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Where Do Mice Go When it’s Cold Out?

Where Do Mice Go When it’s Cold Out?

Temperatures are dropping and the snow is starting to fall. Are you ready to protect your home from mice and rats? Modern Pest is! November is here and it’s cold outside. People are trying to stay warm, and so are mice and rats. They seek shelter when the temperature drops, and your home is the… 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 »

Modern’s Experts Explain How Winter Affects Pests

Modern’s Experts Explain How Winter Affects Pests

Farmers’ Almanac Predicts a Cold & White Winter for New England The Farmers’ Almanac, that time-tested and generation-approved compendium of knowledge, has a rough prediction for the 2018-2019 New England winter: teeth-chattering cold lies ahead. “Contrary to the stories storming the web, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing toward a very long, cold, and snow-filled… 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 Mice Moving into Your Home for the Winter?

Are Mice Moving into Your Home for the 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 »

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 »

Sick Of Winter Yet?  Why Rodents Are Not Good Winter Housemates

Sick Of Winter Yet? Why Rodents Are Not Good Winter Housemates

Ahh, winter in New England… with its snow covered evergreens, frozen lakes and sledding hills it’s like a picturesque scene from a holiday movie. Oh who am I kidding, winter is mostly composed of cars spinning off the road, long hours shoveling the driveway and grumbled complaints about how much everyone hates the weather.  But… 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 »