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What Is This Insect?

What Is This Insect?

  • Monday, September 30, 2019
Raleigh is home to hundreds and hundreds of different insect species, many of which will make you take a step back and say “What is that?!” Every day, we and other entomology professionals receive photos from homeowners intrigued or concerned about the identity of a particular insect . . . and rightfully so! Many insects in the Raleigh area are pests of agricultural crops, households, and stor...
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Pest Spotlight -- Fungus Gnats

Pest Spotlight -- Fungus Gnats

  • Friday, September 27, 2019
Fungus gnats are a nuisance pest you’ve probably never heard of but have seen flying in your home. Here are some facts about their biology and habits. Appearance Fungus gnats are tiny flies (only about 1/10 to 1/8 of an inch long) that have long legs that resemble those of a mosquito. Other characteristics, such as color, vary by species. The best way to identify a fungus gnat is by looking at...
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Hurricane Season and Pests

Hurricane Season and Pests

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Hurricane season brings with it widespread destruction and power outages. You may be surprised to learn that these same issues present often ideal conditions for insect pests.  Wet insulation, drywall, and carpeting  As we’ve discussed in a few pest-specific blog posts, excess moisture often leads to insect infestations. Fungus gnats and other small flies may find your wet drywall, i...
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What's That Spider With The Zig Zag Web?

What's That Spider With The Zig Zag Web?

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
If you’ve been spending some time outside in your garden lately, you may have noticed an interesting (and large!) spider with a very distinct, zig-zag web. Let’s answer some of your questions about this common garden visitor. What kind of spider is this? The scientific name for this impressive spider is Argiope aurantia, although you will hear most people refer to it by its common names, the ye...
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Lice At School

Lice At School

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
With the kids back to school, it’s time to talk about one of the most unpleasant possibilities this school year—head lice! Learn more about these insects and what you can do to eliminate them from your head and your home. Head lice were found at my child’s school. Does this mean my child will get them? Just because head lice were found at your child’s school does not necessarily mean your chil...
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Developing a Management Plan For Your Home

Developing a Management Plan For Your Home

  • Friday, September 13, 2019
Pest control is not a one-size-fits-all business. Every home has different needs, and we take many factors into consideration when designing the ideal insect management plan for your Raleigh home. Here are some of the top things we consider when developing your custom plan: House size, construction, and location  Our technicians will assess the size and construction of your home to ensure...
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