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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 »

Protect Your Pets this Summer

Protect Your Pets this Summer

Fleas and ticks can be major concerns during the summer months. Appropriate flea control in Beverly, MA and tick control in Woburn, MA can protect your pets from these dangerous parasites. Detecting Fleas and Ticks If you see your precious pet scratching, that does not always indicate the presence of fleas or ticks. However, excessive… 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 »