The Truth About Brown Recluse Spiders in New England: Myths vs. Reality
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by Maria Sedler
1w ago
Everyone seems to know someone who has encountered the feared brown recluse spider, but if they live in New England, it’s much more likely that they’ve seen a lookalike rather than the real deal. So, which states actually have brown recluse spiders? Where Brown Recluse Spiders Live Brown recluse spiders inhabit a range from Southeastern Nebraska to Southwestern Ohio and Georgia into Texas. Related species are found in pockets of the Southwestern United States, but it is very rare for any of these species to be found outside their native range. Exceptions occur when spiders hitchhike via movi ..read more
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Managing Wasps, Bees, and Hornets Around Your Home
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by Maria Sedler
2w ago
Bald Faced Hornets flying to a a broken nest on the eave of a residential home. As the weather warms, the presence of wasps, bees, and hornets becomes more noticeable around homes in New Hampshire. While these insects play crucial roles in our ecosystem, they can pose significant risks, especially to those who are highly allergic to stings. Modern Pest Services offers effective solutions to manage these pests, ensuring the safety and comfort of your home. Understanding the Threat New Hampshire is home to various species of wasps, bees, and hornets, each with distinct behaviors and levels of ag ..read more
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Unlock Next-level Mouse Control Solutions: Modern Pest Services SMART
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by Maria Sedler
1M ago
With the lengthening days heralding the arrival of summer, numerous Mainers find themselves grappling with an unwelcome dilemma: mice. These persistent rodents, drawn to warmth, frequently infiltrate homes and storage spaces. As the season transitions, it’s imperative to tackle mouse invasions promptly to prevent them from spiraling into unmanageable infestation. Understanding the Mouse Problem Mice pose significant health and safety hazards beyond mere nuisance. Globally, rats and mice carry over 35 diseases, which can be transmitted directly to humans through contact with rodents, their was ..read more
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The Modern Guide to Termites
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by Modern Pest Site Admin
1M ago
It’s that time of year to check for termites, so it’s no surprise that we are hearing news of termite swarms in northeast states like Massachusetts and Connecticut. Use this Modern Guide to Termites to determine if you have these damaging pests in your home, and when it’s time to call a professional What Do Termites Look Like? There are about 45 species of termites in the United States, but the most common termite to Massachusetts and areas of the northeast is the Eastern subterranean termite. Unfortunately, these also happen to be the most damage-causing termite in the country. A big reason ..read more
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Organic: What Does It Really Mean?
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by Modern Pest Site Admin
1M ago
With the increasing awareness of human impact on the environment and concerns about health repercussions from the use of chemicals, some customers are requesting the use of pesticides labeled organic. But what does organic mean? In the world of apples and bananas, a USDA organic label means that the fruit was grown using ecologically sound methods. Perhaps surprisingly, it does not necessarily mean pesticide-free. It does mean, however, that if pesticides are used, they must be selected from an approved list. OK, so that’s the world of produce. What does organic mean when we’re talking about t ..read more
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Is There A Safe Pesticide?
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by Modern Pest Site Admin
1M ago
Our Service Professional, Heather, uses a duster to flush pests out of tight areas where they like to hide When a pest issue pops up, many people are faced with a dilemma: to have pesticides applied around my home, or to have my home invaded by pests? Although it’s understandable to be concerned about pesticides, there is a great deal more to pest management than just spraying chemicals. Pest Management and Pesticides Simply stated, pest management is the management of pests, and pesticide use only makes up a fraction of this. Various non-chemical methods are also used in order to reduce pesti ..read more
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MODERN PEST SERVICES NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST PEST CONTROL COMPANIES IN THE COUNTRY BY FORBES HOME AND THE SPRUCE 
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by Howard Kleinman
3M ago
 Modern Pest Services recognized for Outstanding Customer Satisfaction and State of the Art Custom Tailored Residential and Commercial Pest Control Solutions BRUNSWICK, ME, March, XX, 2024 Modern Pest Services is honored to be named  Top 10 Pest Control Companies in the United States by both Forbes Home and The Spruce  Forbes released their list of Top 10 Pest Control Companies in the United States, and Modern Pest Services has earned a spot among industry leaders. Forbes highlighted Modern’s eco-friendly SMART pest control technology, which is helping homes, businesses, an ..read more
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Stopping Squirrels in New England
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by Howard Kleinman
4M ago
Squirrels, with their spirited climbing antics and endearing habit of nibbling on nuts and acorns with almost human-like grace, are beloved creatures of the wild. Yet, should they venture into your domain, they can wreak havoc with their tenacious determination to find food and shelter. Despite their charm, it’s crucial to keep these furry little bandits at bay. Here’s how Modern Pest Services, serving New England with distinction, advises you to keep squirrels on the outside looking in. Diminish Food Sources Nearby Bird feeders are known to attract more than just birds—they’re a magnet for s ..read more
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Recognizing the Smells That Mean You Have Mice
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by Jen Harmon
7M ago
Mice are among the most common unwanted house guests, and they have a knack for making themselves known through not just their tiny footprints but also their distinct, often unpleasant odors. Your nose can be a powerful tool in detecting a mouse infestation before it becomes a more significant problem. So, let’s follow our noses and uncover the world of mouse-related scents, and find out how Modern Pest can help. Ammonia: The Pungent Sign One of the most recognizable scents associated with a mouse infestation is the pungent odor of ammonia. This smell is a result of mouse urine, which mice te ..read more
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How do Animals Find Their Way into Homes?
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by Jen Harmon
7M ago
  When the weather gets colder, it’s not only humans who seek shelter from the chilly temps and whipping winds. Wildlife such as squirrels, raccoons, rats, and mice also look for a warm and safe place to build nests and spend the winter. If you don’t take precautions, this space could be your attic.  By sealing up entry points and partnering* with Modern Pest, you can get critters out of your attic and keep them out before damage is done. How do they get in? Squirrels and other wildlife gain access to attics either by chewing their own entry points or through existing gaps. It’s not ..read more
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