Which Ant Species Are Known For Invading Homes In Maine? And Can They Cause Damage To Property?

Your home could be spotless, but if one stray crumb is somehow left out on the floor or countertop, you will most likely see ants marching in line to come and retrieve the morsel of food. They ruin our picnics, take over our yards, and even invade our homes. They constantly march forward in search of bits of food, across your floor, along your countertops, and even up the wall. [...]

April 3rd, 2019|

Residents Of Maine Are At The Greatest Risk Of Coming Into Contact With This Poisonous Caterpillar Species

The browntail moth caterpillar is an invasive insect species that is found only in Maine and Cape Cod. When this insect is in its larval/caterpillar form, it damages trees, particularly fruit and oak trees. But this caterpillar is also considered a threat to public health, as this species possesses numerous poisonous hairs that protrude from its body like the quills on a porcupine. Although this caterpillar is categorized as an [...]

March 25th, 2019|

Bed Bug Infestations Have Been Causing Civil Unrest In Maine

The most well known insect pests, such as cockroaches, termites, and mosquitoes, are typically associated with warm and humid climatic conditions. This is why everyone expects to be eaten alive by mosquitoes while vacationing in Florida. Considering the relatively cold winters and temperate summers in Maine, the state is not commonly associated with insect pest activity. But this is a mistake, as Maine leads all other US states in the [...]

March 18th, 2019|

The Infamous Insect Pests That Have Long Invaded Homes In Maine Are A Serious Nuisance

For some residents of the United States, the name “earwig” will immediately conjure up old wives tales about the insect’s purported habit of invading people’s brains through the ears. Of course, such stories are entirely fictional, but despite their harmlessness, these insects are considered a major nuisance pest throughout the US, particularly within the state of Maine. Calls to pest control professionals concerning earwig infestations have been on the rise [...]

March 11th, 2019|

The Mice are Coming

As the overnight temperatures cool and we all crank up the heat there is a small furry creature looking to come inside. Mice make an appearance in almost every home eventually. Whether you have brand new construction or a sprawling farm house these persistent rodents always seem to find a way. Any opening as large as a number 2 pencil is an access point for a mouse. Forgot to close [...]

February 2nd, 2018|