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Modern’s Richard Stevenson Jr. and the NPMA’s Blue Ribbon Task Force Continue The Fight Against Bed Bugs

Modern’s Richard Stevenson Jr. and the NPMA’s Blue Ribbon Task Force Continue The Fight Against Bed Bugs

By Erica Goodrich The next meeting of the The National Pest Management Association’s Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force will be held Saturday, March, 12th at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. in conjunction with Legislative Day. Richard Stevenson Jr., co-president and Chief Technical Officer of Modern Pest Services will be attending the meeting along with… Read more »

Modern Pest Services Offers Canine Inspections

Modern Pest Services Offers Canine Inspections

By Elaine Gammon With the arrival of “Sherlock”, our first bed bug inspection canine, the Modern team is ready to offer canine inspections as part of its bed bug control program. Canine inspections offer customers an innovative approach to early bed bug detection by leveraging the expertise of a trained canine team to inspect rooms… Read more »

The Education of Scent Detection Dogs

The Education of Scent Detection Dogs

By Erica Goodrich  J&K Canine Academy located in High Springs, Florida is the “gold standard” in the entomology canine detection field and the only termite and bed bug program in the world with proven results.

Man’s Best Friend: the Latest Tool in Bed Bug Detection

Man’s Best Friend: the Latest Tool in Bed Bug Detection

By Erica Goodrich Believe it or not, dogs are the latest weapon being used in the fight against bed bugs. Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped, flat insects that can be hard to detect. The nose of a bed bug dog has the ability to sniff out as little as one live bed bug or just… Read more »

Modern Training: Wood Destroying Insects

Modern Training: Wood Destroying Insects

By Karin Reistad Modern’s Portland, ME service center was the site for recent training on wood destroying insects (WDI) reports. Ron Keeler, General Manager of the Portland Service Center conducted the training for his service professionals.

Ask the Modern Expert: Hibernation vs. Torpor

Ask the Modern Expert: Hibernation vs. Torpor

“Ask the Modern Expert” is a new blog series created to answer seasonally-focused questions we receive from our customers. Please feel free to share your question on Modern’s Facebook page and we’ll consult with our experts to get it answered. Question: What’s the difference between hibernation and torpor?

Cold Weather Brings Mice and Other Rodents Indoors

Cold Weather Brings Mice and Other Rodents Indoors

By Melissa Hamel  Although the recent snow fall has been well received by those who enjoy skiing, snowmobiling and other outdoor winter activities, it has left mice, squirrels, and other rodents out in the cold and scrambling for warmth and shelter.  If you are suddenly hearing the pitter-patter of little feet in your walls or ceilings,… Read more »

Modern Pest Services – A Year In Review

Modern Pest Services – A Year In Review

By Elaine Gammon Modern Pest Services ended the year on a great note and despite a still sluggish economy, we experienced steady growth and reached many of our business goals.  Here are a few highlights from the past year: Modern expands with Wildlife – In March, Modern purchased a wildlife control company and over the course… Read more »

Say No to “Do-It-Yourself” Bed Bug Control

Say No to “Do-It-Yourself” Bed Bug Control

By Elaine Gammon We know bed bugs are nasty pests and if you find them in your home, the first thing you want to do is get rid of them as soon as possible. However, popular, “do-it-yourself” pesticide treatments including bug bombs, repellent sprays, natural oils, and store bought chemical applications are not recommended. In fact, applying pesticides on your… Read more »

Tis The Season To Avoid Pests

Tis The Season To Avoid Pests

By Melissa Hamel The holiday season is upon us! Like many homeowners in Maine and across New England, you’re probably decking the halls, throwing another log on the fire and baking delicious holiday treats as well as anticipating welcoming friends and family into your home to celebrate the joyous season. By following some simple tips… Read more »