motion. They also have three…

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