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Are Mosquitoes Infected with Zika in Maine?

The recent news about the Zika virus landing in the United States has grabbed headlines over the last few months. Fortunately, most experts believe that the chances of encountering a mosquito infected with the Zika virus here in Maine is … Continue reading

10 Tips To Help Control Mosquito Breeding Areas

The absolute easiest mosquito to control is the one that is never born. That’s the principle thought behind an initiative from the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention – to educate all Mainers about the simple things they can … Continue reading

2016 Maine Tick and Mosquito Problem Update

After a long, dark and dreary winter, springtime in Maine is universally celebrated. For it brings with it more sunshine, warmer temperatures and greater opportunities to get outside and enjoy our beautiful landscape. Unfortunately, the downside to warmer temperatures also … Continue reading

Can You Prevent Winter Moths From Destroying Your Trees?

After infesting entire neighborhoods of ash, oak, and maple trees in Massachusetts over the last two decades, the destructive winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is slowly but surely making its way into portions of southern and coastal Maine now too. Although … Continue reading

Prime Time for Lyme: How to Protect Yourself From Ticks

It might seem like New England’s recent long, brutal, snow-packed winter would assist in combatting tick populations come spring, but the bad news is that the abundant snow might actually have acted as a protective blanket for them1. It’s no … Continue reading

The Homeowner’s Guide to Effective Mosquito Control

Now that we’ve (finally!) shaken off the last of the winter snow, most of us have started daydreaming about summer barbecues, trips to the seashore, late night campfires, and lighter-weight clothing. In our neck of the woods, summer is perhaps … Continue reading

Summer Tick & Mosquito Control: Protecting Your Kids and Pets

With their unassuming size and stature, it would seem that ticks and mosquitoes are simply an annoying reality about living in the Northeast – especially here in Maine. Don’t let their minuscule presence fool you. These small creatures can be … Continue reading

How You Can Prevent Winter Moths

Winter moths can devastate affected trees. The good news is winter moths are entirely preventable with the right knowledge, tools and timing. Winter moths are invasive pests that arrived in New England by way of Europe. They feed on the … Continue reading

Professional Pest Control: Mosquitoes, Ticks, Grubs, Winter Moths – Oh My!

Insects are capable of ruining your lawn, trees and gardens. That’s why many homeowners’ first instinct is to eradicate them with pesticides. However, jumping the gun when it comes to pest control is never a good idea, because the underlying … Continue reading

Mosquito Infestation: What Works and What Doesn’t

Everybody wants to get rid of mosquitoes, and this undeniable fact is reflected in the ever-growing number of pest control products available to consumers today. However, the majority of the big claims and promises that these products make don’t often … Continue reading

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