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Pest-Proofing Your Summer BBQ

Pest-Proofing Your Summer BBQ

The biggest birthday bash in the country is coming up, and roughly ⅔ of the nation will attend — on July 4th, America is turning 241! This upcoming weekend has historically been the top in sales of 3 things: hot dogs, beer and fireworks; proving that no one throws a party like the good ole US of… Read more »

Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Flying Ants, OH MY!

Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Flying Ants, OH MY!

Have you been outside recently?  I know the calendar still says “Spring,” but 95° and humid is as summer as you can get here in New England. With the arrival of these high temperatures, several other life forms tend to follow soon after. ANTS As movie studios would have you believe, ants can either be… Read more »

Ticks & Powassan Virus: What You Need To Know

Ticks & Powassan Virus: What You Need To Know

If you’ve been enjoying the outdoors, like many New Englanders do, during our short summer months, then you may have noticed that tick populations have been on the rise in recent years.  And to everyone’s dismay, that means cases of tick-transmitted disease have also been increasing. Most folks seem to be aware of or even… Read more »

Swarmer Ants: What are they?

Swarmer Ants: What are they?

Ants teeming on the ground is a pretty common sight during the spring and summer months, as are a large variety of buzzing flying insects.  What you may not see all that often are “flying ants.”  Flying ants might seem a little creepy or even startling to come across buzzing through the air. So let’s… Read more »

Powderpost Beetles:  What are they and why should I care?

Powderpost Beetles: What are they and why should I care?

The name “powderpost” doesn’t sound so intimidating, but what if you heard “wood-boring” or “termite“? The reaction would be much different, and that is the response that the powderpost beetle should receive as well.  Powderpost beetles are the second most destructive insect for wood in buildings and furniture –  second only behind termites. What are… Read more »

Why Is Lyme Disease So Dangerous?

Why Is Lyme Disease So Dangerous?

In the medical community, a relatively new disease is earning itself the title of “The Great Imitator” due to its difficulty to diagnose and treat. This illness commonly causes symptoms that mimic other conditions such as the flu, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic fatigue, and Fibromyalgia. If left untreated it can lead to long-term symptoms that could… Read more »

Modern Pest Professional Achieves Associate Certified Entomologist Status

Modern Pest Professional Achieves Associate Certified Entomologist Status

Modern® Pest Services is proud and honored to announce that, Joe Hyland, Training Specialist at Modern Pest Services, has been awarded certification as an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation. To gain ACE certification status, Hyland, as a pest-control operator, must have a minimum of seven years of verifiable… Read more »

Why the Fuss over Fire Ants?

Why the Fuss over Fire Ants?

Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day in New England- the sun is bright and warm, and perhaps there’s even a faint coastal breeze. You’re playing with your children outside when suddenly you feel sharp, painful stings all over your leg. You look down, expecting a hornet or wasp, and see your leg covered with tiny… Read more »

How Often Should I Treat My Yard For Mosquitoes?

How Often Should I Treat My Yard For Mosquitoes?

Buzzing, whining, stinging, itchy, annoying mosquitoes.  Besides the itchy welts and endless whining in your ears, mosquitoes are even more than just a nuisance at your outdoor BBQ. Mosquitoes can also be carriers of infectious disease. Which is a real concern and threat to New Englanders.   RELATED: Mosquito Viruses: Beyond Zika – (other Mosquito… Read more »

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

It’s a beautiful spring day, and you are totally ready to get outside, enjoy some fresh spring air and even start tackling the springtime yard cleanup. Amongst all the raking, mulching and paint touch ups, you come across what looks like an old dormant wasp nest hanging from the eaves of the house.  What to… Read more »