Tag: insects

Home Maintenance Tip: Do You Have Dirt Daubers?
Posted on July 29, 2016

Have you noticed cylindrical tubes made of mud attached to the eave or your house? If so, you may have dirt daubers, also called mud daubers. Dirt daubers are a type of non-aggressive wasp that usually do not sting unless threatened. They are black or blue metallic in color with thread-like waists. Their nests look

Get Rid of Ants in Your House
Posted on September 26, 2015

Ants are one of the most common insects found in homes. Ants enter homes looking for food, water and shelter. Trying to get rid of ants can be extremely frustrating. Understanding ant behavior is the first step in trying to control this nuisance in your home. There are numerous different species of ants. Many live

Home Maintenance Tip: Prevent Carpenter Bee Damage to Your House
Posted on May 23, 2015

Have you noticed bees swarming around your house eaves or porch ceiling? While they may look like bumblebees, they are likely carpenter bees. These bees can cause significant structural damage to your house by boring holes into wood siding, eaves, window trim, porch ceilings, fascia, decks and outdoor furniture. What Damage Can Carpenter Bees Cause?

Home Maintenance Tip: How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets
Posted on August 22, 2014

Did uninvited guests show up at last back yard cookout? No, not the neighbors down the street, but yellow jackets, a type of wasp. Yellow jackets can be aggressive and deliver multiple painful stings that can cause an allergic reaction. It’s best to get rid of yellow jackets’ nests as soon as they show up.

Home Maintenance Tip: How to Control Mosquitoes in Your Yard
Posted on June 20, 2014

So, you didn’t get around to using those mosquito prevention tips and now the mosquitoes are stalking your every move outdoors. Besides the mosquito bite sting and the itching that can last for days, mosquitoes can carry deadly diseases including West Nile virus and other forms of encephalitis. So, what can you do now that

Home Maintenance Tip: How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard
Posted on June 13, 2014

Now that warm weather has arrived, so have the mosquitoes. There are over 200 species of mosquitoes in the United States of which 60+ species are native to North Carolina. Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance but also are also responsible for the transmission of serious diseases such as malaria and encephalitis including the West

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