DATE POSTED: March 7, 2019
After a lengthy winter, most of us are more than ready for the warm weather that spring provides. We’re not the only ones. New England wildlife has managed to survive the worst elements winter could throw at them and they’re ready for a break. Unfortunately for homeowners, spring typically provides the perfect opportunity for wildlife to invade and do damage to New England yards.
DATE POSTED: September 28, 2018
While spring and summer are ideal for insect infestations in New England, the fall and winter will generally bring more problems, when wildlife pests are preparing for winter. In the South Portland area, homeowners need to be prepared to defend their homes against raccoons, skunks, moles, and voles, and the damage they can cause.
DATE POSTED: December 19, 2016
There is a common myth that pests like rodents and insects are not as active in the winter months. That can’t be any farther from the truth. In fact, you may not see these pests outside your front window, but they can be quite active in your home. Do you know the signs? Here are a few of the most common winter pests in South Portland that wear out their welcome quickly.
DATE POSTED: October 31, 2016
Chipmunks are cute. But the damage they cause isn't. These critters become pests when they get into gardens, dig holes under man-made structures, and chew on exterior wood. When they get into a home, they chew on wires, chew up insulation, make holes in sheetrock, and leave their feces and urine everywhere they go. And, like other furry animals, chipmunks can introduce parasites into a home, such…
DATE POSTED: October 27, 2016
It's a sunny warm day and as you are sipping your morning coffee and looking out your window, you notice a couple of playful squirrels bounding from tree to tree across your property. Then all of a sudden you start to hear scurrying and scratching noises in the attic; no they couldn’t be, could they? Unfortunately, the answer is yes, squirrels and other wildlife can easily take up residence…
DATE POSTED: September 7, 2016
Are you freaked out? Do you hear something squeaking in your walls? Do you hear them scratching and bumping? Or is the problem worse? Sometimes it isn't quite so obvious where bats are hiding; but before you get a flashlight and a baseball bat to figure out where the dozen or so bats that are flapping around your home came from, you may want to read the rest of this article.