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Are Lone Star Ticks in New England?

Are Lone Star Ticks in New England?

Unfortunately, yes. Lone star ticks have been found in all New England states. Originally, they were most commonly found in the southeastern United States, but now they’ve spread to the entire eastern half of the country. Like other ticks common to New England, lone star ticks are vectors of disease that can infect humans with… Read more »

Don’t Bring Bed Bugs Home for the Holidays

Don’t Bring Bed Bugs Home for the Holidays

The year-end holidays are the busiest travel time in the United States, with over 99 million Americans traveling over that nine-day period. The holidays are upon us, and in the pest control world, increased travel means increased risk of bed bugs. Most people know that bed bugs are often found in hotels, but it’s not… Read more »

Could the White-footed Mouse Help End Lyme Disease?

Could the White-footed Mouse Help End Lyme Disease?

When you think of the animal that transmits Lyme disease, the black-legged (deer) tick probably comes to mind. But scientists have recently sequenced the genome of another carrier of Lyme: the white-footed mouse. The mouse carries the bacteria but does not get sick from it. Could this development help stop Lyme disease? Why is this… Read more »

What Pests Will You Encounter on Your New Hampshire Vacation?

What Pests Will You Encounter on Your New Hampshire Vacation?

With its state and national parks, beaches, lakes, and amusement parks, New Hampshire is a major summer vacation destination. While this all sounds like a lot of fun, there are a variety of pests you’ll encounter while you’re camping, kayaking, RV-ing, and riding the roller coaster. And if you have a summer home in New… Read more »

Can Ticks Transmit Disease to Cats?

Can Ticks Transmit Disease to Cats?

We know that ticks are vectors of terrible diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans. But what about cats? In this blog, we’ll explore what diseases ticks spread to cats, how to spot them, and how to prevent your cat from getting them in the first place. You want to keep your… Read more »

Do Your Travel Plans Include Bed Bugs?

Do Your Travel Plans Include Bed Bugs?

  A recent AAA Travel survey showed that nearly 100 million Americans are planning to take a family vacation in 2019. Spring and summer trips comprise a majority of these plans. And while traveling for a vacation sounds like a blast, the experts at Modern Pest know that increased travel also means increased risk of… Read more »

When the Weather Warms, Spring Pests Emerge

When the Weather Warms, Spring Pests Emerge

Spring’s mix of warmth and moisture is practically an alarm clock for pests to emerge from their overwintering spots. Activity increases inside and outside of homes as pests seek food and water. Many are looking to mate. The warmer weather also wakes up pests that are already inside your walls from last fall. Some will… Read more »

Why Do I Need Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Service?

Why Do I Need Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Service?

Mosquito, flea, and tick season is upon us. When temperatures reach a consistent 50 degrees, mosquito eggs begin hatching and mosquito season begins. This means that in New England, the season starts in late April and early May. Early spring is also when fleas and ticks become active. Their bites, stings, and mere presence can… Read more »

How Permethrin-treated Clothing Keeps You Safe

How Permethrin-treated Clothing Keeps You Safe

When you’re away from home and not being protected by Modern Pest’s Homecare Vector service, permethrin can keep you nearly free from insect bites. It’s a safe and effective way to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks. Used in conjunction with a powerful repellent containing DEET or Picaridin, permethrin can… Read more »

What Bug Spray Should You Use?

What Bug Spray Should You Use?

Updated 5-28-2019 With mosquito– and tick-borne diseases on the rise, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your family from mosquito and tick bites, in addition to other bothersome New England bugs. Modern Pest’s Homecare Mosquito, Flea, and Tick program can protect you from these annoying bugs on your property, but you won’t… Read more »