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Tips To Help Norfolk Residents Avoid Ticks

August 15, 2019

Here in Norfolk, residents deal with the stresses of everyday responsibilities, work, and social interactions. But we also get to spend time outdoors, going on walks, enjoying recreational activities, and working on our lawns.... Read More

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Why Are There So Many Spiders Around My Norfolk Home?

July 26, 2019

This has been a good year for Norfolk spiders and that is bad news for residents in Norfolk. While spiders offer some benefits when they come onto our properties (in the form of mosquito and fly control) they make terrible guests. They leave webs all over the place—which are no fun to walk through face first, and they find their way into our homes and crawl on our walls. If you are thinking, "Um, no thanks," we're with ya.... Read More

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Guide To Avoiding Mosquito Bites In Norfolk

July 15, 2019

Being bitten by a mosquito often comes with a moment of shock. You know the moment we are referring to. It's the moment you feel the sensation of a tiny needle-nose drawing blood from beneath your skin, usually followed by a slap attempting to end the life of the insect draining you.... 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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Snakes In Your North Carolina Home

June 18, 2017

It can be very unnerving to see a snake, especially one in a home. Snakes can be dangerous if provoked so it’s best to avoid them and call a professional to have them removed.... Read More

 

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