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All About Mosquito Bites

All About Mosquito Bites

  • Friday, August 30, 2019
Are mosquitoes ruining your summer fun outside? Here are some (not so?) fun facts about mosquito bites: Only female mosquitoes bite. A female must feed on blood for her eggs to mature. Males are primarily nectar-feeders and may be found near flower beds. Interestingly, females also feed from nectar when they are unmated. It is only when they have fertilized eggs that they require a blood meal. ...
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Millipedes in the Home

Millipedes in the Home

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
North Carolina’s humid summers bring more than just bad hair days . . . sometimes they bring unexpected pests into your home! If you are like many Raleigh homeowners in the area, you may be wondering why you’re suddenly finding millipedes in your home. What are millipedes?Millipedes are classified as diplopods, not insects. Millipedes have two pairs of legs on each of their many body segme...
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Ticks in North Carolina

Ticks in North Carolina

  • Monday, August 19, 2019
Tick season is in full swing here in Raleigh, North Carolina! Here is a quick guide to some of the most common ticks you may encounter in the area, as well as any diseases they are known to vector.  Lone star tick (very common in the Piedmont) Males: reddish-brown body with six white markings along the edges of the body—two white “I” shapes closest to the head, two white “V” shapes i...
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How to check your hotel room for bed bugs

How to check your hotel room for bed bugs

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Whether you are having a night out in Raleigh or travelling out of town for vacation,follow these helpful tips to check your hotel room for bed bugs:When entering the room for the first time, leave bags at the door or in the hall (if possible) while you inspect. Do not place anything on or around the bed until you have inspected the room. This includes using a luggage stand.Use your cellphone’s...
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Should You Check Your Crawl Space for Pests

Should You Check Your Crawl Space for Pests

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
For those who may not know, a crawl space is the open area between the ground and under-side of a house. Crawl spaces keep the house off of the ground and protect it from water damage and pest infestation. While these are advantages to having a crawl space, it can also serve as a dwelling for pests if not properly maintained. Here is the answer...Yes! Pests can cause devastation to your home i...
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The Different Types Of Ants

The Different Types Of Ants

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
There are over 12,000 known species of ant, each varying in shape, size, and color.  The good news is that only a handful of these species are considered home invading pests. The primary cause of ant infestations in homes is poor sanitation (dirty dishes, crumbs on the floor, full trash cans, etc.).    An important step in ridding your home of ants is determining the types o...
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