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Mosquitoes in New England: A Comprehensive Guide

Mosquitoes in New England: A Comprehensive Guide

Mosquitoes are a common nuisance in New England, and they can also carry diseases that can make people and animals very sick. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of mosquitoes found in New England, the diseases they carry, and how to avoid them. We will also provide tips on how to… Read more »

How to Know if Your Hotel Has Bedbugs

How to Know if Your Hotel Has Bedbugs

Q&A with a Pest Professional What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at a hotel room? Check out all the tiny toiletries? Jump on the bed? Because it should probably be check for bed bugs. But what do you look for? Service Manager Christian Tweed of Modern’s sister company Anticimex Carolinas recently shared… Read more »

How to Achieve a Bedbug-Free Start to School

How to Achieve a Bedbug-Free Start to School

As students gear up to head back to school, parents have a lot on their plates – from school supplies to schedules and ensuring a smooth transition. Amidst all the excitement, there’s a concern that often goes unnoticed – bedbugs. These tiny pests can quickly disrupt the comfort of your home if they manage to… Read more »

The Dangers of Tick-Borne Disease

The Dangers of Tick-Borne Disease

The four most common tick species found in New England are American dog ticks, brown dog ticks, black-legged (deer) ticks, and lone star ticks. The highest risk of being bitten by a tick is during spring and summer. Infestations have been on the rise here over the past few years, which is a concern for… Read more »

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 »

What Health Threats do Pests Pose?

What Health Threats do Pests Pose?

  Pests can be very damaging to your home. They can chew through wires, gnaw on furniture, infest wood, and generally be unsettling to live amongst. But did you know they can also pose a serious threat to your health? Understanding the health threats that pest infestations can cause is very important. Cockroaches, rodents, fleas,… Read more »

How To Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

How To Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

If you live in New England, you know that mosquitoes can be an absolute nightmare when you’re trying to enjoy the outdoors. Not to mention all the diseases they can transmit. Reducing your chances of getting bitten by these insects can reduce your risk of disease and irritating bug bites. And Modern’s Homecare Mosquito, Flea,… Read more »

Found a Tick? Here’s What to Do!

Found a Tick? Here’s What to Do!

Now that it’s starting to stay warmer, you, your family, and your pets might be spending more time outside. Whether you’re hiking, biking, or just chilling in your yard, it’s always a good idea to check both humans and pets for ticks before you go inside. So what should you do if you’ve spotted one?… Read more »

Are Those Bed Bugs? Here’s How to Identify and Eliminate Them

Are Those Bed Bugs? Here’s How to Identify and Eliminate Them

The mere thought of a bed bug is enough to make a person’s skin crawl. We have all heard horror stories about hotel beds infested with bed bugs and hope that we never have to cope with the same nightmare ourselves. Unfortunately though, bed bugs (which were previously eradicated in the US) are back —… Read more »