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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 »

12 ways to reduce house dust mites and avoid their allergens

12 ways to reduce house dust mites and avoid their allergens

This list is excerpted from an article entitled “House Dust Mites”  by Jerome Goddard taken from the April 2010 issue of PCT Magazine For the full aricle, go to: https://www.pctonline.com/PCT1004_dustmites.aspx 12 ways to reduce house dust mites and avoid their allergens Encase pillows, mattress and the box springs in zippered, allergen-impermeable, dust-proof covers. Covers that… Read more »

Bed Bugs Beware: EPA Plans Second National Bed Bug Summit

Bed Bugs Beware: EPA Plans Second National Bed Bug Summit

With reports of bed bug activity only increasing throughout the country, especially in major urban centers like NYC where tourism is declining due to fear of bed bugs, it seems only fitting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently planning their second national bed bug summit scheduled for this winter in Washington D.C. The… Read more »

The Stink Bug Nightmare: Hitting Close to Home

The Stink Bug Nightmare: Hitting Close to Home

By Courtney Wadey There has been alot of news about the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)  plaguing homes and businesses in the mid-Atlantic states this fall. Homeowners are complaining that these flying insects are invading their homes by the dozens and folks in the fruit growing industry have seen the damage that these insects can… Read more »

NPMA Announces Bed Bug Pandemic Response Plan

NPMA Announces Bed Bug Pandemic Response Plan

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced its Bed Bug Pandemic Response Plan that will lead the industry’s actions toward addressing the growing global bed bug. Modern’s Chief Technical Officer, Rich Stevenson, has been invited to participate in the NPMA “Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force”, whose mission is the development of a comprehensive, industry-wide response to… Read more »

5 Pest Prevention Tips for Fall

5 Pest Prevention Tips for Fall

By Melissa Hamel See related article “Protect your home from fall pest problems” As the weather gets cooler in New England, insects, rodents and other nuisance and damaging pests start to look for warm places to spend their winter. And as many homeowners can attest, sometimes these pests will find their way into homes or… Read more »

Video clips of bed bugs in the news

Video clips of bed bugs in the news

By Elaine Gammon When it comes to bed bugs, you don’t have to look too far to find a news story written about these blood-sucking, nocturnal pests that are invading the nation and quite possibly a bedroom near you. But if you want  more visual evidence and need to “see to believe”, we’ve collected news clips from… Read more »