If you are hearing scurrying, crawling and gnawing in your attic and walls, you are right to be concerned! You probably have a wildlife issue on your hands. Animals are always on the lookout for a nice cozy place, like your home, to settle down and make their own. Critters like squirrels, raccoons,… Read more »
Are skunks settling in as your new neighbors? Are you hearing scurrying in the attic? As the weather gets frosty in Bridgton, Maine, the local riff-raff moves in and suddenly you have a wildlife control problem on your hands. Yet a single skunk or squirrel isn’t indicative of a real problem, so how do you… Read more »
T•A•P™ — or thermal acoustical pest control insulation — is an insulation and pest control solution rolled into one. T•A•P™ is eco-friendly, made primarily from ground-up recycled newspaper treated with a borate solution that controls common household pests such as ants, centipedes, and termites. It also contains a fire retardant for safety. As a loose… Read more »
In the great wide world of pests, birds are a special category because of special regulations concerning them. Birds can be a concern in residences when they gain entry into homes through eaves or other openings. Sometimes they can even be a pest while remaining outside the home. One customer was plagued by a woodpecker… Read more »
By: Matthew Campbell If you’ve heard chewing, scratching, rolling, or scampering from the attic then you know just how disconcerting it is. What’s up there? Is there more than one? How much damage are they causing? Raccoons are nocturnal, so you will probably hear them hiss, wrestle, scamper, and scratch at night. Early in the spring, pregnant females… Read more »
The walls of our homes are meant to keep us safe inside, and keep the riff-raff outside. But sometimes nuisances like local wildlife have a way of sneaking past the barriers and turning our homes into their home. As experts in wildlife control in North Conway, New Hampshire and other areas of New England, Modern… Read more »
Although they are beautiful, birds can cause noise disturbance, damage your property, and present a serious health risk by spreading harmful bacteria and viruses to humans and other animals. Physical bird damage affects buildings, vehicles, machinery, ventilation systems, roofs and gardens. Accumulated bird droppings and nesting materials can block drainage systems, attract insects, cause electrical… Read more »
By: Matthew Campbell Yep, it’s cold out there. Snow’s on the ground. Icicles hang from eaves. It’s officially winter. Around this time of year, a lot of people inquire about the usefulness of pest control. All the pests are dead, aren’t they? Well, not exactly. If they all died then we wouldn’t have an issue… Read more »
Bats are the only mammals that are naturally capable of flying for any length of time. When they fly into our New England homes they are considered pests, but in nature, they are effective at regulating populations of insects that cause us so much trouble. Throughout the world, bats are known for being very beneficial mammals; they help with pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds. In the U.S., we have between 45 and 48 species of bats, with the 3 most common species being the little brown bat, the big brown bat and the Mexican free-tailed bat. In Modern’s New England service area, we mostly see the little brown bat and the big brown bat.
You may best know squirrels for their tendency to dash across the road in front of your oncoming car but did you know that squirrels are also a major pest problem in some homes in New England? Unfortunate but true; these bushy tailed critters are actually quite troublesome which is why the New England pest control pros at Modern Pest Services want to caution homeowners about the likelihood of increased squirrel activity now that spring is just around the corner.