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10 Freaky Flea Facts

10 Freaky Flea Facts

For any pet owner that has had to suffer through the bane of fleas, you already know they are a pest to take seriously. Not only are they annoying and potentially dangerous to your family and pet, they are very difficult to eradicate once they establish themselves in a home. Here are some freaky facts… Read more »

6 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

6 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Ahh, summertime and you’re relaxing by a campfire at a BBQ trying to enjoy your evening and … buzz, buzz … is all you hear. Mosquitoes swarming and biting are not only annoying but can cause reactions and, as we all know, spread disease.  The list of mosquito-borne diseases is long and though most are region… Read more »

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bed Bugs

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bed Bugs

Remember when you were tucked in at night and told, “don’t let the bed bugs bite” and you thought it was just a cute saying as a child?  Well, as we all know now, bed bugs are real and making a huge comeback. Here are 10 facts about bed bugs that might help you avoid… Read more »

Mosquito Viruses:  Beyond Zika – (other Mosquito Transmitted Disease)

Mosquito Viruses: Beyond Zika – (other Mosquito Transmitted Disease)

While the public and media have recently been focused on the Zika virus and understandably the scary implications of the virus – there are other mosquito born illnesses, that are just as concerning to your health and far more likely to be transmitted to you by mosquitoes. While this information is not meant to scare… Read more »

Bedbugs: Keep Them Out Of Your Empty Nest!

Bedbugs: Keep Them Out Of Your Empty Nest!

Bedbugs are considered the “hitchhiker’s” of the bug world because they can easily and quickly crawl onto luggage, bags, clothing or other items in areas where people often live, congregate or stay. Therefore, it may be no surprise that college campuses are often a hotbed of bedbug activity, with a constant rotation of new students… Read more »

Zika Virus: 5 Things You Need to Know

Zika Virus: 5 Things You Need to Know

Let’s face it… every day the news brings forth some new information about Zika Virus.  Scientists and experts are still researching and learning more every day.  Which means keeping up with the latest “need to know” information can seem overwhelming. Since it is part of our job at Modern Pest Services to know and understand… Read more »

A “Tick”ing Time Bomb

A “Tick”ing Time Bomb

Updated October 2017. Have you ever felt The Fear? Have you ever felt the gripping, nauseating fear that comes with finding a tick burrowed into your skin?  Aside from the obvious ickiness of having an arachnid bite you, the fear of the disease that can be spread by ticks is very real, and the results… Read more »

New Report on Lyme Disease in the Northeast Has Residents Worried

New Report on Lyme Disease in the Northeast Has Residents Worried

Ah, summer. The time of year when the sun shines bright, the birds dance across the skies – and bugs begin their attack. There’s mosquitoes, fire ants, and other stinging pests we have to look out for, but there’s one bug in particular that even exterminators have a hard time noticing and avoiding: ticks. More… Read more »

Prevent Disease Carrying Mosquitoes from Ruining Your Summer

Prevent Disease Carrying Mosquitoes from Ruining Your Summer

This time last year, we were hearing news reports in the Portland Press Herald and other local sources that residents of Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire were at risk for a potentially deadly disease contracted from mosquitoes. We’re not talking about the stuff we’re all too familiar with (like West Nile), though we have seen… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Mosquitoes Bite Some More Than Others

5 Reasons Why Mosquitoes Bite Some More Than Others

Whenever you barbecue outdoors or just venture outside to enjoy the fresh air, do mosquitoes seem to target you more than anyone else? Perhaps you smell better than your friends do, or maybe your blood is tastier to these pesky insects. Well, if you think you’re a target, you’re not the only one. Many people… Read more »