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Why Do I Need Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Service?

Why Do I Need Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Service?

Mosquito, flea, and tick season is upon us. When temperatures reach a consistent 50 degrees, mosquito eggs begin hatching and mosquito season begins. This means that in New England, the season starts in late April and early May. Early spring is also when fleas and ticks become active. Their bites, stings, and mere presence can… Read more »

What You Should Know About Termites

What You Should Know About Termites

Termite Awareness Week is usually the second week of March. It’s a national observance where the pest control industry educates the public about termite risk and prevention. Following an unusually warm winter, professionals are predicting an early termite season. Termites are one of the most destructive pests and can cause $5 billion in damage annually.… Read more »

Can You Deduct Pest Control from Your Taxes?

Can You Deduct Pest Control from Your Taxes?

There are certain circumstances where your pest control costs can be deducted from your taxes. It’s always a good idea to check with a tax professional to make sure you’re getting the correct deductions. But if you have a home office, own rental property, or own a business, chances are you can deduct at least… Read more »

Does Harsh Winter Weather Send Pests Inside Your Home?

Does Harsh Winter Weather Send Pests Inside Your Home?

With temperatures in the single digits and the wind chill below zero, New England winters can be serious business. Frigid weather keeps us inside or bundled up when we must venture out. But how are these conditions affecting your home? And are they sending pests inside? Read on to find out what you can do,… Read more »

Exterminators vs. Pest Control Professionals

Exterminators vs. Pest Control Professionals

Same goal, different method When you have an issue with insects or mice in your home, the first word that springs to mind might be exterminator. And while you might think an exterminator is the same thing as a pest control professional, there are some key differences. The goal of eliminating pests in your home… Read more »

Modern’s Experts Explain How Winter Affects Pests

Modern’s Experts Explain How Winter Affects Pests

Farmers’ Almanac Predicts a Cold & White Winter for New England The Farmers’ Almanac, that time-tested and generation-approved compendium of knowledge, has a rough prediction for the 2018-2019 New England winter: teeth-chattering cold lies ahead. “Contrary to the stories storming the web, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing toward a very long, cold, and snow-filled… Read more »

Are Rodents Taking Up Residence in Your Car?

Are Rodents Taking Up Residence in Your Car?

Most people have seen a mouse scurry across the floor somewhere they’ve lived. But have you ever spotted a mouse in your car? Maybe even while you’re driving? It happens more than you’d think, and we hear all about it at Modern Pest! Besides being a disturbing surprise, rodents can cause serious damage to your vehicle.… Read more »

Are Mice Moving into Your Home for the Winter?

Are Mice Moving into Your Home for the Winter?

Autumn’s Unwelcome Guests When fall days get shorter and colder, raccoons, mice, and squirrels know that it’s time to start preparing food and shelter for the winter months. They do not hibernate in winter, and the warmth and security of your walls and attic make your home the perfect winter den. While ideal for them,… Read more »

Are Raccoons Moving Into Your Attic?

Are Raccoons Moving Into Your Attic?

Autumn’s Unwelcome Guests When fall days get shorter and colder, raccoons, mice, and squirrels know that it’s time to start preparing food and shelter for the winter months. They do not hibernate in winter, and the warmth and security of your walls and attic make your home the perfect winter den. While ideal for them,… Read more »

What Insect Sting Hurts the Most?

What Insect Sting Hurts the Most?

Sacrificing for Science Entomology is the study of insects, and Modern Pest employs several highly-skilled entomologists. They train and advise our Service Professionals so they can be experts in the field. Entomologists study insect environments and behaviors, and entomologist Justin Schmidt has become an expert on one particular insect behavior: stinging. Schmidt works at the… Read more »