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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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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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