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Cluster Flies: Why Managing Them NOW Is Critical.

Cluster Flies: Why Managing Them NOW Is Critical.

Have you ever come home to what seemed like a house full of dead flies all over the window sills – in the dead of winter!?  If that has happened to you, then you have experienced a cluster fly infestation. Fortunately, this is not your common icky house fly. You know, the gross ones that… Read more »

Is Your Landscaping Attracting Pests to Your Home?

Is Your Landscaping Attracting Pests to Your Home?

During the spring and summer, many of us spend long hours toiling outside in the interest of home beautification. Weeds are pulled, flowers are planted, and front yards are meticulously landscaped. But what if we told you there are several common mistakes that could attract unwanted pests to your home? Thankfully, a few simple changes… 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 »

Pest-Proofing Your Summer BBQ

Pest-Proofing Your Summer BBQ

The biggest birthday bash in the country is coming up, and roughly ⅔ of the nation will attend — on July 4th, America is turning 241! This upcoming weekend has historically been the top in sales of 3 things: hot dogs, beer and fireworks; proving that no one throws a party like the good ole US of… 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 »

Why Is Lyme Disease So Dangerous?

Why Is Lyme Disease So Dangerous?

In the medical community, a relatively new disease is earning itself the title of “The Great Imitator” due to its difficulty to diagnose and treat. This illness commonly causes symptoms that mimic other conditions such as the flu, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic fatigue, and Fibromyalgia. If left untreated it can lead to long-term symptoms that could… 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 »

New Report on Lyme Disease in the Northeast Has Residents Worried

New Report on Lyme Disease in the Northeast Has Residents Worried

Ah, summer. The time of year when the sun shines bright, the birds dance across the skies – and bugs begin their attack. There’s mosquitoes, fire ants, and other stinging pests we have to look out for, but there’s one bug in particular that even exterminators have a hard time noticing and avoiding: ticks. More… Read more »

Prevent Disease Carrying Mosquitoes from Ruining Your Summer

Prevent Disease Carrying Mosquitoes from Ruining Your Summer

This time last year, we were hearing news reports in the Portland Press Herald and other local sources that residents of Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire were at risk for a potentially deadly disease contracted from mosquitoes. We’re not talking about the stuff we’re all too familiar with (like West Nile), though we have seen… 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 »