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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|

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|

Large Group Of Terrifying Arachnids That Have No Business In Maine Were Found Within A Hotel Room Over The Weekend

Coming across one tarantula on its own can be terrifying, but discovering a room filled with dozens and dozens of hairy spiders is like something out of a horror movie. One motel manager in Norway, Maine got the surprise of his life when he walked into one of his motel rooms to collect payment from a customer and found that the person had been hiding 53 spiders in his room, [...]

July 21st, 2020|