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European Hornets: Everything You Need to Know

European Hornets: Everything You Need to Know

It’s European Hornet season again! European Hornet activity begins in Spring, when the fertilized queen seeks a new nest site for her colony.  As more workers hatch throughout the summer, the colonies grow. They become a significant problem by mid- to late-summer when the colonies reach their peak numbers. Hornets are social insects and will… Read more »

How Weather Affects Pests

How Weather Affects Pests

The changing weather patterns are beginning to harm food resources and are leading to more insect invasions throughout the globe. At first, the insect invasions could be predicted easily, but climate change makes it even more challenging to keep track of these annoying creatures. Are you wondering how the weather affects insect problems? The University… Read more »

Announcing Modern’s Pest Calendar

Announcing Modern’s Pest Calendar

Modern Pest is excited to announce our Pest Calendar. This handy and informative guide will help you predict and identify what’s bugging you year-round in New England. Fill out the form to download the calendar and stay a step ahead of pests. And with preventative pest control from Modern Pest throughout the year, you’ll be… Read more »

How Does Weather Affect Pest Problems?

How Does Weather Affect Pest Problems?

The changing weather patterns are beginning to harm food resources and are leading to more insect invasions throughout the world. At first, pest pressures could be predicted more easily, but climate change makes it even more challenging to keep track of these damaging creatures. Are you wondering how the weather affects insect problems? Changing weather… Read more »

What Health Threats do Pests Pose?

What Health Threats do Pests Pose?

  Pests can be very damaging to your home. They can chew through wires, gnaw on furniture, infest wood, and generally be unsettling to live amongst. But did you know they can also pose a serious threat to your health? Understanding the health threats that pest infestations can cause is very important. Cockroaches, rodents, fleas,… Read more »

Are There Bugs in Your Christmas Tree?

Are There Bugs in Your Christmas Tree?

The Christmas tree is decorated and all the lights worked for once. The cats haven’t broken a single ornament and the dog isn’t drinking all the water meant for the tree. Even the lights that flicker are flickering. Presents are starting to accumulate on the tree skirt that grandma made. It’s like a Norman Rockwell… Read more »

Renters and Pest Control

Renters and Pest Control

Just because you don’t own your home doesn’t mean you won’t have pest issues. You might see evidence of mice in the cabinets, ants on the counters, or cockroaches in the bathroom. You want them gone, but whose responsibility is it? Yours, or your landlord’s? Read on to find out more. Either way, Modern Pest… Read more »

17-Year Cicadas to Emerge in May 2021

17-Year Cicadas to Emerge in May 2021

While not as issue for New England states, a 17-year cicada cycle will conclude in May when billions of cicadas emerge from the earth. The three affected eastern U.S. epicenters are in Washington, D.C. and surrounding suburbs, Indiana, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Don’t make the common mistake of confusing cicadas with locusts. Locusts are a species… Read more »

Why Your Hospitality Business Should Get a Head Start on Pest Control

Why Your Hospitality Business Should Get a Head Start on Pest Control

With the recent COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and more and more people becoming immunized every day, people are beginning to feel comfortable making plans for the future. After a year where much of the population stayed at home, it’s clear that people now have travel on their minds. As vaccine recipients and temperatures rise, people will… 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 »