Close Relative Of The Black Widow Is A Fixture Within Maine Households, And They Can Inflict Painful And Dangerous Bites To Humans

There does exist a small minority of people who consider tarantulas to be ideal pets, but most people do not consider arachnids of any sort to be approachable. Although spiders may appear threatening, it is now generally accepted that the vast majority of the world’s nearly 40,000 spider species are largely harmless to humans. Of the 3,000 spider species that have been documented in North America, only two are commonly [...]

June 18th, 2019|

Bed Bug Feces Can Make People Sick Within Their Own Homes

Bed Bug Feces Can Make People Sick Within Their Own Homes Bed bugs have long been considered a nuisance insect pest, one that can literally drive some people mad. As horrible as they are to deal with, though, they’ve never been considered a serious danger to our health, as they don’t seem to carry any diseases, which could then be passed on to us humans. Scientists have studied them exhaustively [...]

June 10th, 2019|

Brown-Banded Cockroaches Will Infest Every Home In A Neighborhood, Even The Most Sanitary Ones

There are three cockroach pest species that can be found within homes and buildings in Maine. The American cockroach may be the most recognizable due to its standard 2 inch body length, but the German cockroach is by far the most commonly encountered cockroach species in Maine households. Both the brown-banded cockroach and the German cockroach grow to be only a half inch in body length, and both of these [...]

June 4th, 2019|

Carpet Beetles Will Infest Clothing, Furniture And Stored Food Products, But How Did The Non-Native Insect Pests Arrive In Maine?

Carpet beetles are considered one of the most significant insect pest groups within the state of Maine. Carpet beetles are known for inflicting damage to just about every type of textile fabric that exists, and they also gravitate toward stored food products within homes. In order to understand the frustration of experiencing a carpet beetle infestation, it should be known that carpet beetle infestations are often confused with bed bug [...]

May 29th, 2019|

When Are Residents Of Maine At The Greatest Risk Of Sustaining Black Fly Bites

All residents of Maine are, unfortunately, familiar with the airborne insect pests known commonly as “black flies”. Unlike subtropical Florida, where the hot and humid climate provides a diverse array of insect pest species with an ideal habitat, Maine is not usually associated with swarms of biting insects. However, black flies thrive near sources of cold flowing water where the climate is relatively cool, which explains why black flies are [...]

May 20th, 2019|

The Giant Insects That Maine Residents Often Mistake For Flying Cockroaches

The Giant Insects That Maine Residents Often Mistake For Flying Cockroaches Cockroach infestations within homes and buildings are certainly not rare in the state of Maine, as three common species, the American cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach and the German cockroach, can be found indoors in all regions of the state. The German cockroach is the most common roach pest that infests homes in the Maine, and the adults are easily [...]

May 14th, 2019|