Category Archives: General

Green Mosquito Control: Methods and Repellents That Work Well in North Carolina

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 of […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Bed Bug Prevention: Part One

A Short History of Bed Bug Infestations in the U.S. 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, enjoyed […]

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Termites burrowing in underground tunnels

North Carolina Termite Prevention Tips

Termite prevention is a serious matter for all homeowners. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites are responsible for approximately $5 billion in damage annually. Most distressingly, the cost of repairs for termite damage falls into the laps of homeowners since most insurance companies won’t provide coverage for termites. In the Carolinas, the most problematic of […]

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Dangers of Moisture in Your Home

Many Charlotte residents do not know they need to think about the dangers of excess moisture in their home until it’s too late; however, Southern homes are often prone to moisture issues that can wreak havoc on their property and wellbeing. While it’s easy to overlook a small amount of water damage or a foul […]

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Keep Your Fall Decor Pest Free

For many North Carolina residents, Fall is our favorite season. As soon as the temperatures start to cool, we are ready to decorate our homes with our favorite Fall décor including pumpkins, corn stalks, hay bales, mums and gourds. However, even if you love Halloween, you don’t want a real scare by attracting real bugs […]

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Top 10 Things to Know About Moisture Control

Not controlling the moisture levels in your home can contribute to a host of problems. When home humidity levels are too high it accelerates mold and mildew growth, reduces heating and cooling efficiency and creates an appealing environment for unwanted pests. It is imperative that all homeowners develop a moisture control strategy to prevent these […]

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How Can I Control Moisture In My Home?

Excess moisture in the home can turn into a serious problem. When moisture levels are not kept in check, structural problems can occur. Too much humidity can stimulate mold growth and act as an attractant to household pests such as termites and crickets. As a preventative pest control method, you should take measures to stop excessive […]

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What NC Spiders are Dangerous?

Spiders thrive in North Carolina due to the state’s warm average temperatures, so you may encounter arachnids no matter the season. Despite there being over 1,500 species of spiders residing within the state of North Carolina, you may be surprised to learn that only two of these are poisonous spiders that pose a threat to humans. Although […]

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Mosquitoes are more than just a warm weather nuisance. Mosquito bites are uncomfortable and cause itching and swelling. In some cases, mosquitoes can even transmit viruses to both humans and pets. The following steps will help you remain bite-free during the height of mosquito season. Use Bug Repellent Insect repellent products are an effective way […]

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Bed Bugs: Everything You Need to Know

Bedbugs are a living nightmare. Within a short period of time, bedbugs can infest your sleeping area and bite you frequently during the night. Although bedbug bites don’t transmit diseases, they can cause allergic reactions. Stopping a bedbug infestation early is crucial to prevent the bedbugs from spreading to other areas of the home. If you suspect […]

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