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Why Indoor Cockroach Pests Are Capable Of Surviving Residual Insecticide Treatments

While Maine’s cool temperate climate may not be hospitable to a large number of insect pests, the most pestiferous cockroach pest species get along just fine in the Pine Tree state. The cockroach species that frequently establish infestations within homes and buildings in Maine include German, American, Oriental and brown-banded cockroach pest species, though German cockroaches are, by far, the most commonly controlled roach pests in the state. All four [...]

June 26th, 2020|

Four Reasons Why Insect Pests Gravitate Into Bathrooms

The kitchen is generally the first room in a home that comes to mind when you think of places you might find insect pests. While kitchens are insect magnets, bathrooms come in at a close second place. Insect pests love bathrooms, and many insect pests will choose to make it their home inside your home. Of course, insects are drawn to bathrooms for specific reasons, namely ones that support their [...]

June 17th, 2020|

How and What Do Insect Pests Drink?

It is well known that a variety of insect pests like cockroaches, ants, pantry pests, and maggots feed on human foods and crumbs within homes. In addition to human foods, cockroaches will eat anything that is organic, including dead insects, excrement and dead animals. Silverfish will readily eat starchy foods like oats, but they also eat dead insects, paper and glue. Some pests eat the same things indoors that they [...]

June 3rd, 2020|

Odorous House Ants Are The Most Common Ant Pests In Maine

Ants are a common insect pest that everyone has come across in their kitchen or at a picnic at some time or another. While dealing with ant pests is no one’s idea of fun, one species stands out as the most annoying and difficult to control. The odorous house ant, which is native to the U.S., has earned the honor of being the most common and difficult ant pest to [...]

May 26th, 2020|

Just One House Fly Is Filthy Enough To Spread Numerous Disease-Causing Microorganisms Within Homes

Insects like dragonflies, wasps, bees, butterflies and moths possess one set of forewings and one set of hindwings, giving them four wings in total. Insects like mosquitoes, house flies, and fungus gnats possess only one set of wings, which makes them a part of the Diptera order of insects. More than 125,000 Dipteran insect species have been documented, and this order is home to the many fly pest species that [...]

May 19th, 2020|

European Paper Wasps Frequently Nest On And Within Structures

Several wasps species can be found in Maine, including species of yellow jackets, mud daubers, and bald-faced hornets. While yellow jackets are the most aggressive wasp species and are responsible for the majority of medically significant wasp envenomation incidents, they are not the most common wasp pests encountered within and around homes in Maine. According to a recent nationwide survey of pest control professionals, the common (northern) paper wasp (P. [...]

May 12th, 2020|