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Lyme Disease on the Rise in Maine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi.  It is transmitted through the bite of the black-legged (deer) tick that spreads the disease heavily in the...

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Should I do it myself or hire a professional?

The first-world problem of the century: should I do it myself or hire a professional?  We all have individual skills and varying motivation to tackle DIY projects around the home.  Some will tackle all projects with zeal, being able to fix...

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Your Guide to Mice and Rats in Southern Maine

As animal lovers at Green Shield Pest Solutions, it doesn’t excite us to kill thousands of mice and rats each year.  However, the other option involves dealing with: The spreading of diseases Food contamination Gnawing on...

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Is Pest Control Necessary in the Winter?

Why are you treating my home in the winter? It’s common thinking that when temperatures drop and snow is on the ground in Maine that pests either die or pack up and leave until next year.  This is untrue.  There is no mass extinction...

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Your Guide to Locating and Treating Carpenter Ants in Maine

If you've ever seen ants, you'll know they all look the same from our heightened view. However, because carpenter ants can damage the structural integrity of your southern Maine home, it is worth knowing the difference between what one looks...

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How do I get rid of mice or rats in my Southern Maine home?

Updated: Nov 2 Can you get rid of mice or rats in your Southern Maine home? The short answer is yes! Mice and rats are no strangers to entering Cumberland County and York County homes in Southern Maine. As the temperature drops and Mainers...

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Is 2021 the year of the tick in Maine?

What will the tick population be like this year in Maine? Insect and health experts are calling for the perfect storm this year for tick populations to reach an all-time high. Specifically, Maine's mild winter in 2021 not only allowed ticks to...

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Pest Control During COVID-19

During this pandemic, Americans have been home for longer periods of time than at any time in history. Due to this, there has been more quality time at home, more cooking, and more messes, which pests love. Because of this, many have experienced an...

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