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Are Those Winged Carpenter Ants in Your Home?

Are Those Winged Carpenter Ants in Your Home?

Swarms of winged ants flying around inside and outside of your home are not a fun way to kick off warmer weather. You want them gone, and Modern Pest can help. But what are they, and what damage are they doing to your house? Most likely, they are carpenter ants. In New England, black carpenter… Read more »

Uncovering Pests in Real Estate Inspections

Uncovering Pests in Real Estate Inspections

 “You’ve got pests.” Now What? The busy spring real estate market is in full swing. Buying a home, whether it’s your first or where you’ll retire, is an exciting time. There are so many things to think about. What will your design style be? Are you buying brand-new furniture, antiques, or taking whatever the relatives… Read more »

How To Stop Ticks From Getting Into Your Home

How To Stop Ticks From Getting Into Your Home

This is the time of year that it seems as though wherever we go, we have folks asking us about ticks.   And understandably so – the news appears to be plagued with scary stories of increased tick populations, and new scary tick-borne illnesses every day. This heightened awareness of ticks and the dangerous diseases they… Read more »

Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Flying Ants, OH MY!

Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Flying Ants, OH MY!

Have you been outside recently?  I know the calendar still says “Spring,” but 95° and humid is as summer as you can get here in New England. With the arrival of these high temperatures, several other life forms tend to follow soon after. ANTS As movie studios would have you believe, ants can either be… Read more »

Swarmer Ants: What are they?

Swarmer Ants: What are they?

Ants teeming on the ground is a pretty common sight during the spring and summer months, as are a large variety of buzzing flying insects.  What you may not see all that often are “flying ants.”  Flying ants might seem a little creepy or even startling to come across buzzing through the air. So let’s… Read more »

3 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Getting Lyme Disease

3 Ways To Prevent Your Family From Getting Lyme Disease

  With the snow finally melting and the expectations of warm spring weather finally arriving (or nearly) here in New England; we are beginning to see more wildlife and insects moving about again.  New growth. New life. While this is actually pretty exciting to see, there are certain insects, like ticks, we are less than… Read more »

Spring Pests: Friend or Foe?

Spring Pests: Friend or Foe?

If you’re like me, you’ve been dreaming of spring since the first flecks of snow danced across the New England sky. Spring is the light at the end of the winter tunnel, and the thought of warming temperatures, budding flowers, and baby animals provided me with the encouragement needed to keep on shoveling after yet… Read more »

Bumblebees vs. Honeybees:  What Are the Differences?

Bumblebees vs. Honeybees: What Are the Differences?

Aside from the recent cold snap, the calendar tells me that spring is here.  Spring always makes me think of sitting on the porch at my parent’s old farmhouse, and listening to the overwhelming buzz of the bees as they did their work on the rose bushes surrounding it.   Now, more than ever, the… Read more »

5 Quick Bug Facts to Keep in Mind This Year

5 Quick Bug Facts to Keep in Mind This Year

Like so many homeowners in the Northeast, you probably can’t wait for the spring to arrive and bring in warmer temperatures. However, once the winter fades away, the spring gives rise to pest insects and terrible home infestations. Mosquitoes wait around the corner, and stink bugs congregate on your windows and doors. With humid seasons… Read more »

Sweeping Out Pests With A Good Spring Cleaning

Sweeping Out Pests With A Good Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring and pests are on the ground and in the air. As the temperatures climb, pests are awakening from their winter slumber and looking for new sources of food, water and harborage – items that are found in abundance in and around your home. From ants seeking access to the sugary, sweet foods in… Read more »