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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 »

Uncovering Pests in Real Estate Inspections

Uncovering Pests in Real Estate Inspections

 “You’ve got pests.” Now What? The busy spring real estate market is in full swing. Buying a home, whether it’s your first or where you’ll retire, is an exciting time. There are so many things to think about. What will your design style be? Are you buying brand-new furniture, antiques, or taking whatever the relatives… Read more »

Winter Birds And Your Business: Bird Control

Winter Birds And Your Business: Bird Control

As a business owner, you may be accustomed to battling large quantities of nuisance birds during the spring and summer months. Even though many birds might head south for the winter, leaving you feeling like you can let down your guard; there are also several pesky birds that could present an issue to businesses all… Read more »

Eight Facts About Torpor and Hibernation

Eight Facts About Torpor and Hibernation

In New England, we are accustomed to seeing the local wildlife prepare for the long cold, harsh winter months ahead.  While some head to warmer climates for the winter, many are storing food and eating everything in sight to fatten up for the winter. Others begin to grow long thick furry coats, look for cozy… Read more »

Five Signs You Have Bats!

Five Signs You Have Bats!

Many folks have strong and possibly even mixed emotions about bats.  Some think they are cute, and beneficial for the environment. Others are terrified of bats and view them as evil, disease-ridden vermin. As pest management professionals and lover of creatures big and small, we get it. We might even think they are kind of cute, that… Read more »