Categories for General Pest Control

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Three Facts Homeowners Need to Know About Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees come in 500 species across every continent except Antarctica. That's all very well and good, but what do carpenter bees mean to homeowners? What Homeowners need to know about carpenter bees Well, there are three things a homeowner needs to know about carpenter bees: Carpenter bees are not active all year round. In fact, they hibernate during the winter and cooler months and emerge in the spring. Male carpenter bees do not have…

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Top 3 Pests to Watch Out for This Labor Day

Are Pests Going to Bug You This Labor Day? With Labor Day just around the corner, you are probably busy making plans to be away or maybe finalizing a get together with your family. With any vacation day, especially if a cookout is involved, being vigilant against pests is a key factor to ensure the cookout is a success. So what pests are active at the moment? Pretty much everything is still in full swing but…

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5 Misconceptions About Cockroaches

Cockroaches come in various species, but the most common to our area are the Smokey Brown cockroach sometimes called water bugs or Palmetto bugs. The other main cockroach is the German cockroach. In some countries, roaches are a delicacy. For me that just conjures up ickiness - no thank you! Below are 5 misconceptions about cockroaches that all homeowners should know. 1. You can get rid of roaches with DIY treatments This is a misconception that is…

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A Halloween Pest to Cause a Fright

Black widow spiders Have you ever wondered why spiders are associated with Halloween? Folklore says that if you see a spider on Halloween, it means the spirit of a loved one is watching over you. It could also be due to their huge dislike of us humans and their creepy factor, or maybe it's because of their eight legs. One spider which does evoke fear in homeowners is the black widow spider, which is one of the two…

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Top 3 Pests to Watch Out for This Fall

Now that fall is here, you may be thinking that you're safe from pests until spring. Think again! Some pests are more active during the cooler months and some pests are active all year round. Here are our top 3 pests to watch out for during the fall months. Termites Termites in fall you say? Yes, and in winter.... spring.... summer. Termites are active all year round. They eat 24/7/365. They don't sleep, they just eat and reproduce, eat and…

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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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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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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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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…