If you live in the woods, you are prone to all sorts of wildlife passing by your home. Insects are looking for warm places to hibernate. If it were not for the cold weather, the insects in your area would overpopulate. The woodpecker, found in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, does not nest during
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
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
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?
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.
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
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