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Learn about the bugs, rodents, and pests we encounter on our daily adventures in pest control through our blog. Stay up to date with high activity pest warnings and some how-to’s when dealing with pests at your home or business. For quality and professional pest control, call Four Season | HomeTown Pest Control today.


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Getting Rid of Ants

Spring is in full force and the insect world is a hive of activity. You may have spotted little black ants in your house or you may have tried getting rid of ants with no success. Unfortunately ants are notorious for finding their way into the home especially when they are on their search for food and water. Read on to find out tips on getting rid of ants in your home. Getting Rid of Ants Ants…

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Bed Bugs and the Top 10 North Carolina Myths

I hope that you never have to deal with bed bugs in your lifetime as they are nasty little North Carolina critters which are extremely sneaky and like to hang out in hard to reach places. If you do find yourself in bed bugs situations then here are some facts and myths which may just help you in the long run. 1. Having bed bugs means there are hygiene issues Myth - In 2004 a nationwide survey…

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Pest Activity Increases as Spring Arrives in Virginia

The first day of spring in Virginia arrived earlier this week and we have seen increased activity in the insect world. I've mentioned before in earlier posts that we've had a mild weather which has in turn had a knock on effect on the insect world. This week I've received calls from customers concerning termite swarmers, carpenter bees, spiders, wasps, and rodents. With the weather warming up insect activity is definitely increasing. For many insects spring sees their emergence…

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Infested by Fleas

It's been a while since my last post and that's because we've been busy moving offices in Virginia and dealing with all the calls coming in. I've been thinking about what topic is really relevant for the month and I was inspired when I saw a TV show the other week about insect infestations in peoples homes. This particular episode showed a family home being infested by fleas which was caused by opossums. Apart from…

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Ants in the Kitchen of North Carolina Homes

Summer isn't only about vacations, ice cream and days at the beach, but it also means increased insect activity, such as ants in the kitchen, or more bees and wasps buzzing around outside. Sightings of ants in the kitchen is one of the top reasons people initially contact us. Over recent weeks these calls have increased for homeowners throughout the Outer Banks and the Tidewater area with concerns of ants in their kitchens and homes. Get…

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Pests at Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner! You've probably already started decorating your home, or you may just be thinking about making a start. You may think that pests are just a warm weather nuisance, and some are, however there are pests that are year round. Tips for pests during the holidays If you are getting your decorations out from the attic or basement then check your storage boxes for signs of rodents or black widow spiders. A box…

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Thanksgiving and Pantry Pests

Thanksgiving is nearly here and you're probably prepping the turkey and all the trimmings, getting ready for a big family dinner. Probably the last thing on your mind is pantry pests, which includes the Indian Meal Moth, Cigarette Beetle and Saw Grained Tooth Beetle. You may have already come across a pantry moth or beetle or what we term as pantry pests, in your cabinets whilst reaching for some flour to do some seasonal baking.…

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Pests to Watch Out for This Winter

Winter is fast approaching, and you'd be wrong to think that you won't have any pest problems until spring. Spiders, earwigs and other insects are looking for a cozy place to live during the winter months and your home will provide them with everything they need to survive. Taking a few extra steps can help keep them out. We've put together a list of the pests to watch out for this winter and how to deter…

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Bed Bugs, Bed Bugs…. Everywhere

Night night, sleep tight.... I recently received a call from a new customer requiring a bed bug inspection as they thought they may have bed bugs. So I went round and did my thing. It transpires that they had bought a second-hand couch and love seat from a reputable charitable organization. Upon inspection, this was the root of the problem and as a result, her house was riddled with bed bugs. Bed bugs are back with a…