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How To Prepare For Mosquito Season in Eastern North Carolina

While most people welcome spring and summer weather with open arms, eastern North Carolina residents know there is always a catch to the sunny days and warm temperatures. It’s not all barbeques, baseball, and boat days. Spring and summer weather can also bring heavy rain, which combined with hotter weather

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4 Reasons Why Your Home May Be At Risk of An Ant Infestation

As temperatures warm up, it is not uncommon to see ants crawling across kitchen counters and in cracks and crevices of eastern North Carolina homes. These infestations tend to happen in the warmer months, but ants have one clear mission that leads to an infestation. These ants you are seeing

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Mosquito Treatment Special: Buy 6 and get one Free!

Did you know that as long as the temperature is at or above sixty degrees mosquitoes will be active? Many people think that mosquitoes wait until winter is over to start invading any and all of our outdoor plans, but these pests don’t waste any time. Mosquitoes are actually active

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March is Termite Awareness Month and Rid A Pest Is Ready

Spring is unofficially “termite season.” As temperatures begin to rise in these months, we see an increase in both actively -swarming and non-swarming termites. Termites are not only a nuisance, they can actually be dangerous and destructive. With over 2,000 known species of termites in the world, termites are wood-destroying

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Moisture Control Solutions for Your Home

As winter is nearing to an end and spring will soon be in the air in Eastern North Carolina, moisture levels will begin to rise as well. Moisture in your home and crawl space can create a number of problems and issues, which can not only cause damage, but can

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Keep Your Home Pest Free in 2018 with a MyShield Package

The New Year is here and with the help of MyShield™ packages 2018 can be a pest free year. Leave stress behind this January and resolve to sign up for a no-fuss plan that will ensure your entire year is worry free! MyShield™ Basic The MyShield Basic package consists of

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We’re Dreaming of A Pest-Free Christmas

The halls are decked, cooler temperatures have arrived, and to-do lists are being tackled. Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing! While you eagerly (or not so eagerly) await your guests’ arrival, here is a look at how you can ensure unwanted rodents and pests

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What You Need To Know About Winter Pests

You would think that with the changing seasons, we would experience less problems with bugs and other pests. Unfortunately, here in North Carolina the problem doesn’t go away with the cooler weather. Here’s what you need to know about winter pests:   Rodents will often try to find their way

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How Weather Influences Rodent Infestations

Fall in our region brings a mixed bag of weather which leads to a cluster of varying pests that may try to invade your home. While the temperature is finally beginning to cool down, autumn also means an increased likelihood of hurricanes or tropical storm conditions, making September through November

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Don’t Fall Behind on Regular Pest Treatments

After dealing with the increase in pests during the summer months, it’s easy to assume you can “fall” back on your regular treatments and that you’re home free during the cooler seasons. Wrong! Unfortunately, there is no decrease in pest prevalence during the cooler months, just a change in species.

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  1. Susan Hickman | | Reply

    I wanted to share a good story about one of your technicians. We live in Merrimon, NC. We have had a common black and white household spider living outside the front door of our home for several months. We have watched her shed her skin several times, call a mate and now has two sacks of eggs on the palm plant beside our door. Although I’m nervous about the baby spiders getting in the house, watching this process has been remarkable.

    The Rid-A-Pest technician came when we were out of town earlier this week. Due to the rain, she had to come back to finish the application and spoke to my husband. She had noticed the spider but realized that it had been there for some time and decided not to destroy the web. She asked if we wanted it removed and my husband said no.

    We are grateful for her thoughtfulness. She could have easily cleared away the web and the spider without any consideration to the age of the web. Please thank her for me.

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