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What are Mites?

What are Mites?

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
Mites are tiny arthropods that are neither insects nor spiders. Most mites have eight legs and are less than a millimeter long. They are a diverse group of organisms, so they can be found in many different habitats, such as in water, on trees, on agricultural crops, or even in your home.  Some common mites you might find in and around your home include: Dust mites We constantly shed our o...
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Are Chemical Treatments Enough?

Are Chemical Treatments Enough?

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
The answer is no, and we will be the first to (proudly) admit it! Effective pest control requires an integrative approach that often couples chemical treatments with non-chemical management strategies. We are proud to take this extra, crucial step in pest management. Chemical control is commonly portrayed as a cure-all. Many other pest control companies contribute to this narrative by repeated...
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Pest Control for Peace of Mind

Pest Control for Peace of Mind

  • Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Pest control serves many purposes; it means different things to different people and different areas. In some places, pest control is related to widespread disease-carrying insects. Other areas do not have as many problematic insects, so pest control is primarily performed to prevent nuisance pests. Some individuals choose pest control for sanitation purposes, while others simply have a low tol...
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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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