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 »
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 »
May Is Lyme Disease Awareness Month In an effort to raise awareness on a disease that is already affecting many humans and pets, May has been designated as Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Although many are familiar with Lyme disease, not everyone is aware of the connection between Lyme disease and ticks. Deer ticks are known… Read more »
As late springtime rushes into Newton, MA, it brings along abundant sunshine, pleasant temperatures and blooming flowers. However, the spring also invites various pests out to play and hunt, such as the tick, which attaches to and feeds on unsuspecting victims. Without an professional Modern Pest exterminator present to provide quality pest control, ticks can… Read more »
Updated October 2017. Bed bugs have become an epidemic, infesting homes, hotels, vehicles, restaurants, and other places where people congregate. More and more people are becoming aware of this problem, and more and more people call pest management companies with preconceptions and misinformation about bed bugs. What’s important to know is that that the best way… Read more »
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 »
By: Matthew Campbell Are you a Valentine’s Day humbug? Perhaps learning about the following insects and their love-lives will help lighten your mood. They certainly make me happy to be human.
By: Matthew Campbell If you’re an owner or a tenant of an apartment building, then you may be aware of the confusion and contention that arises regarding responsibilities, treatment options and payment for a bed bug infestation. New Hampshire’s new bed bug law intends to clarify who is responsible for the problem – the owner or… Read more »
By: Matthew Campbell Traveling for the holidays? Keep in mind the little guys that you don’t want tagging along. Bed bugs are successful hitchhikers, and they can be easily transferred on trains, planes and buses. To ensure that your holidays remain happy, here are 5 tips to keep unwanted guests (of the bed bug sort, at… Read more »
Have you ever noticed that you get bitten by mosquitoes just by stepping out of your home in the summer time? If the buzzing biters are chasing you indoors during the summer time, but your friends and family members seem unbothered by these pests, it may not just be your imagination; you may actually be a mosquito magnet! Well, not literally, but there may be things about your habits or your physical make-up that make you more attractive to biting mosquitoes. There is evidence to show that both your metabolism and your unique body chemistry can play an important part in determining how much of a mosquito magnet you are.