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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 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 »

Why Do I Have Mice?

Why Do I Have Mice?

It is a dark and stormy night. You’ve popped the corn, iced the tea, and settled into your favorite chair for a relaxing night of Netflix. As you immerse yourself in the latest Hollywood zombie flick, you hear a faint scratching noise coming from the kitchen. With white knuckles and bated breath, you creep warily… Read more »

Keep an eye out for these winter wildlife pests!

Keep an eye out for these winter wildlife pests!

Most people might not expect to run into many wildlife issues in the dead of winter. And often you won’t. Especially, where much of the wildlife that we usually encounter are bunkered down for the winter, like skunks and bats. However, there are still several critters that go about their days in the winter, much… Read more »

Why are there dead flies in my house?

Why are there dead flies in my house?

Updated October 2017. It’s the dead of winter. Most days it is brutally cold outside, with the furnace or woodstove constantly burning to keep the thermostat somewhere in the warm range. Today, however, you are blessed with a day many New Englanders call a “January Thaw.” You know, one of those unseasonably warm winter days… Read more »