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20Jan

How to Identify Different Types of Spiders in the Triangle

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Raleigh, Durham and the surrounding areas of the Triangle have many, many species of spiders. It can be very difficult for a non-expert to have any idea what to think of some of these scary-looking, but mostly harmless eight-legged creatures.  The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation’s clear diagram that lays out many of […]
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04Jan

Where to check for winter pests in your home

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Animals in the Triangle of North Carolina like to stay warm in the winter just like people do. And one of the easiest places for them to do that is in your home. There are places from the roof to the crawl space where pests move in for the winter, usually going completely undetected.  With […]
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15Nov

Common Winter Pests in Your Home

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In the summer, your home is just one of many attractive places to pests, since nature has many sources of food, water, warmth and shelter for them to choose from. But as winter sets in, their prime locations begin to dwindle. One really attractive option for critters, though, is your home, and a number of […]
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14Oct

What Woodpeckers live in the Raleigh area?

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While not a common pest species, woodpeckers in the Triangle area of North Carolina can be destructive. Particular species of woodpeckers are more likely to cause damage. There are eight species of woodpeckers in the state, but there are hundreds around the world.  Below we will take a look at all eight species, from smallest […]
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16Jun

Spiders – Friend or Foe?

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There is an uncomfortable peace between man and spider. We don’t like them in our spaces but recognize that they are useful in getting rid of insects. They try to avoid us, and often bite us when they can’t, but they love our homes for warmth, places to hide and the abundance of insects that […]
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17May

Rodents of North Carolina Identification Guide

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What is a rodent? This sounds like a pretty easy question. You probably even just had a few examples of a rodent pop in your head right away. We all know mice and rats are rodents, for example, but for most of us, our knowledge of rodents stops pretty soon after that.  Gnawers The first […]
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19Apr

What Plants Can Help Prevent Mosquitos in My Yard?

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The weather is warming up in the Triangle. That means flowers are blooming, you’re spending more time outdoors with friends and family, and… mosquitoes are about to make their annual entrance.  There are a lot of strategies people use to rid their properties of these little blood suckers, but one you may not have considered […]
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24Mar

Can Birds in My Home Cause Damage

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A lot of homeowners in the Triangle set up a bird feeder, a bird bath and even a bird house so they can watch bird activity out their windows, maybe as they sip their morning coffee. So why would anyone want to chase these beautiful creatures away? But bird-related problems are actually one of the […]
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19Feb

Can Raccoons Cause Damage and Are They Dangerous?

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Raccoons are no joke. These unique animals, which are relatives of bears, weasels and — maybe most closely — pandas, can cause a lot of damage to property and harm to pets. Raccoons operate at night, making them more difficult to spot and stop in the act. But Triangle area homeowners can learn what type […]
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19Feb

Why You Have Moles In Your Yard And How To Get Rid of Them

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If you are a property owner in the Triangle area of North Carolina, there is a good chance that moles may at some point do some unauthorized digging in your yard. Sometimes, this will be no problem, as moles can keep insects at bay and often tunnel deep enough to go unnoticed. But they are […]
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