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How Permethrin-treated Clothing Keeps You Safe

How Permethrin-treated Clothing Keeps You Safe

When you’re away from home and not being protected by Modern Pest’s Homecare Vector service, permethrin can keep you nearly free from insect bites. It’s a safe and effective way to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks. Used in conjunction with a powerful repellent containing DEET or Picaridin, permethrin can… Read more »

How to Treat for Browntail Moths

How to Treat for Browntail Moths

A common concern and nuisance this time of year is the browntail moth. Their nests look like webs, and appear primarily in oak and apple trees. Larval feeding can cause reduced growth and death in trees and shrubs. Do you have browntail moths on your home or business? Contact Modern Pest today for a free… Read more »

What Bug Spray Should You Use?

What Bug Spray Should You Use?

With mosquito– and tick-borne diseases on the rise, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your family from mosquito and tick bites, in addition to other bothersome New England bugs. Modern Pest’s Homecare Vector program can protect you from these annoying bugs on your property, but you won’t always be in your home during… 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 »

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 »