Benson Pest Management is a Maine based family owned pest control company servicing Bangor, Maine and the surrounding communities of Bar Harbor, Trenton, Somesville, South West Harbor, Seal Harbor, North East Harbor, Deere Isle, Stonington, Blue Hill, Castine, Brooklin, Penobscot, Orland, Ellsworth, Dedham, Holden, Lincoln, Enfield, Bangor, Hampden, Carmel, Brewer, Old Town, Orono, Bradley, Milford, Machias, Harrington, Milbridge, Hancock and Sorrento.
Benson Pest Management of Maine uses the latest in green pest control technologies and products, and always uses humane trapping technologies. We not only care for your home, we care for you, your family and your pets
Benson Pest Management is a Maine licensed Animal Damage Control Agent, insured with years of experience in the pest control business. We implement the most effective technologies to give you the quality care you expect. Benson Pest Management of Maine only offers you experienced, polite and resourceful Pest Control Specialists to give your home or business the effective solution(s) your home or business needs to keep pests away. We use the latest in green pest control technologies and products and always use humane trapping technologies .
Carpenter ants are the most common wood damaging insect in Maine. A mature carpenter ant colony can have several thousand individuals in the colony. Having polymorphic workers the ants can vary in size. The signs of a carpenter ant infestation include sawdust piles in the home , also known as frass, noises in the walls, ants showing up in the living quarters on a consistent basis, and flying winged reproductive ants commonly mistaken for termites in the home. In Maine carpenter ants appear as a black ant usually 1/8 to 1/2 inch long.
It's important to address a carpenter ant infestation to prevent damage to a building. Carpenter ant nests can be difficult to locate at times because they are usually located in a wall , sill plate or even an attic area. A thorough inspection of the home can sometimes lead to the discovery of the nest or nests. The ants are deep in the wood generally because of their habit of excavating wood to enlarge the nest. Many times we are contacted after repeated attempts of home remedies which can be effective at killing some of the ants but not eliminating the ant problem. With the materials available today to the licensed pest control professional, carpenter ant problems can usually be resolved quickly and effectively. The treatment for the ants may involve a wall void treatment, baits and a exterior perimeter treatment or a combination of these. Our carpenter ant program at Benson Pest Management has been developed over years of experience in dealing with this pest. We are proud to provide a warranty with our work.
Mice and rats are a very common household problem in Maine. And as the weather gets colder that's the time of year when mice make their way into homes. To keep a healthy environment in your home it's important to keep these pests in check. There are many reasons to prevent mice from entering your home or structure. They transmit disease, chew through wood and wiring and can contaminate food. I Rodents can shed waste throughout the household including attics, basements and food preparation areas and are often heard scurrying through attics and walls.
A thorough inspection is a necessity when dealing with rodents since there are many variables in dealing with these pests. Mice and rats will make a home anywhere they can access food and cover, including farm buildings, under houses, rubbish dumps and even sewage systems. Benson Pest Management can come up with a rodent management plan that may include wiring off areas, know as exclusion, bait stations, sanitation and or traps. It will depend on your particular situation what the best course of action will be. Be rest assured Benson Pest Management has many years of experience in dealing with rodent nuisance problems.
Stings from yellow jackets and bald faced hornets can be very painful and run the risk of a allergic reaction in some people. They can be very aggressive at defending their nests which can be found at a variety of places. Commonly it appears as a grey paper balloon and can grow quickly as the colony expands towards late summer. Yellow jackets commonly build ground nests as well. These predatory wasps are found throughout Maine.
Benson Pest Management gets many emergency calls during the course of the summer for yellow jackets, wasps and bald faced hornets. We have the proper protective equipment to treat for these dangerous pests. Access to the nest , location of the nest will have a lot to do with the control of these stinging insects. Sometimes their nests are are built in a soffit area or other area of the home that makes the nest not accessible or visible. So the treatment of these nests usually fall into three categories. A visible nest, a hidden nest and ground nests. We have experience in treating each of these situations which will require differing strategies. We will have to do an inspection to see what the best course of action will be and discuss the expectations of the job. If we encounter a honey bee problem the preference is to have a live removal of the nest so the honey bees can live. The Honey bee populations across the country have been in steep decline and we would like to see this species preserved for future generations. Please leave this job to the professionals at Benson Pest Management.
The European Red Ant is also called the European Fire Ant; It is an invasive insect in Maine, increasing in its geographical range (particularly in coastal communities) and in its encounters with homeowners. A sign of a fire ant problem is visible mounds in the yard. These small red ants carry a bad sting that can cause burning stinging sensation and allergic reaction in some people. They aggressively defend their nest often repeatedly stinging the intruder. Where this insect has established nests, homeowners have reported that they are unable to use their yards and gardens because of repeated stings by the ants. They should be considered a hazard in the yard.
Many homeowners, business owners and public land managers currently rely on insecticides to curb this pest. Since populations seem to resurge after such treatment, this strategy appears to provide only short-term control. If you think you may have a fire ant problem please call Benson Pest Management to schedule an inspection to determine if in fact you do have fire ants and what the proper course of action would be. We deal with fire ants on a regular basis and have the solution.
These pesky squirrels can make your nights miserable if they get into your attic. They are nocturnal creatures who love to play at night and in the early morning. Once they build their nest in your garage, barn or house you're in for some frolicking times and some serious damage. Flying squirrels can cause damage by chewing on wires, insulation and wood while urinating and defecating throughout.
First things first: you've got to get them out of your garage, barn and especially your home. The first part of our job is to determine how they are getting in and make sure that those areas are closed off.
We remove the squirrels using an exclusion method that allows the squirrel to get out but they can't get back in. Of course we will be checking to see if there are any babies and will have to remove those by hand.
We are extremely familiar with these pests and can rid you of these nuisance animals with Benson Pest Management's Services.