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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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7 Things Homeowners Need to Know About Spiders

What you need to know about spiders Spiders are in the class of arachnids and are not an insect. Meaning they have jointed legs and eight of them in total. How do spiders affect homeowners? They enter their structure via entry points such as through cracks and crevices. Below are 7 things you need to know about spiders. Spiders are beneficial Even though they are not an insect, they eat other insects thus in effect are a…

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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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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…