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Horror House Pest in Charlotte Metro | Are Bats & Rats Really Spooky?

Brief Review of 1970-80 Killer Bats and Killer Rats Ever wonder why anyone would name a Vintage & Used Clothing store “The Rat’s Nest?” That’s what we find in Charlotte’s NoDa district. It’s a small redbrick store on E 36th St. They cater to the artsy crowd, carrying vintage clothing, furniture and even retro video […]

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Are North Carolina House Spiders Dangerous?

Thirty-Nine Spider Species Common to North Carolina While only two dangerously poisonous spiders species make the list, the Spiders US database defines thirty-nine types of spiders established as common to North Carolina. Both poisonous species, the black widow and the brown recluse, range widely across the state. Black widow bites often cause severe neurological issues. […]

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Benefits of Opossums | What Attracts Them To Regional Charlotte, NC

If you have lived in or around Charlotte, NC for an extended period of time, chances are you have encountered one or more opossums. They often trudge along like oversize rats, avoiding humans as a rule and seldom causing major complications. However, sometimes these critters get a bit bold and rowdy. They have been guilty […]

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Raccoon Control | How Do I Get Rid of Resident Charlotte Raccoons?

Lifestyles of Resident Charlotte Raccoons From the viewpoint of resident Charlotte Raccoons, humans are among the best of all neighbors. Our luscious vegetable gardens offer what may seem like an endless food source. Those full bird feeders hanging by the split-rail fence look ready made for a hungry scavenger. Scraps tossed into the mulch pile. […]

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How to Identify, Prevent, and Check for Ticks in North Carolina

How to Identify, Prevent, and Check for Ticks in North Carolina Ticks aren’t a pest that many of us think of fondly. After all, the parasite feasts on the blood of humans and animals. Although these pests increase their activity levels in the spring and summer, they pose a year-round threat in the Carolinas. Ticks […]

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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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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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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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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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