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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 »

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 »

What are Termite Swarmers?

What are Termite Swarmers?

The first signs of termite season are swarmers. Swarmers are winged young adult male and female termites that have left to start a new colony. Swarmers are also called reproductives. Termites can cause $5 billion in damage annually, and it’s usually not covered by insurance. Keep reading to find out more about swarmers, and how… Read more »

Is a Carpenter Ant Invasion on the Way?

Is a Carpenter Ant Invasion on the Way?

Experts predict that 2019 could be a busy season for carpenter ants. “A winter with a large snowpack usually leads to an uptick in carpenter ant activity in the spring,” said Joe Hyland, one of Modern Pest’s Associate Certified Entomologists (A.C.E.). Snowfall totals throughout Maine were above average, with Northern Maine well above average. Snowpack… Read more »

When the Weather Warms, Spring Pests Emerge

When the Weather Warms, Spring Pests Emerge

Spring’s mix of warmth and moisture is practically an alarm clock for pests to emerge from their overwintering spots. Activity increases inside and outside of homes as pests seek food and water. Many are looking to mate. The warmer weather also wakes up pests that are already inside your walls from last fall. Some will… Read more »

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