Are stinging insects dangerous? Yes. They may not have been invited, but stinging insects are inevitable guests to most outdoor gatherings. These fun-stealers send more than 500,000 people to emergency rooms each year and are especially active once Spring arrives. It is during this time and into the Fall that most people fall victim to the physical and financial sting that these nasty critters pose. Read More
What kind of bugs come out in the Spring? SPRING AND SUMMER TEMPS WILL BRING OUT THOSE PESKY INSECT NEIGHBORS OF YOURS. They want to move in! Pest proof your home!
Do cockroaches trigger allergies? It’s natural in the springtime to have concerns about pests that can impact health, from mosquitoes that can carry Zika virus and West Nile virus, to ticks that can transmit Lyme disease, and more. But what about pests that trigger allergy and asthma symptoms that commonly arise this time of year? Many are surprised to learn that cockroaches could be to blame for sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses.
Do mosquito hawks actually eat mosquitoes? Nope. Adults and larvae do not feed on mosquitoes. Nor do they sting or bite. Although some people think these flies look like Texas-sized mosquitoes, they have wrongly been called “mosquito hawks.” They are actually large tan-colored, fragile crane flies with long, spindly legs.
Does a male mosquito bite you? Nope. The female mosquito of the species is the one that bites (males feed on flower nectar), because she requires blood to produce eggs. Her mouthparts are constructed so that they pierce the skin so she can suck the blood out. Her saliva lubricates the opening. It’s her saliva plus the injury to the skin that creates the stinging and irritation we associate with mosquito bites.
Are cicadas coming to Ohio in 2021? Yes, they are, and not just in Ohio! One of the largest broods of periodical cicadas in the nation, Brood X will emerge this spring in 15 states: Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.
Will cockroaches go away in the winter in Charlotte NC? Nope, sorry. Cockroaches love warm, moist areas, so winter is an ideal time for homeowners to take the time to cockroach-proof their homes and, in turn, help reduce illness and potential household allergy triggers for themselves and their families.
Are there black widows in Durham NC? Sorry. Yes there are. THE BLACK WIDOW SPIDER is active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher, but can survive lower temperatures with the right conditions. The black widow spider spins irregular webs, which is built at night near ground level. Once complete, these spiders hang upside-down in their webs. Read More
Are kissing bugs in NC? Yes, sadly, they are. Kissing bugs are found in North Carolina and other southern states of the U.S. The raunchy little critters are also known as assassin or cone-nosed bugs. Like mosquitoes, kissing bugs feed on blood from animals or people. The bugs get their name because they crawl around your face while you sleep and bite around your eyes and lips.
FALL AND WINTER TEMPERATURES WILL BRING OUT THOSE PESKY CRITTERS. They want to invade your warm and comfy home! You should pest proof your house!