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Beauty on the Wing 3

   In a few short weeks the Monarch butterfly will begin its annual migration to overwintering sites in Mexico. This is one of our most recognizable species of butterflies with bright orange wings with black veins and white spots along the wing margins. It is similar in coloration to the viceroy butterfly except it is […]

Beauty on the Wing 2 Addendum

About a week after I took the picture of the yellow morph of the Eastern Tiger Swallow-tail butterfly, a dark morph (form) of the female appeared at the butterfly weed growing at my home in Raleigh. Fortunately I was able to get a picture of it. I have had butterfly weed growing in my yard […]

Beauty on the Wing 2

This beauty was visiting the butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa in my front yard about 2 weeks ago. It is known as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucus, and is easily recognized by its large size and bright yellow and black coloration. It ranges from New England westward through the southern Great Lakes area through […]

Giant Leopard Moth

Have you seen this moth?  It is the Giant Leopard Moth, Hypercompe scribonia (Stoll, 1790) and is one of our largest moths with a wingspread ranging from 2¼ inches to slightly over 3½  inches. It belongs to the moth subfamily Arctiinae or Tiger Moths which contains some of the prettiest adult moths. The spots on the […]

Orange Striped Oakworm

Get ready! In the next couple of months, we are going to start seeing evidence of the caterpillars of this moth, the orangestriped oakworm.  During mid-June to mid-July, the adults (Figure 1) emerge from their underground pupal cells. Mating occurs during the day and females will  begin to lay large clusters of eggs on the […]

Beauty on the Wing

It is known as the Rosy Maple Moth and is a native moth in the same family as the Luna Moth and the Polyphemus Moth (some of the largest moths in North Carolina). As the name implies, the caterpillars mainly feed on maple trees, especially red, silver, and sugar maples. The adults do not eat. […]

Bird Dropping or What?

This morning, May 26, 2015, as I was opening the door to Economy Exterminators in Apex, NC, I noticed what appeared to a load of bird dropping on the back door. Sometime didn’t look right because it didn’t have the flattened appearance of a bird bomb launched on a strafing mission. Closer inspection showed it to […]

Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Program

In 2014 Economy Exterminators once again teamed with The Salvation Army of Wake County to help raise funds for those most in need. Economy Exterminators is extremely grateful for our community and know without our wonderful customer base we would not be able to give back. We would like to thank all of our customers […]

Artillery Fungus (Sphaerobolus sp.)

Are you seeing spots before your eyes? Especially on the side of your house, on your car, or on your plants outdoors? (Fig. 1) Often mistaken for scales, these tiny dark spots are coming from a group of fungi known as artillery fungi. Additional names are “cannon” or “shotgun” fungi. These fungi are associated with […]

Economy Exterminators Supports Local Raleigh High School Fundraiser

Economy Exterminators of Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington, NC believes in getting involved in the local communities of our service areas throughout the state. That’s why we are proud to support the Cardinal Gibbons High School Family Association (CFGA) Golf Tournament this year, and to help enrich the lives of high school students in Raleigh. To […]

What Our Customers Are Saying

I am glad I returned as a customer after spending a few years with another pest control company. Service technicians like Steve C. are the reason I will not stray from Economy Exterminators again. My initial experience years ago was good w/ Economy and my return experience with Economy via Steve was exceptional. He willingly […]

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