How Do I Know If My Pet Has Fleas?

As Carolina flea control professionals, we sometimes forget that many new pet owners are strangers to the basics of pet pest care. So before taking on what to do if your Metrolina pets have fleas, perhaps we should take a moment to chat about how to recognize the problem. After all, even though fleas are […]

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Checking for Ticks in Charlotte After a Hike or Walk

Get on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains and the dangers of the American dog tick (Dermacentor Variabilis), sometimes-tagged “wood ticks” escalate. Spring and summer bring the highest risk of tick bites and areas around the North Carolina Piedmont Counties make for prime tick territory. After any outdoor hike or walk, check yourself for […]

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Keep Ants and Flies Out of Your Charlotte Food Truck

Regional Charlotte is a Haven for Food Truck Picnic Pests Regional Charlotte serves as a summer haven for Carolina food truck events. Some of it is specific to the food truck industry. All of it is focused on family fun and entertainment. People come from miles around. And everyone enjoys spending quality time with his […]

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Common Charlotte Garden Pests

10 Common Charlotte, NC Garden Bugs, Insects & Mites Pull multiple reports on North Carolina garden pests, and you will get a variety of top 10 listings. The differences come due to the specific region of focus, the writer’s personal Charlotte-regional gardening experiences and the nature of precision scientific studies. Thus this list has no […]

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Green Mosquito Control – Methods and Repellants That Work Well In NC

Eco-Friendly Green Mosquito Control – How to Take Back Your Outdoor Carolina Living Area Hear that sound, that whiney buzz near the back of your ear. It’s a buzzing that triggers thoughts of rapid-fire flapping of tiny wings. It’s the whine you may hear right before feeling the prick of a female mosquito. That’s part […]

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Avoid Sharing Pests In Charlotte’s Pet-Friendly Neighborhoods

Shared Pests A Common Problem Among Charlotte Pet Owners In Charlotte’s pet-friendly neighborhoods, avoiding trafficking of pet-related pests can be a major problem. No one intentionally engages in pest trafficking. Yet every time you visit a dog-friendly local brewery, you run the risk of sharing pest infestations. Unless properly protected, your pet is just another […]

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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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