Tag Archive: general pest control

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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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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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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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What Does It Mean to Be Ethical?

I have been in the industry for 20 years and I've certainly seen a lot and experienced a lot. I used to work for a multinational company when I was first starting out and was green behind the ears. After a few years of corporate exposure I decided I didn't like the things I was seeing which is why I branched out on my own. So what things did I see? Using less chemicals for treatments…

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Pest Proofing Your Home – Seasonal Tips for Winter

The time of year is nearing when rodents and bugs are looking for a place to camp out for the winter. Which means they will invade your home as a nice warm retreat. In order to pest proof your home and keep you pest free, we would like to offer some seasonal tips to the local residents of North Carolina and Virginia in pest proofing their homes in order to keep the bugs out. Replace any weather stripping around…

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The Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

In the aftermath of hurricane Irene, what is this going to mean for pests and insects? Probably the last thing on your mind if you have been affected by Irene, and you are probably wondering what this has to do with pest control. Well, with the hurricane came all the rain, which is going to leave very damp conditions for pests to thrive in. Crickets being one of them. As a quick tip guide we've put together…

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Cockroaches Certainly Have the Ick Factor

I was on a cockroach job the other day and got to thinking about these critters. They gave me some inspiration to put finger to keys to come up with something other than the ick factor that cockroaches conjure up. The most common types in our region are the Smokey Brown, American and German kind. You'd think the German would be native to Germany right? Wrong. They are in fact native to Africa. Smokey Browns are typically an…

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‘Tis the Season, That’s for Sure

Well, it's been an interesting week, and you sure can tell the season is here. So many calls coming through; the lines are hot I tell ya! Our customers are reporting a lot of swarming activity, so lots of termite inspections and treatments are taking place. Other pests that we are seeing activity with are ants, which are native to Virginia, and bed bugs are also on the increase. Not only have we been manic with jobs, we're slowly…