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The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Wasp Control

The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Wasp Control

Dealing with a wasp nest is no joke. Not that you probably need convincing. These angry little buggers are well known to be fierce, territorial and frankly quite painful to encounter. Yet rather than leave it to a professional – many still opt to face these ill-tempered creatures head on. Let’s just say they like… Read more »

Why the Fuss over Fire Ants?

Why the Fuss over Fire Ants?

Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day in New England- the sun is bright and warm, and perhaps there’s even a faint coastal breeze. You’re playing with your children outside when suddenly you feel sharp, painful stings all over your leg. You look down, expecting a hornet or wasp, and see your leg covered with tiny… Read more »

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

It’s a beautiful spring day, and you are totally ready to get outside, enjoy some fresh spring air and even start tackling the springtime yard cleanup. Amongst all the raking, mulching and paint touch ups, you come across what looks like an old dormant wasp nest hanging from the eaves of the house. What to… Read more »

Uh Oh! Wasps in the Walls!

Uh Oh! Wasps in the Walls!

Honey – what’s that noise? …It’s a weird buzzing sound coming from the walls.  Maybe you have had a similar conversation at home?  Perhaps you have even seen some of them buzzing around the inside of your home? You might be tempted to go to your local hardware or home supply store and buy a… Read more »

Five Facts About Wasps

Five Facts About Wasps

Most people are not very fond of wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets.  Especially when encountered around or even on your home, at a picnic or a barbecue.  And why not?  These little critters can pack quite the punch, with their very painful stings. RELATED: How to Treat Bee & Wasp Stings However, here are some fascinating… Read more »

That Stings!  How to Treat Bee & Wasp Stings

That Stings! How to Treat Bee & Wasp Stings

Now that we are finally able to get out and enjoy all the wonders of longer, warm, summer days, we are also more likely to encounter nature’s critters and insects.  Some of which may even leave us with a painful memory, we would rather not reflect back on.  If you have ever been stung by… Read more »

Bumblebees vs. Honeybees:  What Are the Differences?

Bumblebees vs. Honeybees: What Are the Differences?

Aside from the recent cold snap, the calendar tells me that spring is here.  Spring always makes me think of sitting on the porch at my parent’s old farmhouse, and listening to the overwhelming buzz of the bees as they did their work on the rose bushes surrounding it.   Now, more than ever, the… Read more »

Wasp Control: Keep Your Backyard Wasp Free

Wasp Control: Keep Your Backyard Wasp Free

Wasps can pose a serious threat. These stinging pests are known to have a bad temper and often sting without even being provoked. Preventing these pests from building nests in and around your home is the best way to keep you and your family safe.

What’s Buzzing Around Your Home?

What’s Buzzing Around Your Home?

By: Matthew Campbell As a pest management professional, it doesn’t surprise me that most people don’t know the difference between a paper wasp, a yellowjacket, a hornet, and a cicada killer. When one’s buzzing around our children or nesting around our home, our instinct isn’t to stop and wonder. But if you are curious, here’s how… Read more »

Fire Ant Infestations In Maine

Fire Ant Infestations In Maine

If you are seeing tiny, reddish colored ants around your property, you may have a fire ant infestation. Eastern European fire ants were first introduced to Maine from Northern Europe via shipments of plant material. Today, homeowners must watch out for these small but mighty insects that pack a powerful sting.