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Does Maine Have A Tick Problem?

Unfortunately for Maine residents, ticks have been a regular part of our lives for years now. We’ve stayed on paths while hiking to avoid wooded areas where these biting insects hang out. We’ve become experts at inspecting ourselves, our kids, and our pets after spending any amount of time outdoors. We’ve also watched the number of Lyme disease cases associated with infected deer ticks… Read More >

2022 Expected To Be The Worst For Browntail Moth Caterpillars On Record

Yes, it’s true. This year, Maine is facing the worst browntail moth infestation since these deciduous tree defoliating, rash causing caterpillars arrived in our state over 100 years ago!  For those of you who aren’t too familiar with this particular pest problem, F.L. Harvey first detected them in Kittery in 1899.  So why this year? Why are browntail moth caterpillar populations expected to… Read More >

Are You Ready For Tick Season In Maine?

In just a few days we’ll be welcoming spring in Maine which means eventually we’ll see warmer temps, melting snow, and green lawns. Are you already dreaming of relaxing on the deck, watching the kids play in the yard, and absorbing all the Vitamin D you can? Though we don’t really like to be a Debbie Downer, we’d be remiss if we did not issue a spring pest warning. Unfortunately, the… Read More >

How To Get Rid Of Odorous House Ants In Walls

Six more weeks of winter, that’s what we have to look forward to. At least that’s what Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow decreed last month and since it’s been downright frigid here in the north, he may be right this year (point of fact- he’s not been right very often in the last 100+ years). Either way, we’re in the home stretch and it won’t be long before spring arrives and with it the… Read More >

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