Windham, ME

Windham is part of Cumberland County with a population of over 17,000 residents. It includes the villages of North Windham and South Windham. It was settled in 1735 and granted township two years later. Population levels remained around 2,000 from 1820-1940, but began climbing for 30 years, and then tripled from 1970-2010.

North Windham lies adjacent to Sebago Lake and on the shore of Little Sebago Lake at the junction of US Route 302 and Maine Routes 35 and 115. These lakes attract many visitors for vacations and recreational activities during the summer months.

However, with its lakes also comes an inviting atmosphere for ticks, mosquitoes, and ants in Windham. Green Shield Pest Solutions is your one-stop shop for not only tick and mosquito control, but removing any insects which are also living near your home in the beautiful city of Windham. To learn more about how Green Shield can benefit your home or business, click here.

Why do I have ticks near my Windham home?

Unfortunately, Maine is home to a large population of ticks. Because of the abundance of trees, most Mainers are not surrounded by picket fences and thousands of houses in close proximity like many metropolitan areas. Most backyards are lined with wooded or brushy areas where ticks like to live. This means if you get close to the woods at any time during the summer, you will most likely encounter ticks.

Ticks can attach themselves to any part of your body or your dog's body, being especially difficult to spot on dark-colored dogs. Ticks do not move quickly but when they attach themselves to you, it could create a tick infestation inside once the tick reproduces, laying their eggs near baseboards, windows, and the edges of rugs and curtains.

Be sure check you and your loved ones for ticks upon returning home from walking in the woods. Because ticks like areas that are warm and moist, don't simply glance at your legs and arms but inspect places that collect sweat like under your armits and groin.

Lyme disease is a very real and horrible disease. You should see a doctor right away if you have symptoms such as fever, chills, body aches, headaches, fatigue, or a rash. Early diagnosis is essential to prevent any long-term problems associated with lyme disease.

To control ticks in the places nearby your home, Green Shield Pest Solutions is well-equipped to handle current or potential infestations, providing a barrier of protection around the treeline of your home and targeting landscaping and lawn. For more information, please contact us at (207) 815-1003 or go here.

How to spot carpenter ants in Windham, ME.

Not to be confused with termites, carpenter ants can also destroy a well-built home, seriously impacting its structural integrity. It's a great idea to familiarize yourself with the difference between a carpenter ant, house ant, or pavement ant so that you are able to take action if needed.

So, let's identify one. Carpenter ants measure up to a half-inch, and though they have gray or yellowish hairs, the basic black color is still obvious (except on red carpenter ants, which are smaller at about ΒΌ inch).

One of the best ways to identify a carpenter ant as opposed to a house ant of pavement ant is by the petiole, the nodes (or bumps) that connect the thorax and abdomen (2nd and 3rd parts). As you can see in the picture above, carpenter ants have one node. Pavement ants have two and house ants have one which is hidden by the abdomen (looking like they have none). See the carpenter ant guide here for more information on identification and treatment.

Getting help from an experienced pest control company is the best way to be proactive is you suspect you have carpenter ants. Many that live in wooded areas employ Green Shield Pest Solutions to provide peace of mind through tried and true preventive measures. Get in touch today with a professional at Green Shield Pest Solutions by clicking here or calling (207) 815-1003.