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Keep Your Pets Safe from Ticks

Keep Your Pets Safe from Ticks

Tick season is here, and people are already spotting them. But it’s not just humans that are at risk. Dogs, outdoor cats, and horses are the pets most susceptible to tick bites and tickborne diseases and should be checked regularly. Vaccines are not available for many of the tickborne illnesses animals can contract, and vaccines… Read more »

Ticks are a Year-Round Issue in New England

Ticks are a Year-Round Issue in New England

While the threat of tick-borne disease is usually associated with spring and summer, ticks are now a problem year-round in New England. This is attributed mainly to climate change. Winters are becoming more mild and ticks are becoming active during a time of year they’re usually dormant. This increases the public health risk presented by… Read more »

The Buzz on Modern Pest’s SMART Cities

The Buzz on Modern Pest’s SMART Cities

Portland, Maine and Somerville, Massachusetts were the first two SMART Cities in the United States,  and they have been all over the news. Since then, Old Town, Maine and several Massachusetts cities have also become SMART Cities. When these cities partnered with Modern Pest, they committed to tackling rat issues head-on.  Using Anticimex SMART technology,… 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 »

Termite Swarmers are Emerging Soon

Termite Swarmers are Emerging Soon

Spring is the time of year when termites become more active in New England and homeowners should take steps to protect their homes from these destructive pests. Termites are social insects that live in large colonies, which can contain between 60,000 and a million individuals. They feed on cellulose, which is found in wood, paper,… Read more »

Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires EcoChoice

Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires EcoChoice

  Modern Pest Services continues growth in Connecticut. Brunswick, ME –January 25th, 2023 – Modern Pest Services announced its newest partner in New England with the acquisition of EcoChoice Termite and Pest Control in Manchester, CT. Since 2010, this family-owned and operated pest control company has worked hard to keep pests out of residential and commercial… Read more »

The Hazards of DIY Pest Control

The Hazards of DIY Pest Control

Seeing evidence of bugs around your home can be alarming. Whether you spot a cockroach or a wasp nest, bed bugs, or ants, one thing is certain – you want them out, and you want them out fast. Some people will call a pest control professional like Modern Pest to address the issue. But “Do-It-Yourself”… Read more »

Watch Out for These 5 Common Household Pests

Watch Out for These 5 Common Household Pests

When it comes to pest control, professional exterminators recommend learning about common pests found in homes. This can prevent pest infestations from wreaking havoc in and around your house. After all, if the comfort and safety of your home is compromised, it can cause a lot of distress. Pests like carpenter ants, ticks, bed bugs,… Read more »

“I Have a Cat, Do I Still Need Pest Control?”

“I Have a Cat, Do I Still Need Pest Control?”

You’ve probably heard people say, “Why do I need pest control? I have a cat!” Having a cat patrolling your home is an advantage to keeping pest activity low, especially mice and rats. But it’s not enough. Think of a large office building: they probably have a security guard, but they also have a security… Read more »

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