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It’s Egg Laying Season for Larder Beetles: Are You Prepared?

It’s Egg Laying Season for Larder Beetles: Are You Prepared?

Chances are you’ve seen a larder beetle before. If someone described a small, oval bug with a dark-colored body and a light stripe around, it would probably sound familiar. Larder beetles are a common and frequent guest in both residential and commercial settings. The name comes from their presence in dried, cured meats stored at… Read more »

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 »

The Modern Guide to Termites

The Modern Guide to Termites

It’s that time of year to check for termites, so it’s no surprise that we are hearing news of termite swarms in northeast states like Massachusetts and Connecticut. Use this Modern Guide to Termites to determine if you have these damaging pests in your home, and when it’s time to call a professional What Do… Read more »

Carpenter Ants: Are They Invading Your Home?

Carpenter Ants: Are They Invading Your Home?

Carpenter Ants Cause Serious Damage Your home is likely your biggest investment. It might be part of your retirement plan, or you might want to pass it down to future generations. With today’s soaring property rates, people have become even more attentive to caring for their homes. Many things can wreak havoc in your house,… Read more »

Stopping Squirrels in New England

Stopping Squirrels in New England

Squirrels, with their spirited climbing antics and endearing habit of nibbling on nuts and acorns with almost human-like grace, are beloved creatures of the wild. Yet, should they venture into your domain, they can wreak havoc with their tenacious determination to find food and shelter. Despite their charm, it’s crucial to keep these furry little… Read more »

Recognizing the Smells That Mean You Have Mice

Recognizing the Smells That Mean You Have Mice

Mice are among the most common unwanted house guests, and they have a knack for making themselves known through not just their tiny footprints but also their distinct, often unpleasant odors. Your nose can be a powerful tool in detecting a mouse infestation before it becomes a more significant problem. So, let’s follow our noses… Read more »

How do Animals Find Their Way into Homes?

How do Animals Find Their Way into Homes?

  When the weather gets colder, it’s not only humans who seek shelter from the chilly temps and whipping winds. Wildlife such as squirrels, raccoons, rats, and mice also look for a warm and safe place to build nests and spend the winter. If you don’t take precautions, this space could be your attic.  By… Read more »

How to Know if Your Hotel Has Bedbugs

How to Know if Your Hotel Has Bedbugs

Q&A with a Pest Professional What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at a hotel room? Check out all the tiny toiletries? Jump on the bed? Because it should probably be check for bed bugs. But what do you look for? Service Manager Christian Tweed of Modern’s sister company Anticimex Carolinas recently shared… Read more »

How to Prevent a Silverfish Infestation

How to Prevent a Silverfish Infestation

You’ve probably seen silverfish in your home before. They are very common and they are harmless insects, but they can infest your home. These shiny silver insects have antennae and fine, fish-like scales covering their bodies. Adults are usually about ¾ inch long with two antennae and 3 tail projections. Once female silverfish reach adulthood,… Read more »

Are Cockroaches Hiding in Your Home?

Are Cockroaches Hiding in Your Home?

Cockroach infestation can sometimes go unnoticed until the population has reached significant levels. Depending on the species, this can happen at an alarming speed. The most common way people realize they have an issue is by seeing the actual insects themselves. But due to the nocturnal nature of this pest, the actual insects may not… Read more »