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Mice

Mice

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Cold weather means increased mice problems for homeowners. What should you do if you think you have a mouse in your home?  Let’s first discuss how the mouse got there in the first place. As we discussed in our last blog post, your home has many potential entry points for pests. All a mouse needs is a ¼ inch gap to enter your home. A gap this size is very common around garage or crawlspace...
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Common entry points for pests

Common entry points for pests

  • Monday, November 25, 2019
We have discussed in previous blog posts how improperly sealed homes are prone to insect problems. What are the most common entry points for pests? Doors. Your doors bring both invited guests and uninvited pests into your home! Take a few minutes to inspect all exterior doors in your home to make sure they are tightly sealed. Run your hand along the door seams. If you feel a draft, you don’t h...
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Do I need pest control in the winter?

Do I need pest control in the winter?

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
Customers frequently ask us if pest control is needed in the winter months here in the Raleigh area. We always answer YES and here’s why! Year-round control offers better preventative protection. Keeping your home protected throughout the winter offers better preventative control once spring (and the large pest numbers that come with it) arrives. Without maintaining your management schedule, p...
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Pest Spotlight: Fruit Flies

Pest Spotlight: Fruit Flies

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Our last blog post discussed how these nuisance flies may breed in your rotting pumpkin. Let’s learn more about their biology and management.  What are fruit flies? The term “fruit fly” is used to describe several species of flies that breed in decaying fruit. The most common fruit fly is Drosophila melanogaster. When someone refers to the fruit fly, this is the species they’re ...
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Insects Attracted to your rotting Pumpkin?

Insects Attracted to your rotting Pumpkin?

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Is your jack-o-lantern looking even scarier now that Halloween is over? Your rotting pumpkin may be attracting many insects to your porch. Read on to learn more about these insects and what you can do to get rid of them! Why are insects infesting my pumpkin? Your pumpkin serves as a source of decaying organic matter, the preferred food source for many insects. Insects visit your rotting pumpki...
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Pest Spotlight: Earwigs

Pest Spotlight: Earwigs

  • Friday, November 15, 2019
Earwigs, or pincer bugs as they’re commonly called, are those familiar insects with a pair of claws, or pincers, at the end of their abdomens. Despite their ubiquity, few know much about their biology or behavior. Read on for some interesting facts about these insects! They can’t hurt you. Yep, that’s right. All the times you have recoiled from earwigs in fear of getting pinched were for nothi...
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