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Are You Seeing More Carpenter Ants This Summer?

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a significant uptick in carpenter ant activity in and around homes, and really, it’s not all that surprising given that it’s been quite warm and there’s plenty of food to feed a growing colony. If you’re worried about carpenter ants infesting your property, read on to learn more about this wood-destroying ant including how to identify carpenter ant… Read More >

Are Bed Bugs Worse In The Summer?

If you’re planning a vacation this summer, you’re in good company. According to this article, people are determined to go away this year despite increased costs associated with flights and gas prices as well as other travel annoyances and safety concerns. If you’re one of the estimated 208 million Americans this summer with travel plans, we wish you a great vacation and also issue a warning… Read More >

Can Food Repel Mosquitoes?

Mosquito bites – they’re itchy and annoying. Worse, they have the potential to transmit mosquito-borne illnesses. If you’ve lived in Maine long enough, you know the chances of encountering these biting pests once summer is in full swing is almost guaranteed but did you know that there are claims that you can repel mosquitoes by eating certain foods? Read More >

How To Avoid Bed Bugs On Vacation

What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at your vacation destination? Do you change out of your traveling clothes and dart over to the nearest amusement? Do you hit the pool for a little R & R? Do you grab a nap and recharge your batteries (literally and figuratively)? While we certainly cannot fault you for choosing any of those options, we have a better one in mind and that is to check… Read More >

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