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Pest-Proofing Your Summer BBQ

Pest-Proofing Your Summer BBQ

The biggest birthday bash in the country is coming up, and roughly ⅔ of the nation will attend — on July 4th, America is turning 241! This upcoming weekend has historically been the top in sales of 3 things: hot dogs, beer and fireworks; proving that no one throws a party like the good ole US of… Read more »

Ticks & Powassan Virus: What You Need To Know

Ticks & Powassan Virus: What You Need To Know

If you’ve been enjoying the outdoors, like many New Englanders do, during our short summer months, then you may have noticed that tick populations have been on the rise in recent years.  And to everyone’s dismay, that means cases of tick-transmitted disease have also been increasing. Most folks seem to be aware of or even… Read more »

What Does A Pest Professional Do In My Home When I’m Gone?

What Does A Pest Professional Do In My Home When I’m Gone?

Great question and this is something we all truthfully think about when someone (a stranger, no less) is in our house, and we’re not there. Are they looking through my drawers?  Did I leave money on the counter?  Just the thought of a stranger in our home with access to all of our personal belongings… Read more »

Will Snow Stop Ant Activity?

Will Snow Stop Ant Activity?

In the summertime, it is not uncommon to see a trail of ants marching one by one toward a food source. Once the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall ants, like most insects, tend to disappear. But have they actually ceased working, and what does it mean if you find them inside your… Read more »

Ice Dams: Moisture, Mold, Mildew and PESTS!

Ice Dams: Moisture, Mold, Mildew and PESTS!

In New England, that clean white blanket of snow can be very picturesque, and even fun – if you enjoy getting out to play in it. However, it can also bring a whole host of concerns for homeowners, from snow removal, slippery paths, to damaging ice dams! According to the University of Minnesota Extension, ice dams… Read more »

How Pests Can Affect Your Health

How Pests Can Affect Your Health

Buying organic food, regular exercise and meditation are often considered some of the staples in healthy living and wellbeing.  Yet, not as many people associate their home as a place that could harbor tiny little health threats.   For instance, many connect the word “pest,” to thoughts of – gross, creepy, and annoying.  But in… Read more »

Prevent Pesky Pantry Pests

Prevent Pesky Pantry Pests

It’s that time of year again. As we celebrate the holidays, it often includes a flurry of activity in the kitchen, while we prepare our most coveted holiday recipes to present at the next holiday party. It’s also the time of year when we may discover some unwanted and unsavory pests in our pantry. If… Read more »

The Top Four Questions We Get Asked About Pest Control

The Top Four Questions We Get Asked About Pest Control

You most likely do not stay up at night contemplating what it is that pest control professionals do throughout their day.  Unless you are currently dealing with or have already dealt with a pest issue in your home, you probably have not spent time thinking about pest control at all. For those who are considering… 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 »

Interview With An Ant-Master

Interview With An Ant-Master

How does being a certified entomologist help you in your profession at Modern Pest? I believe that being a certified entomologist gives me more credibility when working with clients. It’s another level beyond state required certification. What are some of the things you look for when identifying different types of insects? It varies greatly with… Read more »