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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 »

Modern Team Gathers for Fall Training

Modern Team Gathers for Fall Training

By Jamie Brown On December first, Modern Pest Services held its seasonal training seminar in Portland, ME, with over 120 employees in attendance, including service and sales professionals, administrative staff, contact center representatives, and members of management. Along with Spring training, the Fall training meeting ensures that Modern employees remain well-informed and up-to-date on new… Read more »

Modern’s Richard Stevenson, A Member of the NPMA’s Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force

Modern’s Richard Stevenson, A Member of the NPMA’s Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force

By Melissa Hamel At the invitation of The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Modern Pest Services’ Co-President and Chief Technical Officer Richard Stevenson Jr. B.C.E. participated in the organizations’ ‘Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force’ meeting that took place on October 22nd in Honolulu Hawaii. Members of the task force, which consist of prominent researchers,… Read more »

Are Bed Bugs Affecting Your Holiday Plans?  Part Two

Are Bed Bugs Affecting Your Holiday Plans? Part Two

By Melissa Hamel In part one of our two part series entitled “Are Bed Bugs Affecting Your Holiday Plans?“, we discussed how bed bugs are disrupting holiday travel plans as well how to avoid picking them up while traveling this holiday season. Now it’s time to focus on what to do to avoid bed bugs that… Read more »

Are Bed Bugs Affecting Your Holiday Plans? Part One

Are Bed Bugs Affecting Your Holiday Plans? Part One

By Melissa Hamel Across the country bed bugs are causing anxiety for folks whose holiday plans include traveling or for those expecting their college student or other traveling family members to visit for the holidays. In this two part series we’ll discuss what you can do to minimize your risk for being affected by bed bugs.

Modern Pest Services treats bed bug infestation at Maine College

Modern Pest Services treats bed bug infestation at Maine College

This article, entitled “Bed bug case is isolated and treated”, is taken from “The Colby Echo“, a weekly student newspaper of Colby College in Waterville, Maine. For more information about bed bugs, visit the Modern website. By Luke Brown A recent case of bed bugs found in a Heights suite has been treated and is believed… Read more »

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