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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 »

Terrible Tick Diseases

Terrible Tick Diseases

As late springtime rushes into Newton, MA, it brings along abundant sunshine, pleasant temperatures and blooming flowers. However, the spring also invites various pests out to play and hunt, such as the tick, which attaches to and feeds on unsuspecting victims. Without an professional Modern Pest exterminator present to provide quality pest control, ticks can… Read more »

Tips for Preventing Spring Pests

Tips for Preventing Spring Pests

As the temperature gets higher in Maine and the northeast, so does the number of pests in your home. When you perform spring cleaning this year, get proactive about preventing pests by targeting certain areas of your home. Modern Pest’s tips to spring cleaning for creepy crawlies includes focus areas in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom,… Read more »

Identifying and Controlling Carpenter Ants

Identifying and Controlling Carpenter Ants

By: Matthew Campbell New England – Maine and New Hampshire especially – has a problem with carpenter ants. Like termites, they destroy wood and weaken the integrity of your home. Across the U.S., carpenter ants are responsible for thousands of dollars in structural damage. Many homeowners in New England are aware of these destructive ants, but many don’t know what… Read more »

What’s Buzzing Around Your Home?

What’s Buzzing Around Your Home?

By: Matthew Campbell As a pest management professional, it doesn’t surprise me that most people don’t know the difference between a paper wasp, a yellowjacket, a hornet, and a cicada killer. When one’s buzzing around our children or nesting around our home, our instinct isn’t to stop and wonder. But if you are curious, here’s how… Read more »

Is One Treatment Enough to Get Rid of Ants?

Is One Treatment Enough to Get Rid of Ants?

By: Matthew Campbell Spring is a wonderful season – migratory birds return from their southern homes, leaves and flowers bloom, we have more hours of sunlight and warmth. Unfortunately, bugs come back too. Ants are active now and invading peoples’ homes. Before you call a pest management company to take care of them, you should… Read more »

When to Treat Your Yard for Deer Ticks

When to Treat Your Yard for Deer Ticks

Updated November 2017. We all get the heebie-jeebies when we see a tick crawling up our legs. The feeling is worse when one is embedded in our skin. People call Modern Pest Services expressing how they’re scared to step foot in their own yards. No one should have to worry about being outside on their own property.… Read more »

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