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5 Pests Common to Waterfront Homes in New England

5 Pests Common to Waterfront Homes in New England

Waterfront homes might be the epitome of New England summer living, but they present their own issues when it comes to pests. Pests common in waterfront and lakeside homes in New England can range from mayflies and mosquitoes to giant water bugs  and lots of other species in between. You don’t want these annoying creatures… Read more »

How To Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

How To Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

If you live in New England, you know that mosquitoes can be an absolute nightmare when you’re trying to enjoy the outdoors. Not to mention all the diseases they can transmit. Reducing your chances of getting bitten by these insects can reduce your risk of disease and irritating bug bites. And Modern’s Homecare Mosquito, Flea,… Read more »

5 Most Common Spring Pests in New England

5 Most Common Spring Pests in New England

Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to tend to your garden, get the pool ready, and have lots of other outdoorsy fun. And while the greenery and good times might be back, so are the bugs! Pests and insects in New England adopt a similar lifestyle to humans in New England: they hunker… Read more »

Stephanie Stellwagon’s Guest Blog

Stephanie Stellwagon’s Guest Blog

Modern’s next guest blog is with partner and life & style blogger Stephanie Stellwagon. Stephanie can be found online at her website Steph Stell and on Facebook and Instagram at @stephstell. Stephanie lives in New Canaan, Connecticut and Kennebunkport, Maine with her husband and daughter, Pippa. Stephanie’s Blog Safe and Pest-less Summer with Modern Pest Services We… Read more »

Jessica Klein’s Guest Blog

Jessica Klein’s Guest Blog

Modern’s next guest blog is by our partner and life & style blogger Jessica Klein. Jessica’s website is OID Studio and she can be found on Facebook and Instagram at @ohidesignblog. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and her dog. Jessica’s Blog Getting our Patio Ready for Summer with Modern Pest We are… Read more »

Caitlin Houston’s Guest Blog

Caitlin Houston’s Guest Blog

Modern’s next guest blog is by our partner Caitlin Houston. Caitlin’s website is Caitlin Houston and she’s on Facebook and Instagram as @caitlinhoustonblog. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters. Recently, Caitlin detailed how her family got ready for Memorial Day weekend. But this great advice can be applied all summer long! Caitlin’s Blog… Read more »

Amy Guzzi’s Guest Blog

Amy Guzzi’s Guest Blog

Our first guest blog is from Modern’s partner and life & style blogger Amy Guzzi. Amy can be found online at her website The Stylish Effect and on Instagram and Facebook as @amy_guzzi_. She lives in Connecticut with husband and two kids. Amy’s Blog We have been enjoying our pest-free home, so I thought I would tell… Read more »

17-Year Cicadas to Emerge in May 2021

17-Year Cicadas to Emerge in May 2021

While not as issue for New England states, a 17-year cicada cycle will conclude in May when billions of cicadas emerge from the earth. The three affected eastern U.S. epicenters are in Washington, D.C. and surrounding suburbs, Indiana, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Don’t make the common mistake of confusing cicadas with locusts. Locusts are a species… 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 »

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