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Mosquitoes in New England: A Comprehensive Guide

Mosquitoes in New England: A Comprehensive Guide

Mosquitoes are a common nuisance in New England, and they can also carry diseases that can make people and animals very sick. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of mosquitoes found in New England, the diseases they carry, and how to avoid them. We will also provide tips on how to… Read more »

Unlock Next-level Mouse Control Solutions: Modern Pest Services SMART

Unlock Next-level Mouse Control Solutions: Modern Pest Services SMART

With the lengthening days heralding the arrival of summer, numerous Mainers find themselves grappling with an unwelcome dilemma: mice. These persistent rodents, drawn to warmth, frequently infiltrate homes and storage spaces. As the season transitions, it’s imperative to tackle mouse invasions promptly to prevent them from spiraling into unmanageable infestation. Understanding the Mouse Problem Mice… Read more »

What is Organic Pest Control?

What is Organic Pest Control?

In addition to our traditional Homecare Green plan, Modern Pest also offers organic pest control options! Our Homecare Organic and Organic Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Control programs are botanically-based, eco-friendly, and effective alternatives to our conventional pest control materials. We deliver our organic services on the same schedule as our traditional Homecare services with the… Read more »

European Hornets: Everything You Need to Know

European Hornets: Everything You Need to Know

It’s European Hornet season again! European Hornet activity begins in Spring, when the fertilized queen seeks a new nest site for her colony.  As more workers hatch throughout the summer, the colonies grow. They become a significant problem by mid- to late-summer when the colonies reach their peak numbers. Hornets are social insects and will… Read more »

The Modern Guide to Termites

The Modern Guide to Termites

It’s that time of year to check for termites, so it’s no surprise that we are hearing news of termite swarms in northeast states like Massachusetts and Connecticut. Use this Modern Guide to Termites to determine if you have these damaging pests in your home, and when it’s time to call a professional What Do… Read more »

Organic: What Does It Really Mean?

Organic: What Does It Really Mean?

With the increasing awareness of human impact on the environment and concerns about health repercussions from the use of chemicals, some customers are requesting the use of pesticides labeled organic. But what does organic mean? In the world of apples and bananas, a USDA organic label means that the fruit was grown using ecologically sound… Read more »

Is There A Safe Pesticide?

Is There A Safe Pesticide?

When a pest issue pops up, many people are faced with a dilemma: to have pesticides applied around my home, or to have my home invaded by pests? Although it’s understandable to be concerned about pesticides, there is a great deal more to pest management than just spraying chemicals.

Carpenter Ants: Are They Invading Your Home?

Carpenter Ants: Are They Invading Your Home?

Carpenter Ants Cause Serious Damage Your home is likely your biggest investment. It might be part of your retirement plan, or you might want to pass it down to future generations. With today’s soaring property rates, people have become even more attentive to caring for their homes. Many things can wreak havoc in your house,… Read more »

Is Your Landscaping Attracting Pests to Your Home?

Is Your Landscaping Attracting Pests to Your Home?

Spring Has Sprung: Gardening Tips to Keep your New England Home Pest-Free! As the gardening and landscaping season kicks off in New England, enthusiastic homeowners are busy pulling weeds, spreading mulch, planting vibrant flowers, and shaping their yards. While you’re focused on enhancing your home’s curb appeal, it’s crucial to avoid common gardening mistakes that… Read more »

Keep Rodents Out This Spring

Keep Rodents Out This Spring

By Lorne Hanewich Rats, mice, and other rodents are cozying up in our homes just like we do during wet and chilly New England weather. As spring storms brew, these critters seek refuge in our warm, dry homes. And they’re experts at slipping in unnoticed. Here are some tips to keep the rodents out this Spring:… Read more »