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What Are Natural Pesticides?

What Are Natural Pesticides?

There has been a growing trend in the recent decades for individuals and companies to “go green” or be more environmentally friendly.  There has also been a sentiment that natural and organic products are healthier or safer.  The pest control industry has responded to these changes in our culture and business markets with innovations in… Read more »

Is Your Landscaping Attracting Pests to Your Home?

Is Your Landscaping Attracting Pests to Your Home?

During the spring and summer, many of us spend long hours toiling outside in the interest of home beautification. Weeds are pulled, flowers are planted, and front yards are meticulously landscaped. But what if we told you there are several common mistakes that could attract unwanted pests to your home? Thankfully, a few simple changes… Read more »

How To Stop Ticks From Getting Into Your Home

How To Stop Ticks From Getting Into Your Home

This is the time of year that it seems as though wherever we go, we have folks asking us about ticks.   And understandably so – the news appears to be plagued with scary stories of increased tick populations, and new scary tick-borne illnesses every day. This heightened awareness of ticks and the dangerous diseases they… Read more »

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 »