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an american cockroach crawling on food

How Dangerous Are Cockroaches In Virginia?

8/27/2021

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

8/20/2021

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

mosquitoes flying in a backyard near a pool

The Best Protection From Dangerous Mosquitoes In Elizabeth City, NC

8/13/2021

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

a wolf spider up close on a countertop

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

4/30/2021

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

a bed bug infesttaion on a bed

How Do Bed Bug Infestations In Virginia Start?

2/26/2021

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

a family of mice infesting a home

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

2/10/2021

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

a mild mannered house mouse

How Mice Get Into Virginia Homes In The First Place

11/30/2020

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

carpenter ants crawling and chewing on wood

What To Do About Carpenter Ants Around Your Elizabeth City Property

11/20/2020

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

a black widow spider crawling on a web

Elizabeth City's Handy Guide To Black Widow Spider Control

11/11/2020

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

a ground beetle looking for food

Answering Elizabeth City's Most Common Ground Beetle Question

9/10/2020

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

A house mouse in a home pantry

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

6/30/2020

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

a mosquito biting a residents arm skin

Professional Advice On Mosquito Control For Your Elizabeth City Home

6/19/2020

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

german cockroaches in a home

How Dangerous Are Cockroaches In Elizabeth City?

6/10/2020

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

a cockroach crawling near food

The Truth About Chesapeake Cockroaches

3/27/2020

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

signs of powderpost beetle damage on wood

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

3/18/2020

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

signs of termite damage on a wooden windowsill

What Termite Season Means For Elizabeth City Residents

3/13/2020

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

moisture damage along a window frame

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

2/28/2020

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

a mouse feeding her babies in a home in elizabeth city north carolina

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

11/7/2019

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