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…
DATE POSTED: April 15, 2020
Have you had enough of spiders in your basement, spiders in your attic, spiders making webs in the upper corners or your living room, or finding a big, fat, hairy spider sitting on the drain in your bathtub or shower? There are some things you can do to prevent spiders from getting into your home and finding conditions inside your home that are conducive to their habitation. Let's take a look at…
DATE POSTED: February 18, 2020
The thing to remember about yellow sac spiders is that they’re very good at hiding. Not only that, but because they only emerge for feeding at night while we are asleep, an infestation can go unnoticed for long periods of time. The best thing you can do to protect your home from these sneaky pests is to contact the professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions.
DATE POSTED: January 28, 2020
If you see a spider in your home this winter, you might be tempted to think that it got into your home to find shelter from the cold. Would you be surprised if we told you that spiders don't have to hide from the cold, that they are born with a natural antifreeze that protects them from freezing to death? It true! Spiders can survive temperatures below freezing. They don't have to hide in your…
DATE POSTED: June 26, 2019
Having spiders in a home is something no one wants to deal with. While it’s fine when they stay outside and keep other pest populations down, they become a nuisance when they get inside. The following are common spider threats in Portland, Maine and what you can do about them.
DATE POSTED: April 11, 2019
There are many species of spiders in the world, about 40,000! That may not be your most favorite fact to learn, but the good news is that we live in an area that doesn’t include all of those species. In fact, we’ve narrowed down the most common spiders we see enter New England homes to just three.