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How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Compost

How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Compost

Composting is a great way to boost your garden’s yield while helping the planet. Processing organic matter like leaves and vegetable scraps into nutrient-rich compost not only reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, but it recycles matter that might otherwise end up in a landfill. Some gardeners even refer to compost as Black Gold. While… Read more »

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 »

How Will Rodent Treatments Affect My Pets?

How Will Rodent Treatments Affect My Pets?

Your puttering around your house, open your cupboard for a mid-morning snack and find tiny black pellets lying there, near the shredded corner of your cereal box. Whoa – what?   What you don’t see are the hundreds of droplets of mouse urine scattered on your counter and capable of transmitting over 35 different diseases.… Read more »

Five Tips To A Pest Free Pantry

Five Tips To A Pest Free Pantry

‘Tis the season that we tend to dust off our most coveted recipe cards and scour our pantry’s for those unique seasonal spices and ingredients. As we peak around the spice rack for those seldom used cloves, you may even notice a few unwanted pests lurking in the corners.  Ick! Have no fear!  There are… Read more »

Don’t Give Pests A Warm Place To Rest! Tips For Firewood Storage

Don’t Give Pests A Warm Place To Rest! Tips For Firewood Storage

New England winters can be harsh, and there is nothing better than a roaring wood fire for relaxing and beating the cold. However, the threat of pests making themselves at home –  in your home – is highly likely, depending on where you’ve stored your firewood. Many pests are attracted to firewood. The most significant… Read more »

Is that a Stink bug or a Western Conifer Seed Bug in my house?

Is that a Stink bug or a Western Conifer Seed Bug in my house?

Autumn – this is the time of year you can find everything flavored in pumpkin spice. Meanwhile, apples are being picked, foliage is peeped and weird bugs are sneaking into your house. That’s right, it is also the time when many pests start seeking shelter for the winter. You may have noticed infestations of ladybugs… Read more »

Fall Steps to Prevent Winter Pests

Fall Steps to Prevent Winter Pests

We all know what’s coming, but many of us are still in denial. The morning temperatures have steadily been dropping. Snowbirds are abandoning the region in droves, flocking to warmer climates like Florida and the Carolinas. Pumpkin spice is popping up on menus and store shelves everywhere. Folks across New England are beginning to don… Read more »

Five Back-To-School Pests To Watch For

Five Back-To-School Pests To Watch For

That’s right.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Back-To-School season is upon us, as the last dog days of summer are squeezed in amongst barbeques and school supply shopping. Cooler fall weather is right around the corner, with the expectation that with it, many summer pests that plagued our picnics and homes will… Read more »

Cluster Flies: Why Managing Them NOW Is Critical.

Cluster Flies: Why Managing Them NOW Is Critical.

Have you ever come home to what seemed like a house full of dead flies all over the window sills – in the dead of winter!?  If that has happened to you, then you have experienced a cluster fly infestation. Fortunately, this is not your common icky house fly. You know, the gross ones that… Read more »