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Bloodsucking Mosquitoes Transmit Three Diseases In The State

Due To A Recent Influx Of Mosquito Pests Around Homes, Maine CDC Authorities Are Reminding Residents That The Bloodsucking Pests Transmit Three Diseases In The State In addition to the pandemic endangering and forcing people indoors this summer, it is making the mosquito situation even worse for humans this year. The bloodsuckers seem to be getting desperate in these lean times when their usual source for a blood meal is [...]

August 2nd, 2020|

Mosquito Prevention Tips For Homeowners

Mosquito Prevention a Must For Homeowners this Season To prevent the health risks that can potentially accompany an already-pesky mosquito bite, be sure to follow these mosquito prevention tips: When spending time outdoors, apply an insect repellant containing at least 20% DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus, and reapply as directed on the label. People who are spending long amounts of time outdoors should also consider wearing long pants, long-sleeved [...]

July 27th, 2020|

Green Pest Defense cautions homeowners to leave stinging insect nests alone

As the summer season is well on its way Green Pest Defense aims to help protect the public from harmful stinging insects like wasps, yellowjackets and hornets that could be buzzing and nesting nearby. While summer is an especially ideal time for fun, relaxing activities in the yard, it is also the season during which stinging insects thrive. These insects can be very dangerous and should always be handled by [...]

July 19th, 2020|

Is It Rational To Harbor A Pronounced Fear Or Disgust Of Cockroaches?

With the possible exception of invasive ladybugs that overwinter within homes and maybe that friendly ant from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, there does not exist a single insect pest that is commonly regarded as charming and approachable. Some of the most repellent insect pests of homes and buildings include bed bugs, house flies, silverfish, fleas, flour beetles, clothes moths, earwigs, and brown marmorated stink bugs, just to name a [...]

July 15th, 2020|

Keep Yellowjackets, Wasps and Hornets from Putting a Stinger in Summer Fun

Green Pest Defense recommends heeding the following expert advice on stinging insect prevention: Seal all visible cracks and crevices to keep stingers from moving indoors, and regularly inspect around the perimeter of the home for nests. During a picnic, cover all food when outside and be sure to keep tight fitting lids on trash bins. Drink out of clear containers, as stinging insects can sneak into aluminum cans unnoticed. If [...]

July 5th, 2020|

The Bloodsucking Bed Bug Relatives That Are Also Known For Infesting Homes And Parasitizing Humans

Everyone knows and fears infestations of the dreaded bed bug, and horror stories of the difficulty in eliminating the pests are plentiful, but they are not the only member of their insect family that you need to worry about. The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is just one member of the Cimicidae family, which is comprised of bloodsucking insect pests that feed on birds and/or mammals such as humans. The [...]

July 2nd, 2020|