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Where Do Mice Go When it’s Cold Out?

Where Do Mice Go When it’s Cold Out?

Temperatures are dropping and the snow is starting to fall. Are you ready to protect your home from mice and rats? Modern Pest is! November is here and it’s cold outside. People are trying to stay warm, and so are mice and rats. They seek shelter when the temperature drops, and your home is the… Read more »

How to Deal with a Wasp Nest

How to Deal with a Wasp Nest

You see a nest on your property. There are stinging insects flying around it, and you definitely don’t want to get stung. So, what are they, and how can Modern Pest help you get rid of them? Whose nest is it? Nests are built by social wasps. The most commonly-found social wasps in New England… Read more »

Don’t Let Overwintering Pests Invade Your Home

Don’t Let Overwintering Pests Invade Your Home

When the weather begins to cool, there are some pests who will want to enter your home and overwinter there during the colder months. They will crawl in through gaps, cracks, and crevices that you might not even know existed in your home. And once they’re in, they’re hard to get rid of. Plus, they’ll… Read more »

When is the Right Time for Bat Exclusion?

When is the Right Time for Bat Exclusion?

There’s an odor in your house. You hear squeaking sounds. You’re pretty sure you have bats in your attic, and you want them back outside where they belong. But did you know there is a window of time when bat exclusion can safely and legally be performed? And have you heard of bat maternity colonies?… Read more »

Modern Pest is Proud to Offer Total Home Exclusion Services

Modern Pest is Proud to Offer Total Home Exclusion Services

Recently, Modern Pest acquired Environmental Health Services, Inc. (EHS) of Norwell, Massachusetts. Since it was founded in 1985, EHS has been committed to providing superior pest management and environmentally-sustainable solutions for their customers. The exclusion method reduces the use of pesticides by identifying the root cause of the issue and providing a solution to protect… Read more »

Could the White-footed Mouse Help End Lyme Disease?

Could the White-footed Mouse Help End Lyme Disease?

When you think of the animal that transmits Lyme disease, the black-legged (deer) tick probably comes to mind. But scientists have recently sequenced the genome of another carrier of Lyme: the white-footed mouse. The mouse carries the bacteria but does not get sick from it. Could this development help stop Lyme disease? Why is this… Read more »

What Pests Will You Encounter on Your New Hampshire Vacation?

What Pests Will You Encounter on Your New Hampshire Vacation?

With its state and national parks, beaches, lakes, and amusement parks, New Hampshire is a major summer vacation destination. While this all sounds like a lot of fun, there are a variety of pests you’ll encounter while you’re camping, kayaking, RV-ing, and riding the roller coaster. And if you have a summer home in New… Read more »

The Dangers of Hornets

The Dangers of Hornets

When you hear about hornets in New England, it’s probably regarding the bald-faced hornet or the European hornet. But the European hornet is the only true hornet found in North America. Both insects are in the family Vespidae, but they are different genus and species. The bald-faced hornet is more closely related to yellowjackets than… Read more »

Larder Beetles are Emerging for Spring

Larder Beetles are Emerging for Spring

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 »

Can Ticks Transmit Disease to Cats?

Can Ticks Transmit Disease to Cats?

We know that ticks are vectors of terrible diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans. But what about cats? In this blog, we’ll explore what diseases ticks spread to cats, how to spot them, and how to prevent your cat from getting them in the first place. You want to keep your… Read more »