Pine State's Recent Blogs

Does Mowing Help With Ticks?

Ticks are not just a nuisance; they can pose serious health risks to humans and pets, transmitting illness like Lyme disease. While there are various tick prevention strategies, one often overlooked solution lies right in our backyards—literally. Maintaining a well-mowed lawn isn't just about aesthetics; it's also a great way to reduce tick habitats and potentially lower the chances of… Read More >

Why Ants Return Every Spring & How To Deal With Them

As soon as the temperatures rise, ants seem to appear out of nowhere, invading homes and making nuisances of themselves. But why do ants come back every spring like clockwork, and what can Maine homeowners do to keep these pests from infesting their kitchens, bathrooms, and properties? In today’s blog, we’ll uncover the reasons behind the annual ant invasion and discuss effective strategies… Read More >

Tick Season Off To An Early Start Despite Spring Storms

Many of us here in Maine are eagerly waiting for the arrival of real spring. Although the calendar indicated that the season officially began last month, the weather has been unpredictable ever since, leaving us on a roller coaster ride of temperature fluctuations and late snow and ice. It’s hard enough trying to figure out what to wear on any given day, let alone predict whether this crazy… Read More >

Why Pests Love Maine Basements

Many Maine homeowners have yet to realize the full potential of their basements. In the past, basements were mainly used for doing laundry, housing the wood stove and/or furnace, storing furniture and belongings, and other similar functions. However, times have changed, and basements have become much more versatile, serving as entertainment spaces, home gyms, man-caves, and even in-law apartments… Read More >

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