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How to Prevent Squirrels and Groundhogs from Digging Up Your Yard

How to Prevent Squirrels and Groundhogs from Digging Up Your Yard

If you own a garden or tend to a yard, you may have experience with nuisance pests like groundhogs and squirrels. Below is a guide to keeping pests like these from undoing all your backyard hard work. Indications You Need Pest Control Groundhogs and squirrels in your yard can be a cause of serious distress.… Read more »

When is the Right Time for Bat Exclusion?

When is the Right Time for Bat Exclusion?

There’s an odor in your house. You hear squeaking sounds. You’re pretty sure you have bats in your attic, and you want them back outside where they belong. But did you know there is a window of time when bat exclusion can safely and legally be performed? And have you heard of bat maternity colonies?… Read more »

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 »

Does Harsh Winter Weather Send Pests Inside Your Home?

Does Harsh Winter Weather Send Pests Inside Your Home?

With temperatures in the single digits and the wind chill below zero, New England winters can be serious business. Frigid weather keeps us inside or bundled up when we must venture out. But how are these conditions affecting your home? And are they sending pests inside? Read on to find out what you can do,… Read more »

Are Rodents Taking Up Residence in Your Car?

Are Rodents Taking Up Residence in Your Car?

Most people have seen a mouse scurry across the floor somewhere they’ve lived. But have you ever spotted a mouse in your car? Maybe even while you’re driving? It happens more than you’d think, and we hear all about it at Modern Pest! Besides being a disturbing surprise, rodents can cause serious damage to your vehicle.… Read more »

Are Squirrels Moving Into Your Walls and Attic for Winter?

Are Squirrels Moving Into Your Walls and Attic for Winter?

Autumn’s Unwelcome Guests When fall days get shorter and colder, raccoons, mice, and squirrels know that it’s time to start preparing food and shelter for the winter months. They do not hibernate in winter, and the warmth and security of your walls and attic make your home the perfect winter den. While ideal for them,… Read more »

Are Raccoons Moving Into Your Attic?

Are Raccoons Moving Into Your Attic?

Autumn’s Unwelcome Guests When fall days get shorter and colder, raccoons, mice, and squirrels know that it’s time to start preparing food and shelter for the winter months. They do not hibernate in winter, and the warmth and security of your walls and attic make your home the perfect winter den. While ideal for them,… Read more »

How to Winterize Your Summer Home from Pests

How to Winterize Your Summer Home from Pests

Nothing symbolizes the end of summer more than closing up a camp, lake house, or cabin. After that final Labor Day weekend blow-out with friends and family, it’s time to prepare your summer retreat for months of solitude. Some lucky people use their vacation home well into fall, or even return in the winter for… Read more »

What is Rabies?

What is Rabies?

Rabies is a viral disease found only in mammals. It attacks the central nervous system, and has the highest mortality rate of any disease in the world at 99.9%. The majority of cases that are reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) occur in wild animals. However, nearly every case of a human infected… Read more »

How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Compost

How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Compost

Composting is a great way to boost your garden’s yield while helping the planet. Processing organic matter like leaves and vegetable scraps into nutrient-rich compost not only reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, but it recycles matter that might otherwise end up in a landfill. Some gardeners even refer to compost as Black Gold. While… Read more »

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