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The Top Three Mice Questions

The Top Three Mice Questions

(Drumroll, please). Not to be outdone by the Oscar nominations, we too have our tops list to roll out. These are the top three questions most often asked about mice. Number 3: How did they get into my home? Great question. It combines a couple of myths that we’ve talked about in earlier blogs. The… Read more »

Mice Myths vs. Facts

Mice Myths vs. Facts

There are as many misguided myths about mice, as there are for Jimmy Hoffa or D.B. Cooper (look it up, I know I’m aging myself). So to clear up the confusion here is a list of some of the most common myths that we encounter as pest control professionals. Myth 1: Mice love cheese, and it’s the… Read more »

Attic Tenants: Flying Squirrels

Attic Tenants: Flying Squirrels

It’s late at night, your snuggled and warm under the covers dreaming of sandy beaches and umbrella drinks and all of a sudden…what the heck was that?  Are you dreaming or was that noise you just heard in the attic?  There it goes again; what is that scurrying and scratching? Is that noise in the… Read more »

Raking Leaves… For Pest Control?

Raking Leaves… For Pest Control?

Those of us who live in New England States like Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts all suffer the same burden every time the fall rolls around.  The leaves of our heavily wooded landscape transition through a glorious spectrum of yellow, orange and red hues.  Then all of those glorious leaves drift idyllically to the ground.… Read more »

Uncommon Fall Pests That Can Bug New Hampshire Homes

Uncommon Fall Pests That Can Bug New Hampshire Homes

As we head toward cooler weather in Manchester, New Hampshire and the rest of New England, we’re excited to say goodbye to the summer bugs that have pestered us for months. Of course, exterminators at Modern Pest will still get prepped for the usual round-up of local annoyances that peak in winter, like mice and… Read more »

When to Treat Your Yard for Deer Ticks

When to Treat Your Yard for Deer Ticks

By: Matthew Campbell We all get the heebie-jeebies when we see a tick crawling up our legs. The feeling is worse when one is embedded in our skin. People call Modern Pest Services expressing how they’re scared to step foot in their own yards. No one should have to worry about being outside on their own property.

Dead Flies Everywhere!

Dead Flies Everywhere!

By: Matthew Campbell Does this picture remind you of an all too familiar sight this the spring? These are cluster flies, and they’re making a mess in thousands of homes right now. They’re a distasteful sight, but there’s no shame in finding these dead flies littering your floors and window sills. In fact, if you live in… Read more »

Tips to Keep Pests Out of Your Home this Winter

Tips to Keep Pests Out of Your Home this Winter

By: Matthew Campbell There’s a spider in the corner of the ceiling, staring you down with its conspiring eyes.  You’ve seen one here and there throughout the summer, mostly around the porch lights.  You may have even shuttered and thought, “As long as it doesn’t come near me.”  Now that autumn is here, these eight-legged… Read more »

The Importance of Year-Round Pest Management: Fall and Winter

The Importance of Year-Round Pest Management: Fall and Winter

The need for warm weather pest control is obvious to most, but as fall approaches and warm weather starts to wane, many homeowners mistakenly see less value in continuing with pest management efforts. If you terminate pest control services during the fall and winter months, you will likely find that the pests come back and you are right back to where you started.

The Stink Bug Nightmare: Hitting Close to Home

The Stink Bug Nightmare: Hitting Close to Home

By Courtney Wadey There has been alot of news about the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)  plaguing homes and businesses in the mid-Atlantic states this fall. Homeowners are complaining that these flying insects are invading their homes by the dozens and folks in the fruit growing industry have seen the damage that these insects can… Read more »