Named after the English Isle of Portland, Dorset, Portland is Maine's largest city with a population of 68,408. The Greater Portland metro area contains over a half a million people, the 105th largest in the United States. The economy relies mostly on tourism, the city's Old Port district containing some of the most beautiful 19th century architecture, night life, and restaurants. Portland has it all, with an active waterfront that supports fishing and commercial shipping. Portland's economy is tourism-driven, attracting all walks of life who wish to enjoy an experience you can't find anywhere else in the world.
Due to the city's plentiful restaurant options, and like any city, Portland does have its fair share of rodents looking for trash. With congestion also brings ants who are attracted to a variety of different food humans enjoy. For help with these issues and many more, Green Shield Pest Solutions is only a few miles away. To learn more about how Green Shield can help, click here or call (207) 815-1003!
Own a business in Portland or Southern Maine and have pests? You're in the majority. Pests are attracted to places where people work, play, and live, often making your business, their business. Because of the varying types of businesses in Maine, there is no "one size fits all" solution for pest issues. The treatment in a restaurant varies wildly from an industrial facility. With commercial pest control, inspection is of the utmost importance. Pests are often dwelling is vastly different locations based on the type of business.
When you hire Green Shield you can expect us to
- Listen. Because you spend the most time at your business, we start with you giving us a tour of your business, asking questions along the way.
- Customize. We want to know what you do and how it could be attracting insects or rodents. We take lots of notes.
- Develop and implement a treatment plan that focuses on keeping pests out of your business for the long-run.
- Document. We're big on note-taking, allowing us to make progress at each visit.
- Give advice. There are things you can do as you operate your business to avoid attracting certain pests. Some of that is common sense like keeping the area clean, but also, an outside trained eye will notice an entry-point that you could have walked past for years.
With over 15 years of experience, we only hire the best technicians. They are fully licensed, insured, and trained better than anyone in the industry. For more information on how Green Shield Pest Solutions can protect your business, contact us here or call us directly at (207) 815-1003!.
The noises, the smells, the droppings... the signs of mice can be a sensory-overload, one which can ruin your living or working experience in Portland. Cities and rodents have always lived in harmony, and unfortunately, Portland is no different. Even Maine's harshest winter cannot stop rodents from finding a way in. In fact, often the cold motivates them a little bit more. Like any living organism, survival comes first and foremost, and they are good at it. This will to live creates the following problems.
Property Damage: The cost of owning a home or business only goes up, and it goes even higher when rodents move in. Rodents must chew on things to wear down their ever-growing teeth. Some of the most common things rodents chew on include piping, structural beams, coats, and furniture. Rodents have even been known to chew on wires, starting fires in the process.
Disease: Rodents will crawl through sewage, garbage, and other bacteria-laden surfaces while foraging for food. Plague, tularemia, leptospirosis and hantavirus are just a few diseases they spread every year to unsuspecting victims. Every year, millions of dollars are lost because of rodent contamination.
Annoyance: We receive calls every week from a homeowner who lies in bed frustrated as they listen to what sounds like a herd of wildebeests above their head. The sounds and smells of rodents can be among the worst known to man, especially if you are a light sleeper. The droppings are disturbing, especially if there are babies or toddlers nearby who are frequently playing low to the ground.
At Green Shield Pest Solutions we provide a thorough and affordable service and guarantee results! We can be reached here or called directly at (207) 815-1003!