Falmouth

This northern Portland suburb borders Casco Bay and was originally a neighborhood called New Casco when it was part of a larger collection of communities surrounding the bay. In it's early years it was full of unrest with Caso Bay representing the border between European and Native American settlements. In the modern day, cities of Cape Elizabeth, Portland, and Westbrook established their own cities/towns and seceded from Falmouth. Fishing and farming were principle trades along with shipbuilding and brickmakers.

Falmouth's location is ideal. It's along the ocean, has a great public school system, and contains many desirable neighborhoods. It is one of the most affluent towns in Maine and home to three private golf clubs and the Portland Yacht Club. Highlights include Mackworth Island State Park, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, and Maine State Ballet. Also, Falmouth is only a few minutes away from Portland.

Among other pests, Falmouth is home to ticks, mosquitoes, ants, and mice. To learn more about how Green Shield can help you, click here or call (207) 815-1003 !

The Importance of Professional Mosquito Control in Falmouth

What is the deadliest organism on earth? Looks are deceiving because it's the mosquito! They're not fast or strong and have short lifespans, but the diseases and viruses they spread are no joke. Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus are just two of the many diseases mosquitoes can pass along in their travels.

Your best case scenario when you meet a mosquito is the annoying itch that takes days to go away. What's worse is that preventing mosquitoes is the biggest challenge most pest control companies face in Falmouth. Because they are attracted to humans, mosquitoes are not content to just fly around nearby your house; they want to be on your warm skin consuming your blood. Another challenge is that they can fly right over pesticides sprayed on the ground to get to their meal.

Summer conditions of less clothing, warm weather, and even alcohol outside on your back deck is the perfect storm for them hanging around until fall or winter.

To combat this annoyance, it's important you target your tree line and landscaping with a mosquito fogger, spraying ten feet high in certain places. This targets their nesting sites and creates an effective barrier between you and mosquitoes. At Green Shield Pest Solutions we provide a thorough and affordable monthly service and guarantee results! We can be reached herehere or called directly at (207) 815-1003 .

Identifying and Treating Carpenter Ants in your Falmouth Home

Homes in Maine are well built to withstand the elements and are expensive. However, even a well-built home in Falmouth isn't immune to potential carpenter ant damage. It can happen to anyone! Though termites can be scarier, carpenter ants can do the same amount of damage and are much more common in Maine.

It's a little known fact that carpenter ants don't actually eat wood, but simply displace it as they crawl through and create nests. This action can threaten the integrity of the foundation and cause significant and costly damage. On top of this, they leave dangerous bacteria behind your walls in search for food.

Here are the signs:

  1. Unlike a mouse's scratching, carpenter ant infestations sound like a light rustling behind the walls.
  2. Saw-dust along the baseboards.
  3. Large black ant sightings inside.
  4. Wings which are shed around window sills and vents.

Unlike their smaller relative, the sugar ant, carpenter ants can be difficult to get rid of on your own. Store-bought sprays only impact a small portion of the colony and timing is crucial. Green Shield Pest Solutions uses family-friendly products which can be applied to cracks and crevices inside your home, allowing carpenter ants to carry an effective product back to their nests and impact the rest of the colony. For more information or to get a free quote, reach out to us here or call (207) 815-1003 !