Tag: Maine

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Web Exclusive: Countless cockroaches

September 25, 2017 By
In the 2017 Cockroach Management Supplement of our September issue, we included “war stories” from pest management professionals describing their worst encounters with this pests. Below are two more creepy-crawly tales, and we invite you to share your stories either... Read more»
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Town Tree No Longer So Squirrely

December 11, 2015 By
Lewiston, Maine, came very close to being the Town Without A Christmas Tree, all thanks to some overly ambitious squirrels. Last year, the rodents chewed through the Christmas lights strung around the tree in Kennedy Park, and the town’s budget couldn’t... Read more»
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NPMA updates bed bug state regulations resource

August 31, 2015 By
Earlier this month, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) compiled its database of state-specific bed bug laws and rules into a downloadable PDF. Visit NPMAPestWorld.org/State_Bed_Bug.pdf to download the file. The last time the database was thoroughly updated was in 2013. The compilation will... Read more»
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Lone Star tick spreads to New England

June 29, 2015 By
Although the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum) doesn’t transmit Lyme disease, it brings several new threats to the tick scene in the Northeast. It is most commonly believed that climate change, which is having a major impact on tick populations... Read more»
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Ticks, Lyme disease never went away

June 3, 2015 By
A long, cold winter doesn’t have the chilling effect on tick populations you might expect. In fact, experts agree that a heavy-snow winter serves better to insulate the Lyme disease vectors until they can emerge in full force during the... Read more»
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Throwing the Book at Bed Bugs: Legislatures Wage War

June 12, 2014 By
Recent U.S. state and local statutes are beginning to reflect how legislatures are waging war against the resurgence of bed bugs. So far, Hawaii (2006), Kansas (2007), Virginia (2009), Illinois (2010), Maine (2010, 2011), New York (2010, 2011), Arizona (2011),... Read more»