DATE POSTED: January 23, 2020
There are many ways bugs and wildlife can be an issue in South Portland and in Southern Maine. We have pests that get into our garbage and spread it all over our yards. We have pests that build nests on the rooflines of our properties and sting us when we're trying to mow our lawns. We have pests that chew on the wood of our homes, and these holes make entry points for all the other pests that…
DATE POSTED: January 15, 2020
Can you pick out a millipede or a centipede in a line-up of bugs? They are common pests in Providence, so we're betting you can. But while most Providence residents can recognize a millipede or a centipede, a surprising number do not know what it means when these bugs get inside. Today, we're lifting the shroud of mystery.
DATE POSTED: November 6, 2019
Are you familiar with what a silverfish is? If not, you should get to know this little, slimy invader. A silverfish isn't much to look at but it can cause big problems, and more importantly, it could be a warning sign of bigger problems. Let's take a look.
DATE POSTED: June 14, 2019
You stop dead in your tracks. On your wall (probably staring back at you but you don't know because you can't see any eyes) is a big centipede. How do you respond? With fear? With revulsion? Do you get someone to kill it or do you dispose of it yourself with a wad of toilet paper or paper towel? We all respond differently to the presence of gross bugs. But once the threat has been eliminated, a…
DATE POSTED: February 14, 2019
Are you finding silverfish on your bathroom floor? It isn't surprising. Silverfish are a common pest problem in New England, and bathrooms are a commonplace they're seen. But your bathroom is not the only place those insects will hang out.
DATE POSTED: February 12, 2019
When you hear “wood-destroying” insect, you might think of termites immediately. But they are not the only insects that do a lot of damage to wood. There are other wood-destroying insects too, ones that threaten New England homes every single year.