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Types Of Stinging Insects In Maine

After a long work week, there's nothing better than relaxing on the deck, watching your family swim in the pool or play in the yard. It's been a long time coming, and now that the dog days of summer have arrived and the temperatures are soaring, it's time to enjoy the time until the white stuff starts falling from the sky. We're not the only ones taking advantage of the hot, humid days either;… Read More >

Are Carpenter Ants In Maine Destructive?

It might come as a surprise, but carpenter ants can cause quite a bit of damage to Maine homes without the occupants ever knowing… that is, until the damage is uncovered or becomes apparent. It’s true, don’t let their small size fool you! These big black ants don’t mess around, and while their intent isn’t to damage property, it happens. From minor cosmetic issues to more extensive… Read More >

Unlikely Mosquito Breeding Sites in Your Yard: A Guide for Maine Residents

Summertime in Maine is a season of long days, outdoor fun, and unfortunately, mosquitoes. Most of us are familiar with the usual breeding grounds such as stagnant ponds, ditches, and birdbaths. However, there are several unexpected places in your yard where mosquitoes can thrive. Here are some tips to make your yard less mosquito-friendly and to address these unexpected breeding sites. Read More >

Summer Tick Prevention Starts In Your Own Backyard

People often associate ticks with camping trails, dense woods, and hiking trails, but the truth is that these arachnids (yes, their relatives of spiders) can be much closer to home than you might think. In fact, there’s a good chance they’re already in your backyard. Understanding how they got there and how to protect yourself against tick bites and the illnesses they spread is key to enjoying… Read More >

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