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Does My Crawlspace Have a Moisture Problem?

Does My Crawlspace Have a Moisture Problem?

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Is the moisture level too high inside my crawlspace? How do I know if its a problem or not? These are common questions that I hear from homeowners here in the Raleigh/Durham triangle area. Unfortunately the answers can be complicated. The two measurements most commonly used in determining moisture problems are the Relative Humidity of the air inside the crawlspace, and the Wood Moisture Content...
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Wasps, Hornets, and Bees Oh My! (Part 2)

Wasps, Hornets, and Bees Oh My! (Part 2)

  • Monday, August 29, 2016
In an earlier post we learned about the yellow jacket and the paper wasps that we encounter in the Raleigh/Durham area. For this pest control blog post we will focus on hornets and bees, specifically the Bald Faced Hornet and the common Honey Bee. Bald Faced Hornet The Bald Faced Hornet is a bigger and bulkier insect than both the paper wasp and yellow jacket. hornet nest in tree It i...
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Where Do Fruit Flies Come From?

Where Do Fruit Flies Come From?

  • Monday, July 25, 2016
Fruit flies are a common pest here in the North Carolina Raleigh/Cary/Durham triangle area. The can show up from seemingly out of nowhere within a few days of placing a bunch of bananas on your kitchen counter. How do Fruit Flies get into my Raleigh home? Well, here’s an interesting fact: although a fruit fly has no nose, they have an incredible sense of smell by using their antennae ...
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Raleigh Ants: Bait vs. Liquid Treatment

Raleigh Ants: Bait vs. Liquid Treatment

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
As a general rule repellant liquid treatments kill mostly the workers and foragers, but not the reproductives or the larvae, inside the ant colony. When using baits, the foragers bring the bait into the colony to be given to all as nourishment. It can take a few weeks for there to be a noticeable decrease in ant sightings when using only baits. But in the long run it can be the most effective p...
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How to Keep Copperhead Snakes Out of Your Yard

How to Keep Copperhead Snakes Out of Your Yard

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
This summer seems to be the year of the copperhead and copperhead snakebites in Raleigh, NC. Many of our customers have reported seeing copperhead snakes in and around their Raleigh homes in the last several weeks. We have also been reading about copperhead snakebites occurring throughout the Triangle, with the N.C. State Baseball coach and even our own SEO expert from StudioRTP having both o...
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What Are Mealybugs?

What Are Mealybugs?

  • Friday, May 27, 2016
Yesterday we had a customer from Raleigh, NC who had some house plants that were not only covered in odorous house ants, but there were also many tiny puffs of what looked like cotton on the plants stems and leaves. These tiny puffs of cotton were actually mealybugs. Mealybugs are common to the Raleigh Triangle area and are very similar to scale insects. They suck juices from the plants (cau...
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