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Most Common Ants In Norfolk

June 26, 2019

If you have never encountered a trail of ants on the floor of your Norfolk home, consider yourself lucky. Many homeowners in Virginia face the pest pressures that ants present for their homes and families. Ants are commonly known as the cleanup crew of nature and are beneficial to the environment by breaking down rotting matter, animal remains, feces, and other organic materials. But when ants decide to break into your Norfolk home for an easy... Read More

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Guide To Avoiding Fire Ants In The Outer Banks

June 18, 2019

Walking around in a yard with fire ants can be like trying to avoid lasers in a spy movie—one wrong move, and you might get burned. Granted fire ants cannot burn you, or sever limbs like the lasers in the movies could, but enough of their bites in one spot and your skin will feel like it's on fire. Comedy aside, fire ants are a big problem here in the Outer Banks, and homeowners find themselves jumping to avoid them daily. If you are not... Read More

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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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