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09Oct

Have A Pond? Watch Out For These Pests…

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Having a water feature or pond installed on your property can transform a yard from a bland landscape into a calming oasis. People here in the Triangle often add to their backyard ponds with plants and even fish. All of this is very appealing to the eye, but not just the human eye. Some pests […]
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29Sep

What are Invasive Species & Does NC Have Any?

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The planet naturally develops separate eco-systems on different continents. Each of these reaches a state of balance, with no particular plant or animal able to dominate all the others. What happens though when a species that is evolved for a much harsher, more competitive environment arrives in a place that’s not ready for them? That […]
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18Sep

How to Keep Your Garden Free of Pests

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Both gardens built for appearance and those built for food are at risk of being attacked by neighborhood pests. It can be incredibly frustrating to work for months on a garden, only to have limited success due to furry vandals like rabbits, deer, mice, and raccoons. Critter Control of the Triangle has gathered quite a […]
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14Aug

Critter Control Funny Lip Reading

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  • animal removal, animals, critter control, funny animals
  Insect infestations, chewed-through wires, toppled trashcans – critters can leave us speechless. But think of it from their perspectives. Maybe they have a perfectly good reason for doing what they do, if only we’d just hear them out. What if there were animal whisperers in the Triangle area that could help?   Animal Whisperers? […]
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25Jul

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away from your Property

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Summer in the Raleigh Durham area is almost perfect. Almost. It is when the mosquitoes fly in and make the North Carolina outdoors not quite the paradise you’d been waiting for all year. You likely had plans for backyard cookouts and porch sitting, but are now having second thoughts. Keeping the little bloodsuckers at bay […]
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01Jul

Are Birds of Prey Dangerous?

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The term ‘birds of prey’ can sound pretty intimidating. Even more intimidating is the word ‘raptor,’ which is the other common way to describe predatory birds. You’ll be glad to hear velociraptors are not among the Raleigh Durham area’s list of raptors, though. A few you may see, though, are: Eagles Kites Hawks Owls Vultures […]
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29Jun

What is rabies and which animals are likely to have it?

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You’ve likely heard of rabies since you were a child and were told to steer clear of any animals that may have it. This, it turns out, is great advice. The disease, if left untreated, is virtually always fatal. It is called a “zoonotic” disease, which just means humans acquire it from contact with animals. […]
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20Jun

What kind of snakes are around Raleigh?

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It’s pretty universal. People don’t like snakes. There are the rare snake lovers among us (like us!), but most others are happy to avoid them. Thankfully, they are not usually anything to be afraid of. North Carolina has 37 varieties of snakes and only six of them are venomous. That means the other 31 are […]
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25May

When Foxes Get Aggressive

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As wild canines, foxes can remind us of wolves or coyotes. This makes people worry that they will be dangerous to have around their homes, pets, and children, especially in the Raleigh area where foxes can be plentiful. For the most part, this is not the case. Human beings, as well as cats and dogs, […]
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18May

Why are bees dying?

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Are Bee Populations Plummeting? Here in North Carolina, most children grow up hearing about the “Lost Colony of Roanoke” at the Outer Banks. It was the first English settlement in North America and one day it just disappeared. Everyone left and nobody could figure out why or where they went. A similar issue has also […]
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