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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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Are Most Insects Pests?

Are Most Insects Pests?

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
With so much discussion of pest species in the news, on television, or in online blogs (guilty!), it may make you wonder if all (or at least most) insects are pests. The answer? No! In fact, not even close.  Insects are some of the most diverse organisms on Earth. So far, about a million insect species have already been described, but some estimate that there are still millions more to be...
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Put Away That Fly Swatter!

Put Away That Fly Swatter!

  • Thursday, September 05, 2019
As a follow-up to our last blog post about house flies, we thought we would share a neat trick for trapping flies. This method uses the fly’s biology to your advantage, allowing you to remove it from your home without leaving behind a squished mess.  What you need: a clear cup or jar, a jar lid or piece of paper or cardboard  Method:  1. Allow the fly to land on a flat surface (t...
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Pest Spotlight: House Flies

Pest Spotlight: House Flies

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2019
How many times have you left the door open while carrying groceries only to discover you let a fly in the house? While many different species may find their way into your home, the most common you likely encounter is the house fly, Musca domestica.  How can I tell if it’s a house fly? House flies have an alternating pattern of black and white stripes on the region right behind the head (i...
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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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