Flea Proof Your New Rental

September 30th, 2014

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Friends who receive an invitation to visit your new home are welcome guests. Permanent residents who are there when you move in, however, can make your life miserable until you get rid of them. Flea eggs that a previous resident’s pet left in your new home can create new generations of fleas. Biting and causing potentially dangerous health concerns, this pest presents a need for flea control in Woburn, MA. To make sure that your new apartment or rental home is safe for your family and pets, have your landlord or property manager call on Modern Pest Services for your flea control needs.

At Modern Pest Services, we specialize in eradicating fleas with effective measures that let you enjoy the peaceful use of your home. Professional flea control inWoburn,Massachusettsis the only way to completely rid your home of the dreaded pest. Stages in the life cycle of the flea provide protection from flea bombs and other DIY treatments that you may find at a home improvement store. A sticky coating on the cocoon helps it resist sweeping or vacuuming, and provides an excellent defense against ordinary chemicals.

Nature gives fleas more than a fighting chance to survive in your home. Adult females can lay as many as eight eggs after eating a blood meal. She gets sustenance for reproducing by biting a person or a pet, and laying her eggs starts a new cycle of life. Professional flea control inWoburn,Massachusettscan help eradicate fleas in any stage of life.

Family-owned and serving the community for nearly 70 years, Modern Pest Services offers superior flea control in Woburn, MA. Contact a Modern Pest Services representative today and rid your home of any unwelcome pests.

Going Batty: Seeking Bat Control in Nashua

August 14th, 2014

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Bats are a natural form of pest control, but you do not want these flying critters in your home. You should approach bats with care, and you should always consult a professional for bat control in Nashua New Hampshire.

In most cases, a healthy bat that enters your home is looking for a way to leave. Simply turning off the lights, closing the interior doors, and opening the windows should provide a clear path to freedom. If the bat is injured or behaving erratically, or the problem persists, you should immediately contact Modern Pest Services for bat control inNashua,NH.

You should never handle a bat with your bare hands. If possible, you should avoid touching the bat under any circumstances. Bats can carry and transmit rabies to humans. It is also a good idea to remove any pets from the home while a bat is present.

Bats will occupy attics and other building spaces for breeding and hibernation. Roosting bats will search for a location that is safe and warm. Unfortunately, invading bats will produce large amounts of guano or excrement, and guano can harbor a fungus that is dangerous for humans and other animals.

Bat populations in our area are fragile because the breeding process is relatively slow. Most mature female bats will only produce one pup during the birthing season. If you want to support the local bat populations, you can establish a bat house on your property. These houses provide a safe alternative to your attic, and the bats will target some of the insects in your area.

To avoid bats in your home and other buildings, you can consult an expert in professional bat control in Nashua, New Hampshire. Bats can enter the home through relatively small holes and cracks in the structure’s exterior surfaces. A Modern Pest Services wildlife control professional can help you identify and patch these entry points.

If you are unfamiliar with bats, handling an invasion can be a daunting task. To ensure that your home is properly sealed and protected from existing and potential bat infestations, contact Modern Pest Services at 844-707-7808.

Watch WMTW News’ segment for more on Modern Pest Services and bat control https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLuTv4-0u2Y

Wasp Control: Keep Your Backyard Wasp Free

August 12th, 2014

Wasp nest

Wasps can pose a serious threat to you and your family. These stinging pests are known to have a bad temper and often sting without even being provoked. Preventing these pests from building nests in and around your home is the best way to keep you and your family safe. If you are already dealing with an infestation, the best solution is professional extermination for wasp control in Dover, New Hampshire.

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Protect Your Pets this Summer

July 16th, 2014

Dog scratching fleas
Fleas and ticks can be major concerns during the summer months. Appropriate flea control in Beverly, MA and tick control in Woburn, MA can protect your pets from these dangerous parasites.

Detecting Fleas and Ticks

If you see your precious pet scratching, that does not always indicate the presence of fleas or ticks. However, excessive scratching, biting, and rubbing against surfaces can be signs of an infestation. Signs of anxiety, such as whining and growling, can also indicate pest-related distress. Combing your pet’s hair from back to front is a great way to uncover hidden pests. The ears provide a great environment for ticks, so you should carefully check your pet’s ears for parasites. Fleas will look like moving flecks of pepper. A newly attached tick will look like a flat disk protruding from the flesh, but a feeding tick will have an engorged body.

Preventing Fleas and Ticks

Having a professional treat your yard (for ticks) and home (for fleas) is one of the most effective prevention options, and your local Modern Pest control expert can apply products that specifically target these pests. You should also regularly apply an oral or topical flea and tick preventative product to your pet, as advised by your veterinarian. Many pet shampoos and powders also contain pest control compounds, so regular bathing can provide some additional protection. Additionally, flea collars and other accessories can deter parasites.

Eliminating Fleas and Ticks

Disrupting flea and tick life cycles can be difficult, so it is important to use ongoing preventative measures after you treat a flea or tick infestation. Flea control in Beverly,MA and tick control in Woburn, MA requires a combination of prevention, detection, and elimination tactics.

If you suspect that your pets and your home is infested with fleas or ticks, contact Modern Pest Control Services today! Protect yourself and your pets from these irritating pests this summer!

Spiders are Invading!

July 1st, 2014

Sometimes it seems as if spiders have invaded our homes and gardens. No matter where you look, spiders and their webs lurk behind furniture, over windows, in corners of rooms, in light fixtures, on ceilings and under cabinets. Outside, they occupy flower pots and build webs between foliage and live under eaves.

Most spiders, even if they are scary to look at, are harmless to humans. Spiders usually avoid places frequented by people. They prefer to live in places that are undisturbed, catching and feeding on unwanted insects such as moths, mosquitoes, flies and beetles. Spiders are particularly beneficial in the garden because they feed on garden pests that affect the health of plants. Although South Portland is well-known for its green spaces, you may not want to cohabitate with critters better appreciated outdoors. You can enlist the help of Modern Pest Services to devise a spider control program to take back your home from six-legged stowaways.

There are steps you can take yourself to reduce the occurrence of indoor spiders. Vacuuming regularly removes spiders and their webs. Clean behind furniture, in corners and in and around windows. Use screens to prevent other insects from entering the building. Because spiders feed on other insects, an abundance of spiders may indicate a problem with other unwanted insects as well.

While most spiders are innocuous to humans, a few species have a poisonous bite. The bites of black widow and brown recluse spiders can cause reactions in humans ranging from pain in the area of the bite to muscle cramping, fever, vomiting or difficulty breathing. Both the black widow, identifiable by a red splotch on the abdomen, and brown recluse, identifiable by a brown violin shape on its head, are common in the southeastern and western United States, but are found throughout North America. If you have a problem with spiders, the professional exterminators at Modern Pest can recommend appropriate treatment for spider control in South Portland, Maine.

Modern Pest control has locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. If you think that spiders are a problem in your home, contact Modern Pest to speak to a spider control specialist.

Rodent Control in Woburn, Massachusetts

June 24th, 2014

Imagine living in San Francisco, where news reports indicate a woman, known as “Rat girl,” has been breeding and releasing rats into the city streets for years! Fortunately, most of us aren’t directly affected by this woman’s unusual pastime. On the other hand, homeowners do need to be aware of the signs of a rodent infestation and call a rodent exterminator in Woburn, Massachusetts if necessary.

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Identifying and Controlling Carpenter Ants

June 5th, 2014

By: Matthew Campbell

New England – Maine and New Hampshire especially – has a problem with carpenter ants. Like termites, they destroy wood and weaken the integrity of your home. Across the U.S., carpenter ants are responsible for thousands of dollars in structural damage. Many homeowners in New England are aware of these destructive ants, but many don’t know what they look like or how serious an infestation is.

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Myths and Facts about Bed Bugs

May 21st, 2014

Want to prevent a bed bug infestation? Know the facts!

By: Matthew Campbell

Bed bugs have become an epidemic, infesting homes, hotels, vehicles, restaurants, and other places where people congregate. More and more people are becoming aware of this problem, and more and more people call pest management companies with preconceptions and misinformation about bed bugs. What’s important to know is that that the best way to control and prevent a bed bug infestation is to learn the facts about them. Here are some common myths about bed bugs and the correct information to set them straight.

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What’s Buzzing Around Your Home?

May 15th, 2014

Modern's Pest Management Professional, Heather Steckino, with a wasp nest

By: Matthew Campbell

As a pest management professional, it doesn’t surprise me that most people don’t know the difference between a paper wasp, a yellowjacket, a hornet, and a cicada killer. When one’s buzzing around our children or nesting around our home, our instinct isn’t to stop and wonder. But if you are curious, here’s how to tell them apart.

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Is One Treatment Enough to Get Rid of Ants?

May 7th, 2014

A group of medium-sized carpenter ants

By: Matthew Campbell

Spring is a wonderful season – migratory birds return from their southern homes, leaves and flowers bloom, we have more hours of sunlight and warmth. Unfortunately, bugs come back too.

Ants are active now and invading peoples’ homes. Before you call a pest management company to take care of them, you should know that we don’t want to just put a band-aid on your pest problems. We want to provide a long-term solution. That’s what pest management means. There is no magical wand that we can wave to get rid of your pests once and for all. It requires proactive monitoring and preventative treatments. This is true for ants and dozens of other common household pests.

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