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Common New England Spiders

DATE POSTED: June 19, 2018

The increase in the population of other pests during the summertime also leads to an increased spider presence to prey on them. While spiders have their purpose in nature, they are not often considered a welcome housemate by homeowners, and rightfully so! There are several varieties of spiders that are native to New England including sac spiders, house spiders, and black widows. Let’s take a…

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Are There Dangerous Spiders In South Portland Maine?

DATE POSTED: June 17, 2016

The two most feared spiders in the United States are the black widow and the brown recluse, and for good reason. The black widow has venom that can kill you--or at the very least--make you wish you were dead, and the brown recluse has venom that can rot flesh. Neither of these two spiders are pleasant to run into. Fortunately, South Portland and the rest of Maine does not have an indigenous…

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Keep Spiders From Invading Your South Portland Home

DATE POSTED: January 6, 2016

For most of us our first thought upon seeing a spider is not, “How can I make that little creature more comfortable and help her find a nice, secluded corner in my home to lay her eggs”; and yet it may surprise you to hear that this is exactly what many of us unintentionally do. We often do not take the time to secure our homes by filling all the cracks and gaps that we can in our…

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The Real Reasons For Winter Spiders

DATE POSTED: October 30, 2015

Have you seen more spiders inside your home lately? Have you asked a relative or a friend why those spiders are coming inside or made some guesses on your own? The common belief is that spiders enter homes to escape the cold of winter. Not only is this wrong, it is exceptionally wrong. In today's article, we're going to look at a few things you probably didn't know about house spiders. When we're…

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Eight Legs, Eight Eyes, One Creepy Problem

DATE POSTED: September 9, 2015

Spiders - to use the most technical terms possible, they are icky, creepy, send-a-tingle down your spine kind of bugs. There are not many people that don't cringe just a bit at the sight of these 8 legged arthropods. Arachnids to be exact, this class are believed to entail 40,000 different species worldwide with around 3500 of those calling America home. Thankfully of those 3500 there are really…

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