Bed Bug Prevention for North Carolina Travelers

North Carolina Travelers and the Resurgence of Household Bed Bug Infestations In the years before 1950, bed bugs presented a common household problem. Then came the widespread application of persistent insecticides. Sightings of bed bugs joined the class of dinosaur sightings. For the most part, NC homeowners, as well as the rest of the nation, […]

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What To Do When You Find A Snake In Charlotte

Charlotte Snakes In Groups – Is It A Ball, Bed or Den? It’s not every day that you see Charlotte snakes ball up ten to twenty thick. But when spring arrives, the chance encounters between humans and snakes take a leap in activity. You’re out, they’re out, and the possibility of crossing paths is never […]

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Pest Control Tips for the North Carolina Organic Gardener

Essence of Successful NC Organic Gardening Successful North Carolina organic gardeners practice a two-stage philosophy of gardening. It starts by making a decision to garden without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. But to be effective, the system must also function as a whole-health yard and garden ecosystem. An organic gardening system provides: Full-scale […]

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What Bug Bit Me?

Carolina Insect Control Health Tips Bug Bites Although most bug bites are relatively harmless, some types of bites and/or stings can be significantly serious. Never ignore the distinctions between minor discomfort and serious physical complications. In essence: Define aggravation as a harmless itch Define serious as a demand for advanced medical attention Never forget that […]

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Preventing and Treating Insect Stings and Bites

Getting stung by an insect can run the gamut of being an annoyance to posing a severe risk to your health. As soon as the weather warms up, all types of pests come out of hiding and typically wreak a little havoc to communities across Charlotte. Although there’s no foolproof method to stop bug bites, […]

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4 Ways to Remove Yard Moles

Whether catching moles by hand or by using live mole traps, effective mole removal requires knowledge, planning and patience. Traps placed in dead-end or unused tunnels provide zero return. The same is true for manual hands-on closing of tunnels followed by visual observation for new signs of mole activity. To successfully rid your Carolina yard […]

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Skunked? How To Stop The Odor

There’s no ignoring the smell of a skunk’s distinct and offending spray. Although in some cases the odor will eventually fade, many times the stench will permeate through the walls of your home and into the furniture. A skunk’s spray can also affect humans and animals when they come into contact with the rodent. The […]

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How To Tell Winged Termites From Flying Ants

Winged termites or perhaps winged ants swarm a stump in the back yard of your North Carolina home. The stump is eighty feet from the rear of your house. Should you be worried about a Carolina home termite problem? That Catch-22 question demands you consider the damage that can be caused by a home termite […]

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What is Tree Banding?

Charlotte is a city known for its trees. From the city’s Christmas light traditions for its neighborhoods’ sycamores to stately neighborhoods with equally majestic old willow oaks, Charlotte’s leafy green canopy has become a defining feature of the city. But as many residents have noticed, many of Charlotte’s beautiful trees are encircled by ugly tree bands […]

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Before Buying A New Home, Have A Pest Inspection Performed

The offer is in. The seller accepted. Both parties have signed the home purchase agreement. Now comes a home inspection, including a pest inspection to check for termites and other home pest problems. Your buyer’s contract provides a specific time frame for getting these issues covered. The scheduling starts immediately. Say What? A home inspection […]

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