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Why are there dead flies in my house?

Why are there dead flies in my house?

Updated October 2017. It’s the dead of winter. Most days it is brutally cold outside, with the furnace or woodstove constantly burning to keep the thermostat somewhere in the warm range. Today, however, you are blessed with a day many New Englanders call a “January Thaw.” You know, one of those unseasonably warm winter days… Read more »

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 »

Back to School for Kids — and Pests

Back to School for Kids — and Pests

Parents across Waterville, Maine each experience this time of year a little differently. “Back to school” brings a wide variety of feelings; some are relaxed, some anxious. Many families are getting their calendars out, trying to make sense of the all too often crazy after-school activities schedule. The one thing they aren’t thinking about, though,… Read more »

When to Treat Your Yard for Deer Ticks

When to Treat Your Yard for Deer Ticks

Updated November 2017. 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.… Read more »

Dead Flies Everywhere!

Dead Flies Everywhere!

  Updated October 2017 Does this picture remind you of an all too familiar sight this winter and early 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… 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 »