Scarborough is a coastal resort town in Cumberland County. In about 1630, John V. Stratton opened a trading post on Stratton Island in Saco Bay off Scarborough’s shore. In 1631, the Plymouth Council for New England granted the “Black Point Patent” to Captain Thomas Cammock, nephew of the Earl of Warwick. Cammock built a house and began residence in 1635 on the 1,500-acre tract of land, which extended from the Spurwink River to Black Point – today this area is known as Prouts Neck. While on a voyage to the West Indies, in 1643, Thomas Cammock died in Barbados. Having no heirs, his patent was conveyed to his wife, Margaret Cammock. Settlements developed at Black Point, Blue Point (i.e., Pine Point), Dunstan (i.e., West Scarborough) and Stratton Island. By 1650, there were fifty homes. The town offered excellent fishing and farming. On July 14, 1658, the Massachusetts General Court incorporated them all as Scarborough, named for Scarborough in Yorkshire, England.
It’s no secret that Scarborough has a rich history but it’s also a tourist destination. Make sure your camera is charged since you’ll want to take home the beautiful views when you visit Higgins Beach, Pine Point Beach, Ferry Beach, and Scarborough Beach State Park. Visit Black Point Cemetery, also. Some graves date back to the 1700s! Definitely stop at Len Libby for not only amazing chocolate and confections but to see Lenny, the world’s only life-size chocolate moose. You read that right. Also, saltwater taffy, vanilla caramels, chocolate covered orange peel – we could go on and on but just talking about it is making us gain weight, so we’ll stop there. Don’t fill up on candy just yet. For dinner, you’ll want to head over to O’Reilly’s Cure Restaurant & Bar. We suggest the poutine (add corned beef – you won’t be sorry) and then the Bangers and Mash. Save room for the pazookie! Year round, people flock to Scarborough to enjoy everything it has to offer, but unfortunately, so do pests. While these bugs and rodents provide benefits to the eco-system in Scarborough, they can also be a serious problem at homes and businesses. That’s when a professional pest control expert should be called in.
Pest control services near you
Properly controlling pests in Scarborough, ME should be done on a local level. Scarborough’s pest issues are different than Cape Cod’s and way different than Vermont’s. The pest control company you choose should have knowledge and expertise in your town. That’s Waltham Pest Services. We have been servicing Maine, Connecticut, New York, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island for 130 years. That kind of expertise is unmatched in the industry. And with a branch located in nearby Scarborough, our technicians, customer services representatives, and everyone else that works at that location lives and works in the area, too. Our neighbors are your neighbors, and we treat them that way.
As the Pine Tree State, Maine is known for having everything from cities to forests. Scarborough is no exception. Warm, moist summers give way to cold winters, which means over-wintering insects, rodents, and other small wildlife need to find warm places to wait out the cold. The local extermination experts at our Scarborough, ME branch are used to dealing with mice, carpenter ants, bed bugs, termites, mosquitoes, ticks – and even the occasional cheeky raccoon or hiding bat. No matter the season, your pest control service needs will be taken care of by a local exterminator that knows the area and the pests that are common to it. In the summer, they know that the ponds and birdbaths many people have around their homes can be exactly where mosquitoes like to breed. They know that the ticks that come out during the summer months can transmit Lyme disease so while nobody can help the wooded areas around Memorial Park, they can help your backyard stay free from them. In the cooler months, they know mice can try to make their way into your garage – especially if that’s where you keep the 20 lb. bag of dog food! No matter what pest, any time of the year, our pest control treatments in Scarborough can help, including:
Wood Destroying Insect Reports (WDIR)
And Many More!
Pest control services in Scarborough, Maine
Getting rid of pests in Scarborough, ME is a job for pest control experts who are most familiar with the specific pest activity in and around Cumberland County, ME – including but not limited to Scarborough. The local expertise, knowledge, and experience provided by the professionals at Waltham Pest Services include 130 years of controlling and preventing pests in Cumberland County. We can help you quickly root out the problems you’re having with pests in or around your Scarborough, ME home or business.
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