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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 »

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 »

What Diseases Do New England-area Ticks Spread?

What Diseases Do New England-area Ticks Spread?

The four most common tick species found in New England are American dog ticks, Brown dog ticks, Black-legged (deer) ticks, and Lone Star ticks. The highest risk of being bitten by a tick is during spring and summer. Infestations have been on the rise over the past few years, which is a concern for pest… Read more »

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 »

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