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How and What Do Insect Pests Drink?

It is well known that a variety of insect pests like cockroaches, ants, pantry pests, and maggots feed on human foods and crumbs within homes. In addition to human foods, cockroaches will eat anything that is organic, including dead insects, excrement and dead animals. Silverfish will readily eat starchy foods like oats, but they also eat dead insects, paper and glue. Some pests eat the same things indoors that they [...]

June 3rd, 2020|

Odorous House Ants Are The Most Common Ant Pests In Maine

Ants are a common insect pest that everyone has come across in their kitchen or at a picnic at some time or another. While dealing with ant pests is no one’s idea of fun, one species stands out as the most annoying and difficult to control. The odorous house ant, which is native to the U.S., has earned the honor of being the most common and difficult ant pest to [...]

May 26th, 2020|

Just One House Fly Is Filthy Enough To Spread Numerous Disease-Causing Microorganisms Within Homes

Insects like dragonflies, wasps, bees, butterflies and moths possess one set of forewings and one set of hindwings, giving them four wings in total. Insects like mosquitoes, house flies, and fungus gnats possess only one set of wings, which makes them a part of the Diptera order of insects. More than 125,000 Dipteran insect species have been documented, and this order is home to the many fly pest species that [...]

May 19th, 2020|

European Paper Wasps Frequently Nest On And Within Structures

Several wasps species can be found in Maine, including species of yellow jackets, mud daubers, and bald-faced hornets. While yellow jackets are the most aggressive wasp species and are responsible for the majority of medically significant wasp envenomation incidents, they are not the most common wasp pests encountered within and around homes in Maine. According to a recent nationwide survey of pest control professionals, the common (northern) paper wasp (P. [...]

May 12th, 2020|

Carpenter Ants Are The Predominant Ant Pests In Maine

Along with cockroaches and flies, ants are the most common insect pests of homes in Maine. Some of the most commonly controlled ant pest species in homes include black carpenter ants, pavement ants, odorous house ants and Pharaoh ants. It is not uncommon for homeowners in Maine to find relatively large sized ants indoors where they often make their way into kitchens to locate and gather food crumbs. In some [...]

May 7th, 2020|

Improved Ventilation Can Make Environment Unlivable For Cockroaches

American, German, Oriental, and brown-banded cockroaches are indoor pests that can be found throughout the United States, including Maine. German cockroaches are responsible for virtually every cockroach infestation that occurs within residential homes in Maine, and this species is notable for dwelling solely within indoor environments. German cockroaches are around ½ inch in length, similar to the brown-banded cockroach, which is the only other domestic cockroach species in the US. [...]

April 28th, 2020|