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Are Those Winged Carpenter Ants in Your Home?

Are Those Winged Carpenter Ants in Your Home?

Swarms of winged ants flying around inside and outside of your home are not a fun way to kick off warmer weather. You want them gone, and Modern Pest can help. But what are they, and what damage are they doing to your house? Most likely, they are carpenter ants. In New England, black carpenter… Read more »

Uncovering Pests in Real Estate Inspections

Uncovering Pests in Real Estate Inspections

 “You’ve got pests.” Now What? The busy spring real estate market is in full swing. Buying a home, whether it’s your first or where you’ll retire, is an exciting time. There are so many things to think about. What will your design style be? Are you buying brand-new furniture, antiques, or taking whatever the relatives… Read more »

Spider Webs: Silken Strands of Mystery

Spider Webs: Silken Strands of Mystery

If you’ve ever walked through a doorway, only to find a spider has decided to build a 3-bedroom condo right at face level, then you are familiar with the enigma (or perhaps the horror, for some) of the spider web. If you’re anything like me, you also discovered a hidden talent know as the“spastic kung-fu… Read more »

Why WE Think Flies Are Just the Grossest!

Why WE Think Flies Are Just the Grossest!

As the tagline for the 1986 film The Fly suggests, “Be afraid.  Be very afraid.” Flies are the absolute worst. The astonishing thing is that most people look at flies as annoying little pests; something they can simply brush away with the wave of a hand.  Sure, you can do that. But the fact of… Read more »

Mice Myths vs. Facts

Mice Myths vs. Facts

There are as many misguided myths about mice, as there are for Jimmy Hoffa or D.B. Cooper (look it up, I know I’m aging myself). So to clear up the confusion here is a list of some of the most common myths that we encounter as pest control professionals. Myth 1: Mice love cheese, and it’s the… Read more »

Spiders: Nice, Furry Guests Or Evil, Hairy Pests?

Spiders: Nice, Furry Guests Or Evil, Hairy Pests?

Have you ever slid your foot into a pair of shoes you haven’t worn for a while, only to find that your toes weren’t alone in there?  Have you ever reached into a drawer or cupboard for something, and felt four pairs of hairy legs scampering across your hand and up your arm?  Have you… Read more »

Is that a Flea Bite? Identifying & Treating Flea Bites

Is that a Flea Bite? Identifying & Treating Flea Bites

Fleas.  You know – those very tiny blood feeding insects, usually about the size of a sesame seed? Fleas. Once they have set up residence in your house, they are tough to get rid of. And no wonder,  fleas are hard and flat, making them tough to squish, they can survive months without feeding, and… Read more »

Five Facts About Wasps

Five Facts About Wasps

Most people are not very fond of wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets.  Especially when encountered around or even on your home, at a picnic or a barbecue.  And why not?  These little critters can pack quite the punch, with their very painful stings. RELATED: How to Treat Bee & Wasp Stings However, here are some fascinating… Read more »

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 »

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 »