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.
DATE POSTED: February 20, 2019
Did you know that spiders have a built-in antifreeze-like substance that aids them in surviving the colder months? In fact, the only thing that happens to spiders when the colder weather of winter hits is that they slow down and, eventually, if it gets cold enough, go dormant. This means that whether it is 90 degrees or zero, spiders are alive and well and are most likely searching for their…
DATE POSTED: January 17, 2019
As with any perfect storybook opening, there is always some sort of problem that arises and requires a solution. Unfortunately for us, the problem many of us face during the coldest months of the year happens to be the influx of spiders that seem to intrude during the winter.
DATE POSTED: December 10, 2018
There are a variety of spiders all over New England. When the weather cools down, it is inevitable that they will want to get indoors. Not only is it more comfortable for them, but the insects that they find delectable will also be pushed indoors.