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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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10Dec

Common Signs of Moisture and Pests in Your Crawlspace

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Crawl spaces — at least the way they were traditionally designed — are at a high risk of attracting both moisture and pests. Most houses still have this old “wall vent” design which is supposed to prevent moisture, but is not as efficient at doing that as newer “encapsulated” designs.  Here in the Triangle, we […]
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11Nov

How Squirrels Get Into Your Attic

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Everyone knows that squirrels live in trees, right? Well, usually, but they also are known to make their homes in our homes, specifically in attics. Other small mammals, like raccoons, mice and rats, can set up shop in an attic too though, so if you hear noises above the ceiling, it may not  immediately be […]
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26Oct

What Types of Squirrels Live in Raleigh

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When you think of a squirrel, you probably have a very specific one in mind — the eastern gray squirrel. But there are many others here in North Carolina. You are even very familiar with some of these species but just didn’t know they “count” as squirrels. So let’s take a look at each of […]
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15Sep

Why Having Bats At Your Home Isn’t All That Bad

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Why you should be nice to bats We know. The word “bats” strikes fear in most civilized people. They are furry, rodent-like creatures that are active at night and fly using veiny, leathery wings. They are also associated with vampires and other creepy mythology used in popular stories.  But we’re here to tell you, bats, […]
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18Aug

Fact Vs Fiction – The Truth About Baby Copperhead Season

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Every year, around August, a lot of information is spread about baby copperheads in the Triangle area, and not all of it is factual. So, a little Fact vs. Fiction will be useful for residents, especially as “baby copperhead season” begins.  Claim: Copperheads are everywhere in North Carolina, even the urban centers like Raleigh, Durham […]
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17Jul

Are rats and mice in your home?

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It’s not a reality you want to consider — dirty rodents wandering your home at night — but rats and mice are very common pests. They are also present widely in the Triangle area of North Carolina, whether it’s Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex or beyond.  House mice and Norway rats are […]
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10Jun

How To Tell What Type of Wasps You Have

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We’ve all been stung by an insect at some point. You likely remember a traumatic sting from when you were a child and are not looking to repeat that. Well, North Carolina has a number of stinging wasps that can be aggressive, and summer is when they are most active. Knowing which is which can […]
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08May

Can Water Issues in My Home Lead To Pest and Insect Infestations?

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Having moisture, and especially standing water, in and around your home is a major draw for pests. Triangle-area residents may not always know why an infestation of insects, rodents or other pests takes off on their property, but quite often, the reason is the presence of water. If pest invasions aren’t bad enough, keep in […]
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