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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?

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 Vector program can protect you from these annoying bugs on your property, but you won’t always be in your home during… Read more »

What Diseases Do New England-area Ticks Spread?

What Diseases Do New England-area Ticks Spread?

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 over the past few years, which is a concern for pest… Read more »

Bed Bugs In Restaurants?

Bed Bugs In Restaurants?

Bed bugs – aptly named, because they most often can be found in beds, where people spend about one-third of their entire day.  Which makes sense, because as their primary food source, they want easy, uninterrupted access to their next meal. Ick! Got Creepy Crawlies?  Modern has the solution – GUARANTEED! Learn more about our… 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 »

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 »

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 »

How Often Should I Treat My Yard For Mosquitoes?

How Often Should I Treat My Yard For Mosquitoes?

Buzzing, whining, stinging, itchy, annoying mosquitoes.  Besides the itchy welts and endless whining in your ears, mosquitoes are even more than just a nuisance at your outdoor BBQ. Mosquitoes can also be carriers of infectious disease. Which is a real concern and threat to New Englanders.   RELATED: Mosquito Viruses: Beyond Zika – (other Mosquito… Read more »

3 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Getting Lyme Disease

3 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Getting Lyme Disease

  With the snow finally melting and the expectations of warm spring weather finally arriving (or nearly) here in New England; we are beginning to see more wildlife and insects moving about again.  New growth. New life. While this is actually pretty exciting to see, there are certain insects, like ticks, we are less than… Read more »

Get Rid of Bed Bugs: What you need to know

Get Rid of Bed Bugs: What you need to know

Hopefully, you have never had to deal with a bed bug infestation in your home or business. While bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, like mosquitoes and rodents – the mental anguish, stress, and frustration in dealing with the difficult to eradicate bed bug, can create a tremendous emotional and physical toll. Not only are… Read more »