There are three cockroach pest species that can be found within homes and buildings in Maine. The American cockroach may be the most recognizable due to its standard 2 inch body length, but the German cockroach is by far the most commonly encountered cockroach species in Maine households. Both the brown-banded cockroach and the German cockroach grow to be only a half inch in body length, and both of these [...]
Carpet Beetles Will Infest Clothing, Furniture And Stored Food Products, But How Did The Non-Native Insect Pests Arrive In Maine?
Carpet beetles are considered one of the most significant insect pest groups within the state of Maine. Carpet beetles are known for inflicting damage to just about every type of textile fabric that exists, and they also gravitate toward stored food products within homes. In order to understand the frustration of experiencing a carpet beetle infestation, it should be known that carpet beetle infestations are often confused with bed bug [...]
All residents of Maine are, unfortunately, familiar with the airborne insect pests known commonly as “black flies”. Unlike subtropical Florida, where the hot and humid climate provides a diverse array of insect pest species with an ideal habitat, Maine is not usually associated with swarms of biting insects. However, black flies thrive near sources of cold flowing water where the climate is relatively cool, which explains why black flies are [...]
The Giant Insects That Maine Residents Often Mistake For Flying Cockroaches Cockroach infestations within homes and buildings are certainly not rare in the state of Maine, as three common species, the American cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach and the German cockroach, can be found indoors in all regions of the state. The German cockroach is the most common roach pest that infests homes in the Maine, and the adults are easily [...]
Most people assume that yellow jackets consist of only one insect species, but there are actually several yellow jacket species distributed all over the United States. Venomous insects are not commonly associated with the state of Maine since it is easy for people to assume that the relatively short summer in the state does not allow the insects to thrive. But as it happens, most yellow jacket species in the [...]
With the exception of the numerous tree-eating pests that damage forests in Maine, most non-Mainers don’t associate the state with problematic insect pests issues. Although Maine may not be home to dangerous scorpions or an abundance of economically costly termite infestations, it would be a mistake to assume that Main’s residents are free from injurious or damaging household insect pests. For example, a variety of venomous bees, wasps and spiders [...]