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Knotts Island Raccoon Pest Control

Proper Raccoon Removal Methods Knotts Island Raccoon Pest Control or the Procyon lotor, are often labeled as a nuisance animals. Although they are sometimes portrayed on TV as cute, furry creatures, many urban homeowners have encountered several problems involving raccoons. Often viewed as pests, raccoons have grown accustomed to living in or near human homes. They would tear roofs, destroy insulation panels and papers just to get inside the attic and establish a habitat there.…

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Kitty Hawk Squirrel Removal

Do you ever wonder why in movies and television shows squirrels are shown as cute, bubbly and harmless animals? They eat cake, candies and if you think about it they are portrayed as having the same food preference as you! They are just playful animals wanting to have a good time. They do not destroy anything in these shows. But Kitty Hawk residents with squirrel problems know better. Squirrels can easily invade your much loved…

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Removing Snakes in Frisco Is a Job for a Pest Control Pro

Getting rid of snakes in your Frisco yard can be a nightmare, but there are some techniques that can really work. While some snake repellents are tried with crossed fingers sometimes they don't always help. But there are some things you can do to achieve the goal of ridding snakes, or at least reducing them before contacting your Frisco pest control company. Changing the environment of your yard is one of the easiest things to do to repel snakes. These…

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Termite Swarm in North Carolina

Two weeks ago saw my first few calls coming in about a termite swarm in North Carolina. It was the middle of February and to say this is extremely early is an understatement. Normal sightings would be around April time. I mentioned in my last post that we've had a mild winter which has had a knock on effect on the insect and animal world. The fact that swarming termites have been seen already proves that. It's not to say…

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Migrating Spiders in North Carolina

We've received quite a few calls regarding migrating spiders this past month. The eight legged creatures seem to be migrating and appear to be quite bad around water fronted properties. The good news is that most spiders are good spiders and will eat insects and bugs. Interestingly spiders are not an insect they are an arthropod and belong to the class arachnid. There are some spiders which us humans fear more than others, the black widow and…

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German Cockroaches – Pest of the Month

German cockroaches give other cockroaches a bad name. It's one of the hardest pests to get rid of and has been in existence for around over 300 million years. They can survive a lethal dose of radiation 6 to 15 times higher than humans as well as survive without their head for a week. Interestingly it's not because they have lost their head that eventually kills them, it's the fact the decapitation will have turned to sepsis…

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Mosquitoes Be Gone From My Virginia Home!

Okay, so I'm a Brit and my delicate skin now has a lovely glow thanks to the recent weather, but I have these little scabs on my arms, feet and legs, and no it's not a skin disease. All I can say is mosquitoes are a pain in my butt; well not butt, but you get my point. As a True Blood fan then it wouldn't be so bad if I was being eaten up by…

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Tropical Storm Beryl Brings Rain and Potentially More Mosquitoes

Tropical Storm Beryl is heading to Virginia and probably the last thing on your mind is how this affects the insect world. Oddly enough the tiny critters have a knack of knowing when bad weather is coming and put full speed on their tasks at hand. So which insects are most likely to be affected? Pretty much all insects, however with the rain is going to come standing water which is an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. This in turn…

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Snakes in Your North Carolina Home

My husband brought a snake to our North Carolina home the other night and took great amusement when he asked if I wanted to see a baby mouse. I agreed and he proceeded to get a lidded bucket from his truck. He came over and lifted the lid off and I recoiled in horror. I then got a little curious and decided to take some pictures of it. Since my arrival from the UK, this is my third…

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Cockroaches of North Carolina – The Scavengers of the Insect World

Cockroaches in North Carolina are nasty little critters, not only are they elusive but they carry so many germs and pathogens which get transferred to us and our environment. The Smokey Brown Cockroach and American Cockroach are native to this area and our technicians are seeing an increase in them, which is probably due to the weather warming up. Cockroaches like to live in warm surroundings and anywhere with food, water and harborage. Cockroaches are the scavengers of…