Why Yellow Jackets Are Particularly Dangerous During The Late Summer And Early Fall

Yellow jackets and other wasps feed on numerous types of insects, including common insect pests to gardens. Because of this, some gardeners appreciate a healthy wasp population in their yard, but from August until October, wasp populations reach their peak. Also, due to the decrease in available insect-meals come fall, yellow jackets gravitate into residential areas in order to scavenge for human food sources. During the late summer and early [...]

August 14th, 2019|

How Many Different Ways Is Heat Used To Eradicate Insect Infestations?

Many people have heard of insect pest heat treatments, but few understand how pest control professionals use heat to eliminate indoor and outdoor insect pest infestations. Over the course of human history, everything from fire to microwaves have been used to kill insect pests with heat. Humans have used the heat from fire to kill bugs, and to prevent infestations on skin and in dwellings for thousands of years. Today, [...]

August 5th, 2019|

You Wouldn’t Believe How Often Black Widows Are Found Within Grocery Stores In Maine

Several large spider species can be found within Maine households. Some of these spiders include wolf spiders, yellow-sac spiders, false black widow spiders and ground spiders. While many residents of Maine may believe that they have spotted black widow specimens in the state, not one of America’s three black widow species are native to Maine. It is not uncommon for people to confuse the false black widows with true black [...]

July 30th, 2019|

How Did The Dangerous And Invasive European Red Fire Ant Arrive In Maine?

The Myrica rubra ant species, or the “European fire ant,” as the species is more commonly known, originated from Europe, making this species an aptly named pest within the northeast United States where it has long maintained an invasive habitat. Like its red-imported fire ant relative, the European fire ant does not often invade homes, but they do invade residential yards where they can cause damage to lawns and gardens. [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

How Should Residents Respond To The Presence Of Indoor Spiders And Their Webs In Maine

Maine is home to more than 300 documented spider species, some of which appear menacing and unusually large in size for arachnid specimens that are native to the far northeast. Whether a person is an arachnophobe or not, it seems likely that just about anyone would, at the very least, become startled upon finding, say, a large and hairy wolf spider crawling about within his/her shower, shoe or bed. The [...]

July 16th, 2019|

Can Bed Bugs, Spiders, Roaches And Other Pests Continue To Be A Problem Indoors After Being Removed With A Vacuum Cleaner?

Finding bugs around a home is disconcerting to most people, especially when the bugs are insects like cockroaches or dreaded bed bugs. While most arachnids do not often infest homes in large numbers, the mere sight of one single large and hairy spider can send homeowners running to the nearest pest control company. It would be a mistake to assume that the climate in Maine is too cold to allow [...]

July 8th, 2019|