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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bed Bugs

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bed Bugs

Remember when you were tucked in at night and told, “don’t let the bed bugs bite” and you thought it was just a cute saying as a child?  Well, as we all know now, bed bugs are real and making a huge comeback. Here are 10 facts about bed bugs that might help you avoid… Read more »

Noises in the Attic – Are There Critters Living Up There?

Noises in the Attic – Are There Critters Living Up There?

  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 »

Understanding Colony Collapse

Understanding Colony Collapse

So what’s the deal with bees?   Insects outnumber people 200 million to one, and bees are an integral part of our food chain.  According to the USDA, they are responsible for pollinating a third of the crops on this planet, and 80% of our crops here in the states. To say that we would… Read more »

Mosquito Viruses:  Beyond Zika – (other Mosquito Transmitted Disease)

Mosquito Viruses: Beyond Zika – (other Mosquito Transmitted Disease)

While the public and media have recently been focused on the Zika virus and understandably the scary implications of the virus – there are other mosquito born illnesses, that are just as concerning to your health and far more likely to be transmitted to you by mosquitoes. While this information is not meant to scare… Read more »

Bedbugs: Keep Them Out Of Your Empty Nest!

Bedbugs: Keep Them Out Of Your Empty Nest!

Bedbugs are considered the “hitchhiker’s” of the bug world because they can easily and quickly crawl onto luggage, bags, clothing or other items in areas where people often live, congregate or stay. Therefore, it may be no surprise that college campuses are often a hotbed of bedbug activity, with a constant rotation of new students… Read more »

Is that a Termite or a Flying Ant?

Is that a Termite or a Flying Ant?

Now that we are finally experiencing  all of the glory of spring, with warmer weather, buds and blossoms blooming and flying insects swarming…wait, what?  That’s right, spring also brings swarming insects like termites and flying ants.   Termites, though, will silently eat their way through your home, undetected for years, causing serious damage that is… Read more »

How to Plant Gardens that Help Honeybees Thrive

How to Plant Gardens that Help Honeybees Thrive

Honeybees and other pollinating insects and birds are critical in providing us with many of the foods we eat every day.  According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, out of 100 major food crops, 70 are pollinated by bees. But this essential insect is on the decline.  One factor is that bees are suffering from… Read more »

Zika Virus: 5 Things You Need to Know

Zika Virus: 5 Things You Need to Know

Let’s face it… every day the news brings forth some new information about Zika Virus.  Scientists and experts are still researching and learning more every day.  Which means keeping up with the latest “need to know” information can seem overwhelming. Since it is part of our job at Modern Pest Services to know and understand… Read more »

Hoarding and Pest Control: What you need to know

Hoarding and Pest Control: What you need to know

We’ve all seen the show. You know the one with piles and piles of unnecessary and useless “collections” piled so high around a house or apartment that walking around is difficult. Yes, I’m talking about hoarding. Though it may create a few varied reactions, hoarding is no laughing matter. Hoarding Disorder is the medical diagnosis… Read more »

Secret Destroyers: Carpenter Ant Damage – 5 Facts

Secret Destroyers: Carpenter Ant Damage – 5 Facts

Carpenter Ants are in fact a very important part of the ecosystem, helping to breakdown rotten and decaying wood in the natural environment – making Carpenter Ants one of the most common wood destroying insects in the northeast. However, they can cause serious property damage if left unchecked in your home.  This damage is caused… Read more »