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13Sep

Feeding Birds, Not Squirrels In Fall And Winter Seasons

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You might not initially think about it, but if you enjoy watching birds at your feeders throughout the fall and winter season, early fall is actually a great time to start stocking bird feed. Granted, you won’t actually get high levels of aviary traffic – most birds will be feeding in the woods on plump […]
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06Sep

Keeping Crawlspaces Critter Free

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When’s the last time you took a good, close look at your home’s foundation and crawl space? If you’re looking around sheepishly or simply can’t remember the last time you checked the crawlspace for anything besides the neighbor’s missing cat, now would be a good time to do so. With fall getting ready to settle […]
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27Aug

Beware Flying Foxes and Rabies Risks

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At Critter Control, we understand how important it is, especially in a region of suburban style neighborhoods sharing space with so many wooded areas, to be aware of the risks of rabies in wild animals. And, with the apex of summer’s heat upon us, it’s even more likely for animal behaviors to fluctuate, making it […]
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21Aug

Durham Bulls’ Bats = Good, Your Attic’s Bats = Not So Good

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Summer has a way of bringing out the bats. If you’d been to the DBAP this summer with the family or friends, you’ve already gotten a taste of the kind of bats we like to see in the Triangle area (and you’ve also hopefully enjoyed a corn dog or four). And, if you and your […]
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12Aug

Roaches, Ants, Mosquitoes . . . Scorpions?

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If you’ve already heard about the scorpion incident of 2016 at the Cameron Village Harris Teeter, in Raleigh, you’ve probably caught yourself being a bit more cautious when reaching for bananas at your grocer’s produce section. If you haven’t heard about it, here’s a synopsis for you: On Wednesday, July 28th, a Harris Teeter employee […]
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07Aug

Zeeking Zolutions to Zika In North Carolina

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OK, good news/bad news, but fortunately, mostly good news. So, since we have more good news to cover, let’s actually start with the bad: There is no known treatment or cure for the Zika virus, which is considered responsible for more than 1,000 cases of birth defects in South America. The good news: As of […]
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28Jul

Dam-It, Beaver, Stop Damaging My Property

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Beavers can be seen as a cute and mammal version of the little engine that could, go-getters who take down small chunks of forest and build themselves a tiny mansion with their own hands/paws. But, beavers can also be seen as North Carolina’s largest rodent that puts some homes and properties at risk by building […]
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25Jul

Rabies Spikes in Summer Months

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As you might have read in our recent post about rabies, the disease is most often spread by bites between domestic dogs and cats, and the state of North Carolina has only ever seen one case of rabies in a human since 1955. Rabies might be extremely rare in people, but since it is also […]
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18Jul

Summer Heat and Animal Behavior

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A grueling, sticky, hot and humid North Carolina summer day doesn’t just make for potentially cranky kids at the pool or a sweat-soaked polo on the golf course – summer’s heat affects the animal population just as much as it does citizens of the state. Since so much of the area is made of suburban […]
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12Jul

Are There Gators in the Triangle?

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Even if you try your hardest not to pay attention to the news, it’s likely you heard the heartbreaking story of a little boy who was snatched and killed by a large alligator at Disney World a few weeks ago. Beyond the clear tragedy of the situation, the sensational national headlines, combined with a separate […]
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