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3 Key Differences between Winged Termites and Flying Ants

3 Key Differences between Winged Termites and Flying Ants

Updated October 2017. After a long, cold winter, especially the one we just had in New England, spring is a welcome guest. The bugs that come with it are not. Two, in particular, are waking up right now. They’re small, they live in large colonies, and their presence is disturbing to homeowners. These are termites… Read more »

Know Your Termite and Prevent an Infestation

Know Your Termite and Prevent an Infestation

By: Matthew Campbell Termites are ecologically important in nature – they break down wood to be recycled and used in the surrounding ecosystem. In your home, however, termites can be an expensive nightmare. Save yourself the hassle and money by familiarizing yourself to this serious threat.

Gearing Up For Termite Season In New England

Gearing Up For Termite Season In New England

Well, it is that time again when homeowners in New England have to start looking out for termite infestations. Termites in New England often live in the ground and not only are they hard to locate but hard to get rid of as well. That is why Modern’s termite control program is an important component to your home’s overall pest management program. Considering that these wood destroying pests are responsible for over $5 billion in property damages each year, they are not a pest to overlook.

Ants Everywhere, Even in Businesses

Ants Everywhere, Even in Businesses

A recent survey by the National Pest Management Association indicates that ants are America’s #1 nuisance pest with carpenter ants being treated most often. That’s no surpise, but was is a surprise is that homeowners are not the only ones fighting this battle. According to the survey, ant infestations were commonly found in business settings such… Read more »

Carpenter Ants: What They Eat, Where They Live and Signs You Have Them

Carpenter Ants: What They Eat, Where They Live and Signs You Have Them

Springtime invigorates us all: the warmer weather compels us to venture outdoors; the increasing daylight awakens certain mammals from their seasonally-appropriate nap; and, the changing temperatures rouse carpenter ants to another season of unabashed foraging and nest expansion, which, unfortunately, is usually accomplished at the expense of our homes.

Flying Termites vs. Flying Ants

Flying Termites vs. Flying Ants

Spring is termite swarming season, but many people have difficulty identifying flying termites when they swarm because they look very similar to flying ants. Here are a few tips to distinguish them. Termites have straight antennae, while flying ants have elbowed antennae Termites have a uniform body, while flying ants have a pinched waist Termite wings are… Read more »

Termites – An Overview

Termites – An Overview

The Subterranean termites we see in New England are the most destructive kind of termite, costing homeowners millions of dollars annually. Unfortunately, termite damage often goes unnoticed and it’s not covered by homeowners insurance. To help identify and control termites, we’ve gathered some basic information for you to keep in mind. Termites Live Underground An… Read more »

Resolving a Carpenter Ant Infestation

Resolving a Carpenter Ant Infestation

Resolving a carpenter an infestation is best left up to the professionals. However, you can help prevent an invasion by applying some simple tactics around your home or building structure.

May Marks Worst Month for Termites in New England

May Marks Worst Month for Termites in New England

Flowers are beginning to bloom and warmer weather is upon us, two sure signs of spring. May also marks the worst month for termites in New England and pest experts are reminding residents living in Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts, where termites are prevalent, to be aware of their potential harm. Termites and the damage… Read more »

Modern Warns About Springtime Carpenter Ants

Modern Warns About Springtime Carpenter Ants

April is National Pest Month and Modern® Pest Services wants to warn people about carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are social insects that usually nest in wood and start to appear in Maine, Massachussets and New Hampshire in April. Carpenter ants can cause severe property damage “Carpenter ants become active this time of year and can… Read more »