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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 »

3 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Getting Lyme Disease

3 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Getting Lyme Disease

  With the snow finally melting and the expectations of warm spring weather finally arriving (or nearly) here in New England; we are beginning to see more wildlife and insects moving about again.  New growth. New life. While this is actually pretty exciting to see, there are certain insects, like ticks, we are less than… Read more »

FSMA: What Food Service Businesses Need to Know.

FSMA: What Food Service Businesses Need to Know.

Do you consume food or drink? Maybe you already have since the start of your day? The most obvious answer to these questions is probably “yes.” We eat and drink throughout the course of our day.  But how do we know that what we consume as fuel for our bodies is safe? Is that soda… Read more »

Prevent Carpenter Ants Naturally

Prevent Carpenter Ants Naturally

Carpenter ants.  Believe it or not, you have probably seen them before, whether in your home or out foraging in nature.  They are commonly referred to as those “big black ants.”  And as long as they choose to stay out there in nature and not move into your home; you will probably not think too… Read more »

The Top Three Questions We Get Asked In An Interview

The Top Three Questions We Get Asked In An Interview

Pest Control may not be considered a glamorous industry, but it is an industry full of committed folks, who truly understand that they are making a positive difference in many people’s lives. For instance, business owners depend on pest management professionals (PMP)to protect their reputations and livelihood by preventing pest issues from ever popping up.… Read more »

Spring Pests: Friend or Foe?

Spring Pests: Friend or Foe?

If you’re like me, you’ve been dreaming of spring since the first flecks of snow danced across the New England sky. Spring is the light at the end of the winter tunnel, and the thought of warming temperatures, budding flowers, and baby animals provided me with the encouragement needed to keep on shoveling after yet… Read more »