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So maybe a family of raccoons have moved into your shed or a stray cat?  How about that Mama Moose and her twins that are hanging out in the kiddie pool?  The neighbor’s dog, donkey, or pet goat over to visit?  Bat’s or birds have moved into your attic? Are there squirrels nesting in your […]


Have you ever slid your foot into a pair of shoes you haven’t worn for a while, only to find that your toes weren’t alone in there?  Have you ever reached into a drawer or cupboard for something, and felt four pairs of hairy legs scampering across your hand and up your arm?  Have you […]


Fleas.  You know – those very tiny blood feeding insects, usually about the size of a sesame seed? Fleas. Once they have set up residence in your house, they are tough to get rid of. And no wonder,  fleas are hard and flat, making them tough to squish, they can survive months without feeding, and […]


Plague in the 21st Century

Quick, what do you think of when you hear the word plague?  If you are like most, you’re thinking of medieval times when tens of millions died of the Bubonic plague in the 14th Century. I would also wager that you think that the plague was something that the modern age of enlightenment and medicine […]


Five Facts About Wasps

Most people are not very fond of wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets.  Especially when encountered around or even on your home, at a picnic or a barbecue.  And why not?  These little critters can pack quite the punch, with their very painful stings. RELATED: How to Treat Bee & Wasp Stings However, here are some fascinating […]


Just the word “Bed Bugs” often causes individuals to cringe and get the heebie-jeebies. With a rising increase in bed bug infestations, there is no wonder why.  Known as the “hitchhiker” of the bug world, bed bugs can easily climb aboard and be transported to any public location, such as theaters, hotels, airports and more. […]


You let your dog out one fine evening only to hear him start barking ferociously soon after.  You go to investigate, and you are immediately struck with a wall of the most offensive of odors.  An odor so foul it has been described by some as a combination of burnt rubber, gasoline, and onion all […]


10 Freaky Flea Facts

For any pet owner that has had to suffer through the bane of fleas, you already know they are a pest to take seriously. Not only are they annoying and potentially dangerous to your family and pet, they are very difficult to eradicate once they establish themselves in a home. Here are some freaky facts […]


How does being a certified entomologist help you in your profession at Modern Pest? I believe that being a certified entomologist gives me more credibility when working with clients. It’s another level beyond state required certification. What are some of the things you look for when identifying different types of insects? It varies greatly with […]


  Ok, so maybe you don’t have a belfry, but more commonly you may find that bats have snuck into your attic.  If you aren’t that interested in sharing your home with the bats because maybe you don’t like the idea of bats defecating in your home, soiling and tearing up insulation or bringing in […]


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