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Protect Your Pets From Ticks, Fleas, And Mosquitoes!

Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes Can Bug Pets, Too Summer is finally here and all members of the family, the two and four-legged variety, will be spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine.  However, pesky pests such as ticks, fleas and mosquitoes can quickly ruin a warm-weather day, especially for pets such as dogs and cats that can’t quite protect themselves the same way people do. Each of these pests [...]

April 26th, 2020|

Most Yellow Jacket Nests That Are Hidden From View Are More Hazardous Than Visible Nests

Maine is home to multiple wasp species that are categorized as stinging pests, and their nests are often encountered on residential properties in the state. It is not uncommon for residents of Maine to sustain wasp stings near their home during the summer and fall seasons, but luckily, hospitalization resulting from wasp attacks are rare in the state. However, yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets and paper wasps do not respond well [...]

April 22nd, 2020|

Pharaoh Ant Infestations Are Extremely Difficult To Eliminate

Monomorium pharaonis, better known as the “pharaoh ant,” is one of, if not the most widely distributed ant species in the world. Pharaoh ants are abundant on every continent except for Antarctica, and they are considered common indoor pests in every part of the world where they can be found. Due to their ability to thrive in a variety of different environments, it should not come as a surprise to [...]

April 15th, 2020|

How To Recognize The Most Common Carpet Beetle Pest In Maine, And How Infestations Can Be Prevented And Eliminated

While there are four species of carpet beetles that are of concern to homeowners, the most important and commonly found in homes is the black carpet beetle. Most carpet beetles look pretty similar, being less than ¼ inch long in their adult stage, oval in shape, and black in color. The larva are actually larger in size than the adults, at a little less than ½ inch in length, carrot-shaped, [...]

April 8th, 2020|

Why Black Widow Spiders Are Sometimes Found Within Maine Households

Most of the spider species commonly found within Maine households can be found throughout the United States. The spiders that are found in Maine households most frequently include Parson spiders, Fisher spiders, American house spiders, cellar spiders, jumping spiders and wolf spiders. Although some of these spiders are relatively large, hairy and frightening to look at, none are considered dangerous. However, it is not impossible to sustain a medically significant [...]

April 2nd, 2020|

Coronavirus: Message to Our Customers

During this uncertain time, our customers’ health and well being is our highest priority. As we continue monitoring developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), rest assured, we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure our customers and employees are safe. We are taking the following precautions regarding our services: Suspending all interior services/treatments unless absolutely necessary Ensuring our team wears proper gloves and masks if entering your home As [...]

March 30th, 2020|