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Why Wasps Invade Charlotte Yards & How To Keep Them Away

April 28, 2021

There are a whole lot of pests here in Charlotte that feel completely unnecessary in daily life (we don’t need mosquitoes anyway, do we?). We would do well to remember that stinging insects such as wasps are technically a part of this group of protected insect species, even if they are considered to be pests!... Read More

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What Charlotte Homeowners' Need To Know About Flea Infestations  

April 7, 2021

You might not see them running about the house with your own two eyes, but you should know right now that fleas are never quite out of sight – especially if you live in Charlotte! Here’s a disturbing factoid: there are over 2,500 different species of fleas present around the world today. That’s a whole lot of itchy bites! ... Read More

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Stop Letting Crickets Into Your Charlotte Home

September 25, 2020

Have you ever had a cricket outside your window? Inside your window? Or even caught in an air vent? Now that will keep you up at night. (Yes. Unfortunately, they’re nocturnal). To avoid this nuisance, and take back your peaceful sleep, finding out a little bit more about crickets might be the key to keeping them out.... Read More

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What You Ought To Know About Earwigs In North Carolina

September 4, 2020

Some pests cause fear because they bite or spread disease. Others just look scary! Earwigs fall into the latter category. Though these pests look quite frightening, they aren’t inherently dangerous. Of course, this doesn’t mean they are welcome in your home. Find out how to prevent earwigs from getting into your North Carolina home.... Read More

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Charlotte's Guide To Pantry Moth Control 

July 28, 2020

Often referred to as pantry moths or flour worms, Indian meal moths are some of the most frustrating home invaders to ever cross your kitchen’s threshold. Adult Indian meal moths are harmless creatures, however, the eggs they so carefully lay, which then hatch, are what make this insect species harmful.... Read More

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Is It Dangerous To Have Flies In My Raleigh Home? 

July 14, 2020

Here in the Carolinas, there are hundreds of flying creatures that call our backyards home – but none of them are quite as obnoxious nor as disgusting as these fat-bodied flyers. Flies are some of the most detestable household invaders in the Raleigh area. ... Read More

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The Safe Way To Remove Wasps From Your Charlotte Property 

July 7, 2020

Hornets and horseflies and wasps! Oh my! These stinging insects are some of the most un-safe bugs flying around your residential Charlotte property. Some of the most common types of stinging insects you might find building nests around your Charlotte home include: ... Read More

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How Dangerous Are Centipedes In North Carolina?

June 9, 2020

Most people don’t want to have any kind of pests in their homes or on their property. While some pests are more of a concern than others, even nuisance pests are frustrating to deal with. Centipedes are disturbing to look at. They are creepy and have many sets of legs and a worm-like appearance, making them rather off-putting. ... Read More

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How Much Do You Really Know About The Millipedes In Charlotte?

May 29, 2020

Watching a parade of prehistoric-looking segmented arthropods crawling slowly across your path can make you feel like you have entered some sort of zombie apocalypse. In truth, these invertebrates are a misunderstood species, even their name is often misunderstood. ... Read More

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The Worse Advice You Can Hear About Fire Ant Control In Charlotte

May 15, 2020

Have you ever come foot-to-face with fire ants? If so, you already know how much of a problem these tiny ankle-biters can be. Having fire ants on your property can make it feel like your yard is off-limits. This doesn’t have to be the case. To combat fire ants on your property, we have some helpful tips and information you can use. ... Read More

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Spring Pest Prevention Guide For Charlotte Homeowners

May 8, 2020

As winters go, last winter was one of the calmest we have seen in long time here in Charlotte. What does this mean for pests? It means they won’t be gone for as long as they usually are. Even now in May, they are noticeably becoming more and more of a problem.... Read More

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Is It Just One Cockroach in My Raleigh Home or an Infestation?

March 31, 2020

More often than not, the sighting of just one cockroach signifies a dangerous level of infestation in homes. Cockroaches tend to have flattened, squashed bodies and range in color from reddish to brown and black. If even one of these pests is in your home, it is important to act quickly and contact a pest control professional for advice.... Read More

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Everything You Ought To Know About Carpenter Ants Around Charlotte

March 18, 2020

Carpenters are craftsmen—people who use wood to build beautiful works of art. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for carpenter ants. Instead of creating with wood, carpenter ants destroy the wood in homes. This includes furniture, fixtures, and structural wood. These are some of the most destructive pests out there and can do a lot of damage if left unchecked.... Read More

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7 Things Charlotte Homeowners Don't Know About Termites

March 13, 2020

Everyone has heard of termites but how much do we really know? Would you be able to tell if this invasive pest made its way into your walls? If termites did infiltrate your home, would you know how to safely get them out and prevent them from coming back? Below you'll find seven facts that may be a surprise to many Charlotte homeowners.... Read More

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All About The Little-Known North Carolina Earwig

February 28, 2020

Earwigs are medium-sized insects with flat bodies. They are usually a dark brown or black color, sometimes with a reddish tint or stripes across their body. They can be easily identified by the two appendages that stick out of their abdomen. These are called cerci or pincers which are forceps that they use to defend themselves. Earwigs also have wings, but they seldom fly. They have two antennae, six legs, and three segments to their body.... Read More

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The Secret To Keeping Silverfish Out Of Your Charlotte Home

February 14, 2020

So, you’re at home minding your own business when you see a metallic, carrot-shaped insect crawling across the floor. It kind of moves like a fish, slithering its way from point A to point B. What could it be? It’s kind of cool-looking, but it’s still a bug, so should you be concerned?... Read More


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