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01Apr

RALEIGH AREA BEWARE: Masked Night Prowler

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The Raleigh Police Department has put out an all-points bulletin on a prowler in the city. He’s been spotted in multiple neighborhoods sneaking around after dark with a black mask on. If you see anyone meeting the description, you are asked to immediately contact law enforcement. The suspect was recently spotted after a homeowner off […]
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16Mar

Spring time in North Carolina could mean bats in your home

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One good thing about nature is it’s predictable: the seasons change in pretty much the same way every year, night follows day, and animal behavior follows annual patterns. Bats are a perfect example of this. In late fall, bats will fatten-up as much as they can and then find a deep, dark cave somewhere underground. […]
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09Mar

Moisture in Crawl Space in the Raleigh and Triangle areas

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It has been common practice for decades to build homes on top of a crawlspace in more humid and coastal areas. Raleigh, Durham, and most of the rest of North Carolina fall into this category. Many homeowners in our area have crawlspaces under their feet and never give them a thought until there is a […]
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26Feb

Mice, Norway Rats and Roof Rats – Differences

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Identifying Common Rodent Pests Rats and mice are very rarely welcome guests. Some eccentric pet owners will tell you they make great companions and others keep them to feed their snakes, but otherwise, people generally do not want to share a living space with them. Rodents are known to carry many diseases, and were likely […]
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15Feb

Can You Trap Grey Squirrels in North Carolina?

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We see them every day and for the most part, grey squirrels do a pretty good job of staying out of our way. They are not particularly pesky, like their rat and mice cousins, and mostly want to gather nuts and seeds and to jump between trees. That is all fine, but sometimes, a squirrel […]
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26Jan

When Birds Become a Nuisance

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Of all the pests you encounter, birds are often the biggest nuisance and the hardest to rid yourself of. Birds can be noisy, squawking early in the morning until you want to go out and shake the tree they’re in. Other ones are messy, dropping their feces all over your car, the windows of your […]
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16Jan

Turkey Vultures in North Carolina — Are they dangerous?

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The terms turkey vulture and turkey buzzard are used interchangeably to describe a large, red-headed scavenger. The turkey vulture is a very intimidating looking bird. Bigger buzzards can be five pounds with a six-foot wingspan. Their red, wrinkly head and neck resembles a turkey’s and is the source of their nickname. Buzzards eat only dead […]
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28Dec

How Warmer Winters Are Changing Animal Behavior

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Climate change is not the first thing you think about when you see animals acting differently, but it may be having an impact. As temperatures rise, all life on the planet must adjust accordingly in order to make sure they have the best chance for survival. There will often be pictures of a polar bear […]
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17Dec

Flying Squirrels in Raleigh? Yep.

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Unless you are a biologist or wildlife expert of some kind, you are not likely aware of local species of animals unless you see them in your day-to-day life. You may see foxes, turkeys, deer and a host of other animals, but there is a whole night shift you may be missing out on. This […]
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11Dec

How to Recognize an Opossum

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Is there something sneaking around outside your home at night? It may be an opossum. There are a few ways you can identify them even if you don’t necessarily get the best look at the culprit. Footprints – The next morning, or with a flashlight if you really are curious, check the area where you […]
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