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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

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

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

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