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How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

It’s a beautiful spring day, and you are totally ready to get outside, enjoy some fresh spring air and even start tackling the springtime yard cleanup. Amongst all the raking, mulching and paint touch ups, you come across what looks like an old dormant wasp nest hanging from the eaves of the house.  What to… Read more »

Prevent Carpenter Ants Naturally

Prevent Carpenter Ants Naturally

Carpenter ants.  Believe it or not, you have probably seen them before, whether in your home or out foraging in nature.  They are commonly referred to as those “big black ants.”  And as long as they choose to stay out there in nature and not move into your home; you will probably not think too… Read more »

The Top Three Questions We Get Asked In An Interview

The Top Three Questions We Get Asked In An Interview

Pest Control may not be considered a glamorous industry, but it is an industry full of committed folks, who truly understand that they are making a positive difference in many people’s lives. For instance, business owners depend on pest management professionals (PMP)to protect their reputations and livelihood by preventing pest issues from ever popping up.… Read more »

Three Steps to Stopping Mice From Getting Into Your Shed

Three Steps to Stopping Mice From Getting Into Your Shed

If you have a shed or other “outbuilding” on your property, you have probably come to realize that these structures often become public housing to all kinds of nature’s little critters. Especially, mice! And who can blame them? Most of the time these structures are quiet and undisturbed. They are also mostly warm and dry.… 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 »

Why We DON’T Recommend One-Time Services

Why We DON’T Recommend One-Time Services

Would you be upset if you got a new dream job, and they DIDN’T offer you any insurance benefits? Did you ever join a gym and get told you only need to workout once, and you’ll be fit the rest of your life? How about a flu shot that lasts forever? It Takes Time. As silly… 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 »

Raking Leaves… For Pest Control?

Raking Leaves… For Pest Control?

Those of us who live in New England States like Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts all suffer the same burden every time the fall rolls around.  The leaves of our heavily wooded landscape transition through a glorious spectrum of yellow, orange and red hues.  Then all of those glorious leaves drift idyllically to the ground.… Read more »