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Carpenter Bees in Elizabeth City, NC Can Be A Danger


Not everyone is a pest expert, but many know basic facts about insects and creatures prevalent around homes and businesses in Elizabeth City. For example, it’s commonly understood that bees make honey. Lots of people also recognize that they frequently hover over flowers and plants and contribute to the function of the ecosystem.... Read More

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How To Tell If You Have a Carpenter Ant Infestation On Your Virginia Property


Managing pest populations is difficult for a number of reasons. One is that there are so many species. The many correlating subtypes are more unique than people imagine; variations aren’t just about color and size. You’d be surprised at how different the habitats, diets, and life-spans are. There can be separations across risk factors as well. Some classes are relatively innocent, while others are dangerous.... Read More

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How To Keep Your Yard Field Mice-Free In Virginia


Mice are one of the most common rodents you will deal with in your home. They are found worldwide, and Virginia is no different. These pests will make their way into your home through even the smallest of holes, causing problems for you and your family. ... Read More

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How To Get Rid Of Pavement Ants In Elizabeth City, NC — Fast!


When you think of the most common pests, ants are probably one of the first species that comes to mind. With as many ant species as there are in the world, it can feel like they are everywhere. You see them when you go in the backyard, at the park, on the sidewalk, and sometimes even in your home.... Read More

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How Dangerous Are Cockroaches In Virginia?


Pest remediation often drops to the bottom of a “to-do” list for many home and business owners in Virginia. They have so many tasks, they’ll de-prioritize the service. If insects and creatures aren’t seen, it will really be an afterthought. However, you should always pursue creepy crawlers. ... Read More

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Elizabeth City's Complete Brown Recluse Spider Control Guide


Many pests have an array of subspecies with unique traits. They are definitely not all the same, as most people believe. Separations aren’t just with size and color either. There could be some across behavioral patterns, habitat, and diet. Even the risk factors can be different. While some are relatively harmless, others are extremely lethal. ... Read More

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The Best Protection From Dangerous Mosquitoes In Elizabeth City, NC


If you have to be outside for a wedding reception, sports game, or family barbecue, expect to be targeted by mosquitoes. These flying insects will not stop swarming around you until they bite you and get your blood. It’s key to their life cycle. You’ll likely be left with bumps on your skin that are red and very itchy.... Read More

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Here's What You Should Know About Wolf Spiders In Virginia


If there was a list of top pests that frighten people, spiders would certainly be on it. There are a few spider species that aren’t immensely dangerous. In any case, it’s important to learn about different subgroups, so you’ll know what you’re facing. Find out more about wolf spiders in the Virginia area, and how to prevent them with Albemarle Termite & Pest Control.... Read More

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How Do Bed Bug Infestations In Virginia Start?


They say that what we don’t know can’t hurt us, but that logic doesn’t really apply to bed bugs.  Once you learn the truth about how bed bugs enter your home though, you might just have a chance to protect your sleep from these night-crawling pests.... Read More

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Four Simple Tricks To Keep Rodents Out Of Your Elizabeth City Home


When you’re creating a comfortable, enjoying home, security is one of your main needs. But how can you make your home secure against something that seems like it was designed by nature to infiltrate your home? If you knew how easily rodents could find their way in, you might start paying a little more attention to prevention methods on your property.... Read More

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How Mice Get Into Virginia Homes In The First Place


The title of “pest” is very fitting for the insects and creatures of the earth. Most are extremely irritating and cause distress. Some species can scratch, sting, bite, or infuse venom into your bloodstream. These concerns are heightened with critters that procreate quickly or are tough to eliminate. Mice match this description in its entirety.... Read More

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What To Do About Carpenter Ants Around Your Elizabeth City Property


To some people, insects and creatures are fascinating. It could be intriguing to discover how they survive and what makes them operate as they do. For every specimen, there’s a gang of subspecies. Each is unique, contrary to popular belief. They may have a different appearance, behavioral pattern, habitat, or diet. Some are more dangerous or destructive than others, too. This is the situation with ants.... Read More

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Elizabeth City's Handy Guide To Black Widow Spider Control


It’s a growing thought that all pest subspecies are more or less the same. It’s believed that maybe only color and size separate them. This is a common misconception. Individual types can have different eating habits or behaviors and prefer alternate climates and conditions. The risks can vary as well. While a few won’t do much harm, others can kill you. This is the case with spiders.... Read More

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Answering Elizabeth City's Most Common Ground Beetle Question


When it comes to pests, there are dangerous and destructive pests, and then there are nuisance pests. One such nuisance pest that we have to deal with here in Elizabeth City is the ground beetle. Though the ground beetle is beneficial in the wilderness as it helps control other nuisance insect populations by preying upon them, when it comes into our homes, it only serves as a nuisance.... Read More

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Does Seeing One Mouse In My Chesapeake Home Mean I Have An Infestation?


If you see a mouse in your Chesapeake home, you might have a lot of questions. While some people see a mouse and think it’s just a small, harmless creature, others are rather afraid of them. But the most important questions to ask are whether or not mice are dangerous and whether or not you have a mouse infestation.... Read More

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Professional Advice On Mosquito Control For Your Elizabeth City Home


There are few pests more annoying than the mosquito. Most people despise these small, flying insects because they leave horrible, itchy bites and because they can be nearly impossible to get rid of during the warmer months. They are frustrating pests that feed on blood, so they are always hovering around. However, mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance pest. Their bites can be a big health concern as they spread germs and illnesses from one ... Read More

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How Dangerous Are Cockroaches In Elizabeth City?


There are many pests that people despise and don’t want in their homes, and the cockroach is one of the most hated of all. This is because they're gross and they are known for being hardy and difficult to get rid of. They also can reproduce quickly and can take over places like kitchens and bathrooms in no time.... Read More

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The Truth About Chesapeake Cockroaches


Cockroaches are one kind of pest that no one wants to deal with. These creatures are infamous because they can be rather pervasive once they get into a home or business. They are also gross to look at and very difficult to get rid of. Cockroaches aren’t just a nuisance pest, however.... Read More

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What Every Elizabeth City Homeowner Ought To Know About Powder Post Beetles


When it comes to wood-eating insects, termites aren't the only ones Elizabeth City residents should be concerned about. Powder post beetles can be just as destructive. They eat away at wood to the point of turning it into powder, hence their name. Whether it's hard or soft, wood is a treat for them. They can ruin your home, business, furniture and other belongings. ... Read More

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What Termite Season Means For Elizabeth City Residents


There's a saying that "big things come in small packages." That is certainly the case with termites. While they are tiny and look like white ants, they create significant problems because they chew through wood. Furthermore, termite infestations are difficult to detect until the problem is out of control. This could mean destruction to your home, business, furniture, and other items.... Read More

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Here's A Quick Way To Solve Moisture Problems In Your Chesapeake Home


Most people dislike humidity. It turns hot weather sticky and unbreathable and makes the cold stick to your body like wet ice. All around, high humidity is a bad thing, especially when it is present inside your home. If you are worried about high humidity and moisture problems having a negative effect on your Chesapeake home, we have some things you can do.... Read More

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Here's A Quick Way To Get Rid Of Mice In Elizabeth City


Mice are one of the most frustrating pests you'll ever share your home with. They scamper around late at night in your wall and ceiling voids, keeping you awake and slowly widdling away at your sanity. They steal food from your countertops and leave holes in cereal boxes.... Read More