If you’re like most people, you enjoy the summer here in New England but dread the insects that come with it. The worst insect, according to most New Englanders would probably be the mosquito and they’ve proved to be awful this year. People joke that there are really 5 seasons of the year, with the fifth being mosquito season.
If you have been watching the news recently, you may have heard that this season is expected to see high levels in tick populations and thus more cases of Lyme disease. Deer ticks in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are known to transmit Lyme disease which is why we want to help New England residents avoid tick bites and the potential transmission of Lyme disease.
Every spring, just when the temperatures across New England are warm enough to start hiking, gardening, and camping, we also find that the threat of tick bites and Lyme disease increase. So in perfect timing, the National Pest Management Association has deemed May, Lyme Disease Awareness Month. If you are unaware of the relationship between tick bites and Lyme disease in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and many other areas across the country, read on to learn more!
Bed bug heat treatments have become one of the most popular methods of bed bug control in New England as well as throughout the entire country. As bed bugs continue to infest homes and business everywhere, there is no room for treatments that are not effective in getting rid of bed bugs. At Modern Pest Services, we offer our Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts homes and business the eco-friendly, non-chemical and safe approach to killing bed bugs: bed bug heat treatments.
Recently the top bed bug infested cities were released for 2012 and while you may be happy if you don’t live in any of these places, a lot of them happen to be popular vacation destinations. With bed bugs now infesting everything from hotels, to taxis, to airplanes, it makes it pretty tricky to stay away from bed bugs when you are on vacation.
Okay, so that’s not really how the old adage goes but just the same it’s true. The clutter that we so skillfully pile up in our attic, garage, basement and other storage areas are likely to become home to opportunistic pests. And, with the holidays just behind us, we’re sure that there is even more clutter around these days.
There’s nothing like the feeling of heading back home for the holiday season. Whether you are a college student, fresh out in the real world or even if you have been away from home for years, there’s something magical about heading home to visit family and friends this time of the year. But whether you are traveling by car, bus, or plane, it is important to know that you may be traveling with some unsuspected hitchhikers. We’re talking about bed bugs intruding on your holiday travel plans.
If you have recently tuned into the news, you likely stumbled upon a story about the recent outbreak of West Nile Virus (WNV) that is spreading across the country. The Center for Disease Control and many pest control professionals believe that this year could be the highest numbers seen in many years of West Nile cases and deaths. WNV is spread from the bite of an infected mosquito and since there are infected mosquitoes all across the country, it is time to raise awareness and learn how to prevent the continued spread of this potentially fatal disease.
The New England region just experienced an unusually mild winter and hot, hot summer, which created a higher-the-usual incidence of flea infestations. And flea problems are expected to continue right through the fall. Many families were not prepared to battle fleas, which has resulted in more flea infestations and flea bites. In order to help protect families… Read more »
Below is information from a recent Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) Advisory: Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in Maine. Ticks are out and we expect the number of Lyme disease cases to increase. The purpose of this advisory is to: Provide general information regarding ticks and Lyme disease… Read more »