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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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09Apr

A Brief History of Animal-To-Human Disease Transmission

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Disease has killed more people over our history on this planet than virtually any other cause — even war. What many may not immediately consider though, is that before human-to-human transmission of these infections, there is often animal-to-human transmission.  If you look at any major pandemic of the past, you are likely to see a […]
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10Mar

What’s The Difference Between Moles and Voles?

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Moles and voles are similar in many ways — they are small rodents, they dig around in your lawn, and their names even rhyme. Confusing them is understandable.  If you live in the Triangle area of North Carolina, there are likely a multitude of both of these creatures in your neighborhood just below the surface. […]
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12Feb

7 Easy Tips To Avoid Mosquitoes

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Enjoying the great outdoors during the warmer months of spring and summer is one of the best parts of living in an area like the Triangle that has four seasons. But… sometimes mosquitoes, those flying blood-suckers we love to hate, drive us back inside. Their bites swell and itch, and can even carry diseases. So, […]
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14Aug

How To Remove a Dead Wild Animal From Your Home or Property

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We often get calls from customers who have found a dead animal on their property. Perhaps they found a dead raccoon in their chimney, a dead bird on the porch, or roadkill next to their driveway. When this situation arises, you have a few options: 1.Call Critter Control of The Triangle. We can remove the […]
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25Jul

Why Can’t Bats Be Removed Until August?

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We get calls all summer long from customers who have bats in their homes or on their properties. Most customers call expecting the problem to be taken care of immediately. However, many are surprised to find that while we can take steps to make sure the bats do not enter living quarters, we cannot actually […]
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