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What Pests Will You Encounter on Your New Hampshire Vacation?

What Pests Will You Encounter on Your New Hampshire Vacation?

With its state and national parks, beaches, lakes, and amusement parks, New Hampshire is a major summer vacation destination. While this all sounds like a lot of fun, there are a variety of pests you’ll encounter while you’re camping, kayaking, RV-ing, and riding the roller coaster. And if you have a summer home in New… 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 »

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 »

What Insect Sting Hurts the Most?

What Insect Sting Hurts the Most?

Sacrificing for Science Entomology is the study of insects, and Modern Pest employs several highly-skilled entomologists. They train and advise our Service Professionals so they can be experts in the field. Entomologists study insect environments and behaviors, and entomologist Justin Schmidt has become an expert on one particular insect behavior: stinging. Schmidt works at the… Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Wasp Control

The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Wasp Control

Dealing with a wasp nest is no joke. Not that you probably need convincing. These angry little buggers are well known to be fierce, territorial and frankly quite painful to encounter. Yet rather than leave it to a professional – many still opt to face these ill-tempered creatures head on. Let’s just say they like… Read more »

Why the Fuss over Fire Ants?

Why the Fuss over Fire Ants?

Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day in New England- the sun is bright and warm, and perhaps there’s even a faint coastal breeze. You’re playing with your children outside when suddenly you feel sharp, painful stings all over your leg. You look down, expecting a hornet or wasp, and see your leg covered with tiny… Read more »

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

How To Safely Remove A Dormant Wasp Nest

It’s a beautiful spring day, and you are totally ready to get outside, enjoy some fresh spring air and even start tackling the springtime yard cleanup. Amongst all the raking, mulching and paint touch ups, you come across what looks like an old dormant wasp nest hanging from the eaves of the house. What to… Read more »

Uh Oh! Wasps in the Walls!

Uh Oh! Wasps in the Walls!

Honey – what’s that noise? …It’s a weird buzzing sound coming from the walls.  Maybe you have had a similar conversation at home?  Perhaps you have even seen some of them buzzing around the inside of your home? You might be tempted to go to your local hardware or home supply store and buy a… Read more »

Five Facts About Wasps

Five Facts About Wasps

Most people are not very fond of wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets.  Especially when encountered around or even on your home, at a picnic or a barbecue.  And why not?  These little critters can pack quite the punch, with their very painful stings. RELATED: How to Treat Bee & Wasp Stings However, here are some fascinating… Read more »

That Stings!  How to Treat Bee & Wasp Stings

That Stings! How to Treat Bee & Wasp Stings

Now that we are finally able to get out and enjoy all the wonders of longer, warm, summer days, we are also more likely to encounter nature’s critters and insects.  Some of which may even leave us with a painful memory, we would rather not reflect back on.  If you have ever been stung by… Read more »