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Problems Odorous House Ants Cause In the Outer Banks  

June 17, 2019

Odorous house ants are small invasive pests that typically infest Outer Banks homes while seeking out new food sources. You can identify them by their small size, dark brown to black color, and the uneven shape of their thoraxes. Another way to identify odorous ants is the strong, musty odor they emit when crushed, which is like the smell of rotten coconuts. ... Read More

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Termite Swarm In North Carolina

March 2, 2019

There are some termite signs that can indicate the presence of termites, but there are also other insects which infest wood such and beetles and ants, and not forgetting there are fungi which attack wood as well.... Read More

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Rats? Yes, Rats! Everywhere!

December 15, 2018

The roof rat, which is the one common to this area, will have an average of 34 babies in her lifetime. If half of those are females and they then reproduce, you could be looking at 544 extra rats!... Read More

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Migrating Spiders In North Carolina

June 10, 2018

The black widow is identified by the red hourglass mark on its underside, and the brown recluse has a violin-shaped mark which begins behind its eyes. Both of the species will bite a human if they feel threatened.... Read More

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Bed Bugs & The Top 10 North Carolina Myths

January 6, 2018

Calls we receive as a company are mainly from private residences, but bed bugs can be found in libraries, schools, school buses, hotels, dormitory rooms, pretty much anywhere where humans go.... Read More

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