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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 >

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 >

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