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What are Termite Swarmers?

What are Termite Swarmers?

The first signs of termite season are swarmers. Swarmers are winged young adult male and female termites that have left to start a new colony. Swarmers are also called reproductives. Termites can cause $5 billion in damage annually, and it’s usually not covered by insurance. Keep reading to find out more about swarmers, and how… Read more »

Is a Carpenter Ant Invasion on the Way?

Is a Carpenter Ant Invasion on the Way?

Experts predict that 2019 could be a busy season for carpenter ants. “A winter with a large snowpack usually leads to an uptick in carpenter ant activity in the spring,” said Joe Hyland, one of Modern Pest’s Associate Certified Entomologists (A.C.E.). Snowfall totals throughout Maine were above average, with Northern Maine well above average. Snowpack… Read more »

When the Weather Warms, Spring Pests Emerge

When the Weather Warms, Spring Pests Emerge

Spring’s mix of warmth and moisture is practically an alarm clock for pests to emerge from their overwintering spots. Activity increases inside and outside of homes as pests seek food and water. Many are looking to mate. The warmer weather also wakes up pests that are already inside your walls from last fall. Some will… Read more »

Why Do I Need Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Service?

Why Do I Need Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Service?

Mosquito, flea, and tick season is upon us. When temperatures reach a consistent 50 degrees, mosquito eggs begin hatching and mosquito season begins. This means that in New England, the season starts in late April and early May. Early spring is also when fleas and ticks become active. Their bites, stings, and mere presence can… Read more »

What You Should Know About Termites

What You Should Know About Termites

Termite Awareness Week is from March 10-16, 2019. It’s a national observance where the pest control industry educates the public about termite risk and prevention. Following an unusually warm start to winter, professionals are predicting an early termite season. Termites are one of the most destructive pests and can cause $5 billion in damage annually.… Read more »

Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires Mastershield Pest Control Services

Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires Mastershield Pest Control Services

Modern begins 2019 with fifth acquisition in the state of Connecticut. Brunswick, ME – February 19th, 2019 – Modern Pest Services is expanding again in Connecticut. Today, Modern announced the acquisition of Mastershield Pest Control Services of Oxford, Ct. Founded in 2004, Mastershield is a highly regarded pest control provider to both residential and commercial clients… Read more »

Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires Think GREEN Pest Control

Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires Think GREEN Pest Control

Modern closes 2018 with its fourth acquisition in the state of Connecticut. Brunswick, ME –December 20th, 2018 – Modern Pest Services announced its fourth acquisition in the state of Connecticut and sixth overall with the acquisition of Think GREEN Pest Control of Tolland, CT. Think GREEN has been a leader in both residential and commercial services… Read more »

Can You Deduct Pest Control from Your Taxes?

Can You Deduct Pest Control from Your Taxes?

There are certain circumstances where your pest control costs can be deducted from your taxes. It’s always a good idea to check with a tax professional to make sure you’re getting the correct deductions. But if you have a home office, own rental property, or own a business, chances are you can deduct at least… Read more »

Does Harsh Winter Weather Send Pests Inside Your Home?

Does Harsh Winter Weather Send Pests Inside Your Home?

With temperatures in the single digits and the wind chill below zero, New England winters can be serious business. Frigid weather keeps us inside or bundled up when we must venture out. But how are these conditions affecting your home? And are they sending pests inside? Read on to find out what you can do,… Read more »

Exterminators vs. Pest Control Professionals

Exterminators vs. Pest Control Professionals

Same goal, different method When you have an issue with insects or mice in your home, the first word that springs to mind might be exterminator. And while you might think an exterminator is the same thing as a pest control professional, there are some key differences. The goal of eliminating pests in your home… Read more »