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Spider Prevention Tips For The Fall Months

Green Pest Defense offers the following spider prevention tips to help prevent contact with spiders during the Fall months: Avoid keeping clothing and shoes on the floor, especially if in an area known for spiders; consider storing inside plastic containers. Seal cracks and crevices around the home. Vacuum/sweep away webs in and around the home. Shake out all clothing that has been in the laundry basket before wearing/washing. Keep garages, [...]

September 25th, 2020|

Signs You Have A Rodent Issue | Maine Rodent Control

Droppings: Finding droppings in the home is one of the most common signs of a rodent infestation. Homeowners often find these where food is stored, such as kitchen cabinets or pantries, as well as under sinks, inside chewed cardboard boxes and along baseboards. Gnaw marks: Rodents will chew through almost any type of material to obtain food or water, causing serious damage to a home. Rats are also known to [...]

September 18th, 2020|

Foolproof Pest-Proofing Tips to Keep Pests Out of Your House This Fall

Every fall, pests and rodents go into survival mode and begin their search for a place to call home during the winter until they can go outdoors again. Unfortunately, our homes are often their top choice for a winter retreat as they provide a warm shelter and easy access to food and water. Once inside, rodents, cockroaches and other invaders can contaminate food, spread disease and more. Green Pest Defense [...]

September 8th, 2020|

The Very Common, Yet Little Known Carpenter Ant Pest Species That Homeowners Often Mistake For Structurally Harmless Nuisance Ant Pests

Most ant species that are common pests in the northeast often establish multiple nesting sites within inaccessible indoor spaces like wall voids where homeowners would never suspect to find ants hiding. The most commonly encountered ant pest species in homes and buildings in Maine include little black ants, Pharaoh ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants, all of which are known to nest within structures. Pest control professionals must conduct [...]

August 27th, 2020|

What’s The Difference Between Bloodsucking Horse Flies And Deer Flies, And Which Repellent Products Will Prevent These Pests From Biting Humans?

Many dozens of insect species belonging to the family Tabididae have been documented as inhabiting Maine, several of which are known for inflicting painful bites on human skin. Tabididae species are commonly referred to as “horse flies” and “deer flies,” and just like house flies, Tabanidae flies are “true flies” in the order Diptera. Horse flies generally refer to species belonging to the genus Tabanus, while deer flies refer to [...]

August 20th, 2020|

Why Do Millipedes Invade Homes In Large Numbers, And How Much Humidity Do Millipede Pests Need To Survive Within Homes And Buildings

All invertebrate organisms that have a segmented body contained within an exoskeleton belong to the phylum Arthropoda. The phylum Arthropoda is made up of all extinct and extant species of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods (centipedes and millipedes). More than one million living arthropod species have been documented, and arthropods account for more than 80 percent of all living animal species. Fossil evidence and taxonomic studies involving cutting edge genetic [...]

August 12th, 2020|