Pine State's Recent Blogs

The Importance Of Honey Bees

Did you know that Aristotle was a beekeeper? So maybe we cannot say with 100% accuracy that he was but records indicate that at one point in his life he was in possession of a beehive and that he was so curious about it, he tried to build a window in it so that he could watch the inner workings. As you can well imagine he wasn’t successful in that particular endeavor but only because those… Read More >

Are Yellow Jackets Dangerous & Other FAQs

If it seems like yellow jackets are more of a problem right now around your Maine home, you’re right! Even Maine.gov agrees and notes that these wasps become a nuisance from August through October. We also touched on this and explained why in our blog post, Why Are Wasps So Active In August? but here’s a quick summary in case you missed it.  Larger wasp populations, depleting natural food… Read More >

What Attracts Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants in Maine are common structure infesting ants that are naturally drawn to bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms as well as other rooms that are prone to – you may have already guessed it – moisture issues. While moisture is a strong attractant for carpenter ants, it’s not the only thing that will draw the big black ants to your home. Read on to learn more about the connection… Read More >

Why Are Wasps So Active In August?

As the end of summer approaches, you might assume yellow jackets and wasp activity will calm down but unfortunately that is not the case. In fact, rather than slowing down wasps in Auburn, Portland, and throughout Maine will seemingly shift gears and start becoming even more of a nuisance at BBQs and other outdoor activities.  In today’s blog post, we’ll explain why this change in behavior… Read More >

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